Thread: Pablo's DR350
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:30 PM   #121
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Skidplate

On the DR350 thread I asked for skidplate recommendations. Shearboy suggested the Ricochet plate since it used the stock mounting holes. I hate those bolt-on brackets that clip to the frame, so I thought the Ricochet would be great. I ordered it and it was on my doorstep 48 hours later (wow!).

Unfortunately it only used the front two stock mount holes and had the clip brackets for the rear (I hate those things). I felt the need to complain, so I went back to the DR thread to post a reply and I noticed that Shearboys original post clearly stated how the skidplate was mounted, I just didn't pay good attention.

I email Ricochet to ask what alloy the plate's made from. They use 5052; the same high-strength alloy I used to box the rear swingarm. Since I had some extra 5052 around, I decided to add some brackets so it will use all the stock mounting points.

Stock plate:


Mounting points:


Finished plate (I also drilled some more holes in it because I seem to be obsessed with that sort of thing):


This plate weighs exactly 1 lb more than the stock one.


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