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Happy Trails V-Strom Skid Plate DL650 All

SKU: HTP7-5-88-XX

Regular Price: $269.95

Special Price $199.95

Quick Overview

 


Fitment Note: Our skid plate requires the use of either OEM or our crash bars/engine guards for the front mount points.


Mount Kit Compatibility NoteSelect MK1 for Happy Trails Nerf Bars, GIVI TN532 crash guards, and AltRider crash bars. Select MK2 for the DL650XT Adventure Model with OEM engine guards and Select MK3 for SW-Motech engine guards.  **  If your SW Motech crash bar has the center clamp you need the MK-3 mount kit.  If you have the bolt together type, you will need the MK-2 mount kit. **

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Regular Price: $269.95

Special Price $199.95

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The venerable V-Strom 650 is a very capable adventure mount, but one look at the front of the engine and you can see why a quality skid plate is such an important addition. Right out there in the open just waiting to be dented or punctured by a mischievous rock or branch are the oil filter, exhaust and starter with the engine cases not far behind.

Our Happy Trails Products skid plate is designed specifically to fit the V-Strom's. We use adventure proven 3/16 inch aluminum to provide critical protection for all key components at the front, sides, and of course bottom of the motor. All of our HTP skid plates are CNC cut, bent, and hand-welded at our factory in Boise, Idaho, before applying black powder coat. 

Features:

  • 3/16" aluminum plate which is 100% welded for maximum strength, not riveted together like some competitors

  • Designed to help protect all the critical areas of the oil system, engine, and exhaust

  • Strategically placed vent holes for air flow to the oil cooler and lower engine while maintaining strength and protection

  • Four mounting points for secure attachment. (2 frame, 2 crash bars)

  • Black Hammertone powder coat finish is standard.

  •  Skid Plate and center-stand are compatible.

Fitment Note: Our skid plate requires the use of either OEM or our crash bars/engine guards for the front mount points.

Mount Kit Compatibility Note: Select MK1 for Happy Trails Nerf Bars, GIVI TN532 crash guards, and AltRider crash bars. Select MK2 for the DL650XT Adventure Model with OEM engine guards and Select MK3 for SW-Motech engine guards.  **  If your SW Motech crash bar has the center clamp you need the MK-3 mount kit.  If you have the bolt together type, you will need the MK-2 mount kit. **

Included: Skid plate if selected. Hardware kit contains front and rear mount brackets, all necessary nuts and bolts, and installation instructions

Weight: 8.5 lbs.
Dimensions: Skid Plate: 19.5"L x 15"W x 9.5"H

All Happy Trails products are crafted in Idaho

   
         INSTRUCTIONS ALT | HTP | GIVI - HTP7-5-88-MK1

         INSTRUCTIONS ADV | OEM - HTP7-5-88-MK2
        
INSTRUCTIONS  SWM - HTP7-5-88-MK3

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  • Does the skid plate have to be removed to do an oil change?

    Yes you will need to remove the skid plate for an oil change.

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  • Does the skid plate need to be removed ENTIRELY in order to change the oil?Here's why I ask: The skid plate is attached at two points: (1) the OEM crash bar and (2) the rear mount plate. If the bolts that secure the skid plate to the rear mount plate are removed, it looks like the skid plate can be rotated away from the bottom of the engine in order to grant access for an oil change.

    That should work just fine. 

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  • Regarding the highway pegs that can be ordered with this skid plate, are they the fixed or the universal? I have the OEM bars the universals wouldn't fit

    The Highway Pegs offered with the Skid Palte are HT0-0-4 are the fixed Pegs.

    Dimensions: The bar is 17" long, then a 1" per side joint/hinge, and the total length with pegs extended is 26".

    There are 2 sets of holes that are predrilled in the tube; 2.5" cc & 4" cc (+ or -)

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  • How well does this skid plate mount to the DL1000 compared to the DL650? Rider Magazine had some concerns about fitment on the DL1000 and was curious how it fit on the DL650.

    The Happy Trails Skid Plate fits excellently on the DL650. The skid plate used in the Rider article was intended for the DL650, not the DL1000. We did have a slight fitment issue when we first released the product, but has since been resolved. We have had no known fitment issues since the correction in 2014. 

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  • Will this skid plate work with the factory center stand? I have the 2015 v-strom XT adventure with factory engine guard and I have installed the Suzuki center stand.HTP7-5-88-MK2_DL650_

    Yes it will work on that model, the frame is the same.

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  • Will these fit a 2017 v strom with Givi TN3101 crash bars?

    Yes, the MK-1 is the mount that will be needed.     

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  • Will these fit Kappa engine guards?(The cheaper Givi from tour and ride.com)

    There should not be any issues, use the (more expensive) Givi Kit.

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  • I have a 2014 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 ABS with OEM engine guards. Do I need one of the mount kits? I'm not totally sure, but the website seems to indicate that the mount kits are needed only for the DL650XT.

    When you click here  "Select or Purchace mount hardware" it will indicate the hardware you need.

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  • I have Hepco & Becker engine guards installed on a 2007 DL650. Which mount hardware should I choose?

    MK-2 HTP7-5-88-MK2 mounting kit is the correct one for your crash bars.   Please see this link to the instructions with pictures.

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  • Will this work with the SW Motech engine guards?

    Yes they will, there is aoption to choose what mount kit you need.

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  • Will this work with the happy trails centerstand ?

    Yes the skid plate and centerstand work together.

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  • Fit on mY 2009 DL650 V-Strom ?

    Yes the Skid Plate will fit on your 2009.

    Fitment Note: Our skid plate requires the use of either OEM or our crash bars/engine guards for the front mount points.

     

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  • Just want to verify, I have a 2018 DL650XT and want to purchase your skid plate with HTP-7-5-88-MK1 mount and HTP-7-5-5.1 crash bars. Will this work on my model year? Also, I have the factory center stand. Thanks

    That is correct. All of those parts work together. No issue with the center stand

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  • Is it compatible with an SW-Motech center-stand on an 2019 650x?

    Yes it is.

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  • This skid plate (HTP7-5-88-XX) is listed in the search results for the Dl1000 yet is described as for the Dl650. Will it fit on my 2005 DL1000? Thanks.

    Your 05 DL1000 takes the same parts as the early DL650.

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