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Old 07-24-2011, 03:57 PM   #1
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WR250R hand guards & skid plate suggestions?

Yes, I used the search function. Yes, I turned up threads with 25,000+ replies. Search Nazis, take deep breaths and calm yourselves.

I've turned up several skid plate options of seemingly similar construction with wildly varying prices. I'm considering this one, but I wonder if its solid, wrap-around design will retain engine heat. Perhaps there is something out there that is both strong and allows superior air-flow..?

SKID PLATE BASH GUARD YAMAHA WR250R/X 2008 to 2011



Handguards are another matter. There are lots of so-called "universal fit" applications available... so many, in fact, that I don't know where to begin. I want a simple aluminum or steel bar to protect the controls in warm weather, to which I can attach non-vented plastic or vinyl guards to deflect wind in cold weather. Something that doesn't require cutting or drilling of factory parts, preferably.

Suggestions appreciated. And links if you have them...
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:23 PM   #2
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I've got a flatland skidplate on my WR250R. It looks pretty much like the one you've shown. No problems w/ heat. I rode in about 95 degree heat and pretty humid a few weeks ago w/ no problems at all.

I've also got Zeta armor handguards w/ the XC protectors. Well made. Saved me on one drop already. When I bought them, I had the stock 7/8 bars. I later changed to fat bars and all I had to replace was the mounts to the bars; nice not to have to replace the entire guard. It's only a couple of screws to install/remove the protectors, and it looks like any of their protectors can be used w/ the armor guards.
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:49 PM   #3
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I just put on a Ricochet guard on. Like it so far. Doesn't cover the hose though. Easy to install. Rode a few thousand feet uphill today on goat trails and it was 30C out.
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:05 PM   #4
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I've got a Flatland skid plate on mine and like it.

Handguards?

Highway Dirtbikes. Do it right the first time, awesome stuff. Fat bars are need though.

http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_Shop/
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:56 PM   #5
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:30 PM   #6
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get the hdb guards

I have the flatland plate, and like it alot. It has saved my case numerous times on rough rocky terrain. The cycra pro bend guards, zeta version, are another story. I wish I would have researched them further before buying. As they can rotate up, the throttle side rotated up and busted my banjo bolt fitting on master cylinder, letting air in on a mild lowside. Front brakes were gone until I bleed brakes again. Highway dirtbike guards look to have a more secure mounting system, and are heavier gauge aluminum.
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:47 PM   #7
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I have the Ricochet... works as advertised. I do wish all the common manufacturers were a little more generous in protecting that hose, however.

Handguards. Cycra pro-bends with the triple clamp mount. If those guards rotate with the triple clamp mount - you'll probably have much bigger problems...
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:28 PM   #8
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I have a skid plate (Flatland I believe) and I am very happy with it. No heat issues here yet in 100-115 degree heat however I am not doing much trail riding in that kind of heat.

Also, I am very happy with my Enduro Engineering Evolution hand guards. Strong, great price and spare parts available in case you need them without buying a complete set.
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:08 PM   #9
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"Cycra pro-bends with the triple clamp mount. If those guards rotate with the triple clamp mount"


I never understood the point of the guard attaching entirely to the handlebar. Triple clamp mounts are structurally superior.
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:40 AM   #10
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:18 PM   #11
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Flatland makes the best plate for the WR250. In face, they just came out with a new one that had extended ears. They are one of their best selling plates. http://www.enduroarmor.com/flatland-...a-skid-plates/
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:01 AM   #12
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"Cycra pro-bends with the triple clamp mount. If those guards rotate with the triple clamp mount"


I never understood the point of the guard attaching entirely to the handlebar. Triple clamp mounts are structurally superior.

THIS.

Even if you dont get the Cycra Pro-Bends, I saw a Zeta triple clamp pinch bolt mount that could be used with most standard handguards.
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:17 PM   #13
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I went with the Highway Dirtbikes handgards and mirrors. They’re a little pricey but they offer great protection and can be ordered with integrated turn signals (not shown). The mirrors are great, they easily fold in when you don’t want to use them. I generally keep at least one of them out. They also fold in when they brush against a tree. I’ve had numerous drops and again they fold in instead of breaking.

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Old 11-15-2013, 12:37 AM   #14
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What size expander insert fits perfectly into the stock handlebar for WR250R?
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:44 AM   #15
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+! for HDB handguards. they are the best system out there.
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