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    Ricochet Offroad Skid Plate

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      When you run on the toughest terrain, you need tough protection to keep your bike in one piece. Get that protection with a Ricochet Offroad Skid Plate and you’ll be protected wherever you ride. Ricochet doesn’t mess around when it comes to protecting your bike and it shows in the construction of their skid plates.

      This plate is made from either 5/32" or 3/16" thick aluminum alloy plating and is shaped to give maximum protection to your engine, frame, and cases thanks to the extended "ears" on the sides. Mount the plate onto your bike using the included steel clamps and you’ll still be able to access important areas thanks to the maintenance cutouts in the plate. Ricochet also gets you great looks thanks to the tough clear anodized finish.

      Specs:
    • Made from 5/32" or 3/16" Aircraft Grade Aluminum
    • "Ears" design protects vulnerable engine components
    • Clear Anodized Finish or anodized black
    • Mounted with super tough steel clamps
    • Cutouts for easy maintenance
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    Ricochet Offroad Skid Plate Reviews

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    4.6 / 5.0
    352 Reviews
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    4.7 / 5
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    4.9 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    4.3 / 5
    Fitment
    4.6 / 5
    Protection
    4.8 / 5
    Coverage
    4.8 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes (157)
    No (4)
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    4 / 5
    Fitment
    4 / 5
    Protection
    5 / 5
    Coverage
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Highly recommend over stock
    Install was easy and fitment was perfect. I like the protection all the way around and feels like great quality. I didn't notice that much more engine noise with it on either.

    -m-2008 HONDA CRF230F--
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    September 19, 2019
    virginia beach, VA, US
    Age: 25-44
    Purchased
    2 weeks ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    161 - 190 lbs.
    Height:
    6'1 - 6'3
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    4 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Protection
    5 / 5
    Coverage
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Full skid protection
    First thing I had to do when getting the bike was to update that crappy stock plastic skid plate that only covers part of the bottom! This skid plate goes just past you oil drain plug for full protection and it has the hole cut out for easy access to your drain plug. I haven't bottomed bike out over rocks yet had a few kit up and ring nicely off of it. I am confident it will hold up when really needed! Installation was simple other than had to get updated heads for wrench still old school use basic tools not this star pattern crap lol Anyhow other than that was a fast install and working nicely!

    -m-2006 KAWASAKI KLR650--
    September 18, 2019
    Omak, WA, US
    Age: 25-44
    Purchased
    2 weeks ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    191 - 220 lbs.
    Height:
    5'10 - 6'0
    Value
    3 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    4 / 5
    Protection
    4 / 5
    Coverage
    4 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Beefy Skid Plate
    Pretty straight forward to install and went on pretty easy. Only complaint would be the bolts aren't recessed flush with the skid plate, especially on the bottom, to not get caught on debris. I like the heavy gauge material and feel like it will protect better than the plastic factory version. Very few companies make a skid plate for the 2007-2011 WR's unfortunately.

    -m-2011 YAMAHA WR450F--
    September 13, 2019
    Portland, OR, US
    Purchased
    1 week ago
    Value
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Protection
    5 / 5
    Coverage
    5 / 5
    Always bring protection
    Great product and very affordable. I highly recommend
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    September 5, 2019
    Cedar springs, MI, US
    Age: 25-44
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Protection
    5 / 5
    Coverage
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Awesome
    Great protection and piece of mind knowing if you smack a rock you’re good to go
    September 5, 2019
    Bunnlevel , NC, US
    Age: 25-44
    Purchased
    2 weeks ago
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Protection
    5 / 5
    Coverage
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    heavy duty
    nice quality product that takes a beating in the rocky mountains
    August 24, 2019
    Colorado Springs , CO, US
    Age: 25-44
    Purchased
    over 3 years ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    191 - 220 lbs.
    Height:
    5'10 - 6'0
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Protection
    5 / 5
    Coverage
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Wouldn’t be without it .
    Strong and light. I installed this plate on my XR 650 L And had some issues with overheating and vibration. I took it off and re-mounted it with some rubber washers to reduce the vibration. I put my wings back on and the overheating issue was solved. I have banged it up a bit riding off road and it has stood up well. Jammed my bike into a wash out crevice and it protected my side case . I would not take it off.
    August 20, 2019
    Turner Valley , AB, CA
    Age: 45-64
    Purchased
    1 month ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Height:
    6'1 - 6'3
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    4 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Protection
    5 / 5
    Coverage
    3 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Durable And Affordable...
    ...Rings like a bell when rocks hit it. No joke.

