Hi all, I just looked at my 1999 wr400, and it looks naked without a skid plate. i have searched a lot about plates, but still cannot decide on one. The main question is should i get aluminum or plastic? The Hyde Racing plate is intriguing, but my main worry is that the side wings by the cases will bend easily and allow rock-to-case contact, whereas a metal plate would not bend as easily. I would like as much side protection a possible, as i have been known to lay the bike down repeatedly. Can anyone tell me how rigid that Hyde Racing plate is? I contacted them through their website, but he did not answer that question, and seemed rather bothered by my inquiry. Also, how many skids does Utah Sport Cycle make? i count MSR, MOOSE, Baja Designs, Thumpertalk, and BRP which i guess is 5 (not sure about BRP). What about the one that Steahly Offroad sells? Can anyone list the brands that they manufacture so i know which ones are identical and can then shop on just price. Thanks for all the help.