Skid Plate For Your Sportster

Constructed of 1/8″ Aluminum. Contours with the chassis of your bike. Debris escape holes on underside. For 1996-2003 or 2004-2017 Sportsters. Sold either with smooth sides (welds are ground and sanded) MSRP 189.95, or with exposed welds MSRP $ 149.95. Made in the USA. At Brass Balls Cycles.

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24 Responses to “Skid Plate For Your Sportster”


  1. 1 Sam Dec 1st, 2017 at 11:33 am

    very good

  2. 2 BobS Dec 1st, 2017 at 11:34 am

    But those pipes! Damn those look good.

  3. 3 Boots Dec 1st, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    I know this seems like a common reply, but $190.00 for a piece of tin/steel with holes stamped in it appears a little pricey! Something around $40.00 to $55.00 seems like a good price to sell a bunch of these skid plates.

  4. 4 58_pan Dec 1st, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Everyone wants American made parts but no one is willing to pay the price it costs to manufacture in the US…

  5. 5 SoCalPhun Dec 1st, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    I agree with 58_pan.

    Can’t really blame people like Boots though. With the ease and convenience if computers, internet, Walmart and Amazon….it’s easy to lose sight of what it exactly cost to design, make and sell goods. Especially if they have spent their entire adult lives acquiring everything they own through a card swipe and/or click of a mouse.

    American’s like to bash on foreign made goods alot, but ironically, it’s people in foreign countries like China, who still understand and appreciate what goes into something. It’s because they don’t have the luxuries and privileges like we do here in the States.

  6. 6 Doc Robinson Dec 1st, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    So many ready to knock without even reading. Boots said, “but $190.00 for a piece of tin/steel with holes stamped in it” when the third word of Cyril’s description clearly states it is made of aluminum.

  7. 7 BadMonkeyMW Dec 1st, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Quality costs, but a lot of the same people that wave the flag so hard for America only want to buy cheap Chinese junk to put on their bikes. You can’t have it both ways.

  8. 8 Pat h Dec 1st, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    No matter if it’s steel or aluminum anybody complaining about price should go buy a punch shear welder roller ect and a building to make the parts in for something not every household needs than come back on here and tell me how much money their rolling in don’t forget the electricity advertising insurance,support small business when you can but understand just cause there small doest mean they can give it away

  9. 9 Xenu Dec 1st, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    The price is on par with BMW or Ducati parts.
    It’s not as overpriced as any stick-on chromed plastic farkle.

  10. 10 Roberto Dec 2nd, 2017 at 3:21 am

    Bad monkey …exactly.

  11. 11 george barnard Dec 2nd, 2017 at 8:36 am

    As a farkle I guess it`s all right. I don`t see a real purpose so It`s regulated to being a 190 dollar farkle.

  12. 12 Guzzigreg Dec 2nd, 2017 at 8:41 am

    ????????? Are there that many people off roading on their Sporties?

  13. 13 Mike Tomas Kiwi Indian Motorcycles Dec 2nd, 2017 at 9:27 am

    I make about 1500 different part numbers for vintage Indian motorcycles for 30 years. My reply to anyone commenting on price is, you get it made and warehouse it and I will order it off you one at a time and pay as I order them. I’ve never had a taker yet.
    Some people usually have no problem pissing their money away on beer, cigarettes or going out for an over rated dinner and over paying. Poof it’s gone but to have a nicely made part, oh no.

  14. 14 Dar Holdsworth Dec 2nd, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Thank you Cyril for publishing our new Skid Plates. Just to give your readers an idea of construction, First we laser cut the pattern in 1/8” aluminum. Next we bend the side rails up 90 degrees in the break press. The side walls are omitted in the curved area because they won’t bend with the curve. A Custom die is made and used in a heavy ton press to form the radius of the Skid Plate that contours the Bike frame. Next we TIG weld laser cut curved pieces into the curve of the plate to complete the side rails. Then the welds are ground smoothly and the entire Skid Plate is sanded with a DA. There’s a video of some of the construction of the Skid Plate on our site. Got to the Skid Plate product page, scroll through the pics. The second pic on each page is the video.

    We appreciate your interest in our parts & our bikes. Thank you for your support.
    BrassBallsCycles.com

  15. 15 Francesco Dec 2nd, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Alors c’est ,une très très bonne idée!!!pour protéger le dessous du moteur.Bravo

  16. 16 USAYGO Dec 2nd, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    @ Dar, you forgot rent, insurance, workmans comp., payroll, etc.etc. On your side!

  17. 17 HD Rider Dec 2nd, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    I’m with Guzzigreg — who in their right mind is going to go off roading with a Sportster? Looks like a part that no one asked for or needed.

  18. 18 ACCA13 Dec 2nd, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Simple really , if you don’t like it , don’t buy it

  19. 19 BadMonkeyMW Dec 2nd, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Damn right, ACCA13! Too many cranky old farts these days that only live to complain about what someone else is doing.

  20. 20 Furly Dec 2nd, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Hmmm. Why?

  21. 21 Chris Dec 3rd, 2017 at 8:55 am

    whats the exhaust?

  22. 22 Kelly Dec 3rd, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Some of you miss the point, people who never go off road are more likely to buy this, off roaders probably already have something similar. If I want one I would make it, buy a piece of aluminum, bend it up cut some pieces to weld drill some holes ask a friend to weld it, but that’s if I want one.

  23. 23 Chris Dec 4th, 2017 at 9:49 am

    One quick cruise through YouTube and you will see a bunch of off-road Sporty action. Dar filling a market niche. Well done, sir.

  24. 24 Hacksaw Dec 8th, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    I like it. How much would it cost to have your broken crankcase repaired or replaced? I just wish they were made to fit first generation evo xl’s .

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