Jump to content
Yamaha Tenere 700 Forum

Suspension Linkage / Side Stand Protection?


CJMN12
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hi Everyone, I'm browsing skid plates and wondering how necessary it is to find one that protects the rear suspension linkage or the side stand. I'm seeing the Outback Motortek skid plate covers both, some cover or have a flare near the suspension, and some others do not reach that far back. What is your experience with this? Is covering that linkage a necessity?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I always add a small plastic flap to the back of my enduro bikes skid plate and done the same on my  T7. 
 

I would say it’s more to stop things catching and hanging up in it and also keeps the crap of it than hard impact protection.

 

One time I was out riding with a few friends on our enduro bikes and boy in front rode over a wire fence that was hidden in the grass, bike done a perfect forward 360 roll and he went airborne. No real damage but his face was a picture, he didn’t know what had happened 😂. Linkage had hooked up.

 

I use a rigid plastic material, it’s used for underbody protection on rally cars.

66BF507A-0C4D-4534-AA2C-0B9A8E7CE2E9.jpeg

Edited by Alan M
Pic added
  • Like 2
  • Thanks 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

Our Friends

Tenere across the USA

Tenere 700 Forum. We are just Tenere 700 owners and fans

Tenere700.net is not affiliated with Yamaha Motor Co and any opinions expressed on this website are solely those of ea individual author and do not represent Yamaha Motor Co or Tenere700.net .

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.