Who offers the best bike armor I.E. skid plates?

13 replies to this topic
  • kdolz

Posted March 24, 2004 - 03:55 PM


Just got my WR and want to start upgrading starting with armor. All suggustions are welcome! :)

  • Disco

Posted March 24, 2004 - 04:58 PM


In my humble opinion the armor ranks like this:

1) Above anything else, get some radiator guards. At ~$275 each, one little tumble could not only make you have to push your bike out of the woods, but at a minimum you'll spend $200 on a radiator even if you get lucky on Ebay. I've got Flatlands and they are superior to any other that I've seen.

2) Skid plates are good if you're going to "ride the rocks". I've got a friend with a WR450 and he doesnt see the need for them, but I beleive in protecting my bike BEFORE something happens.

3) Hand guards to protect your knuckles from trees, limbs, and anything else you may brush up against. They've also saved my clutch and brake perchs too.

4) I like a rear brake fin to protect the rotor. A front is also nice, but not really vital.

Have fun with the mods, you're bike will rip once you do them. Check out Thumperfaq.com for the mods to your WR.

Later- DD

  • oldbones

Posted March 24, 2004 - 06:34 PM


Armor, you say? Here you go, this is the stuff.
Click here for ARMOR!

  • iNSaNe

Posted March 24, 2004 - 07:21 PM


That rooster performance stuff looks good but if you go to order, the rad, case, and hand guards aren't available from the 450s yet :)

  • simon@vic

Posted March 24, 2004 - 08:28 PM


i like the look of the rad guard in the link. how long till they have them for the 04?

as for a bash plate. i have never seen any better plate then what a local aluminum welder can do. grab some aluminum plate {you can cut on a WOOD table saw} cut out what you need. and get friendly with a welder.
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they even "bling up" nicely if needed.
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the one we are building for my wr is like this one but stronger and more coverage.

  • shotgunscott

Posted March 24, 2004 - 11:47 PM


Send an email to rooster performance. The 450stuff may be availible now but the web site hasn't been updated.

  • PumpkinHumper

Posted March 25, 2004 - 04:00 AM


I have been using Utah Sport Cycle skid plates lattely. They fit good and seem very strong.

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Here is my Cycra tripple clamp handguards. I like them.
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  • oldbones

Posted March 25, 2004 - 05:12 AM


The Rooster Radiator guards for the 450 are nearly done, they used my buddies 450 for measurements about three weeks ago, and the new parts are due any day now. I have been told the case saver for the 450 isn't far behind. Rest assured, all that stuff for your 450(and my 426) is coming down the pipe soon. :)

  • Ride

Posted March 25, 2004 - 06:29 AM


The design and testing for the Rooster Performance 426/450 rad guard and skid plate are done and being manufactured as we speak. The rad guard is extremely strong and excellent at side impacts and the skid plate is a very clean design, easy to install and full coverage. They are also color matched and look really nice mounted up. We will have pix and info posted shortly. If you have any questions or interest in them you can contact me at...


Thanks :)

Rooster Performance

  • KentuckyWR

Posted March 25, 2004 - 07:07 AM


Flatland Racing:


I really like mine! :)

  • kdolz

Posted March 25, 2004 - 11:42 AM


Thanks for all the replies! At this point I have to say I will be going wth the Rooster products, they look to be superior to the rest. Just hope they are available soon! :)

  • Ride

Posted March 25, 2004 - 12:28 PM


Thanks for all the replies! At this point I have to say I will be going wth the Rooster products, they look to be superior to the rest. Just hope they are available soon! :D

Two weeks. :)

thanks for the interest.

Rooster Performance

  • simon@vic

Posted March 25, 2004 - 06:22 PM


Ride. when they are ready and you have pictures of them can you put up a new post here ie "pictures of _____skid plate and rad guards"


  • Ride

Posted March 25, 2004 - 07:43 PM


Will do :)


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