Constructed of 4 mm composite, the GYTR MX Glide Plate is a flexible, lightweight and a low drag coefficient alternative to aluminum glide plates when needing a smooth surface for "gliding" over obstacles. It can be used in conjunction with stock water pump cover or GYTR Water Pump Guard.
Constructed of lightweight 4.0mm composite.
Works in conjunction with OE water pump cover or accessory water pump guard.
Yamaha part so it fit well. Installation wasn't bad - I just wish the water pump hose didn't run right in front of the bracket bolts. I was able to loosen the hose from the radiator and bring it down slightly to avoid having to drain the coolant.
It's plastic, and a bit of a pain to install, but.
I bought a 2016 bike because for the first time I really wanted something I could keep mostly stock. I realized I needed a skid plate though, the aluminum dings pretty easy. I read a couple reviews on the gytr products bolting right up. I don't argue this point. The skid plate did bolt right up, but...
There is a bar that is placed between the motor mounting brackets. This bar has two blocks that slide back and forth and are there to receive the bolts that will hold the top of the skid plate. When you go to install the bolts, the bars move. You have to use something to shove in between and hold them in place while you screw the bolts, or at least until you get them started. Not w big deal, but every time I want to change the oil this will need to be done. Yep, the plate has to come off to do the oil.
There is another bracket that is plastic that goes in the middle. It is just wedged in there and you place two more bolts through it, to hold the unit. The very bottom has a bracket that is riveted on high slides over the lower cross member.
It's plastic. It's black. Looks stock, nothing trick here but should do the trick. It's hard to tell its even on there.
I still like it, just don't really like the way it mounts to the bike.
Machine this part was bought for: 2016 YAMAHA YZ450