This Obie Link Guard is XTREME – Linkage Protection for KTM and Husqvarna 2-stroke and 4-stroke which are fitted with a specific skid plate. The XTREME – Linkage Protection link guard is made of a thick (20% thicker than Obie regular guards) durable plastic, is lightweight, and is contoured to fit snug against the linkage and skid plate.
Designed to work with Enduro Engineering Aluminum skid plates only.
Always install the Obie Link Guard with the engraved "OBIE" facing up on the right (kick starter) side.
It’s not a bolt on product. Only recommend it if you’re going to do a lot of drilling and fiddling.
The linkage guard came with holes that did not match the Enduro engineering skid plate. They were also the wrong size and not conical or tapered as the skid plate or the supplied bolts’ heads. They were also not tapered as the bolts for the skid plate are. It did not have instructions, and said to look at their website. When I looked at their website, the linkage protectors in the pictures weren’t the same, neither were the skid plates relative to the Enduro engineering one that I just bought at Rocky Mountain ATV. I’d be OK if they said to drill new holes, but instead they said the instructions are going to be on their website, and those instructions have nothing to do with the products that I bought.Only recommend it if you’re going to do a lot of drilling and fiddling. I was putting it on a Husqvarna FE 350 2018.
I've had the fastway linkage on a few bikes, and it always worked good. Its SO expensive tho. I decided to try the Obie Gaurd this time since it was cheaper. I have no regrets! This thing is though, it's taken some pretty hard hits in a years time and it still works like a charm protecting the linkage.