    One of the less expensive skid plate options but is still of high quality. The finish is truly anodized (I have the black one) and not just paint -- it is extremely durable. If you care enough to spend time staring at the underside of your bike, anyway.

    This is a must have for the KLR650. The factory plastic skid plate is notoriously craptacular. Mine broke around the mounting bolts just from the thermal stress from engine heat. This was an easy replacement that has already saved my bacon more than once. Note that this does not mount to the factory mounting holes -- four mounting clamps and a big U bolt clamp to the frame directly.

    Other brands and models might cover more of the engine or look cooler, but represent a poorer value. This model fits with Tusk crash bars and I hear it works with the Motech center stand as well, and the price is excellent.

    Installation was not difficult but the instructions were rather vague. I still have not figured out what the two triangular things are for... they do not seem to match up to anything on the skid plate or the bike.
    August 9, 2019
    Wilmington, DE, US
    Age: 25-44
    Purchased
    8 months ago
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    4 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Protection
    5 / 5
    Coverage
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Kawasaki 140G
    Was really the only plate I could find for my daughters 140G, and it works really well. Good coverage, very robust construction and plate thickness, what more do you need. Re-installing after oil changes is a bit of hassle due to the hook type bracket, but after a few runs it gets quicker.
    July 28, 2019
    Midway, UT, US
    Age: 45-64
    Purchased
    11 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    161 - 190 lbs.
    Height:
    5'10 - 6'0
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Protection
    5 / 5
    Coverage
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    2006 Honda CRF150F
    This skid plate was better than I expected. IT features great coverage and went right on without any issues. Would defintely recommend.

    -m-2006 HONDA CRF150F--
    July 25, 2019
    Spring Mills, PA, US
    Age: 65+
    Purchased
    2 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    131 - 160 lbs.
    Height:
    5'7 - 5'9
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    I'm wanting to install this on a 2008 KLR 650 with the Tusk Crash bars installed. Will this fit my ride without having to take the crash bars off to install? Thanks for the help!
    Matthew K on May 1, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I have the tusk crash bars on my 2017 stock KLR650 and it went together very smoothly.
    There is no listing for a 2017 KTM 690 Enduro. Will the item for the 2016 fit?
    Thomas F on Mar 8, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I have checked with Ricochet Off Road and it will fit the 2017 model.
    What's the difference between the aluminum skit plate and the anodized black skid plate??? Also I have a 2013 Kawasaki klr 650 and I installed the tusk crash bars.. Is there any other skid plate that will fit with the tusk crash bars??
    Thank you
    Michael F on Nov 29, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Anodizing is a simple electrochemical process developed more than 75 years ago that forms a protective coating of aluminum oxide on the surface of the aluminum. The lifetime of the finish is proportional to the thickness of the anodic coating applied.
    Will this fit on a 2003 Yz250 with an FMF Fatty pipe installed?
    Daniel D on Mar 5, 2017
    Ricochet Offroad Skid Plate
    Ricochet Offroad Skid Plate
    FMF Factory Fatty Pipe
    FMF Factory Fatty Pipe
    BEST ANSWER: Have a 2002 with a factory fatty. And it fit with,no issues.
    what kind of clamps doe's this use ?
    BARRY K on Mar 20, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: ON the WR250R it has no clamps. It uses the 4 bolts into mounting holes in the frame.
    I searched all feedback but couldn’t find anything specific to my bike.

