Plastic Skid Plates vs Aluminum

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  • Kent-O-matic

Posted August 02, 2011 - 07:33 AM


Wanting to get a skid/glide plate for my 2011 CRF 450, and I'm intrested in the Acerbis/Cycra plastic style vs the Works Connection Alum. ones I have run for a number of years.

I'm just worried about the strength of the plastic ones.
Anyone have any experience with them?
Thoughts comments welcome.


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  • JJRace

Posted August 02, 2011 - 09:07 AM


acerbis use to have plastic units back in the 80s and 90s. they work great for roost and small stuff. They will bend on a hard impact such as landing on a large rock. I lost an engine side case on a 87 cr250 years back, but well rider error more than anything there.

The new works connection units are rubber mounted, thus will not change the frame flex like previous models.

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