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The Harley plate is about 1.5mm thick, so may as well be made out of tin foil, and bolts directly to the crankcase. The Camel ADV plate on the other hand, is 5mm thick aluminium and also has a stainless steel intermediate plate between it and the crankcase which acts as a shock absorber. It is also marginally cheaper than the Harley plate.
 

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The Harley plate is about 1.5mm thick, so may as well be made out of tin foil, and bolts directly to the crankcase. The Camel ADV plate on the other hand, is 5mm thick aluminium and also has a stainless steel intermediate plate between it and the crankcase which acts as a shock absorber. It is also marginally cheaper than the Harley plate.
Darn, Maybe I didn't make myself clear. Are you saying the stock skid plate is 1.5mm or this aftermarket one from HD is only 1.5mm?

Thanks agin, in advance!
 

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The stock one is really thin, only really a cosmetic item. The Harley P&A one is a bit thicker but still doesn't offer the protection of the Camel item. Also, the Camel plate has been designed to allow routine servicing to be carried out without having to remove it whilst at the same time offering more protection to vulnerable parts such as the sidestand interlock switch for example.
 

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The stock one is really thin, only really a cosmetic item. The Harley P&A one is a bit thicker but still doesn't offer the protection of the Camel item. Also, the Camel plate has been designed to allow routine servicing to be carried out without having to remove it whilst at the same time offering more protection to vulnerable parts such as the sidestand interlock switch for example.
Great Explanation! Big thanks!
My next decision now is Tourtech or Jesse Luggage :)
 

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For info,
Touratech pannier frames, panniers, topcase rack and rack extension. Camel ADV skid plate and HD radiator guard.
All fairly easy with a bit of common sense.
Panniers measure 109 cm (or 43 inches in real money) wide.
 

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For info,
Touratech pannier frames, panniers, topcase rack and rack extension. Camel ADV skid plate and HD radiator guard.
All fairly easy with a bit of common sense.
Panniers measure 109 cm (or 43 inches in real money) wide.
Nice and good looking bike. I got my HD sides and top (last week) but not installed, yet.

Question, is this harleys "new" (recall) bracket? Also I'm thinking I might skip that recall since I'll have panniers installed.
 

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Unfortunately no, Harley's recall just replaces the threaded inserts in the plastic grabrail/ rack. What you can see there is the Touratech rack, which I'm glad to say, is a much more substantial piece of kit.
 
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