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Just traded in my classic for a Desert sled and couldn't be happier. Pretty much fixed all my biggest gripes with the classic (which I still totally loved).

Anyway - looking to get a bit further off the beaten path with this one and would like to add some protection.

Anyone install this Givi skid plate? The installation instructions make it seem like it'd have enough mounts to the frame to be far more substantial than the factory road grime catcher.

Scrambler 800 '15-16' : RP7407 SKID PLATE

What about crash bars. Which ones are people using?
 

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That skid plate you are referring to does not fit the desert sled, sorry.

Unless the Touratech bash plate has become available, the EVO Tech is the best you can buy at the moment...

And to be honest (and that's just my opinion), without lower frame rails no bashplate ever is going to be really strong enough... If the plate is strong enough, the brackets become the weak point... If both are strong enough you may rip one of the bolts out of the engine...

So do you want protection against pebbles and debris flying off you front tire, or do you want to protect your bike against bashing on rocks and trees you're crossing?

For the latter you may better buy a bike half the weight and with a decent frame.


My $0.02...
 

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Actually, the Touratech appears to mount via engine cover bolts: https://cdn.touratech-usa.com/09-621-5135-0.pdf

The Givi (if it fit) mounts to the frame and peg mounts (probably why it doesn't fit): http://www.giviusa.com/pdf/RP7407.pdf

I might give some thought to redesigning the brackets to work with the DS controls... Would be nice to see how it looks from any angle other than the one all over various sellers websites... Anyone have a pic on their non-DS scrambler?
 
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