So, I picked up an ADV rider skid plate a while ago. It works, but it hangs down too low. It took a couple of big hits on rocks so I kept it on longer than I should have. When i removed it I found one of the tabs that connect it to the motor had fractured. This would have been unnecessary had it not hung so low. If anyone wants it, ill make you a good deal on it. It does do its job of keeping stones out of the engine.
I subsequently picked up an ibex unit. looks pretty solid, doesn't hang down more than the stock unit and looks to afford more engine protection. Installation was a bit troublesome, the two front screws don't quite fit, but I can pick up some replacement parts.
It will need removed on oil changes, so I am wondering if the dealer will even bother with the oil filter with this thing on.
Not so sure I like it attaching to the engine, but it is in 6 places, so I suspect it should be able to take a hit without fracturing like the ADV rider part which has since been discontinued.