One of the leading MX magazines commented that adding a heavy aluminum skid plate to this bike was not worth it. They found the bike handling changed in a negative way if the frame rails were tied together from the skid plate. That bites. How can you protect the underside without affecting handling significantly? My skid plate saved my engine case for sure last week when I nailed a stump and bent the plate all the way to water pump. I'm afraid to take it off.