Hi all, I would like your opinion about the skid plate attachment to the bike. The BMW f850 GS(A) has no tubing running onder the engine. All hits are taken by the skid plate and transferred to the oil pan. My dealer told me that my engine is sweating between oil pan and engine housing. This got me wondering. How strong is the oil pan, and how should the skid plate be mounted to prevent further damage? Whatever skidplate you mount, the hits will always be transferred to the engine, am I right? I now have ridden close to 40K km and it seems a little soon for the oil pan to go sweating ;-) Have not done and tree (stump) skids or something close to that, but the rear shock is kinda soft what causes the belly (with the plastic skidplate) to hit te ground when riding in bumpy terrain with holes around 80 km/h.