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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
    363 Reviews
    5 Stars
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    Value
    4.7 / 5
    Durability
    4.9 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    4.3 / 5
    Fitment
    4.6 / 5
    Protection
    4.8 / 5
    Coverage
    4.8 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes (166)
    No (5)
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Protection
    5 / 5
    Coverage
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    I was amazed how well it covered and fit
    I need to admit I was amazed how well this guard fit and how well it covers all the motor parts that need protection. I have a 2005 wr 450 Yamaha I was really worried how this would fit because my bike is so old. It fits like a glove, It needed a little bit of rubber on the back so It would not rattle but that's because I'm so picky and I over do everything I do. The bolts were great and all the holes line up. even if you need to change your oil. I was very happy how thick the metal is and it's not very heavy either. It came four days after I ordered it from RMATV. If you value your bike get this guard and not the cheaper plastic ones, you will be happy you did. Keep in mind I'm a cheap skate and looked at the plastic guards thinking they might get me buy If it had to. Boy am I happy I spent the extra couple of bucks and got the good one. Oh it looks great fits great and it even comes with a cool sticker.

    -m-2005 YAMAHA WR450F--
    January 20, 2020
    Salt Lake City, UT, US
    Age: 65+
    Purchased
    4 days ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    221 - 250 lbs.
    Height:
    6'4 - 6'6
    Value
    3 / 5
    Durability
    3 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    3 / 5
    Fitment
    4 / 5
    Protection
    5 / 5
    Coverage
    5 / 5
    Hardware is garbage.
    I received the skid plate on time. It looks great and seems to be quality made(time will tell).
    -The hardware on the other hand, is trash. I had two of the four
    t-40 head bolts strip.(i replaced all the bolts). The four mounting brackets(part#826) that came with the skid plate, were developing rust upon arrival and had slight pitting. I had to wire wheel and repaint them.
    - The moubting bracket had a nut attached by a single tack weld. I welded the nut properly around the entire nut, to keep vibration from breaking them off.
    - I will end up making new brackets from aluminum and adding rubber strips to reduce scarring to my aluminum frame.
    - I purchased this skid plate for 2005 Honda CR250R.

    Hopefully quality control will see this post and make changes for future buyers.

    I hope this review has helped buyer's, Rocky Mountain ATV and Ricochet.
    Have a great day fellow rider's!!!!

    -m-2005 HONDA CR250R--
    January 20, 2020
    Shreveport, LA, US
    Age: 25-44
    Purchased
    2 weeks ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    221 - 250 lbs.
    Height:
    6'1 - 6'3
    Value
    4 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Protection
    4 / 5
    Coverage
    4 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Works as advertised
    2 reasons I don't give it 5 stars: Installation hardware used different bolts/styles and I thought that was unnecessary for a skid plate as I've used many over the years and this was the first time I've had to use 3 different tools to install one. Next, no rubber insulators/contact points to the frame...so I had to buy/make my own so that the plate didn't make too much of a noise just from the vibrations of the engine. It does make the motor louder/different sound than the stock plastic units. I would buy again but only if they made these changes.
    January 10, 2020
    Seguin, TX, US
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    4 / 5
    Fitment
    4 / 5
    Protection
    5 / 5
    Coverage
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    I would have given it 5 stars but i had to modify the skid plate to cleare the FMF header pipe other then that it fit awesome

    -m-2018 SUZUKI DR-Z 400S--
    January 6, 2020
    Yelm, WA, US
    Age: 45-64
    Purchased
    1 month ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    221 - 250 lbs.
    Height:
    5'7 - 5'9
    Value
    4 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    4 / 5
    Fitment
    3 / 5
    Protection
    5 / 5
    Coverage
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Good but not Great
    I bought this before a big riding trip at Hatfield McCoys in West Virginia. there's not a doubt in my mind I would have had some serious frame or engine case damage if I didn't have this installed. It went through Rockhouse trail #151 and #199 and held up great. Provides good protection, it is however not the best fitment of any skidplate. I bought this one in particular to protect the ignition cover and water pump housing, and it did just that. It was dropped on some serious rocks that would destroy a bike with no skidplate. That being said the mounting holes and brackets take some work to fit properly. Considering the price I was hoping for a bit better fitment. It never came loose however and held up great. It did seem to collect a lot of mud and rocks, but that will happen with any skidplate I guess. And the oil drain bolt does not line up at all with the drain bolt, making a MESS when you go to change the oil.

    -m-2005 SUZUKI RM250--
    December 16, 2019
    Springfield, OH, US
    Age: 15-24
    Purchased
    5 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    131 - 160 lbs.
    Height:
    6'1 - 6'3
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Protection
    5 / 5
    Coverage
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    great fitting skid plate
    great bang for your buck, fit on my ktm just like it should. covers each side as it should and fully underneath, better than my previous skid plate. plus not many options for a 2003 ktm 300 exc anymore.

    -m-2003 KTM 300 EXC--
    December 10, 2019
    Rocky Top, TN, US
    Age: 15-24
    Purchased
    2 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    4 / 5
    Fitment
    4 / 5
    Protection
    5 / 5
    Coverage
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Good Product
    Had a problem with one of the nuts that came with it, other then that install was easy. Looks great and provides a lot more protection then the factory one that came on it.
    November 21, 2019
    Port Orchard, WA, US
    Purchased
    2 months ago
    Value
    3 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Protection
    5 / 5
    Coverage
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Quality Protection
    My buddy has a Flatlands skid plate and, while we were installing the Ricochet and he was amazed at how easily this bolted up. I chose this over the flatlands because it has greater coverage over the oil filter and water pump but I was fairly disappointed with the finish of the product. The edges were very sharp like they were pulled straight off the laser or waterjet and the welds look truly awful. But it has held up to plenty of rocks and curbs so I am happy with it. I do wish the finishing was as good as the Flatlands though.

    -m-2013 HONDA CRF250L--
    November 16, 2019
    Tempe, AZ, US
    Purchased
    3 months ago
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Protection
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Easy install
    Pretty easy to fit. Works great with the Tusk crash bars

    -m-2018 KAWASAKI KLR650--
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    October 3, 2019
    New Braunfels , TX, US
    Age: 25-44
    Purchased
    4 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    251 - 280 lbs.
    Height:
    5'10 - 6'0
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Ease of Installation
    4 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Protection
    5 / 5
    Coverage
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Great protection for vulnerable Yamaha TW200
    Easy installation and just what was needed to protect engine case on Yamaha TW200. Addition of foam makes the engine even quite then stock.

    -m-2005 YAMAHA TW200--
    Perfect solution for vulnerable TW-200
    Perfect solution for vulnerable TW-200
    September 29, 2019
    Lake Stevens, WA, US
    Age: 45-64
    Purchased
    4 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    191 - 220 lbs.
    Height:
    5'10 - 6'0
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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 skid plate fit a 2005 Honda CR250R?
    Kyle D on Nov 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.
    how thick is the plate? ( for a crf250r 2006)
    Jacob V on Sep 30, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: 3/16" 5052 H-32 Aluminum for the 06 CRF250R.
    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
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