Bike protection plates, what should I get??


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  • boer

Posted February 05, 2006 - 12:07 AM

#1

Hi everyone,

I want to get some frame and chasis protection for my bike as follows. What in your opinions is the best to get?

1) Enduro bashplate for underneath and sides of engine
2) Radiator gaurds (I like the Unabiker)
3) Frame protector against boots etc (I like the Devol)

Let me have all your experience to help me choose the best setup :thumbsup:

Cheers and thanks in advance

  • rich1167

Posted February 05, 2006 - 08:03 AM

#2

Get the Utah sport skid plate.
http://www.utahsportcycle.com/

  • Indy_WR450

Posted February 05, 2006 - 08:07 AM

#3

Utah Sport Cycle Bash Plate
Unabiker rad protection
Devol Frame guards

These 3 are the best combinations for protection IMO. :thumbsup:

  • boer

Posted February 05, 2006 - 08:50 AM

#4

Will the unabiker rad gaurds interfere with adding an aftermarket tank like the IMS later on? :thumbsup:

  • CycleWriter

Posted February 05, 2006 - 09:48 AM

#5

Utah Sport Cycle Bash Plate
Unabiker rad protection
Devol Frame guards

These 3 are the best combinations for protection IMO. :thumbsup:

Far be it for me to disagree with the esteemed Indy, but on the frame guards I have to go with the Acerbis plastic frame protectors. They're hard to find and aren't listed as fitting the WR450 (they do), but if you wear white boots (I do) any aluminum frame guard will make a mess out of them. The Acerbis' cover more area, as well. :thumbsup: I do agree with his first two recommendations, though. :bonk:

  • black_n_blue_thumper

Posted February 05, 2006 - 10:28 AM

#6

Utah sport.
Unabiker.
Acerbis, plastic.
I have all, all are awesome.

  • black_n_blue_thumper

Posted February 05, 2006 - 10:30 AM

#7

Far be it for me to disagree with the esteemed Indy, but on the frame guards I have to go with the Acerbis plastic frame protectors. They're hard to find and aren't listed as fitting the WR450 (they do), but if you wear white boots (I do) any aluminum frame guard will make a mess out of them. The Acerbis' cover more area, as well. I do agree with his first two recommendations, though.

Plus they look better, IMO. Same respect to Indy.

  • Indy_WR450

Posted February 05, 2006 - 11:27 AM

#8

I like the stock plastic ones on my KTM. :thumbsup: I did not know Acerbis made some for our bikes. :thumbsup:

  • CycleWriter

Posted February 05, 2006 - 12:33 PM

#9

I like the stock plastic ones on my KTM. :thumbsup: I did not know Acerbis made some for our bikes. :thumbsup:

You won't find them on their website, but they do make them. I had to special order mine, but they are so much easier on your boots than aluminum and they protect the frame better. here's a pic of mine:
http://photobucket.c...Frameguards.jpg

  • treecop

Posted February 06, 2006 - 01:36 AM

#10

CycleWriter,

did u do to your legs dude????

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  • Matty05

Posted February 06, 2006 - 02:43 AM

#11

I thought all plastics manufacturers made plastic frame guards?
I don't know why you guys cant find them?
Ever thought of getting some made for an '03 - '05 YZ? Not that hard at all.

In Australia, B&B Aluminium make the best frame guards and bash plates.
They are cheap and very tough. They are also look awesome with smooth rolled bends.

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  • boer

Posted February 06, 2006 - 10:05 AM

#12

What about the works connection frame gaurds? :thumbsup:

  • CycleWriter

Posted February 06, 2006 - 10:32 AM

#13

What about the works connection frame gaurds? :bonk:

Dude, what part of what I posted don't you understand? :thumbsup: If you don't care what an aluminum frame guard will do to your boots, any of them will work fine. I had the WC guards and they made a mess of my white boots. When I took them off in favor of the Acerbis, I also found that they had done almost as much damage to the frame as if I had never used them. Sand and dirt gets stuck under them and abrades the metal over time. The Acerbis' are far kinder to the frame and they cover more of it. :thumbsup:

  • CycleWriter

Posted February 06, 2006 - 10:36 AM

#14

CycleWriter,

did u do to your legs dude????

That's one leg. Fractured tib and fib, 7 total, 5 displaced. One 12" plate with 12 screws, one 6" with 6 screws. All due to an aluminum frame guard! :thumbsup: J/K. :thumbsup:

  • Matty05

Posted February 06, 2006 - 03:51 PM

#15

Dude, what part of what I posted don't you understand? :thumbsup: If you don't care what an aluminum frame guard will do to your boots, any of them will work fine.

What a stupid comment!

Maybe you need to get some better aluminium frame guards!
Mine come with a foam backing so nothing gets behind them. My frame is still new.

It is not what the guard is made of, it is how high the guard goes up.
Maybe you have got shit plastic boots or something?

My B&B guards go way up, they don't ruin my boots. I got fox forma pro's by the way, still great newish condition after 2 or so years or so.

  • boer

Posted February 06, 2006 - 08:58 PM

#16

So, is it only the works connection frame gaurds that screw up the frame from the inside. :thumbsup: Will the Devol come with foam/sponge on the inside or is it shaped in such way that it doesn't damage the frame like works connection?

My boots don't bother me too much as there are black. :bonk:

Matty05, I have had alook at B&B on the net. I will ask them whether they sell worldwide. Do you now of any other Ozi online stores to buy stuff from. So will any frame gaurds for 03-05 YZ or WR fit the 06WR? Cheers mate :thumbsup:

  • CycleWriter

Posted February 06, 2006 - 09:13 PM

#17

What a stupid comment!

It's obvious all you want to do in here is stir up shit. Didn't the shitstorm you started with your 9/11 comment teach you anything? Apparently not. Keep showing yourself for the shitstain you are. :thumbsup:

  • Matty05

Posted February 06, 2006 - 09:27 PM

#18

It's obvious all you want to do in here is stir up shit. Didn't the shitstorm you started with your 9/11 comment teach you anything? Apparently not. Keep showing yourself for the shitstain you are. :thumbsup:

You don't know what you are talking about pure and simple.

Not stirring shit, you just speak shit.

You say aluminium is so bad, I say you full of shit.

  • Dyslexic

Posted February 06, 2006 - 10:00 PM

#19

Just got my Utah Sport Cycle Bash plate a week or two ago...can't wait to slap that on. Would like the aluminum frame guards, but opted to go cheap - UFO's...have not gottem yet, but people say they're ok. Those B&B aluminum ones from Oz look real good - may have to see what shipping may cost.

  • CycleWriter

Posted February 06, 2006 - 10:18 PM

#20

You don't know what you are talking about pure and simple.

Not stirring shit, you just speak shit.

You say aluminium is so bad, I say you full of shit.

You're right. I have no idea about any of this. Magazines pay me to write about this stuff simply because I'm clueless. Thanks for clearing that up for me. :thumbsup:




 
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