Originally Posted by burmbuster
Yep. The Altrider is the ticket for me. It's the last farkle on my list to get. I have done everything else but the sump. At $300 it is quite pricey but it protects better than all of the others.
The OEM sump guard does not protect the oil filter. And the Touratech oil filter guard is better than no guard at all but still leaves the filter exposed in a few places.
A filter guard is only 30 bucks and still much cheaper than Altrider but the Altrider guard is very cool. Make sure you can get the oil filter off without having to remove the sump guard/skid plate, Changing oil on the bike is a breeze with the Triumph guard. You don't want to turn a simple 15 minute procedure into something more complicated,