Happy Trails has developed a unique protection product for the R1200GS boxer motor that we like to call ??? skidders. These custom designed devices are like small skid plates for your cylinders.
We craft the skidders out of the same adventure proven 3/16??ť aluminum as our skid plates and make them specifically to complement the stock OEM engine guards. Our skidders mount between the outer OEM engine guard tube and lower frame connection area to add much needed strength to these OEM ???crash bars??ť in addition to protecting the lower cylinder head. This feature allows our lightweight skidders to replace the need for the heavy steel reinforcement bar many GS Adventure riders add to their OEM engine guard. And, in our humble opinion, they look way cooler ...
The HTP skidders are precision cut, bent and hand welded at our factory in Boise, Idaho before receiving an attractive yet durable Silver Vein powder coat finish. This black/gray hammertone-style finish complements any GS color scheme and is the perfect companion to our HTP Skid Plate.
Designed specifically to reinforce and complement the R1200GS/GSA OEM engine guards
Easy clamp on installation eliminates the need for the dreaded drive-in inserts that take an act of Congress to be removed. That???s right, unlike our competition, you don???t have to take a sledgehammer to your bike to use this product
Made out of sturdy, yet light weight 3/16??ť aluminum plate
Our tubular bar mounting clamps utilize High Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE) bushings to help protect the motorcycle frame upon impact
Fits 2004 to 2013 GS, 2006 to 2013 GSA
Fits over stock BMW aluminum adventure cylinder valve guards, X-Head valve guards, and most other aftermarket valve cover protection.
Innovated and fabricated in Boise, Idaho by Happy Trails Products
2 Cylinder Guards, 4 Clamps, 2 Isolator Bushings, 2 Isolator/Spacer Bushings, Clamp mounting hardware: 8-6x16 sh bolts, 8-6mm lock washers, 8-6mm flat washers
Notes: Requires OEM Engine Guards for installation. Not compatible with Happy Trails Nerf Guards
Dimensions: A13??ťL x 8??ťW x 8??ťH for each side.
Weight: 3.9 lbs per pair with mounting hardware
All Happy Trails Products are designed and crafted in Boise, Idaho