Skid Plate Questions

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  • Terrain Rider 4z

Posted November 30, 2001 - 06:32 PM


I am asking for a new skid plate for my XR6 for Christmas and want some opinions. Who makes the best skid plate for the money? Concerns are ease of oil changes, amount of coverage, and problems with cooling. Any information would be great! Recommendations? :)

  • qadsan

Posted November 30, 2001 - 08:06 PM


Utah Sports Cycle in Salt Lake City builds the skidplates for many of the aftermarket companies such as Moose, MSR, White Brothers, Baja Designs, and possibly others who don't want you to know this.

Here's their web site...

Here's a review of their products at the following link...

Also, check to see IF White Brothers has a skid plate for you as it will likely be made by Utah Sports Cycle. If they do, you can contact Tom at Fineline Motorsports & Suspension as he's the owner. Ask him if he'll give you a 15% discount from retail on the White Brothers skid plate (if they make one for you) and he may do it. Tom was offering 15% off of most items in the White Brothers catalog and that offer may still be good. The people are Fineline are GREAT people to deal with.

Here's their web site.

Fineline Motorports
7522 Slater Ave. #104-105
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 84-CYCLE
Fax: 714 375-4045

I recently bought the White Brothers (Utah Sports Cycle) skid plate from Fineline for my XR650R and the fit and finish was excellent. Good luck!

  • Terrain Rider 4z

Posted December 01, 2001 - 05:59 AM


Thanks for such a complete response qadsan! I will definitely give these guys a look.

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  • bhoth

Posted December 01, 2001 - 07:47 PM


The cheapest I have seen the Utah Sport Cycle Skid plate is at

I think they want $55 or so.

  • qadsan

Posted December 02, 2001 - 09:19 AM



That's definitely the best price I've also seen at $54.99! I think I paid $63 and thought I got a great deal. From quickly looking at Rocky Mountain's web site, they have some excellent prices on some things. Thanks :)

Here's there link to the skid plate...


  • Terrain Rider 4z

Posted December 02, 2001 - 10:09 PM


I agree, I looked at their site and the prices are great. In addition, they have free shipping to the lower 48 states. Sounds like I have found myself a skid plate!

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