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'08 WR250F Skid Plate Question

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I'm currently running the P.O.S. Moose / E-Line carbon fiber skid plate. When I initially installed it, I concluded it must have been made by a blind man due to the poor fit. I had to belt sand it and drill two new mounting holes before it went on. I hate this thing and was looking for a new skid plate. I really want the Works Connection skid plate but they only make one for the WR450F. Does anyone know if it would fit or how similar the frame rails are between the 250F and the 450F. Or, if anyone could suggest a better skid plate, preferably made out of metal instead of carbon. Thanks.

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I really like the gytr skid plate i have on my wr. Flatland makes an awesome one as well. The gytr is more of a minimalist approach while the flat land seems to protect more. The flatland even comes up far enough to protect the starter gear.

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i got a hyde racing one, fits like a glove and has very good coverage. it fits in tight with the side cases so not as much mud can get packed in, and it glides over rocks and logs real good too.

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What about the stock one? Or is that one a POS? I have had it out on a few rides and smashed it pretty good a few times (like crossing rail road tracks) and it seems to be holding up pretty well. It collects mud but it seems to flow out pretty easy.

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I use the stock one as well. used it the snowshoe gncc race with no problems and there was lots of rocks. my chain guide didnt do as well it got mangled.

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At least in my case while your stock one can take big hits and looks fine it flex's. Mine looked great till the day i took it off and a rock had crushed my oil tank. The oem plastic showed no signs of what happened.

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Thanks for the help fellas. The Scorpion looks pretty awesome and I believe thats a scratch and not a crack ^your^ talking about. I already threw out my OEM skid plate so it's no available to put back on.

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The 450 frame rails are slightly wider apart than the 250. One carbonfiber mfg uses the same plate for the 250 and the 450 with different hole locations

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Thanks for the help fellas. The Scorpion looks pretty awesome and I believe thats a scratch and not a crack ^your^ talking about. I already threw out my OEM skid plate so it's no available to put back on.

Yes I believe you're right regarding the scratch. If you want to order that product visit www.gnarlyparts.ca (there is a 1-800#)... Whether you're in the U.S. or Canada they can get that skid plate over to you pretty quick.

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I have the worcs connecton on both my bike and love it.

How did you put the Works Connection plate on your 250F if it is only made for the 450F? Does it still fit with no modification? Do you have any pictures of it on your 250F?

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Does anyone have anything else to say about the stock skid plate? A dented oil pan is not good. I am not "Big' or "Fat", I may be slow at times though, so I am not sure I would be able to put the same force you can on a skid plate.

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You never know. It happened during an enduro in PA. The fact of the matter is that plastic skidplate is only good for cosmetics. Rocks can still dent your frame, your oil resevoir. If the plastic can flex its' only stopping because it's hitting something harder underneath it and it will transfer most of the damage to that part.

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Flatland Racing. Great price, excellent coverage, thick material, perfect fit.

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I have a Flatland Racing on my '07 WR250f, and it has handled all that has been thrown at it. Easy install, fair price, and solid construction. Can't go wrong with this one.

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