Protecting your bike?

9 replies to this topic
  • bopper450

Posted October 28, 2014 - 07:44 AM


Hey guys after rising some gnarly single track the other day and seeing all the different guards on my buddies bikes it made me realize I better protect my wr.

What are the best guards to buy? Rad, skid plate? Anything else ? Also which brands are the best? Prixe isn't really an option. Also every time I dropped the bike the stock acerbis hand guards would bend and hit the clutch lever, should I go with different levers?
It's a 2012 450 !

  • mch

Posted October 28, 2014 - 07:51 AM


The GYTR stuff holds up pretty good and bolts right up.  I have the same bike and it takes a real beating with the terrain I ride.

  • suzuki son of a bitch

Posted October 28, 2014 - 07:55 AM


Acerbis hand guards or cycra pro bend hand guards are the best

  • revelc

Posted October 28, 2014 - 07:55 AM


The Cycra Pro bends with the metal frames have taken a severe beating with me and haven't budged.

I tried some Zetas and they folded up on their first ride.

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2012 WR450F-Stolen
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  • Wintyfresh

Posted October 28, 2014 - 09:11 AM


I recently replaced my GYTR radiator braces with some Unabiker guards; the latter appear to provide much better protection. 

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  • bopper450

Posted October 28, 2014 - 12:33 PM


Any suggestions for clutch/ brake levers?

  • suzuki son of a bitch

Posted October 28, 2014 - 01:26 PM


Asv or sunline levers

  • RockerYZWR

Posted October 28, 2014 - 02:56 PM


Any suggestions for clutch/ brake levers?

If you run good hand guards, like Cycras, you'll "never" need new levers. And if you do, cheap stock replacement Motion Pro or Tusk levers work great at 1/20th the cost of an ASV or similar set up (for the clutch anyway).

  • bopper450

Posted October 28, 2014 - 03:13 PM


So your saying replace the stock acerbis ones and problem solved?

  • The Hopper Show

Posted October 28, 2014 - 03:38 PM


unibiker rad guards, utah skid plate, fastway hand guards are the best, period. asv levers if you still need them.


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