A quality skid plate is a
must-have item for serious off-road riding. Our Happy Trails
skid plate for the KLR650 improves on a basic proven skid plate design we have been
offering for over a decade. One of those long-standing features has been to
incorporate noise reduction technology to reduce reflected noise to the rider.
But even more important is this kit's design to promote a soft mount and impact
dissipation rather than transferring all energy to the mounts.
Background: Years ago we found with the KLR650 skid plate that we
could go from 3/16” to 3/8” aluminum bottoms but direct impacts on the skid
plates could bend them and potentially crack the case. The better solution was using rubber
matting on the floor of the skid plate and having preload with the
bottom of the case. With this approach the impact would cushion
and disperse the point of impact so the skid plate does not dent, bend or flex
causing destruction of the case. This has been an in-shop service we’ve provided
for years for local customers at Happy Trails and on our own personal bikes.
You will receive: Rubber insulators, bolt kit, instructions
Dimensions: Large rubber 8 ¾” long, 4 ¾” wide, ¾” thick.
Small rubber 3” long, 1 ½” wide, 3/16” thick
Weight: 1 lb
All Happy Trails products are crafted in Idaho