This is a great skid plate! Very well made and fits perfectly. Oil changes can be made without removal. I had to make a very slight trim on it in order to remove the oil filter, but no bid deal.
2008 CRF450X - Nice fit and finish. Simple install, good instructions. Oil filter change no problem, shouldn't have to remove the plate to do this. Good protection for water pump as well.
I have had this for three years now, and mine was the design that did not allow access to the oil filter. But, a dremel and 15 minutes took care of that. But, doing a transmission oil change requires taking off the plate, unless you want oil dripping out of every crack along the bottom of your bike. And, the engine side oil drain pukes into the plate as well. And, the holes on the side 'wings' don't actually allow you to get a socket through and line up to attach / remove plate. Hopefully they have remedied all these issues I have found. But it has done it's job beautifully, and protected my bike on countless occasions.
A must have product for your 450X. It can take a beating and the price isn't bad at all. It was one of the first things I added to a bike. The stock one has to go.
I live in Southern Arizona where this skidplate endures a lot of rock damage and holds up exceptionally well. It is very easy to remove and reinstall when needed. The design of the skid plate is great because it hangs over a little on each side of the frame and the back part of the skid plate covers the rear welds on the bike frame. I highly recommend this skid plate to everyone with a dirt bike.
I recieved this skid plate the other day and had it on in 20 minutes everything mounted fairly well very good product for the money . Alot better than spending more than twice as much for something that does exactly the same but shaped alittle different.