Originally Posted by simmons1
It may be alloy, but it is really thick and mounted only to the frame. You would really have to blast something hard to bend or break it. For whimpy plates I have a few hundred miles on rocky but easy to ride fast roads and my SWM plate looks like it has been through a war already.
Yeah, my first OEM plate was like that. The sump mount and lack of any pipe protecton
made me move on. Just trying to straighten the Altrider and get it off the pipe it bent pretty
easy. Maybe the bike is trying to tell me something?