No instructions in the bag because they have them online but we’re overall pretty vague. Figured it out but the fitment isn’t amazing on the bike. Keeps my linkage safe though. Next Tim around I’ll get a plate with linkage protection in tact.
Easy install and good protection for minor scrapes and impacts
Meh... it covers the lower linkage and most likely protects from minor scrapes and bumps. I’m afraid that In a real hard impact situation. This wouldn’t do a lot to protect. I have yet to find out yet.
Bought my first Obie link guard when I purchased my ‘14 250XC off the showroom floor. Just now replaced it 4yrs later after Enduro Racing, Riding in the Rocky Mountains and all the other adventure beatings it has received. I ride atleast once a week and go over logs all the time. Never hangs up, falls off or fails. Fits as advertised and is extremely easy to install.
I would consider this item to protect the linkage it's cheap insurance if you have a hard time installing this item lay on your back underneath the bike and push upwards it works well if you have the stock plastic skid plate
Works as designed! Glides right over rocks and logs without damage to the linkage and does't get hung up while doing it! My only complaint is with the link guard installed to the skid plate, it is very difficult to get the skid plate back on the bike. The factory skid plate has a plastic loop at the back that hooks around the rear of the frame. To install the skid plate u have to hold it at a 90 degree angle to the bottom of the bike and put the loop over the frame, which as stated above is very difficult with the link guard installed. It takes a lot of force and about a 60 degree angle to get the loop over the frame now. luckily i don't have to take off the skid plate very often. Usually just for oil changes. So the benefits of the link guard out way the difficulties of installing the skid plate.
What a neat design and great way to recycle plastics! SUPER tough. Designed to "glide" over obstacles without hampering linkage movement at all. I have used the aluminum "link skids" in the past that have proved to be way more expensive and after numerous hits, just don't last. I have these on both my racing KTM's.
I know it fits an acerbic and stock plastic skid plate but it’s basic and just bolts to it so most likely fit any skid plate you might have to drill holes .... if your going over large trees that are down across a trail not sure if I would recommend this one cause you can get hung up if your not aggressive
Yes it will I just checked. Go to the Obie linkage guard on rmatvmc and select the Enduro Engineering version. I have had one on my ktm 350sxf for a year now and I like it. It’s light weight, simple to install also a big plus is it keeps mud away from linkage so bearings should last longer.
It should, I just installed one on my 2016 FE450. Works good. I added a heavy duty zip tie around the frame underneath to keep it from popping the skid plate off. Haven’t had any problems since. Put it to the test up in Colorado last week. Worked GREAT!