skid plate is a must-have item for serious off road riding. Our Happy Trails
skid plate improves upon a basic proven skid plate design that we have been
offering for over a decade.
Many 650GS models come with a thin 2mm (0.08") aluminum protection plate
which is usually adequate if your plan is to stay on the paved roads or maybe
some low speed gravel. But for anything more, it leaves too many vulnerable
areas, especially on the sides of the engine case and bottom rear of the engine
where large trail rocks or tree branches can easily punch through the case and
quickly end your ride. The optional OEM tubular skid plate "cage" does add some
additional front and side protection, but still leaves the rear of the engine
vulnerable -- and weighs in at 6.7 additional pounds.
Happy Trails utilizes 3/16" (0.187" or 4.76 mm) fully welded aluminum
throughout for maximum durability and protection while providing plenty of side
and full bottom of the engine protection. We then mount to the frame at 5
locations for a very secure fit. And finally we provide rubber frame rail
isolators to help disperse impacts to the bottom of the plate while providing a
level of sound dampening from flying rocks and debris.
All HTP skid plates are hand-bent, fitted, and welded at our factory in
Boise, Idaho, before applying a durable Hammertone Black color powder coat
finish to match our racks and Nerf bars.
Custom fitted for all G650GS/F650GS Single
Cylinder models 2000 or newer including Dakar and Sertao
Protects the vulnerable engine side cases to a
higher degree than OEM plate.
Adventure proven 3/16” aluminum plate is used
throughout for strength and long term durability
Rubber frame rail isolators add impact
dispersion and sound dampening features.
Since we can cut whatever shape holes we want,
we added some premium engraving to compliment the bike.
Drain plug opening for quick and easy oil
changes, while providing protection from rocks and other drain plug shearing
Compatible with our PD NERF engine guard
Dimensions: 16”W x 14”L x 7”H
Weight: 5.5 lbs
Compatibility Note: This skid plate is not compatible with tje tubular
OEM skid plate "cage" and it will need to be permanently removed. It is allso
not compatible with the now discontinued HTP1-3-41B Engine Guard/Highway Peg.
All Happy Trails Products are designed and crafted in Boise, Idaho