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Will 2008 WR450 skid plate fit a 2008 YZ450?

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Hey,

Wont fit man, I have a 2008 YZ450 and it bolts more towards the bottom of the frame as compared to the WR 450 which is higher up, here are a couple photos for you to check out, Notice the bolt location #38 on the yz 450 (photo on left), and #35 on the WR (photo on right). They don't line up

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Darn.. Thank you for the detailed reply. Seems like there are more off road style plates available for WR than the YZ. I may make just make one for my 450 like I did my 2 stroker then. I am wanting a plastic skid plate. Not a big fan of noisy and unflexible aluminum ones.

thanks again..

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I have a 2009 yz450 and I ordered an Acerbis for the WR and made it work. The only thing I had to do was drill the holes for the bottom mounting brackets that the OEM skid plate bolted to. Really wasn't a big deal at all and I like how quite the plastic one is.

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I have a 2009 yz450 and I ordered an Acerbis for the WR and made it work. The only thing I had to do was drill the holes for the bottom mounting brackets that the OEM skid plate bolted to. Really wasn't a big deal at all and I like how quite the plastic one is.

I wanted to do the same thing to my 09 cuz I don't like the works connection plate I have. Can you post a picture of what the acerbis looks like on it

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The vent holes I drilled myself. I probably could've used allen head bolts to have a smother bolt surface, but I didn't. Just remove the OEM skid plate and use those mounting holes for the new plate. The new skid plate doesn't come with holes for the front mounting, so that's where you'll have to drill your own. The very bottom hole is there and it already lines up with the existing threaded hole on the bottom of the frame Looks slick and works well for me. Only drawback, in my opinion, is I have to remove the skid plate in order to change my oil. And since I change my oil every 3 hours religiously, it's kind of a pain, but otherwise no issues.

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Thanks for the info and pics. Just think if we never had the ole internet.. These forums rock.. Thanks man..

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Where are the original mounting holes for the WR on that Acerbis plate? Did you need to use spacers between the skid plate and the front mounts on the frame?

I cant decide whether to get the Moose Pro, E-line carbon fiber (both are made for YZ), or Acerbis and modify it. Are carbon fiber skid plates strong enough and worth it? Do they deflect engine sound like aluminum skid plates do?

Who else makes plastic skid plates for the 09 YZ?

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The acerbis plates I bought did not have pre-drilled mounting holes. You can drill your own holes whether it's a YZ or a WR. As far as the carbon fiber, yes they hold up to abuse just fine. I had one on my 1999 yz250 for 10 years. As far as engine noise on a 4 stroke I can't comment on as I have never had one on a 4 stroke. Lightspeed makes a top notch product but I'm not sure I would spend $150 to $200 for a skid plate when you can get the acerbis from Motorsport for $59.

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