Our skid plate boasts a base of 5 mm, the one stressed by impacts, while the walls are 3 mm. The skid plates of the rally motorcycles that we have made over the years have never gone beyond 3 mm which I think is sufficient, but for safe measures we went a little further. Fixing brackets, materials.
To be mounted the skid plate uses 4 different fixing brackets which are made of steel and 3 mm thick stainless steel.
The skid plate is Tig welded externally by hand with meticulous control and careful attention to results. Internally it has reinforcements made with Tig / Mig. The welds are large and visible, we do not remove them because we believe that the functionality is more important. Also, visible welding on a rally or adventure bike, if done well, is a touch of quality.
To divide the load of the stresses to which this important accessory that must protect the engine can be subjected, we have increased the fixing points to the frame from 4 to 8, placing two in the upper part of the frame, near the radiator and two near the support of the leverage. We have chosen these points with care in order to improve the protection of the fabulous CP2, the engine that drives the Ténéré 700.
The Yamaha original center stand assembly fits perfectly with our skid plate. To mount the central fixing of the skid plate it is necessary to partially disassemble the central stand, mount the sump guard support and refit the stand. We know that other manufacturers have created their own center stand but we have not tested its compatibility.