Happy Trails Products Happy Trails KLR650 Skid Plate (pre 2022)

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Happy Trails KLR650 Skid Plate (pre 2022)

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

If your KLR has Engine Guards that bolt on the front engine triangles check HERE

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Special Price $159.96 Regular Price $159.96

Not needed if you have the Happy Trails EG4 Engine Guard/Highway Peg

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.

Special Price $159.96 Regular Price $159.96

Quality USA Products: Your adventure is our goal! Every single Happy Trails part is hand made and quality checked right here in the USA to guarantee the highest quality products for your adventure.

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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Manufacturer SKU HTP4-1-88-B-KIT
California Restricted Product: No
Quality USA Products

Quality USA Products: Your adventure is our goal! Every single Happy Trails part is hand made and quality checked right here in the USA to guarantee the highest quality products for your adventure.

Manufacturer: Happy Trails Products
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    Question by: e on 2021-02-18 08:36:13
  • Will this skid plate fit with alba crash bars.
    Question by: Ron jablonski on 2018-12-13 21:16:00

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

    Answer by: Tim on 2018-12-13 16:16:00
  • Hello, I have a 2016 KLR650, will your skid plate fit with TUSK crash guards installed?
    Question by: Bill on 2018-08-13 19:10:00

    Yes our skid plate will work.

    Answer by: Tim on 2018-08-13 15:10:00
  • Is this compatible with your Heavy Duty Shifter with 1" extension?
    Question by: Garrett on 2018-07-15 01:24:00

    Yes, the shifter and the skid plate are desighned to work together.

    Answer by: Tim on 2018-07-14 21:24:00
  • Hello,I have a 2000 KLR 650 A, will this product work with the stock center stand installed? Or is any modification needed?Thanks,
    Question by: Matt on 2018-02-19 23:50:00

    The skid palte and center stand are compaitible.


    Answer by: Tim on 2018-02-19 18:50:00
  • I've got a 2015 KLR650 with Givi TN421 crash bars, would this skid plate work without any special modifications/extra parts?
    Question by: Ezra on 2017-10-05 23:43:00

    Check out the detailed instuctions to make sure.

    Answer by: Tim on 2017-10-05 19:43:00
  • 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.
    Question by: Rick Hosmer on 2017-06-19 21:20:00

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

    Answer by: Tim on 2017-06-19 17:20:00
  • Will this plate fit my 09 klr with sw motec crashbars fitted
    Question by: Glen on 2016-10-24 20:09:00

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

    Answer by: Tim on 2016-10-24 16:09:00
  • 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?
    Question by: Ed on 2016-10-07 19:42:00

    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.

    Answer by: Tim on 2016-10-07 15:42:00
  • Will these fit my 2016 klr with dirt rack crash bars I already put on.
    Question by: Ed on 2016-10-07 04:34:00

    From what I can see there should not be any issues.

    Answer by: Tim on 2016-10-07 00:34:00
  • Will it fit with tusk crash bars..2013 Kawasaki klr650
    Question by: Michael Frankle on 2016-09-16 01:52:00

    The Happy Trails Skid Plate will work.

    Answer by: Tim on 2016-09-15 21:52:00
  • 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?
    Question by: Rick Greene on 2016-06-30 20:28:00

    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.

    Answer by: Tim on 2016-06-30 16:28:00
  • Will this fit on my 2004 klr (gen 1) and as well as my buddies 2009 klr? (gen 2)
    Question by: Maz on 2016-05-16 22:20:00

    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            

    Answer by: Tim on 2016-05-16 18:20:00
  • Is this skid plate compatible 28th sw motech crash bars?
    Question by: Ryan on 2016-03-01 21:39:00

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


    Answer by: Tim on 2016-03-01 16:39:00