A quality skid plate is a
must-have item for serious off road riding. Yet the KLR650 stock plastic
skid plate does not protect the engine from large debris and direct contact
with rocks and logs, part of every back country adventure. Our Happy Trails
skid plate improves upon a basic proven skid plate design that we have been
offering for over a decade.
Based on customer feedback, we have added more room between the engine and
sides of the skid plate in addition to more adjustability to the fitment
slots. These features make it easier to install and align on any model KLR.
We have also increased the height of the sides to better protect the
critical water pump housing and left case cover in the event of a slow speed
Since we can cut whatever shape holes we want, we also added a “Doohickey
Port” on the left side for easy adjustment of the Doo, and the lower front
air vents double as a bottle opener -- Hey, you asked for it, we did it!
The plate is hand-bent, fitted, and welded at our factory in Boise, Idaho
before applying an ultra-stylish, durable Silver-Vein or Black color powder coat
finish that you really have to see to appreciate.
Custom fitted for the KLR using adventure
proven 3/16” aluminum
Protects the vulnerable water pump housing
and engine side cases
Five point steel clamp frame mounting for
Doohickey Adjustment Port -- no need to
take off the skid plate to adjust your Doo
Drain plug opening for quick and easy oil
changes, while providing protection from rocks and other drain plug
Bottle opener built in -- never forget
that Beverage Wrench again!
Compatible with our centerstand and
Tim Says: “Happy Trails started manufacturing skid plates for the
KLR in 1991, inspired by fellow adventure rider Damon Powell of Team Dual
Dogs. In fact, some of those original skid plates can still be found on a
few early model KLRs. Our latest skid plate incorporates 20 years of
customer feedback and experience to create what we think will be another
industry leading design.”
Engine Guard Compatibility: Works with the
GIVI TN421 Engine Guard
(click for picture);
SW-Motech Engine Guard: the HTP skid plate for SWM is currently not
compatible with latest version of SWM crash bars. Here is how to tell the
difference: Older style: if the SWM bars mount to the footpeg bolts, then
we ARE compatible. New style: If they use a clamp to mount to the
lower frame rails in front of the foot pegs, we are currently NOT compatible.
Colors: Black Hammertone or Silver Vein powder coat (pictured above).
You will receive: 1 Skid Plate, 4 base mounting steel clamps, 1
U-shaped front mounting clamp, a bolt kit and instructions.
Dimensions: 16”W x 7”H x 14 ½”L,
Weight: 6.2 lbs w/ hardware
All Happy Trails products are crafted in Idaho