Knowing me, you would think I'm stuck in the mud somewhere in Alaska or Canada. But it's not that kind of stuck, today anyway
Here is my dilemma: I've got an ER-6N oil pan that I'm going to swap in to my Versys to get rid of the low hanging oil drain plug location. I know, why bother? Right? You see my current exhaust set up rubs on the part of the oil pan that hangs down and by doing this I will eliminate that issue. It's not bad but I think over time something will happen to the oil pan or exhaust.
I also was wanting to grind off the factory belly fairing mounting tabs from side the new oil pan like JDRocks did on his V649HP bike.
This will necessitate re-thinking my current skid plate/rock guard choice. I am currently running an original Alguard unit, but it mounts on the oil pan tabs... Hence my dilemma, Do I leave the tabs on there and stick with the Alguard or look for a better stronger ACTUAL skid plate that mounts to the frame?
I'm sure I can re-sell the highly sought after Alguard unit with no problem, just wondering IF it's worth the change? I've taken my bike through quite a bit of off-road punishment and have yet to damage my skid plate or snap off one of the oil pan mounting tabs. Should I just swap the oil pans out as is and stick with the Alguard unit, or upgrade? Let's hear what
"the collective" has to say.......