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    SW-Motech Aluminum Engine Guard/Skidplate for Super Tenere 12

    *Constructed of 3mm-thick aluminum for heavy-duty, light-weight protection. Baseplate includes side protectors that wrap around the engine to provide both bottom and side protection. There are 4 brackets and 8 mounting bolts to help distribute the force of an impact over a larger area. Also designed into this skidplate are rubber dampeners in key locations that further distribute the load. No cutting or drilling required. All mounting hardware included.
    • Product ID: 48143
    • Manufacturer:
      SW Motech (learn more)
    • Manufacturer Part#: MSS.06.150.10000.S
    • Fits (click your bike to view all items for it):
      • Yamaha XT 1200Z Super Tenere 2012
    • Condition: New, unless otherwise noted.
    • SoloMotoParts.com is an authorized SW Motech dealer

    Learn more about SW Motech

    SW-Motech, Germany, Europe
    SW-Motech makes a wide assortment of expertly engineered crash bars & engine guards, skid plates, crash protection and touring accessories for motorcycles. Widely popular in the dual sport & adventure touring segments, SW-Motech is making a name for themselves in the USA by making quality products that have excellent fitment and a very good price-to-performance ratio. Surprisingly, their crash bars actually crash well and can take a beating. We use them and we love them!

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      Belly Jewelry
      by Robert M. on 01/20/13
      Pros: I was immediately impressed when I opened the box and inventoried the bits and pieces that make up the SW-Motech aluiminum
      skidplate. The plate looked sturdy and is very well designed. I started what should have been a one-hour installation yesterday and finished it today. No problems with SW-Motech but a real struggle with the V-Strom. To install this item, you need to remove the two large bolts that secure the kickstand. The instructions just say, remove bolts; not so easy. These bolts are secured with Locktite red (or perhaps JB-weld). They were impossible to remove until I did a little research and found out that heat is needed to loosen the bolts. If you are attempting this rather straight-forward install yourself, use a heat gun aimed at the head of the bolt for a good five minutes per bolt. Then you will need an impact wrench or, in my case, I used a 17mm box wrench and wacked on it with a plastic faced hammer. This extra ten minutes of applying heat will save you a great deal of frustration and scraped knuckles. One other word of caution, don't use a rear axel stand as I did; strap the bike down with tie downs so that it is completely stable. The wrestling with the kickstand bolts could (did) rock the bike off the stand. Now that the installation is complete, I must say I like the look of the bike much better and I am much more confident that the oil filter will be safe from frontal impact. Great piece!
      Cons: I wish the instructions for this bike were a little more complete. A sentence regarding the application of heat to the kickstand bolts would have been nice, along with a warning for knuckle heads like me to secure the bike with straps before starting the installation.
      Overall I would score this installation as follows:

      Parts & pieces - A+
      Instructions - C+
      Installer - C-

      That said, all's well that ends well, and this ended very well. This is the best farkle I've installed in a long time.

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