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So I'm planning a ride with some friends that will include a long stretch of fire-roads. I did the same road (by mistake) on a brand-new, 2003 SV650S some 13yrs ago, and I got through, so I'm pretty sure the FJ can handle it. I've added a radiator guard, did the drain-plug mod and put Pirelli Scorpion Trail II shoes on my '15 in preparation for the ride, but I really wanted to protect the oil pan from rocks, should I kick one up, unexpectedly. Not much on the market that really looked decent and would provide the coverage that I wanted. The Higdion (sp?) system looked too "agricultural" and the others looked like 1/2-assed efforts. 
 
Well, I saw on the ADV thread that SW-Mototech made a cool plate for the XSR900 - and that's essentially the same motor & frame as the FJ-09, it's just dressed in Hipster duds, so I thought, what the hell, I'll give it a shot. For less than $200, I really like it, and it went on very easy. Yes, I'll have to pull it to change the oil, but I'm ok with that. Might even paint it black at some point. Who knows??? 
 
No, it wont be good for rolling over logs or work as a jack-point, but it will keep the oil pan, crack-free and that's all I ask.
 
Thoughts??
 
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I think it looks really well made. Any chance of some pictures from a distance, so I could see how it integrates with the whole bike?

Red 2015 Tracer, UK spec (well, it was until I started messing with it...)

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Is there enough clearance to install if you have a bottom drain plug oil pan? If so, I'd assume that a hole can be drilled into the pan to gain access to the oil drain plug so the pan would not need to be removed for oil changes?
A Motorcyclist's Church is the open road....
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Is there enough clearance to install if you have a bottom drain plug oil pan? If so, I'd assume that a hole can be drilled into the pan to gain access to the oil drain plug so the pan would not need to be removed for oil changes?
Martyl, I'm sure you could drill a large hole in the bottom of the plate for drain plug access. I have the bottom drain plug, but I shaved the fin and replaced the stock plug with a flush drain plug.
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I've been looking around at the usual suppliers for SW Motech stuff, and all I can find are European dealers that have the skid plate. Did you source yours in the US?
Not really- 
Got it off E-Bay from an overseas seller. $147, with $38 for shipping. Took about 2 weeks. It was packed really well. It looks good. 
 
I'll get some better photos of the bike from a distance. I'll even bust out the 'good camera'
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Some "whole bike pics" (didn't have the 'good' camera, but you get the idea)
 
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Now that I sit back and have had the skidplate installed for a few days, I think it will look nicer in black and better fit with the bike. Hmmmmm.............
 
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Not sure if a bright color there is the way to go. It will get significantly more filthy than the rest of the bike. Was considering coating it with truck-bed-liner material. I have some left.
 
For now it's OK- working as it should.
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Where is it mounting too?
It mounts to the engine block. Since the engine is a stressed member of the frame and 'hangs' from the frame- there is nothing but the exhaust and motor as a mount point. 
Not meant for jacking up the bike, but better than just the oil sump/pan hanging under the bike- exposed.
 
 
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You can see the center bracket - just under the oil filter in this photo.
 
 
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