790? Skid plate options

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  1. jmarleau

    jmarleau Been here awhile

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    I am unable to find a forum on ADV Rider for the new 790 Adventure/AdventureR. If this post is not allowed in this section, please delete it.

    I am quite pleased with this bike thus far. But I am having trouble (even with Google's help) finding a source for a durable skid plate. I have seen a picture of a 790 SW motech skidplate that would fit the bill but is unavailable in my area. I kinda wanted to see what other 790 owners are finding.

    As this bike is not recognized on this forum, let me know if there is another forum I should look into.
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  6. Brilloman

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    It's nice to have a separate thread so people don't have to search through hundred's of pages to find specific information. There are some new offerings coming out soon. Both Enduro Engineering and Black Dog Cylce works have posted teaser shots recently.
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  7. new2adv

    new2adv Converting gas into wheelies since 1974

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    Can anyone share their experience with the Enduro Engineering skid plate? I’ve used their products on dirt bikes and had good results, but of course the 790 is a bit of a different beast.
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    Great source
    https://790adventure.net/protections/crash-bars/
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  9. new2adv

    new2adv Converting gas into wheelies since 1974

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    Thanks for the link. This is a great resource for 790 owners.

    I was hoping to hear back from people who have actually installed and used the Enduro Engineering product. Maybe there aren't many people using it yet?
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  10. TrailTrauma

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    There are a few FB 790 groups around, and I'm pretty sure guys have commented on them there. Might require mucho scrolling to find the posts though.
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    ZIEN BARON VON SUPERDUKEN Been here awhile

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    I think I'll be going with the Altrider plate and crash bars. They do great work imo. Had their plate on my 1090 and it took every scrape and hit without any bending or cracking.
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    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    I made some comments on the EE skidplate install the massive Accessories thread. It's a stout plate and has held up to some big hits. My only minor gripe with it is they used exposed bolt heads on the bottom of the plate rather than countersinking the fasteners. That has lead to one bolt getting sheared off after a rather nasty hit on a rock ledge. However the plate didn't budge and replacing the bolt was no big deal. Countersinking the plate and using different fasteners is on my to do list, but not very high on that list. Bang for the buck and over all protection I give it very high marks.
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    new2adv Converting gas into wheelies since 1974

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    Thanks Windy! Pretty much matches my experience on their dirt bike skid plates.
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    I was thinking about changing the hex head bolts on the bottom to some button cap screws.
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    new2adv Converting gas into wheelies since 1974

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    Hey @windblown101 - does the EE skidplate mount to the motor like the OEM plate?
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    new2adv Converting gas into wheelies since 1974

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    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    Yes and no. It has screw holes to mount to the underside bushings of the motor at the rear if you want to use them, and it retains the rubber bushing at the bottom front of the case as well, though again, you can go without either if wanted. It has very stout mounts that replace the stock bushings where the centerstand would go if the bike was equipped with one which holds it off the motor. (Which also makes it incompatible with a centerstand if that matters).
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  18. new2adv

    new2adv Converting gas into wheelies since 1974

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    OK thanks. I don't think I will ever use a center stand, so I'm happy to take advantage of a stronger mount for the skidplate.
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    What the consensus about skid plates that do not use the centre stand mounts?
    Dont think Ill ever want a centre stand but want to leave my options open for now.
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  20. new2adv

    new2adv Converting gas into wheelies since 1974

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    Pretty good summary here: https://790adventure.net/protections/crash-bars/

    I don't expect I'll want a center stand so I'll probably go with the Enduro Engineering product. If you want to leave the center stand mounts open, that considerably reduces your options but it looks like there are a few that will work.
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