Happy Trails Products KLR650 Skid Plate (1987-2018) SWMotech Version ONLY!

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KLR650 Skid Plate (1987-2018) SWMotech Version ONLY!

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Designed for the KLR650 to give critical protection for all key components at front, sides, and bottom of the motor.

Consider adding the Impact Kit: The impact kit creates a soft mount and impact dissipation rather than transferring all energy to the mounts. A secondary benefit is noise reduction, as reflected noise to the rider is reduced. Or the Tougher than Hell Option that is designed for the KLR650 to give critical protection for all key components at front, sides, and bottom of the motor.

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Special Price $166.36 Regular Price $166.36

1 x KLR650 Skid Plate (pre 2022) SWMotech Version ONLY!   + $166.36

Special Price $166.36 Regular Price $166.36

These skid plates are compatiable with the New style SWMotech Engine guards that attach to the lower frame tube and the Old Style SWMotech Engine guards that attach to the foot pegs.

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. 

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 Black color powder coat finish that you really have to see to appreciate.


  • Custom fitted for the KLR using adventure proven 1/8" aluminum

  • Protects the vulnerable water pump housing and engine side cases

  • Five point steel clamp frame mounting for secure attachment

  • Drain plug opening for quick and easy oil changes, while providing protection from rocks and other drain plug shearing debris

  • Bottle opener built in -- never forget that Beverage Wrench again!

  • Compatible with our centerstand and highway pegs

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 NEW and OLD STYLE SW-Motech Engine Guards.

Colors: Black Hammertone

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" L,
Weight: 5.5 lbs w/ hardware

All Happy Trails products are crafted in Idaho



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Manufacturer SKU HTP4-1-88-SWM-KIT
California Restricted Product: No
Manufacturer: Happy Trails Products
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  • Does this skid plate let you access the doohickey?
    Question by: Tyler on 2017-03-06 21:44:00

    It lests you adjust the Dohickey, for access to the inner parts such as an installation it will have to be removed.

    Answer by: Tim on 2017-03-06 16:44:00
  • Is this compatible with the EG4 Engine Guard/Highway Peg
    Kawasaki KLR650 All Years? Thanks
    Question by: Eric Jester on 2016-08-08 17:28:00

    The EG4 Engine Guard/Highway Peg is compatible with all years of the KLR


    Answer by: Tim on 2016-08-08 13:28:00
  • Can the doohicky be adjusted without taking it off?
    Question by: richard crow on 2016-06-17 23:45:00

    There is a hole in the skid plate that allows you to adjust the doohickey without having to remove it. There is also a hole to access the oil drain plug. 

    Answer by: Tim on 2016-06-17 19:45:00
  • I have SW-Motech crash bars already installed on my bike - can I put this skid plate on without having to remove them first?Thank you.
    Question by: Dan on 2016-04-08 03:59:00

    I don't think it will be an issue to install the skid plate with them in place.

    At least I can't remember any issues.

    Answer by: Tim on 2016-04-07 23:59:00