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Happy Trails KLR650
Skid Plate (all years)

SKU: HTP4-1-88-B

Regular Price: $154.99

Special Price $94.95

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

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Regular Price: $154.99

Special Price $94.95

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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 tip over.

Since we can cut whatever shape holes we want, we also added a Doohickey Port on the left side for easy adjustment of the Doohickey, 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 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

  • 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).

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: 6.2 lbs w/ hardware

All Happy Trails products are crafted in Idaho




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  • Hello, I have a 2016 KLR650, will your skid plate fit with TUSK crash guards installed?

    Yes our skid plate will work.

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  • Will this skid plate fit with alba crash bars.

    From the pictures they have it appears it will fit with our skid plate.

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  • Will this fit my 2016 klr which I already installed DirtRack crash bars on? Will they have to be moved or reinstalled to allow this skid plate to go on?

    This is the comment from the website for the product you have "Works with stock skidplate and happy trail,".

    There are no online instruction but from what i can see there should be no issues.

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  • Will it fit with tusk crash bars..2013 Kawasaki klr650

    The Happy Trails Skid Plate will work.

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  • Will this fit on my 2004 klr (gen 1) and as well as my buddies 2009 klr? (gen 2)

    Yes it will fit all years, as long as there are no aftermarket parts restricting it

    Happy Trails KLR650
    Skid Plate (all years)

    SKU: HTP4-1-88-B            

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  • Will this skid plate fit on a 15 KLR650 with Nomad rider crash bars all ready installed. With out having to take the crash bars off?

    The SWM Version of our skid palte is what you want.

    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.

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  • Is this skid plate compatible 28th sw motech crash bars?

    We have a SWM skid plate, click on the link below to go to it.

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  • Will this plate fit my 09 klr with sw motec crashbars fitted

    You would use the HTP4-1-88-SWM skid plate for that application.

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  • I've got a '91 KLR650 with SW-Motech crash bars. Will the Happy Trails skid plate fit my bike with the crash bars installed? SW-Motech skid plates are back-ordered until the end of July After waiting on Twisted Throttle for a month, I am looking for an alternative product.

    We have the SWM verion that it usually in stock, if not we hat Tougher Than Hell version in stock.

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  • I've got a 2015 KLR650 with Givi TN421 crash bars, would this skid plate work without any special modifications/extra parts?

    Check out the detailed instuctions to make sure.

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