2014 KTM 300 XC-W – Enduro Engineering Skid Plate Install & Review

Install And Review For Enduro Engineering Skid Plate On My 2014 KTM 300 XC-W

2014 KTM 300 XC-W - Enduro Engineering Skid Plate Install And Review - Featured-20I’ve been riding more aggressive lately, and I thought it was time to add a sweet skid plate to my KTM.

This skid plate retails for around $110, and considering a new case costs $600, the price was right.

I know there isn’t a lot to review on a skid plate, it either works, or it doesn’t, but I’m interested in how long it works.

Between installing this skid plate and making this video, I was able to test it during a trip to Moab thoroughly.

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to see me case it 20 times because I forgot my GoPro when I headed out that morning, because when you make videos about dirt bikes, why would cameras be a priority, idiot.

This skid plate didn’t even notice when 500 pounds of bike and rider were bumbling their way up 5 miles of granite.

As usual, Enduro Engineering made a reliable product that will easily outlast my bike.

AAAAAAnd, you can get your skid plate through our partner links! It costs the same for you, and it helps us pay the bills!

KTM Bash Plate Install

You need to start with a clean frame because you will be installing an anti-rattle pad between the frame and the new skid plate.

1 - Clean Frame With Denatured Alcohol
1 – Clean Frame With Denatured Alcohol
2 - Install Anti-Rattle Pad
2 – Install Anti-Rattle Pad

This plate mounts to factory holes in the front, and the back uses a hook and bolt.

The forward mounting holes can be tricky to get to, but a steady hand and patience will get you there.

3 - Install Forward Bolts
3 – Install Forward Bolts
4 - The Front Bolts Can Be Tricky
4 – The Front Bolts Can Be Tricky

The rear hook system uses two flush mounting Allen bolts to attach the plate to the hook.

5 - Install Rear Skid Plate Hook And Screws
5 – Install Rear Hook And Screws

This plate is a tight fit, so you will need to keep the pressure on the plate when threading the rear Allen bolts, so you don’t strip them.

You can remove the rear hook and drop the plate away from the frame for cleaning.

Or, when you lay your bike on its side to swap out the power valve spring and drop one of those bolts between the frame and the plate, and can’t get to it with your fingers or pliers as some guy did in Moab.

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