Originally Posted by Jeff B
If I remember it correctly mine made it up to about 35,000 miles "so far so good". It was the next mile after that hurt. When I hit the rock that tore the original plastic guard off...
no plastic under my bikes.
what can't be seen in the photo is the steel pad between the gravel guard and the flat on the underside of the oil pan. the mounting holes are slightly oversized on the side supports and the guard is jacked hard against the oil pan before the fasteners are tightened. the guard can't be displaced directly upwards. the front supports are rock solid when tied directly to the motech bars.
this is not a skid plate, but coupled with good composite strength and decent ground clearance, i sure think it's adequate for running gravel roads.
the entire bike has been lifted many times with a floor jack placed under the guard.