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    May 12, 2011
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AltRider Suzuki DL650 V-Strom Skid Plate Please Note The Altrider V-Strom DL650 Crashbars are required to install this skidplate. Protect the vital engine cases and oil sump without giving up ground clearance with the AltRider Skid Plate for the Suzuki V-Strom DL650. Constructed of impact resistant 4.75 mm anodized aluminum, this skid plate provides ideal protection for off road conditions. Your exhaust header pipe is also fully protected without sacrificing ground clearance. The oil cooler is well protected while still allowing optimal air flow. Included with the skid plate is a redesigned rear bracket that allows for easier installation and more overall strength. The skid plate matches up perfectly to the V-Strom crash bars using hidden fasteners for a clean, finished look. Specifications Seamlessly integrates into AltRider V-Strom Crash Bars - Required Made from 3.2mm (1/8) thick lightweight anodized aluminum Protects oil cooler without restricting air flow Full exhaust header protection Hidden fasteners Known to work with the Givi/OEM center stand Oil filter is accessible with the skid installed Height 10 Width 13 Depth 20 Weight 5.85lbs
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
crashbars and skidplate
PostedMay 12, 2014
Customer avatar
Vhawg
From Flat Rock
State:AL
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Revzilla got them to me quickly and with free shipping -- I like that.
I bought this particular setup -- 1] because the crashbars are stainlees and because of how they fit to the frame. 2] I wanted a skidplate that did not bolt to the engine and that I did not have to remove to change the oil.
The parts are beautifully made and finished. I am a blacksmith and I appreciate nice metal work, this stuff is Nice. Everything fit up well and bolted together.
Now to pick the fly stuff out of the pepper -- so to speak.
There was no Locktite in either kit. They said there would be. = trip to the hardware store.
If they refer to a bolt size, it is bolt they give you not what is already on the bike.
First step to install the skidplate is to remove the 2 bolts holding the side stand on. Glad my daughter was home to hold the bike. Also, Suzuki uses some sort of Godzilla thread lock on these bolts = deadblow hammer and combination wrench. Holy cow! I didn't think that thing was ever going to come loose.
The rear bolt on the right of the skid plate takes some serious contorting and cussing to get started.
Those are all my whines. All put together it looks great and sturdy. Well thought out by whoever engineered the setup. Install of the crashbars is easy enough for about anyone. The skidplate -- you are going to need some skills. Seems like it all took an hour or so. A lot of which was cussing the side stand bolts out.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AltRider Suzuki DL650 V-Strom Crash Bars These premium crash bars, drawn from 1 inch stainless steel tubing, protect your engine casing and plastics from the wrath of the pavement. The AltRider crash bars are designed for the impact load to be transferred to the frame, not the hardware. Unlike steel powder coated products, the stainless crash bars won't ever rust, even after they're scratched. Installation is easy since the bars bolt on quickly using existing mounts. These crash bars match seamlessly with the AltRider aluminum skid plate for the ultimate protection combination. Features Bolts directly to the frame with no modifications needed Seamlessly integrates with AltRider Skid Plate for the V-Strom Precision fit with 5 axis laser coping Hand TIG welded for extra strength 1 inch quality stainless construction resists rust and corrosion Stainless steel hardware included for installation Height 15 inches Width 16 inches Depth 9 inches Weight 10 lbs
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
crash bars and skid plate
PostedMay 12, 2014
Customer avatar
Vhawg
From Flat Rock
State:AL
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Revzilla got them to me quickly and with free shipping -- I like that.
I bought this particular setup -- 1] because the crashbars are stainlees and because of how they fit to the frame. 2] I wanted a skidplate that did not bolt to the engine and that I did not have to remove to change the oil.
The parts are beautifully made and finished. I am a blacksmith and I appreciate nice metal work, this stuff is Nice. Everything fit up well and bolted together.
Now to pick the fly stuff out of the pepper -- so to speak.
