03 wr450f skid plate?


6 replies to this topic
  • gsully

Posted October 03, 2007 - 05:06 AM

#1

can anyone out there recommend a heavy duty skid plate for my 03 wr450f, as i drive in some pretty rocky terrain.

  • jim-in-so-ore

Posted October 03, 2007 - 05:35 AM

#2

I have the "Utah Cycle Sport" skid plate on my 03. Had it since Feb. of 03 . It has taken some hits but other than the underside being sandblasted from the front tire it is in very good shape. I had a Utah on my WR 400 before and thats why I went with them again. Strong, lightweight and good side coverage, plus it mounts easily and didn't cost an arm and a leg.:confused:
Jim

  • markseaba

Posted October 03, 2007 - 06:24 AM

#3

I have the "Utah Cycle Sport" skid plate on my 03. Had it since Feb. of 03 . It has taken some hits but other than the underside being sandblasted from the front tire it is in very good shape. I had a Utah on my WR 400 before and thats why I went with them again. Strong, lightweight and good side coverage, plus it mounts easily and didn't cost an arm and a leg.:confused:
Jim


+1, well actually, +3 since I have bought 3 Utah Cylce skid plates. They are great. ALSO, you can buy the one on TT since it is the same one.:confused:

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  • Vegemite_luva

Posted October 03, 2007 - 10:02 AM

#4

I just bought a composite skid plate for my 03 made by Hyde Racing. I have yet to mount it and try it out but here are a few reasonsn why I like it over traditional aluminum, carbon fiber, and plastic ones.

-Full underbelly coverage, including the footpeg frame rails
-Heat resistant
-Abrasion resistant
-Will not dent
-Will not crack or fatigue like carbon fiber skid plates do
-Absorbs sound instead of reflecting it up as do aluminum plates
-Lightest amongst all comparable skid plates
-Won't corrode like aluminum
-Teflon impregnation makes the plate slippery to mud, dirt, and skidding over obstacles
-Best of all I got for only $60 off of Ebay

You can read about it at www.hyderacing.com

  • bg10459

Posted October 03, 2007 - 03:09 PM

#5

I've got a GYT-R full skid plate. It's 3/16" thick, bolts in the stock holes and gets beat to hell, but nothing has been damaged that it should have protected.
See my garage.

  • tmckeown

Posted October 04, 2007 - 06:34 AM

#6

+1 for GYTR

  • gsully

Posted October 05, 2007 - 05:18 AM

#7

thanks for the advice. went with the utah sports skid plate.




 
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