Back after 6 six years away and I have questions


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  • craigincali

Posted April 27, 2012 - 08:08 PM

#1

I have ridden for 20+ years but it has been 6 years since I have had an offroad bike. I picked up a 1999 YZ400F for dirt cheap recently and I have come to realize that I have been out of the loop so long I need help.

This is my first Yamaha as I have always owen KTMs or Huskys prior to this. I am having a hard time finding quality skid plates, radiator guards, and frame savers for my bike. Any help would be appreciated. I have searched many site but I have come up with very little. The skid plate needs to be Alum, thick and high quality.

Tires, tires, tires. I used to run Mich Deserts and Dunlop 9 something. Is it my imagination or is hard to find good 19" tires??

Thanks in advance,
Craig

  • RiderX

Posted April 27, 2012 - 08:32 PM

#2

What's your local terrain like? Sand, hardpack, rocky, etc? I get a mix of all of that here in Tx and I run Michelin S12XC rear and a Bridgestone M403 front. The S12 rear isn't great on rocks, but it's good everywhere else.

Here's an MSR brand aluminum skid plate that fits your bike:

http://www.bikebandi...-plate?m=145971

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  • RiderX

Posted April 27, 2012 - 08:33 PM

#3

Here's a Ricochet brand skid plate:

http://www.rockymoun...late/SKID PLATE

I have this on my 2009 and I like it.

  • craigincali

Posted April 28, 2012 - 03:11 PM

#4

I am in Southren California so it mostly sand and soft stuff. Not too much rock. I will look into those tires, thanks for the advice !!!





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