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post #1 of 5 Old 08-26-2009, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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I need a skid plate

I thought the stock one would be fine but I changed my mind. Ok who makes the best skid plate with the most protection and is reasonable to install. Also where do you get it?

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post #2 of 5 Old 08-26-2009, 10:29 PM
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I have a Moose plate and install was easy, but I forget who I got it from, years ago..

Sporttour has a good price on them.. http://www.sporttour.com/kawasaki/klr-650.htm
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post #3 of 5 Old 08-28-2009, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the help. The reason I ask is while doing some lookin around on the web I find just because someone makes a skid plate for the klr doesn't mean it fits right or it is of good quality. I wanted some real world exp with these things and what works well for our bikes. Never thought I would do much woods ridein, log jumpin or rock slingin but even ridein some of the new trailes proves the stock plate won't work at all.

Is the moose plate a pretty standard plate? I mean is it a popular one?

thanks again for the help

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post #4 of 5 Old 08-28-2009, 01:55 PM
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Yep.. It's a run-of-the-mill plate, and works perfectly.. You'll be happy you have it the first time you hear a big ol' rock smacks it instead of the plastic stocker!!
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post #5 of 5 Old 08-28-2009, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah one of the things I was a bit concerned with was how short the stock plate is. I can see a rock smackin the bottom of the engine and wishin it didn't. LOL I also want a little more protection for the water pump. I'll check around and see what kinda price I can find.

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