Skid plate welded on mounting bolts
It may be due to having a KDX engine in a KX 125 frame, but I have very little clearance for installing the aluminum clamps that came with the $2.00 Universal skid plate from eBay. It was so difficult getting that skid plate on that I haven’t taken it off since summer.
I wanted to use the winter down time to make installation/removal of a skid plate easier. I went to ACE and picked up four M6-1.0 couplers and four SS M6-1.0 hex screws to replace the aluminum clamps.
I bolted one side of the skid place in place with the aluminum clamps and then installed the couplers for welding.
I was having a difficult time getting a good angle for welding, so my welds aren’t too pretty, but those couplers definitely aren’t going anywhere.
Installing and removing the skid plate will not be a whole lot easier.
Part 2 of my skid plate modification will be to make a custom aluminum plate that will protect more of the engine and do away with this little Universal plate.