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crush6742

Best skid plate to buy

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While I do not have one of their skidplates, I do have their radiator cages and they have a well thought out design and excellent quality. The owner is an offroader also. When I need a new skidplate I will buy one from them. I like that they offer both lightweight and heavy duty skidplates.

http://www.scorpionracing.ca/

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I have a Devol , and it's a good bargain. I like that it uses the OEM mounting points, fits well, and protects pretty well. It could cover the cases a little better.

Price was about a 6 (1 is free, 10 is exorbitant) quality 8, fit 9, protection 7.

The Scorpion offers considerably better case coverage, IMO, and if I needed one now, I'd look into it.

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Do any of these have the hole cut out to drain your oil or do you have to take the skid plate off everytime?

The Devol has a cutout for the sump drain, but not the "oil tank" on the right front. I fixed that with a hole saw and a piece of sheet metal. The sheet metal funnel is inserted through the hole to drain, and removed afterward:

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I have a Devol , and it's a good bargain. I like that it uses the OEM mounting points, fits well, and protects pretty well. It could cover the cases a little better.

Price was about a 6 (1 is free, 10 is exorbitant) quality 8, fit 9, protection 7.

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I have a Devol , and it's a good bargain. I like that it uses the OEM mounting points, fits well, and protects pretty well. It could cover the cases a little better.

Price was about a 6 (1 is free, 10 is exorbitant) quality 8, fit 9, protection 7.

The Scorpion offers considerably better case coverage, IMO, and if I needed one now, I'd look into it.

I'd give it the same rating on all accounts.

I must say it's a bit thinner material than I would have liked, although I'm really impressed it's stayed together completely for over two years now.

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Have had good luck with the GYTR plate. Uses the stock mounting locations. Raced in the VCGP which is a rock garden with no issues. Not the cheapest tho.

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I have a Devol , and it's a good bargain. I like that it uses the OEM mounting points, fits well, and protects pretty well. It could cover the cases a little better.

Price was about a 6 (1 is free, 10 is exorbitant) quality 8, fit 9, protection 7.

The Scorpion offers considerably better case coverage, IMO, and if I needed one now, I'd look into it.

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Thanks for all the great insight. The GYTR looks like it has the best all around coverage.

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I have Scorpion rad, and skid plates, and they are awesome! I liked them so much I got some for my Wife's 250X as well. I used to have a YZ, and had Devol units, but I think the Scorpion are far superior.

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The Scorpion has a cut out for the oil tank up front, as well as a divot on the bottom of the plate on that side with a tiny hole for the leftover dribbles :smirk:

Mounting to the motor mounts gives these babies lot's of strength.There is not a better thought out skid plate IMO.

The owners also a great guy and not only does he ride but he supports lots of races here in BC (his local area)

Here's a pic of one on my WR450.

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