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V-Strom Skid Plate

SKU HTP7-5-88-XX

The V-Strom is a very popular and capable adventure mount, but one look at the front of the engine and you can see why a quality skid plate is such an important addition. Right out there in the open just waiting to be dented or punctured by a mischievous rock or branch are the oil filter, oil cooler, exhaust and starter with the engine cases not far behind.

Our Happy Trails Products skid plate is designed specifically to fit the V-Strom 650 and 1000. We use adventure proven 3/16 inch aluminum to provide critical protection for all key components at the front, sides, and of course bottom of the motor. All of our HTP skid plates are CNC cut, bent, and hand-welded at our factory in Boise, Idaho before applying either a rugged thermoplastic polyurethane coating (TPU) or a more traditional black hammertone powder coat. The polyurethane option is the same material typically used to line pickup beds and protects against rock chips while also providing vibration and sound dampening benefits.


  • Custom fitted specifically for the V-Strom 650 and 1000

  • 3/16" aluminum plate which is 100% welded for maximum strength, not riveted together like some competitors

  • Designed to help protect all the critical areas of the oil system, engine, and exhaust

  • Strategically placed vent holes for air flow to the oil cooler and lower engine while maintaining strength and protection

  • Four mounting points for secure attachment. (2 frame, 2 crash bars)

Fitment Note: Our skid plate requires the use of either OEM or aftermarket crash bars/engine guards for the front mount points. Please select appropriate bars in the hardware kit pricing drop down menu.

Mount Kit Compatibility Note: Select MK1 for Happy Trails Nerf Bars, GIVI TN532 crash guards, and AltRider crash bars. Select MK2 for the DL650 Adventure Model with OEM engine guards and Select MK3 for SW-Motech engine guards.

Included: Skid plate if selected. Hardware kit contains front and rear mount brackets, all necessary nuts and bolts, and installation instructions

Weight: 8.5 lbs.
Dimensions: Skid Plate: 19.5"L x 15"W x 9.5"H

All Happy Trails products are crafted in Idaho


         INSTRUCTIONS ADV | OEM - HTP7-5-88-MK2

         INSTRUCTIONS ADV | SWM - HTP7-5-88-MK3

The selections below allow you to purchase a skid plate alone (you already have the required mount), a skid plate with a required mount kit (separate selection), or just a mount kit (you already have the skid plate).

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