I bought my 2017 AT Manual last week, and already had an idea of the mods I'd do first, then the followups. A centerstand, skid plate, and engine guards were first on the list. There's some vulnerable stuff up front on the engine, and I didn't really trust the factory plate. I shopped around, and really liked the design of the BUMOT plate. I think mostly because it was a clean design, and provided good protection in front of the engine. What finally sealed the deal was seeing the pics of Yooper_Bob's install pics of the same plate with the same Heed bars that I ordered: https://advrider.com/index.php?thre...-with-pictures.1148842/page-117#post-31911357. Clean, and a lot of protection without the need for lower engine guards. The plate was in stock at ADV Motorrad, so I put in the order. The only minor downside to the plate is that it has to be completely removed to get to anything covered up. But it's easy to remove and re-install, so it's not a deal breaker to me. When I took it out of the box, my first though was that the plate was huge! It *is* a big plate, but the AT has a bit of a wide engine too. The factory skid plate spooning with the BUMOT plate. The installation is fairly simple: Remove the factory plate, install an "S" bracket on the AT, remove a bracket on the left side of the bike, then mount and bolt in the plate. The front factory mount points are used with the BUMOT plate. The "S" bracket is bolted on the right side of the engine. Loosen the nut on the front bolt, and remove the nut on the rear bolt. The factory post hanger isn't used. The "S" bracket will slide under the front bolt head, and is secured by the rear nut. The bracket must be level for the rear two skidplate mounting bolts to thread in. I left the bracket loose and fitted the plate, then removed the plate and carefully tightened the bracket to maintain level. On the left side, remove the two bolts below. There's a plate on the inside of the skid plate that will attach to these points. Lift the plate and mount the front bolts first hand tight. Attach the two rear bolts handtight. Then attach the plate on the left side with the two factory bolts. Once all six are hand tight, tighten them down securely, and enjoy a cold beverage. Glamour shot... Hope's this helps some of you inmates to either decide to buy this plate, or to help install it!