    I have a 2017 Yamaha TTR230. Will this fit? But more so any mods needed? Thanks in advance for any answers or advice.
    Ryan I on Nov 4, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: got it for my ttr230 also 2017. will fit but either missing hardware and need to drill frame or I don't understand its install. If you figured it out please let me know.
    Do I need to get the foam??
    Anthony W on Apr 5, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: The foam will help with the vibration and noise slightly, also use some blue locktite on the bolts so they don't come loose.
    What is the country of origin for the Ricochet Offroad Skid Plate?
    JEREMY M on Jan 30, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: I don’t know, but it works great! I ride enduro events and a lot of technical riding in rocks, logs, and roots. It has taken a beating and still holds it shape.
    Does the skid plat come with the bolts or no?
    A shopper on Nov 9, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: It’s been a long time since I bought this item. I believe it did come with hardware. However, I went to Lowe’s and bought u shape mounts with new bolts. It worked better for my application.
    How does this skid plate work on a Yamaha super tenere?
    A shopper on Jun 17, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: I don't know about a Super Tenere but, on tight twisty stuff with roots and rocks, it worked so well on my KDX200, I got another for my CRF230F. It's way cheaper than a busted crank case!
    Does installation on KLR 650 require any modifications to the plate or fasteners?
    Eldon H on Mar 14, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: My KLR 605 is a 2016, I did not have to do any modifications and I used provided hardware. It took a bit of time and patience, just take it slow, Just like most anything that a person has not installed before. More: the stock oil drain plug does protrude slightly past the new guard. You will want to buy the low head drain plug.
    Does this work with Tusk crash bars on a 2012 klr 650?
    Nate on Aug 6, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: It works on my 2008 KLR650, which is also a Gen 2 KLR
    Will this fit a 2004 crf230f with out cutting or drilling?
    A shopper on Jul 27, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: when ever you purchase this Item for your bike it will fit I purchased one for my KTM. Perfect fit no drilling required it has clamps that hold it onto the frame from my experience racing cross country it is advised to use some lock tight at least blue lock tight
    Can you get replacement mounts for this skid plate?
    A shopper on Jul 25, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I haven't needed replacement mounts since I've initially put it on. It's been very secure and I've been grateful it's been there on many occasions. So far I've only had to tighten them once and I used a thread locker to help.
    installation - do i need to remove the small front bar on the xr650l before installing this skid plate? i cannot see where the screws underneath connect to? is this a requirement for the xr650l install? Anyone have pics on where they put the clamps they can show me?

    thanks

    tj
    Terry J on May 9, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: It has been a while sense I installed the plate. I remember it lining up with no issue what so ever. I would remove any factory skid plates or protection this plate should bolt directly to the frame. If it does not send it back you might have been sent the wrong one. Good luck mate!
    I am seeing a few users applying carpet to their skid plate...why?
    A shopper on Apr 11, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: I did it to keep it from vibrating and making a lot of rattling noises. I love the protection it gives!
    it is perfect when you jump over logs & large rocks.
    Have a 2000 KLR650 with Motech Bars will this fit?
    Nikolaus H on Mar 12, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: Nikolaus H,

    The Ricochet Offroad skid plate should fit even with Motech Bars. I installed one on my KLR and I had crash bars as well.
    I just had this delivered for my 2012 we. What are the brackets for? Does this not just bolt into the original threaded holes where the plastic one was?
    Sam S on Apr 11, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: On my bike the holes do not line up. The brackets wrap over the top of the frame rails and the bolt runs up through the skid plate into the bracket. I actually wound up mounting mine in place with the engine removed because I had hard time getting things lined up around the engine case.
    If the original holes line up, definitely use those.
    Other than that, it really is a really good quality unit.
    I have an ‘08 KLX 450R. The sub frame is square. I noticed in the pictures that the brackets are rounded. Do they come squared to fit the subframe on the KLX?
    Grady H on Nov 4, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: For the one I bought they were round and no square brackets were included. But why use the brackets if you can locat and drill hole in the plate to match the frame you should be able to go without the brackets. I only used a couple of the brackets

