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Old 09-16-2013, 04:07 PM   #19861
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Hey all, going to be getting a new S10 here soon. I want to get crash bars and a skid plate to start for sure. I figured it would be easiest to go with Yamaha parts because I see that some skid plates require aftermarket oil pan parts or something and I don't want to have to deal with a lot of modifications or using special parts. However it seems like most people choose aftermarket stuff like Altrider, SW-motech, and others. Is there anything wrong per se with Yamaha accessories or is it all down to preference? I want quality protection but don't care about being able to say "yeah, I spent $700 on this sweet aftermarket skid plate" When it does the same as anything else! Input appreciated from an ADV bike noob :-)

Lots of good suggestions here and it's ultimately dependant on your use. As others have found though, the Yam stone deflector can result in cracked crankcases if it takes a decent hit.

I have recently gone through a similar process and ended up with AltRider bars and a Hepco Becker plate, plus some other odds and ends. Details are in the link in my sig FWIW.

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Old 09-16-2013, 10:06 PM   #19862
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Hi Fingerakes, combine both Yamaha lower engine protection and Altrider and you have the best of both. Send the upper Yamaha protection to Pluric for his kids. Regarding sump protection you might try the Krauser which is not bolted to the sump and make a front end mod to grab the guard on the two upper bolts that hold the engine.
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Roberto,

Do you have more info/pics of that Krauser skid plate? It looks pretty cool and I don't think there is much info about them on here.

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Old 09-16-2013, 11:23 PM   #19863
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Yes, I promised them monkey bars for Christmas.

Sod the monkey bars, give them an adventure playground...
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:21 AM   #19864
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If you are looking for a combo set up, skid plate and crash bars, the Rumbux setup is pretty tough. Just remember, with almost all of the skid plates, there may be a reduction in cornering clearance.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:36 AM   #19865
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Sod the monkey bars, give them an adventure playground...
Trust you to take a bad thing and make it worse.

I think your Rover has less total body work.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:56 AM   #19866
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Thumb ACD skid plate

I installed the ACD skid plate last night. Easy to install and looks great. We'll wait a bit to test it

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Old 09-17-2013, 11:23 AM   #19867
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I installed the ACD skid plate last night. Easy to install and looks great. We'll wait a bit to test it

This black plate look gorgeous in your black bike. I'm sure Pluric would like it!
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:39 AM   #19868
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This black plate look gorgeous in your black bike. I'm sure Pluric would like it!
I've petitioned for black to be added to the color of the rainbow. Waiting for Skittles reply.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:15 PM   #19869
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I've petitioned for black to be added to the color of the rainbow. Waiting for Skittles reply.
One more thing about skittles;

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Old 09-17-2013, 12:18 PM   #19870
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One more thing about skittles;

Yeah but they would help Jaumev get rid of the taste of Lars.
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:08 PM   #19871
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roberto,

do you have more info/pics of that krauser skid plate? It looks pretty cool and i don't think there is much info about them on here.

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try hepco-becker which is the same
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:27 PM   #19872
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:49 AM   #19873
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Yeah but they would help Jaumev get rid of the taste of Lars.


Someone who has a mounting plate for the controller unit for the OEM heated grips from WaspWorks that is not of use? Gone through WASP threads and it looks great but after emailing him he does not make them anymore
I could not install the heated grips as i found the mounting of the control unit horrible. Don't ride in winter and looks is important.

Have orded the ACD skidplate. Waiting .....


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Old 09-19-2013, 03:01 AM   #19874
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I could not install the heated grips as i found the mounting of the control unit horrible. Don't ride in winter and looks is important.
You sound like a potential BMW owner.

The stock position puts it right in reach where it can be quickly adjusted with minimal effort.
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Old 09-19-2013, 03:45 AM   #19875
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You sound like a potential BMW owner.

The stock position puts it right in reach where it can be quickly adjusted with minimal effort.

Maybe not a bmw for me. Perhaps i will put them on during the winter as the Waspwork mount is not possible to buy anymore. Don't miss the heated grips but they are not to any use in a box.
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