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Protect the vital engine cases and oil sump without giving up ground clearance with the AltRider Skid Plate for the Suzuki V-Strom DL650. Constructed of impact resistant 4.75 mm anodized aluminum, this skid plate provides ideal protection for off road conditions. Your exhaust header pipe is also fully protected without sacrificing ground clearance. The oil cooler is well protected while still allowing optimal air flow.
Included with the skid plate is a redesigned rear bracket that allows for easier installation and more overall strength. The skid plate matches up perfectly to the V-Strom crash bars using hidden fasteners for a clean, finished look.
Will not fit 2012 Adventure models equipped with factory Suzuki crash bars. OEM crash bars must be replaced with AltRider crash bars (sold separately). You may need an extra set of hands during installation to help you hold the bike upright if your V-Strom is not equipped with a center stand.
The skid plate is great! You need the crash bars to install, which isn't a problem, but the first set of crash bars I received were defective. AltRider and Revzilla were very prompt at getting me a replacement set! I would definitely recommend both the bars and the skid plate and Revzilla!!
July 31, 2013
Most likely the best skidplate available for the Vstrom
I bought and installed it myself about a month ago. Installation went well and was actually quite easy. I probably should have just rated it a 5 as it couldn't have been much easier considering. Removing and reinstalling the kick stand mounting bolts was the most difficult thing. Mostly because they are long and fine thread so they have to be turned 100 times to get them out and then back in. I didn't have the perfect tools for the job so I had to make do plus I don't have a lift so I was on my back on the garage floor. It still wasn't a big deal. Mounting hardware was a perfect fit as was the place. Quality is first rate and couldn't be better. Mounting bracket for the rear of the plate is stainless steel and hardware is recessed. Front bolts where it attaches to the crash bar were easy to do and I'm 6'2" with large hands so I'm not sure what all the fuss is that I read online in other locations. Again, fit was perfect. Everything lined up well and instructions were good. I would buy it again without hesitation despite the price. It really wasn't that much more expensive than the alternatives when you are getting perfection and a clean integrated connection to the crash bar. Buy it. You won't be disappointed.
August 7, 2012
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Edward H: i picked this skid plate based on reviews and i liked the welded design. along with the bars it was an easy install except for getting the kick stand factory bolts out. the are locktited in with gorrila snot. other than that install was easy. i went with silver bars and black pan and just added black highway pegs. i like the contrast with bikes black frame.Sep 23, 2013
A shopper asked:Is it possible to install the AltRider Suzuki V-Strom 650 Skid Plate with the Givi crashbar? Or do I need to do any modifications?May 8, 2011