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AltRider BMW F800GS Skid Plate

Adventurous routes are fun for you, but can pose a threat to your engine. Protect it in style from rocks, dirt and kicked up debris by installing the AltRider Skid Plate for the BMW F800 GS.

Made of 3/16 inch (4.75 mm) anodized aluminum, the skid plate offers coverage to the oil filter, heat exchanger and header pipe. It closely conforms to the underside of your bike for protection that doesn’t sacrifice ground clearance.

This design incorporates four flanges into its shape, creating a robust piece that deflects dangerous debris from your bike. It attaches with OEM fasteners that are completely protected, eliminating the possibility of snags. A 3/16 inch (4.75 mm) stainless steel bracket is also included for mounting, and it maintains the BMW rubber mount for ensured motor safety. The bracket extends the life of the rubber mounts by providing an extra cushion on bumpy rides, while also keeping the skid plate from twisting and shearing the mounts.

Specifications:

  • 3/16 inch (4.75) mm anodized aluminum construction
  • Utilizes OEM fasteners and included
  • 3/16 (4.75 mm) stainless steel bracket with stainless steel flat head fasteners
  • Hand TIG welded
  • Compatible with OEM center stand.
  • Can remain installed while changing oil filter
  • Confirmed to fit with Givi crash bars
  • Height: 19 inches
  • Width: 14 inches
  • Depth: 8 inches
  • Weight: 5 lbs

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F800GS 20082013
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AltRider BMW F800GS Skid Plate 4.8 5 18 18
Perfect Skid Plate Imagine a product that installed in minutes, covered all the critical bits and looks awesome - you would have the AltRider skid plate. Couldn't be happier. My first AltRider purchase for my BMW F800GS and it's proven to be a very expensive one as I'm now buying more of their wares. Can't go wrong. April 21, 2014
perfect fit to bmw f800 gs makes perfect fit whit the color of the engine, is lightly and strong, very useful for on/ off roads, cover all engine, i recommend invest i this item like insurance December 10, 2013
A nightmare to install Dosen´t fit in the motorcycle, I need to use heavy machinery to blended to fit… so real nightmare. October 28, 2013
Great value and "Bing Bang" for your buck! Bought this after reading reviews and specs on other bash plates out there. I thought the others were great, but for the price and overall look of this Alt Rider bash plate for my 13 F800GS, I had to go with it. It was super easy to install...took less than 15 mins. This bash plate saved the components on my bike on several occasions I'm sure of. I here heavy rocks being thrown up for miles. "Bing," "Bang" is what I heard and knew it was doing it's job. It overs the oil filter and cooler as well! No issues or complaints with this product! October 14, 2013
Couldn't be happier. Installed the skidplate very easily, have been banging it up now for about three months. I ride off road a lot so it's taken some big hits, still looks fine and no broken parts. If I still had the stock skid plate I would have caused serious damage to the oil filter and headers by now. This skid plate fits around my after market Arrow headers no problem. Brent Central Calif September 9, 2013
This is a "must have" for the f800gs I have taken my f800gs on long 8 hour rallies and 2 day Dual Sport Adventure Weekends (the Berkshire Big Bash in MA, the Seven Mountain in PA). A big bike like the GS can do way more than you think it can, when you push it, but you have to make some changes to stock to protect it. I don;t have alot of money (my ex wife is now loaded) so spent a lot of tim making the decision on what to get. Must-have for offroad: tires (obviously) then bark busters to save the levers on the bars, a set of crash bars to protect the body, and this bash plate. This bash plate is a work of art; every time a stone hit it, it "dings" like a Swiss Cow Bell, and you know you just saved $100 bucks of damage. Off road in the north east is all rock: even fire roads have rocks the front wheel will pick up and "ding" into the engine and exhaust if not protected. Get this bash plate. It is enormous, covers everything, and is bullet proof. Comparing this to the small plastic plate which comes as stock is comparing a crash helmet to a baseball cap. It is easy (and fun) to fit, and it is precision cut and formed. Mine ha seen huge abuse, slamming over rocks, pivoting over logs, through water, the works, and it looks brilliant still. August 20, 2013
Solid skid plate I bought this as a last-minute decision before riding part of the Washington BDR. During the ride, I heard constant "klangs" from rocks being thrown up into it - everything from pebbles to baby heads - it took all of them without denting or any noticeable scratches. Because the Alt-Rider plate also provides coverage for the regulator and oil filter, I could only imagine what kind of mess I would have been in if I had just kept the stock plate. You just can't beat these in terms of protection. Easy install, excellent build quality, very happy. August 19, 2013
Perfect Easy to install. Fits perfect. Protects the bike! This is the one to get. August 6, 2013
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AltRider BMW F800GS Skid Plate
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Rob R: Needed something to protect the oil cooler and filter. Looks well made, lots of good reviews. Apr 21, 2014
Richard L: easy of installation, and to protect the engine off road. Its a work of art. Feb 15, 2014
David B: Best bang for the buck Jan 16, 2014
Jerry B: Quality of construction Nov 22, 2013
T R: The oil filter is a weak point on the BMW GS. This skid plate offers great protection and was super simple to install. Also made here in the USA... Sep 14, 2013
Billy H: Did some extensive researching and talking to others and this is the skid plate that got the best overall reviews. The stock plate is okay but for added protection, I liked this one. Sep 11, 2013
Brian J asked: Will this skid plate fit the new 2014 F800GS Adventure? Sep 19, 2013
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Rick B: I put one on my 2012 but under This product Fits on REV Webb site says 2008-2013. You better call and ask about 2014 ADV! Sep 19, 2013
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edgar D: i don`t now, i have the 2009 GS 800 Sep 19, 2013
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A shopper asked: I didn't see any mention of using locktite...would it be advisable to use some blue on any of the bolts? Aug 13, 2012
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RevZilla: While AltRider does not call for the use of Loctite, using Blue/Medium Loctite will not hurt and ensure everything stays mounted. Aug 16, 2012
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Eric P: I didn't see any mention of using locktite either.

Probably wouldn't hurt though.
Jan 2, 2013
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A shopper asked: When I watched the video, it says I will need vibration isolation mounts in order to install this on my F650GS. Where can I buy them? May 30, 2012
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RevZilla: There is a specific part number for this skid plate that includes the OEM rubber vibration isolation mounts for installation on a F650GS. Jun 6, 2012
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