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Happy Trails KLR650
Skid Plate (all years) - Tougher Than Hell Skid Plate, Includes HTP4-1-88-Impact Kit

SKU: HTP4-1-88-TTH

Regular Price: $170.00

Special Price $149.95

Quick Overview

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

Impact Kit is included.

Color is Black Hammertone.

Some pictures are bare aluminum to show features.

You can check out our Youtube video of the install if you need more details!!! HERE

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Regular Price: $170.00

Special Price $149.95

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Comment: Dear Happy-Trail engineers & fabricators, 

I ride a 2016 KLR650, and want to purchase one of your kick-ass take-no-prisoners skid plates (the awesome one with extended coverage, "water" bottle opener, the rubber impact kit, etc.  Here is my issue and a HUGE request for You folks: 

I've been a crazy Jarhead for the last 19+ years on active-duty with three combat tours in Fallujah, IRQ and "Bangin' Sangin", AFG.  I manage to destroy everything "skid plate or protection-related" in no time flat, and I tear stuff up quicker than my wife or my beloved Corps can replace it! 

Please folks, I'll pay extra if You can use 1/4" thick aluminum alloy to build me the ultimate "MAD MAX" skidplate.  I need something Marine-proof that can take a lickin' 'n keep on tickin'.  It's gotta be tougher than hell (imagine spending an evening staring at Hillary!) and 1/4" is what it'll take.  Please tell me we can make this happen as I do my daggonest to buy everything I can "Made in USA" to keep our families and friends employed.  I don't mind spending a few extra greenbacks for a "TO HELL & BACK" skidplate.


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 Tougher than Hell 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 above , we have added an additional 1/8" layer to the bottom our skid plate we have also recessed the button head bolts on the bottom. The Impact Plate is part of the system to make this skid plate "Tougher than Hell". You get all the benefits of the standard skid but with a double floor combined with the Impact Kit makes it take the abuse.

Standard features are still there; 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 Black color powder coat finish that you really have to see to appreciate.


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

  • Double plated bottom for a total thickness of 1/4"
  • Protects the vulnerable water pump housing and engine side cases

  • Lower bolts are recessed
  • Impact kit comes with this kit
  • Five point steel clamp frame mounting for secure attachment

  • Doohickey Adjustment Port -- no need to take off the skid plate to adjust your Doohickey

  • 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 the GIVI TN421 Engine Guard (click for picture).

ColorBlack Hammertone

You will receive: 1 Skid Plate, 4 base mounting steel clamps, 1 U-shaped front mounting clamp, a bolt kit,  instructions and the Impact Kit.

Dimensions: 16" W x 7" H x 14" L
Weight: 7.8bs w/ hardware

All Happy Trails products are crafted in Idaho

You can check out our Youtube video of the install if you need more details!!! HERE








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  • Will this skid plate fit with GIVI crash bars

    The TTH Skid Plate will work with GIVI engine guards. 

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  • Is this skid plate compatible with the Tusk crash bars on the KLR 650 2008+

    Check the detailed instuctions  and you will see if they interfere.

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  • Will this engine guard work with a sw motech crash cadge?

    There should not be any fitment issues, the crash guards mout higher than the skidplate.

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  • I have a Studebaker Heavy Duty engine guard that I purchased from Whitehorse Gear years ago and want to use the Tougher than Hell skid plate but am concerned that there may be fitment problems. Does anyone know if this will work with this type of engine guard? Also will any of your crash bars work with this engine guard as well?Thanks for your assistance.

    Check out our detailed instructions HERE and you can be able to determine if there is an issue. There is also a video HERE

    If you have any issues you can return it.


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  • What exactly is the HTP4-1-88-MK that is being added for $6 on 08+ models?

    The stock plastic gravel deflector on an E Model KLR is mounted to the front engine mount triangles with a tab nicknamed "Bat Wings' 

    If you install our skid plate and don't want to grind the Bat Wing Tabs off the stock triangles you order the HTP4-1-88-MK replacement triangles.


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  • Will this have any fitment issues with sw motech crash bars with the lower mounts that go to the foot pegs this is on a2002 klr 650

    You would use this version HERE

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