2007 & newer Skid Plate question


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  • pschiess

Posted May 11, 2011 - 09:43 AM

#1

I am about to replace the stock plastic skid plate and am considering the Flatland racing or Ricochet plates. From what I can gather neither of them cover the lower rear frame tubes but are both about the same quality and materials. Both are about the same price ($83 for Ricochet and $95 for Flatland) although I have $60 in credit at Rocky Mountain ATV so that makes me lean towards the Ricochet as they sell that one. They also have the Eline Carbon fiber one but it is $130 and the Acerbis at $76 but I have not heard good things about it. I do normal Northern California trail riding and avoid rocks when possible. Not hard on a bike at all. Any suggestions or recommendations?

Edited by pschiess, May 11, 2011 - 10:19 AM.


  • BajaFool

Posted May 11, 2011 - 10:53 AM

#2

I have the Flatland skid plate on a 2008 WR450F. It extends rearward to approx. the forward edge of the foot pegs. It is very thick and offers excellent protection to the side cases, as opposed to the stock plastic skid plate which let that "pesky" rock punch a hole in the side case of my then new motorcycle. Ask Rocky Mountain ATV if they will order it for you, so you can use your credit.

Carbon fiber does not seem to withstand the rigors of serious offroad riding, where lots of rocks and logs are routinely encountered.

I just did a quick Google search for "best price Flatland skid plates", there are any number of stores that will sell a skid plate for a Yamaha for $85 plus shipping of typically $9.95.

  • tribalbc

Posted May 11, 2011 - 11:43 AM

#3

The best skid plate made for a 07+ WR450 bar none.
Scorpion Racing heavy duty plate

http://scorpionracin...8768e6134ac.jpg

  • gruberyz

Posted May 11, 2011 - 11:52 AM

#4

I use richochet. Over the last ten years have had 17 of them. Every new bike we buy get's three things before they get ridden. 1:Richochet "Utah Sport" skid plate 2:acerbis hand guards 3: Works connection radiator braces

  • BEATME

Posted May 11, 2011 - 11:57 AM

#5

I have the GYTR skidplate on my WR and its very heavy duty and seems to be holding up great for me.

  • pschiess

Posted May 11, 2011 - 12:08 PM

#6

I have the GYTR skidplate on my WR and its very heavy duty and seems to be holding up great for me.

Do you have any pictures of it on the bike you can post or email?

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted May 11, 2011 - 12:16 PM

#7

I have the flatland one...

  • SXP

Posted May 11, 2011 - 01:38 PM

#8

The best skid plate made for a 07+ WR450 bar none.
Scorpion Racing heavy duty plate

http://scorpionracin...8768e6134ac.jpg


Gotta disagree with you...

THIS is the best heavy duty full coverage plate money can buy http://worksconnecti...rn=275-7-WR450F

It completely covers the lower rails ALL the way to the back of the bike.

But, its $$$$$:thumbsup:

  • pschiess

Posted May 11, 2011 - 01:49 PM

#9

Gotta disagree with you...

THIS is the best heavy duty full coverage plate money can buy http://worksconnecti...rn=275-7-WR450F

It completely covers the lower rails ALL the way to the back of the bike.

But, its $$$$$:confused:


YIKES... What do they make that thing out of? It must be a government spec unit....:worthy: using lots of titanium. WOW $200 for a skid plate? :thumbsup:

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  • SXP

Posted May 11, 2011 - 02:02 PM

#10

YIKES... What do they make that thing out of? It must be a government spec unit....:confused: using lots of titanium. WOW $200 for a skid plate? :thumbsup:



Yeah it cost the bucks. My neighbor has it on his 07 and it truly is beefy/full coverage. But, money is no object for him:smirk:

  • KennyMc

Posted May 11, 2011 - 05:22 PM

#11

Another vote for the Flatland:ride:

  • pschiess

Posted May 11, 2011 - 06:14 PM

#12

In case anybody is keeping score it is now -

Flatland - 3 $ 95.00 + shipping
Ricochet - 1 $ 84.00 + shipping
Scorpion - 1 $129.00 - shipped
GYTR - 1 $115.00
Works Connection - 1 $195.00

  • WR_Dave

Posted May 11, 2011 - 07:22 PM

#13

Which ever way you go, if you ride a lot of rocks like the jagged ones we have here, check out this old thread http://www.thumperta...ad.php?t=475387 about a Utah Sport/Ricochet skid plate, I modded mine a bit and it has held up to some pretty harsh rides. Just my .02

WR Dave

  • Jason Stevens

Posted May 12, 2011 - 10:19 AM

#14

Another vote for the Flatland, Mike's shop is about an hour from me! He is a rider/racer and supports many local offroad racing series. The product is top notch and looks great too. Good luck with your decision.

  • resinlips

Posted May 12, 2011 - 10:45 AM

#15

GYTR on an 07, Unibikers, Clark 3.6, Probends


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  • pschiess

Posted May 13, 2011 - 03:40 PM

#16

In case anybody is keeping score it is now -

Flatland - 3 $ 95.00 + shipping
Ricochet - 1 $ 84.00 + shipping
Scorpion - 1 $129.00 - shipped
GYTR - 1 $115.00
Works Connection - 1 $195.00


I ended up ordering the Scorpion heavy duty. The # 1 reason was with the 20% discount given to TT members :thumbsup: it brought the price down to $103 shipped and the second reason is i also got the radiator guards for the same 20% discount. I love the look of the Scorpion products. I will post pictures once they arrive and post a review of the products.

  • tribalbc

Posted May 13, 2011 - 05:18 PM

#17

I ended up ordering the Scorpion heavy duty. The # 1 reason was with the 20% discount given to TT members :thumbsup: it brought the price down to $103 shipped and the second reason is i also got the radiator guards for the same 20% discount. I love the look of the Scorpion products. I will post pictures once they arrive and post a review of the products.


Good choice :confused:
You can be happy to know that Scorpion racing does a good job sponsoring our local off road race series :worthy:

  • pschiess

Posted May 13, 2011 - 07:37 PM

#18

Good choice :thumbsup:
You can be happy to know that Scorpion racing does a good job sponsoring our local off road race series :confused:


They seem to be a good company with an excellent product line up. Hopefully I can get them some exposure in Northern CA.




 
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