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Just a question, do skid plates help a lot with off road riding? I don't want to spend the money if it isn't worth. But if it is, best place and best price to purchase one?

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Indispensable if you ride anything other than MX.  I finally bought one a couple years ago when I experienced a softball sized rock kicked up by the rider in front of me bounce off the  underside of my engine.  I was sure I was screwed, but luckily no damage (the stock skid "cage" saved it I guess).  I decided right there not to tempt fate any longer.

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Indispensable if you ride anything other than MX.  I finally bought one a couple years ago when I experienced a softball sized rock kicked up by the rider in front of me bounce off the  underside of my engine.  I was sure I was screwed, but luckily no damage (the stock skid "cage" saved it I guess).  I decided right there not to tempt fate any longer.

Yeah, I ride a lot of off-road. I bought one last night haha!

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Not sure if your riding a kx85 based on your user name. If you are get a skid plate. The kx85/100 is one of the least protected motors i have ever seen.

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Yes they do. They help prevent rocks from getting flung up from your front tire and hitting the engine. Potentially creating a hole in your engine block

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Not sure if your riding a kx85 based on your user name. If you are get a skid plate. The kx85/100 is one of the least protected motors i have ever seen.

Yup lol I picked one up
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I think some of it depends on your riding style and location.  Most the places I ride have very few rocks, but I love going over big logs and the bash guard hits every time a screw up my timing.  I have tried a couple and the Works Connection is the best.  Thick Aluminum, form fitted to the frame, and pretty quick removal for changing oil.

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I'm going to be making one out of tractor trailer mud flaps since I have a huge supply of them. Where I ride is very rocky, and I choose to go over logs all the time, so I've hit the bottom a few times and have actually dented the frame (such a scary moment lol)

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1 hour ago, Dannyn01 said:

I'm going to be making one out of tractor trailer mud flaps since I have a huge supply of them. Where I ride is very rocky, and I choose to go over logs all the time, so I've hit the bottom a few times and have actually dented the frame (such a scary moment lol)

Say what? :crazy:

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2 hours ago, Dannyn01 said:

I'm going to be making one out of tractor trailer mud flaps since I have a huge supply of them. Where I ride is very rocky, and I choose to go over logs all the time, so I've hit the bottom a few times and have actually dented the frame (such a scary moment lol)

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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Anyone who looks at a damaged skid plate and says it's worthless you realize all that damage would have been on your case, right?

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45 minutes ago, kdxyardsale said:

Anyone who looks at a damaged skid plate and says it's worthless you realize all that damage would have been on your case, right?

Ever heard of sarcasm????

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Just bought a 2014 Husky, the previous owner didn't have a skid plate on it. The paint on the bottom of the frame is all gone and one of the tube is dented. Surprised the engine case doesn't have a hole in it......I'd say they are worth it. I bought a Works Connection, they look sweet.

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They're definitely pretty important, but it depends on where you ride. If you're on flowing trails that don't have much obstacles, you can get away without one. 

I ride on trails that have logs all down in them and tons of big rocks. I only have a plastic skid plate, but it's definitely saved my bike. 

Just judging how scratched up my skid plate is I can't imagine riding without one haha

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