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Old 03-20-2015, 12:47 PM   #1
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Touratech Crash Bars

Does anyone have the stainless steel Touratech crash bars on there Explorer XC? If so, what Skid plate do you use? I understand you can't use the OEM Skid Plate with the Touratech bars and after contacting Touratech they didn't have an answer for that specific problem.

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Old 03-20-2015, 01:47 PM   #2
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Just to be accurate, there are no "skid plates" for the Tiger, only "rock guards" that will deform or break the mounting points if put to the task of supporting the bike's full weight while in motion. i.e.: when skidding over an object like a rock or log.

Though some will argue the point (after spending hard-earned money on what they want to believe is a skid plate).

There have been examples over the years of what happens when push comes to shove on these.

Rumors of late are that at least one manufacturer is working on a true skid plate that will be combined with crash guards that will transfer the forces to the frame, rather than into the soft engine metal it is supposed to protect.
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Old 03-20-2015, 02:05 PM   #3
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MotoTex, thanks for the clarification. Does anyone have a suggestion on a "rock guard" that will work with the Touratech crash bars?
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Old 03-23-2015, 04:42 PM   #4
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what!!!

They show the Touratech crashbars with the oem plastic one why wont the alum work?
Im also interested in the Touratech crashbars
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Old 03-25-2015, 09:44 PM   #5
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SW-Motech makes true skid plate for the TEX , it attaches to the rear via the center stand hinge and the front via a u-frame that hooks to the motor mount/frame .
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Old 03-26-2015, 06:45 AM   #6
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Touratech crashbars won't work with OEM fog lights either
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Old 04-05-2015, 09:22 PM   #7
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Where can a person get the oem plastic engine guard?

Does anyone know?
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