V-strom protection, skid plates,radiator guards,lifts,oil cooler guards

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by narcosis junky, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. zeeede

    zeeede Long timer

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    I'm running an Enduro Guardian skid plate on my Vee and it's the only way to go.

    Here's an example of the skid plate taking a good whack... no damage whatsoever. You can hear it smack, and year my riding buddies' reaction.


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    I bounce it off rocks all the time... a few scrapes on the bottom that I hit with a little rustoleum black at each oil change as a preventative measure to keep rust at bay (shoulda sprung for the stainless version!) but other than that, A-okay. The Vee's a pretty capable adveture bike once you add Yann's skidplate and get used to the sound of things bouncing off of it!

    EDIT: Also, I should add that customer service is insanely good. I ran into what I thought was a slight problem with the install and ended up with me just being a bafoon. I called the phone number listed on the instructions at around 9 o'clock at night. It was Yann's personal cell phone, and 5 minutes later he had me straightened out. Can't beat that!
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  2. narcosis junky

    narcosis junky NARCOSIS JUNKY

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    Hey Zeeede can I use your video on by web site. I like that. And thanks for the feed back.

    yann at EnduroGuardian.com
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  3. narcosis junky

    narcosis junky NARCOSIS JUNKY

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    Please order your Skid plate, HWY pegs, lift kit, and radiator guard in now before Christmas and New Years.
    I will not be shipping orders between December 20th and January 1st.
    So if you plan on ordering a Skid plate(bash plate) or HWY pegs or lift kit, or Radiator guard for your V-strom, Get your order in now!
    I will take orders during that Holiday break, but will not ship them out until after January 2nd.

    Go to EnduroGuardian.com to place your order

    Any questions, you can call (541)912-1205 or E-mail me at yann@EnduroGuardian.com

    Thank you.

    yann D.
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  4. bigskydrift

    bigskydrift dual sport hooligan

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    I have had this skidplate on my new adv model for six months now and just love it, it is an exceptional plate ! I am now in the market for a center stand, can anyone out there tell me which ones fit the 2012 that has E.G. skidplate mounted ?
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  5. narcosis junky

    narcosis junky NARCOSIS JUNKY

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    You should be able to mount any brand center stand with the EG skid plate.
    I recommend the OEM from personal experience on my 09.
    I have had the SW motech but started to have problems with it after a year.


    Yann
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  6. bigskydrift

    bigskydrift dual sport hooligan

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    Thanks for the info Yann, am going to go with the OEM -
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  7. narcosis junky

    narcosis junky NARCOSIS JUNKY

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    Christmas Special going on right now for the month of December only!
    We have discounted the prices on everything for the month of December.
    Every one has been asking for the past few weeks if I was going to have sale prices for the Holidays. well, here is is. As much as $15 off. Check it out at EnduroGuardian.com
    Any questions, just email me or call.
    All info is on my web site.

    Thank you all for your support in my small made in America home business. Happy holidays to all. Ride safe.

    [SIZE=4]yann D.
    [SIZE=4](541)912-1205

    [SIZE=4][SIZE=4][SIZE=4]PS thank you [SIZE=4]ADV rider[/SIZE] for everything you do.[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE]
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  8. narcosis junky

    narcosis junky NARCOSIS JUNKY

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    Christmas Special going on right now for the month of December only!
    We have discounted the prices on everything for the month of December.
    Every one has been asking for the past few weeks if I was going to have sale prices for the Holidays. well, here is is. As much as $15 off. Check it out at EnduroGuardian.com
    Any questions, just email me or call.
    All info is on my web site.

    Thank you all for your support in my small made in America home business. Happy holidays to all. Ride safe.

    [SIZE=4]yann D.
    [SIZE=4](541)912-1205

    [SIZE=4][SIZE=4][SIZE=4]PS thank you [SIZE=4]ADV rider[/SIZE] for everything you do.[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE]
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  9. eakins

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    Yann, you mentioned several skid plates you're not the most fond of (cross bar too close to engine parts) and some you like.

    Straight up, what are the ideal bars to protect to the Strom uppers while also working well with your plate?

    Worded another way, which set of bars do you run on your bike and also your top 3 if someone is interested in #2 or #3 choices for what ever reason.
    Thanks, Bill
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  10. narcosis junky

    narcosis junky NARCOSIS JUNKY

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    I will make my answer easy. Go to my website (EnduroGuardian.com) and click on (shop).
    Right there on the face page of my store, scroll down and you will see all the info you need on crash bars.:clap which ones work and which ones don't.

    Now I have the Givi crash bars on my bike. Why? Because they provide great protection, I have more than tested them I can tell you that. Also, more important, they provide more space between the crash bar and the engine (on the front) then the other brands do. the other brands are 1/4" or less away from the engine. I don't like that. it's to close for comfort in my book. The GIVI crash bars give you more like 1/2" to 3/4" which allow you to use the upgrade hardware. The Givi crash bars for the older stroms and the OEM ,and GIVI for the new adventure stroms.
    I hope all this makes sense.
    If you want more info then what is on my website, call me (541)912-1205

    Thank you.

    yann D.
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  11. ternus

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    Just ordered an aluminum skid plate with highway pegs and the upgrade kit from Yann. Absolutely stand-up guy -- he called me and walked me through the differences between the various plates. Can't wait to get mine and install it, but the experience has been great so far.
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  12. Homeskillet

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    Yanni,
    My buddy just bought an 07' 1000 V-strom w/zero farkles. I'm helping him sort out the bike. (I just emailed him this thread and your website).
    This is his first bike, and so far, he is listening to my suggestions, so he should be in contact with you soon.

    One question we can't get find any info is: Will Suzuki 650 V-Storm factory hard bags/mounting brackets fit a 1000? We tried to eyeball the brackets holding them up to a 1000 Vstrom and it was close. He didn't buy them, but he left $200 as a deposit. The two boxes w/rack/brackets, new in boxes for $600 total. But they are for a 650.

    Sorry to get off topic, but we are kinda' riding blind right now. (Except we know which skid plate to order!)

    Cheers,
    Skillet

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  13. narcosis junky

    narcosis junky NARCOSIS JUNKY

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    I don't have an answer on the panier racks. I would think that it is the same, but then again, the 1000 has been known to be a little different.
    I think that the big difference is going to be on the led side because of the exhaust (double exhaust).
    If you find out, let me know.

    YANN
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  14. Greedyg76

    Greedyg76 PAVEMENT ENDS

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    Does anyone have experience with the EG skid plate and Touratech crash Bars? I emailed Yann and he said he has no direct experience with the combo but has heard a few customers say they "made it work". I wonder what that entails? If any of you has a pic of this combo I'm sure both Yan and I would appreciate it. He also mentioned his guaranty if it doesn't work out, so I guess I have nothing to lose... :D
    Thanks
    Greg
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  15. narcosis junky

    narcosis junky NARCOSIS JUNKY

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    That is the problem, the 650 is designed for one exhaust and the 1000 has double exhausts.
    I don't think the 650 racks are going to work on the 1000.
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  16. Greedyg76

    Greedyg76 PAVEMENT ENDS

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    I've been running the Enduro Guardian skid and 1" lift links for some time now and am nothing but impressed with the quality and cost - Thanks Yann

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  17. Julles

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    This is still going ?

    I want one for my V-Strom 650.

    How much for the shipping in Australia ?
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