07 YZ450 Help

I think I might have bent my frame a bit. I am installing a new skid plate and one of the brackets won’t fit between the frame and motor.

I measured the space between the motor and frame using a feeler gauge then measured that with some calipers and have about .225” of clearance. If anyone gets a chance to measure there’s I would appreciate it.

The space I measured is in the box below. The measurement is the tightest space in that area.

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that would most likely be a ding in the metal if it was anything at all, i highly doubt you or the skid plate are strong enough to bend that frame just by shoving it in there.

I was referring to the frame being bent up towards the motor from slamming it into rocks and such. The bracket that came with the skid plate should slide in between the frame and motor; it would not so I am curious if my frame is indeed bent up.

oh, you didn't put it that way in your original post, if i could find our feeler gauge i would gladly go out and measure it on my 07 but i have no idea where it is

oh, you didn't put it that way in your original post, if i could find our feeler gauge i would gladly go out and measure it on my 07 but i have no idea where it is

Ya sorry, I could of worded it a little better to begin with. Thanks for the offer help out!

I measured the clearance on my 07, 450. From the center of the two cover bolts it was 7.08mm, Hope this helped!

I measured the clearance on my 07, 450. From the center of the two cover bolts it was 7.08mm, Hope this helped!

Ya, looks like the frame is pushed up a bit the measurement I took came out to 5.7mm. Thanks for taking the time to measure yours:thumbsup: :smirk:

mine was right at 7mm....but the gauge wasn't the most reliable one

Ya, looks like the frame is pushed up a bit the measurement I took came out to 5.7mm. Thanks for taking the time to measure yours:thumbsup: :smirk:

Im sure you can modify the bracket to fit. Or fab one, hope all goes well:thumbsup:

I just ground down the top and got it to fit. Thanks again for the help!

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