AltRider Skid Plate Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z 2011-2013
Altrider Super Ten skid
This skid is true to Altrider products. Great quality! Great fit and finish! Easy install with basic tools. YouTube video to aid in installation. The only complaint , I am being picky here, is the amount of ground clearance you lose with the addition of the skid. Yes the bike doesn't have great clearance to begin with but the skid takes more than needed. Otherwise this is an awesome product. This skid is for a 2012 Super Tenere.
January 26, 2015
Already Paid For Itself!
My review summary may be an overstatement, but in the short time I've owned it, its done its job.
Due to my own fault, I had not yet set-up the suspension on my Super Tenere to my weight and load. I rode up Rollins Pass East and West. I heard lots of rocks bouncing off the plate and a couple times my whole bike moved from hitting something.
After Rollins Pass East I saw a knuckle sized dent on the plate. After the West side, (Corona Pass), I had a "grind" that ran the length of the left side.
Thankfully the skid plate did its job! No damage to my bike!
August 25, 2014
great robust design. Needs modification for the '14 Super Tenere
Tough skid plate design. Easy to install and great finish. I ordered a black one to match with my 2014 Super Tenere ES. I found a bunch of scratches on the bottom of the plate, I wanted to return it but decided not to since its gonna get scratched anyway.
The mounting bolt from the sidestand protrudes and grinds with the skid plate. This causes the sidestand to move slowly becasue of the friction. You have to cut the excess portion of the sidestand bolt to avoid this. Altrider and Revzilla claimed it was fully compatible.
June 25, 2014
Product does what it says
Altrider products fit and finish are second to none.
May 19, 2014
It's kind of expensive, but it fits well.
I haven't forced it to do it's job yet, so I can't really talk about it's performance, and durability, but the mounting points, fasteners used, and design bode well.
April 21, 2014
I'm no mechanic, but had little trouble installing the skid plate.
The instructions were easy to follow and the installation went very smoothly. The only difficulty I had was tightening the front bolt on the kickstand side. It's very difficult getting a wrench on the nut next to the oil filter, but got it done.
The skidplate fit and finish are perfect and it should perform as needed and advertised.
April 7, 2014
High quality product
High quality product with easy to understand install instructions. Looks great on the Super Tenere and works as advertised. Very happy with product.
February 26, 2014
It takes a beating daily!
I use my Tenere as my commuter bike and I get to take 6-8 miles of offroad. It's a lot like your video "the commute" The loose river rock I ride thru really puts the skid plate to the test! Altrider makes a great product!
August 8, 2013