    Alternatively you could shape the brackets with a vise and hammer

    Good luck
    I have a 2008 KLX 450R with a boyesen waterpump installed. Will this fit?
    Grady H on Oct 30, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I’m sorry, I’m not able to answer, meaning I used the skid plate on a KLR 650 2008. However, I would think it would the Boyesen pump is very similar to a stock pump in the over all width.
    okay , has anyone used this skidlplate on a RM250 ,if so what kind of clamps ?
    BARRY K on Mar 20, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I installed one on a 06rm. The clamps are like conduit clamps. A circle cut in half that wraps around the frame and a tapped flange that screws into the plate itself. Real simple to install just a pain to hold it in position and start the bolts.
    Will this fit a YZ 85? If you want to know it has a stock pipe
    Sam F on Aug 14, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: To see if this part will fit your machine please enter the make, model, and year into our "Choose a vehicle" drop down boxes found above the product image. If your machine is not listed, we may not carry the right item for your application. If you have a 2020 year model but don't see your machine as an option, please contact a tech via Live Chat or call us at 1-800-336-5437 for assistance.
    Does it fit a 2007 klx250?
    A shopper on Jun 19, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: To see if this part will fit your machine please enter the make, model, and year into our "Choose a vehicle" drop down boxes found above the product image. If your machine is not listed, we may not carry the right item for your application. If you have a 2020 year model but don't see your machine as an option, please contact a tech via Live Chat or call us at 1-800-336-5437 for assistance.
    Dose this fit a 2019 Honda crf230f?
    A shopper on May 23, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: To see if this part will fit your machine please enter the make, model, and year into our "Choose a vehicle" drop down boxes found above the product image. If your machine is not listed, we may not carry the right item for your application. If you have a 2019 year model but don't see your machine as an option, please contact a tech via Live Chat or call us at 1-800-336-5437 for assistance.
    Will this item fit with the givi crash bars ?
    A shopper on Nov 11, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: No it will not. You will need to remove the stock bars. The plate will wrap the frame snd engine and give more protection than the stock bars.
    How does this plate attach to a 2014 KTM 500 ?
    GREG F on Oct 31, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: not sure on a KTM . On my YZ250F it bolted directly to the same holes as the stock skid plate uses. .

    Norman

    Acton Ca
    Will it fit a 2006 klx300 ?
    A shopper on Sep 12, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: To see if this part will fit your machine please enter the make, model, and year into our "Choose a vehicle" drop down boxes found above the product image. If your machine is not listed, we may not carry the right item for your application. If you have a 2019 year model but don't see your machine as an option, please contact a tech via Live Chat or call us at 1-800-336-5437 for assistance.
    I have 2005 kdx200 and it says it will fit but I'm wondering if it'll wrap around the engine like other bikes. Will it?
    Ghent T on Jul 21, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Yes it has some small wings that deflect debris pretty good
    I have a 2016 Yamaha XT 250 (Duel Sport) and I just ordered and received a Ricochet skid plate on line though you guys. However it doesn't fit. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I bought the bike new from a dealer here in California.
    There is a funny looking part that is welded to frame right where the upper left hand corner of the plate wants to go. It looks like a filter of some kind about 8 inches in circumference and about 5 inches tall with a couple of small rubber hoses going into it. One of the hoses comes from the gas tank near the top of the tank.

    Could this be something required on California bikes only? They have a few rules and regulations that most other states do not require. 'The plate looks great but it wont fit with that filter-type part there. I am wondering if someone makes a skidplate that will accommodate this or is the filter something that can be removed?
    Steve J on Jul 9, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: From what I have found, California does have different emissions regulations so they add parts to the bike to keep the emissions down. This would need to be removed in order for the skid plate to work but that might cause issues if you are continuing to run the bike in California. Unfortunately I dont show that we carry anything else that would fit with the extra parts for the California models.
    How much does it weigh?
    A shopper on Mar 17, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: This items weighs approximately 4 pounds.
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