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Outback Motortek Skid Plate - Kawasaki KLR 650 up to 2021
Kawasaki KLR 650 - Outback Motortek Skid Plate
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Outback Motortek Skid Plate - Kawasaki KLR 650 up to 2021

PLEASE NOTE: This protection is for previous generation KLR650s up to 2021. For the NEW KLR, 2022 onwards, please GO HERE.

NOTE: This plate is not compatible with SW-Motech crash bars.

The legendary Kawasaki KLR 650 has been produced without significant mods for more than two and a half decades. Rightfully so. It's been a trusted and rugged machine that makes it one of the most popular big bore dual sport bikes. Outback Motortek is proud to present its skid plate for all KLR 650 models. During the design and development process their goal was to meet the built quality and ruggedness of all KLR generations. Thus, they added features such as extended stator and water pump protection, embossed ridges for extra strength to the bottom where it is needed the most.
  • Protects crucial areas of the engine – oil pan, engine case, oil cooler, oil filter and exhaust header! That’s a long list of very expensive parts to expose to any sort of damage that will reduce your bikes value in no time.
  • Uniquely designed vent system – Not only unique but very-well thought out. No unnecessary holes were designed on this bash plate. As a result, your engine will less likely to overheat when mud and all sorts of debris from offroading fly at the engine and get stuck between the skid plate and the engine/exhaust header.
  • True offroad and adventure shape – What does that even mean?? It means we have experience in building top-notch bash plates. We avoid designing skid plates that are shaped like boxes, have sharp edges and corners and will guaranteed to restrict your rides off road. Ours are more, per se, aerodynamic and will glide over and gently bounce off any object on your favorite trails.
  • The only known design with ridges on the bottom of the skid plate – Ridges help the skid plate glide over hard objects with the least resistance. Most importantly though, these embossed ridges will REINFORCE the bottom of this bash plate without adding unnecessary weight.
  • 4mm thick laser cut aluminum – Nothing is ever an overkill on an adventure bike, hence we choose to build our bash plates from this ridiculously tough and thick, yet lightweight material.
  • Tough mounting hardware – No cutting corners here (either)! Precision laser cut pieces for perfect fitment using 5mm thick metal mounts. These parts absorb a lot of impacts from riding through (off-road) hell, rather than your bikes chassis or engine that are worth thousands of dollars.
  • Stainless Steel Hardware – These quality bolts and nuts will always and forever look nice and shiny. Unless your bike is covered in mud and dust…
  • Sandblasted to achieve the best possible adhesion of the coatings – it’s an extremely vital part of our manufacturing process. Sandblasted surfaces will withstand most surface scratches and give you a longer-lasting product.
  • Powder coated – combined with sandblasting it’s a killer combination to protect your product’s surface. No frills and tough just like your ADV/Dual Sport bike!

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 10 Write a review »

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4 of 5 February 17, 2022
REVIEWER: Terry Boudreau from Robertville, NB Canada  

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5 of 5 Very pleased. September 15, 2021
REVIEWER: Cole Martin from Sudbury, ON Canada  
I researched alot of different skid plate options before going with the outback motortek. I like the design of the plate , especially the extra coverage in the water pump casing area. I'm pleased that this skid plate works seamlessly with my Dirtracks full crash bar setup that is also installed on the bike.  Installation was very easy. It even has a cutout for the oil drain plug- you do not need to drop the plate to do an oil change.

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4 of 5 Good looking skid plate, hard fit, 2000 KLR 650 June 3, 2021
REVIEWER: Florent Gouttin from Lethbridge, AB Canada  
Struggled a bit to fit the skid plate in place, had to file triangular plate holes so bolt would go through. Fits nice with wrap around DirtRacks engine crash bar. Had to cut off 1.25 inches slab at the back because it was in the way of my center stand. Normal oil drain bolt is well hidden above the aluminum plate: no chance of ripping it off accidentally. Plate looks well built with clean welds. Good price and from Canada, thanks Dualsport!

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5 of 5 Great service! November 11, 2020
REVIEWER: Wayne Veinott from Bridgetown Nova Scotia  
Ordered a Outback Motortek Skid Plate for my Gen 1 Klr.Wrote a side note to be sure it would fit with my Dirtracks crash bars.Got a phone call from Holly I believe and then a follow-up with Clint.They weren't very familiar with dirtracks crash bars, so as a result couldn't confirm fitment.Clint then suggested that he had an "old stock" plate from a different manufacturer.He sent the "Altrider" model out to me that same day and it bolted right on.The plate and the hardware were top shelf.Thank's for the great service and smokn' deal.

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4 of 5 Nice upgrade April 27, 2020
REVIEWER: MC from GTA ON Canada  
The skid plate is miles better than the stock. A definite must. The plate itself was well made, welds were solid and well done. Only problem was the holes on the bottom mounting bracket were too close together and I had to hand fit it a bit but overall a solid product and I'd say worth the money

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