Skid plates

7 replies to this topic
  • dhowell

Posted August 15, 2001 - 04:04 AM


During the fall and winter months it looks like I will be doing more trail ridding than the track. I have been thinking about getting a skid plate. Any ideas on what type to get and where from? Anything I should watch out for?


  • Jason_in_KC

Posted August 15, 2001 - 08:07 AM


I put on a WB Heavy duty, it covers the ignition and water pump and is thick. I have hit some nasty stuff and only scratches this thing. 70 bucks and worth every penny.

  • Tim

Posted August 15, 2001 - 10:39 AM


I ordered a Works Perfomance skid plate for my 2000 426. It was hard to fit on, the holes had to be opened up to make fit. It also does not cover the side frame bars. I would look for something with more coverage.

Hope this helps

  • JBM

Posted August 15, 2001 - 12:18 PM


There are Moose, MSR, and These are all made by Utah Sport Cycle and are the same. I got the Moose one and it fits good and covers the whole bottom frame rails and the ignition cover and water pump. It was about $65 local. I would recommend it.

There is also a real cool looking one made by to consider. There was a picture of it on YZ250F side of this site.

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  • John_H

Posted August 15, 2001 - 05:54 PM


I put a DH racing skid plate on my WR. It fits great and uses the 4 stock bolt holes. It's pretty tough!!!

  • dhowell

Posted August 17, 2001 - 03:05 AM


Will the plates cause the bike to run hotter? Should I worry about getting a plate with more ventilation?

  • mor

Posted August 17, 2001 - 08:51 AM


i have the works connection one, it covers only the frame but it keeps the bike cooler
i have the original protections on the water pump n ignition cover

  • JBM

Posted August 20, 2001 - 07:11 AM


I haven't had any problems with the bike running hotter. You could drill a few holes in it.

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