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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 16-Oct-2015, 09:48 AM (616) Thread Starter
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LC Skid Plate Suggestions

I am considering a larger skid plate for my LC. Thinking of BMW or Alt Rider. Looking for silver, so no black Dog for me. Feedback? However, besides these, any suggestions? Also looking for feedback from anyone that has the SW-MOTECH. It also looks good too.
I am looking to keep max ground clearance too.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 16-Oct-2015, 02:12 PM (800)
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I have the touratech version. Easy to install. Much "beefier" than the stock.
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 16-Oct-2015, 04:43 PM (905)
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Altrider for me

I took the OEM BMW plate off and opted for the Altrider. The fact that I had to remove the factory plate to change the oil was a big motivator to change, not the case with the Altrider plate.
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Black Dog Cycle Works. Nothing beefier, lowers the center of gravity, easy to install.
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Another vote for Touratech. I went with the full length version.
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If you actually plan on using it riding over logs and boulders get the Black Dog. Touratech use the same mounts as the standard plates use and can put a hole in you engine.

If its for looks only and you don't care about riding off road go with Touratech
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Hepco & Becker also has a silver one, with optional black bumpers that can be attached for added shock-absorption.
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Hepco & Becker also has a silver one, with optional black bumpers that can be attached for added shock-absorption.

I got the H&B skid plate and love it. Seems solid, uses stock mounts. It fits fairly tight to the bottom of the bike. At a later date, I may even order the rear unit to fit over the center stand!
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Whatever you pick, do NOT buy a skidplate that make use of the stock front mount. You can easily punch a hole in the bottom of the engine with this design.
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