There was no Locktite in either kit. They said there would be. = trip to the hardware store.
If they refer to a bolt size, it is bolt they give you not what is already on the bike.
First step to install the skidplate is to remove the 2 bolts holding the side stand on. Glad my daughter was home to hold the bike. Also, Suzuki uses some sort of Godzilla thread lock on these bolts = deadblow hammer and combination wrench. Holy cow! I didn't think that thing was ever going to come loose.
The rear bolt on the right of the skid plate takes some serious contorting and cussing to get started.
Those are all my whines. All put together it looks great and sturdy. Well thought out by whoever engineered the setup. Install of the crashbars is easy enough for about anyone. The skidplate -- you are going to need some skills. Seems like it all took an hour or so. A lot of which was cussing the side stand bolts out.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Nelson Rigg CL-2020 GPS Tank Bag The Nelson Rigg CL-2020's multi-position GPS pocket fits most popular GPS and electronic devices. Features Additional clear pocket for mobile device and smartphones Clear pouches are touch screen device friendly Made from top quality Tri-Max ballistic nylon with Fibertech accents Bag maintains shape, has reflective piping and a lined interior Adjustable shoulder strap also doubles as backpack straps Protective material prevents slipping or marking Side charging port for cable access Hydration ready (sold separately) Convenient side pockets hold smaller items for easy access Fully expandable to hold most full face helmets Includes a Lifetime No Hassle warranty and touch screen device friendly clear top rain cover Main compartment measures 15L X 9.5W X 9H 15 L X 9.5 W X 11.5 H Expanded Holds 21.02 Liters / 26.86 Liters expanded
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
On my 2013 650 V-Strom
PostedMay 9, 2014
Customer avatar
Vhawg
From Flat Rock
State:AL
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
So I bought one. fits pretty good, roomy. it puts the phone window about level with my belly. The cutout in the packing foam in the GPS holder fits my phone which is my GPS so that could work OK. I did not think about the heat factor when you put your phone in a plastic envelope. Bottom line -- I miss the map case.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Nolan N90 Helmet
Nolan N90 Helmet
Nolan N90 N-Com Modular Helmet The new Nolan N90 Helmet has both full face and jet-helmet style capability. The chin bar can be opened or closed with the external shell made from polycarbon. The visor part has a rapid release function, and features solar tinting and anti-scratch material. The internal lining of the Nolan N90 can be removed and washed, and is made from Clima-Comfort material with antibacterial treatment. VPS (Vision Protection System) Short dark shield mounted on the inside of the shell and moving independently from the clear shield. As thick as a regular faceshield, it provides real eye protection when used independently from the clear shield. Also available in Light Blue, Smoke, and Amber. Easily operated by a slider on the side of the helmet. Ready for NCOM Communication System Aerodynamic polycarbonate shell with built-in spoiler for improved stability Safety dual-action Centromatic release system Fully removable and washable Clima-Comfort liner on snaps with extra neck roll for wind-noise reduction Reflective panels on the back of the liner and the chin curtain Dual top vent with exhaust grid in the rear spoiler and chinbar vents Optically correct, push-button quick-change Lexan faceshield, offers UV 400 protection Multi-position anti-scratch shield accepts NFR antifog insert Chin curtain included Microlock (adjustable) retention system Sanitized anti-microbial hypoallergenic interior Velour chin-strap padding DOT Approved Antifog Insert Included Read more about the Nolan N-COM Bluetooth Communication System
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Lovin' it
PostedMay 12, 2011
Customer avatar
Vhawg
From Flat Rock
State:AL
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I've been looking for a modular helmet for a couple of years and after reading about and trying on several I finally bought this one.
I've only gotten to wear it for about an hour so far. A little tight in the forehead but I think that will break in. Fits my head nicely otherwise.
I didn't notice much airflow but I ride behind a fairing. Protection seems very good. I cannot speak about durability yet. Made in Italy, not the far East -- a plus in my book.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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