Killer Coverage – KLR 650 Skid Plate from AltRiderWith only one major update since its inception over 25 years ago, the venerable Kawasaki KLR650 is an off-road workhorse.
However, one of the Kawasaki’s weaknesses is a serious lack of protection for the bottom of the motor. Adventure motorcycle outfitter AltRider now offers a smart solution with their skid plate for the KLR650.The AltRider skid plate fits all KLR650’s 1987 to present. Post-2008 owners have the option to upgrade the stamped sheet metal supports that attach the plastic stock skid plate to AltRider’s robust 3/16” stainless steel brackets – giving the best protection for real adventure action.Brackets are automatically added for pre-2008 KLR’s. The tough skid plate protects the sump, water pump and dangerously exposed oil lines from pesky logs, rocks and other trip-ending trail debris. The robust styling perfectly complements the rugged lines of Kawasaki’s adventure motorcycle. The skid plate is available in silver or black.Seattle-based AltRider specializes in producing top-quality adventure motorcycle accessories that are 100% designed and manufactured in the USA. AltRider utilizes only the highest standard in production techniques – Hand-TIG welding, CNC tube bending and 5-axis laser cutting are just a few of the methods that set them apart. AltRider is also known for their public involvement with the riding community offering training events, access to exclusive riding terrain, and more.For additional information, visit AltRider.
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