Today I found out that the skid plate cross bar (the one that the rear of the skid plate attaches to at the bottom of the frame) was completely snapped at both frame connect points. It looks like it can be welded back on. I called the shop and they have a neighbor who is a master welder. Problem is, I will have to probably pull the engine. I haven't even kicked it over with the new YZ timing yet. Those of you that bash on the rocks a lot, might want to check the condition of this crossbar and your skid plate. My plate was also pretty bent up on the bottom and I'm sure it was causing undue stress on this crossbar until if just broke off. Question, do you think it can be ridden without this crossbar?