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Outback Motortek Kawasaki KLR 650 Skid Plate Matt Black

MX1WEST Price: $199.00
Part #: OBM-KLR650-SP-BL

The legendary Kawasaki KLR 650 has been produced without significant mods for more than two and a half decades. Rightfully so. It's been a trusted and rugged machine that makes it one of the most popular big bore dual sport bikes. Outback Motortek is proud to present its skid plate for all KLR 650 models. During the design and development process the goal was to meet the built quality and ruggedness of all KLR generations. Thus, they added features such as extended stator and water pump protection, embossed ridges for extra strength to the bottom where it is needed the most.

  • Protects crucial areas of the engine – oil pan, engine case, oil cooler, oil filter and exhaust header! That’s a long list of very expensive parts to expose to any sort of damage that will reduce your Africa Twins value in no time.
  • Uniquely designed vent system – Not only unique but very-well thought out. No unnecessary holes were designed on this bash plate. As a result, your engine will less likely to overheat when mud and all sorts of debris from off-roading fly at the engine and get stuck between the skid plate and the engine/exhaust header.
  • Embossed ribs – These additional ribs add a lot of strength to the skid plate where it matters the most: the bottom. By embossing these ribs into the skid plate, we increase the cross-section of the material to about 9mm, hence this area is nearly twice as strong as other parts. Not to mention, these ribs act like gliders while your skid plate tries to slide over rocks, logs and other hard obstacles on offroad trails. Smaller surface means less resistance.
  • True off-road and adventure shape – What does that even mean?? It means we have experience in building top-notch bash plates. We avoid designing skid plates that are shaped like boxes, have sharp edges and corners and will guaranteed to restrict your rides off road. We design and build skid plates that you will only benefit from while riding on rough terrain.
  • 4mm thick laser cut aluminum – Nothing is ever an overkill on an adventure bike, hence we choose to build our bash plates from this ridiculously tough and thick, yet lightweight material.
  • Tough mounting hardware – No cutting corners here (either)! Precision laser cut pieces for perfect fitment using 5mm thick metal mounts. These parts absorb a lot of impacts from riding through (off-road) hell, rather than your bikes chassis or engine that are worth thousands of dollars.
  • Stainless Steel Hardware – These quality bolts and nuts will always and forever look nice and shiny. Unless your bike is covered in mud and dust…
  • Sandblasted to achieve the best possible adhesion of the coatings – it’s an extremely vital part of our manufacturing process. Sandblasted surfaces will withstand most surface scratches and give you a longer-lasting product.
  • Powder coated – combined with sandblasting it’s a killer combination to protect your product’s surface. No frills and tough just like your ADV/Dual Sport bike!

 

Benefits of the Outback Motorteck Skid Plate - By Lorry G.

We off-road and adventure riders buy skid plates for one reason: to protect the heart of our motorcycles no matter what the road less traveled throws at it. Damaging your engine or its components could mean to fail to have fun while riding. No one wants that. On the serious note, it means thousands of dollars wasted for repairs.
Mounting skid plate on your adventure or dual-sport bikes should not take much convincing but making the right choice can save you from a lot of headache down the road.
  • Made of one single piece – These bad boys are NOT welded together like a puzzle from various pieces. We use a high precision laser cutting machine to cut from entirely one single sheet and our sheet metal bending tools are custom made for each skid plate to remain precise throughout the manufacturing process. The only exceptions to this are the F700/800GS and Vstrom skid plates where in order to avoid the boxy design, we had to cut out the bottom front corners and weld in corresponding piece.
  • Uniquely designed vent system – Why cut any design elements into a bash plate is just beyond me. This will result in a weakened structure. Unless, you only need a decorative skid plate on your bike. As for our bash plates, no unnecessary holes were designed. As a result, your bike’s engine will less likely to overheat when mud and all sorts of debris from off-roading fly at it and get stuck between the skid plate and the engine/exhaust header, yet it remains structurally tough.
  • True off-road and adventure shape – What does that even mean?? It means we have experience in building top-notch bash plates. We avoid designing skid plates that are shaped like boxes, have sharp edges and corners and guaranteed to restrict your rides off road. Ours are more, per se, aerodynamic and will glide over and gently bounce off any object on your favorite trails.
  • Embossed Ribs – I believe this is our signature feature among other skid plates. The idea behind this feature is to increase the strength without additional weight. During the manufacturing process these ribs are embossed by a 200 tonne pressing machine, thus the cross-section of the material increases from 4mm to about 9mm. This process will not increase the thickness but the structural strength. Twice! Also, these embossed ribs act as gliders. Off-road and adventure ready!
  • Mounting hardware – Our mounting tabs or pieces are made of 5mm thick steel. In case of a huge impact on the skid plate, these steel mounts are the last safeguard for your engine and its components. Tough as a tank!

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