Bash gaurd ?


21 replies to this topic
  • Yzf_Buz

Posted November 03, 2011 - 07:17 PM

#1

I am looking at buying a bash gaurd for my 06 Yz 450, so who makes the one with the most protection ?

  • RiderX

Posted November 03, 2011 - 07:32 PM

#2

I've got one of the Richochet brand guards. It's reasonably priced and the protection is good. I was kind of surprised at how heavy it seemed though.

  • atomic410

Posted November 04, 2011 - 06:05 AM

#3

I have a devol one i'd sell

  • Yzf_Buz

Posted November 04, 2011 - 06:51 AM

#4

Someone told me to look into a Moose one, they were saying it provided the most protection to the side casing.....is this correct ?

  • grayracer513

Posted November 04, 2011 - 09:03 AM

#5

Devol makes one that's passable. It's what I use, but If I was to do it over, I'd go with the Scorpion Racing plate:

http://scorpionracin...d=131&Itemid=26

Click on the image for more photos.

  • RiderX

Posted November 04, 2011 - 03:32 PM

#6

Devol makes one that's passable. It's what I use, but If I was to do it over, I'd go with the Scorpion Racing plate:

http://scorpionracin...d=131&Itemid=26

Click on the image for more photos.


Those cut outs for cooling are a great idea.

  • Mr. Neutron

Posted November 05, 2011 - 06:07 AM

#7

Thumpertalk makes a good one, for a good price. I have one for my '06, and like it.

Jimmie

Added in EDIT:

My TT skid plate came with a clamp & a size 40 torx screw for that clamp. My only real "snivel" about the plate was that I could never figure out where the clamp & screw are supposed to go. :busted: It mounts up great with the supplied screws at the stock glide plate locations, & the protection is really good, I feel.... :busted: Anyone know who makes these for TT?

Edited by Diesel Goober, November 05, 2011 - 09:26 AM.
forgot something...


  • Yamiryder

Posted November 06, 2011 - 03:53 PM

#8

Devol makes one that's passable. It's what I use, but If I was to do it over, I'd go with the Scorpion Racing plate:

http://scorpionracin...d=131&Itemid=26

Click on the image for more photos.


Do you know of any retailer's that sell that skidplate?

  • RiderX

Posted November 06, 2011 - 04:56 PM

#9

Thumpertalk makes a good one, for a good price. I have one for my '06, and like it.

Jimmie

Added in EDIT:

My TT skid plate came with a clamp & a size 40 torx screw for that clamp. My only real "snivel" about the plate was that I could never figure out where the clamp & screw are supposed to go. :busted: It mounts up great with the supplied screws at the stock glide plate locations, & the protection is really good, I feel.... :busted: Anyone know who makes these for TT?


My Ricochet was the same way, with no instructions. I ended up putting it where it could hook over the left lower frame rail. My guess is that it's mainly there to stop it from vibrating and making noise.

  • Mr. Neutron

Posted November 06, 2011 - 05:25 PM

#10

My Ricochet was the same way, with no instructions. I ended up putting it where it could hook over the left lower frame rail. My guess is that it's mainly there to stop it from vibrating and making noise.



Pretty much the same things here, RiderX. I did get a really small slip of paper with a few printed words, but no pictures, or mention of where the clamp went. :busted: Also, you made a really good point about the increased engine noise from these alum. skid plates. I'd read different threads about this noise, and still forgot to put some strips of rubber between the frame & guard..... :busted: (credit for that solution goes to Grayracer513, I think.....)

Jimmie

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  • RiderX

Posted November 06, 2011 - 06:28 PM

#11

Pretty much the same things here, RiderX. I did get a really small slip of paper with a few printed words, but no pictures, or mention of where the clamp went. :busted: Also, you made a really good point about the increased engine noise from these alum. skid plates. I'd read different threads about this noise, and still forgot to put some strips of rubber between the frame & guard..... :busted: (credit for that solution goes to Grayracer513, I think.....)

Jimmie


I didn't put any weather stripping on mine either, but I might next time I have it off. Mine isn't all that noisy, except when rocks hit it....which makes a very loud clank sound.

  • Hurricane

Posted November 07, 2011 - 11:29 AM

#12

I got the Moose Eline carbon fiber plate for my 07, 06 will be the same. Great protection, easy install, light weight, and wraps around the engine for max protection.

  • Wiz636

Posted November 08, 2011 - 07:29 AM

#13

Devol makes one that's passable. It's what I use, but If I was to do it over, I'd go with the Scorpion Racing plate:

http://scorpionracin...d=131&Itemid=26

Click on the image for more photos.


Scorpion also makes some very nice radiator cages and guards.

  • Hurricane

Posted November 08, 2011 - 07:48 AM

#14

I got the Moose Eline carbon fiber plate for my 07, 06 will be the same. Great protection, easy install, light weight, and wraps around the engine for max protection.


Here is the link to the carbon fiber guard, if you look around you can find it cheaper. These things are super tough, my friend has had the same CF guard on 4 different ktm 520/525's and we ride alot of rock. They take a beating.:busted:
http://www.rockymoun...rodFamilyId=927

  • Yzf_Buz

Posted November 08, 2011 - 04:39 PM

#15

Devol makes one that's passable. It's what I use, but If I was to do it over, I'd go with the Scorpion Racing plate:

http://scorpionracin...d=131&Itemid=26

Click on the image for more photos.


What is it about this one that sways your judgement over other manufacturers models ?

Edited by Yzf_Buz, November 08, 2011 - 05:00 PM.


  • grayracer513

Posted November 08, 2011 - 05:23 PM

#16

What is it about this one that sways your judgement over other manufacturers models ?

With the Devol, it was price, quality, and fit.

With the Scorpion, it's the same thing, but with better coverage of the sides.

  • Hurricane

Posted November 09, 2011 - 06:52 AM

#17

With the Devol, it was price, quality, and fit.

With the Scorpion, it's the same thing, but with better coverage of the sides.


My friend has a Devol on his 04 WR450 and that thing is very thin and bends up easy. Never heard of those Scorpions but they look decent.

  • Yzf_Buz

Posted November 14, 2011 - 04:46 PM

#18

With the Scorpion, it's the same thing, but with better coverage of the sides.


Thanks Gray I just talked to Scorpion and ordered the HD bash guard, so I will see in a few days.....:busted:

  • CodyWayne718

Posted November 14, 2011 - 10:59 PM

#19

Whats everyones opinions on glide plates or the heavy duty plates with the fins? Are the fins jus in case you lay it down?

  • Yzf_Buz

Posted November 15, 2011 - 09:32 PM

#20

Scorpion also makes some very nice radiator cages and guards.


with the gytr cages I have I couldn't run their guards and the fella told me he isn't making their cages for an 06...:busted:





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