It is a lot more than that. We are talking thousands in farkles all together. If I can get a skidplate for $163 that works well instead of paying twice that, why wouldn't I? Trying to buy accessories for all three bikes, snowmobiles, my truck, firearms, and all the other hobbies I have can really be challenging. Especially with a family. I try to save money where I can. I have bashed the hell out of my stock skidplate so far and it has held up well, but I wish it had a little more side coverage, so that is why I am asking about he moose unit. I seem to get that same response quite a bit, when asking questions like this. "Oh don't be so cheap, just buy it, don't you know I would never ride MY bike without one?" It isn't about being cheap, it is about asking questions and weighing my options, rather than buying the most expensive piece on the market with the best marketing. I know you ride your bike hard, as we have talked before. I would normally value your opinion, I just think you missed where I was coming from this time around.