What skid plate for 08 YZ450F?


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  • ipsullivan

Posted July 04, 2014 - 08:17 AM

#1

Recently bought an 08 YZ450F, i am trying to decide what skidplate I should go with.  I ride woods/enduro so aluminum is a must have.

 

Seems to be quite a few options out there.  Most seem relatively similar in design, and close in cost.  I am just having a hard time pulling the trigger.

 

Any advice or suggestions would be great.

 

Thanks,

Ian



  • 7FIFTY2

Posted July 04, 2014 - 08:38 AM

#2

I'm in the same situation. I'm thinking about the Moose one.



  • mch

Posted July 04, 2014 - 08:39 AM

#3

I got the GYTR for my 07, and seems to work pretty good.  I ride desert with a lot of rocks and it seems to hold up good and uses pre-existing screw holes.



  • ipsullivan

Posted July 04, 2014 - 08:43 AM

#4

I got the GYTR for my 07, and seems to work pretty good.  I ride desert with a lot of rocks and it seems to hold up good and uses pre-existing screw holes.

Any chance you have a picture of it on your bike.  It is hard to tell the coverage you get only seeing the stock photos.


Edited by ipsullivan, July 04, 2014 - 08:44 AM.


  • mch

Posted July 04, 2014 - 08:53 AM

#5

Any chance you have a picture of it on your bike.  It is hard to tell the coverage you get only seeing the stock photos.

 

Give me about an hour and I'll take some.



  • mch

Posted July 04, 2014 - 10:03 AM

#6

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Edited by mch, July 04, 2014 - 10:04 AM.


  • ipsullivan

Posted July 04, 2014 - 10:27 AM

#7

Thanks for sharing, looks like the GYTR is a little less bulky than what Moose racing offers.

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  • SparksXR426

Posted July 04, 2014 - 10:44 AM

#8

I had a GYTR skidplate on my 08, pretty good all round but waterpump coverage is marginal compared to some. Got stranded once when a stick bent the "y" fitting on the top of the pump to the point where the oring was wrecked. 5 miles away from the truck and a little bit lost to boot. I look for better coverage in that area now. Lol

  • ipsullivan

Posted July 04, 2014 - 01:34 PM

#9

Looking at the heavy duty skid plate from Emperor Racing. A little more costly, but seems to be thicker and have more coverage than most. Quality looks excellent also.

Edited by ipsullivan, July 04, 2014 - 02:00 PM.


  • SparksXR426

Posted July 04, 2014 - 05:14 PM

#10

I have that one on my 12, or it's a Scorpian anyway, they had to change the company name to Emperor. Much tougher although it's the type that clamps on to the frame with a bar and 4 bolts instead of using existing threaded mounts like the GYTR. Slower to take on and off but quality and protection is excellent.

  • grayracer513

Posted July 05, 2014 - 12:03 PM

#11

Devol is a lower cost, effective piece.  The Scorpion/Emperor plates look to be well done, too.



  • bk29

Posted July 06, 2014 - 06:26 AM

#12

ImageUploadedByThumper Talk1404656694.547524.jpg ImageUploadedByThumper Talk1404656711.402026.jpg the plate I pmed you about.

  • mshrout

Posted July 10, 2014 - 04:05 PM

#13

I put a works connection on mine from RMATV... $71 bucks....



  • ipsullivan

Posted August 07, 2014 - 05:59 PM

#14

Ended up ordering the heavy duty skid plate from emperor/scorpion.

Tough to make a decision when you can't see what your buying in person. Hoping for a top notch product, I will post some pictures and my two cents when it shows up.

Edited by ipsullivan, August 07, 2014 - 05:59 PM.


  • ipsullivan

Posted August 21, 2014 - 05:29 PM

#15

Got my Emperor Racing heavy duty skid plate installed today.

This is a very solid option, with great coverage. You would have to take a pretty serious hit to allow damage. And it does have holes in the right places for oil changes.

Its size, thickness, and rigidity makes for a tricky time mounting it. Especially getting the spacers in between the plate and mounting locations. But at the end of the day it is 3/16" aluminum so perfect fit was not expected.

I did not use the provided foam tape and core. Doesn't seem to have any vibration or extra noise.

It is hard to say if it was worth the $160 with shipping. Primarily because I haven't had any others to compare with. I usually go with a buy once, cry once motto. So I think I made the right choice.

My runner up choice was the GYTR plate. Mounting and removing would be much easier because it only uses the factory mounting locations. But i decided a little more strength wouldn't hurt.

Here are a few pictures.

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