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Offline RhythmRhyder

Skid Plate for the Z8 Trail
« on: January 09, 2017, 09:01:51 PM »
Can anyone share info on the pros and cons of having a full skid plate on the Z800 trail and sources to buy one? Thanks
2016 CFMOTO Z-Force 800 Trail
Winch anchor
42'' Highlift jack
Hitch mounted tow hook
Full skid plate
Cell phone/GPS ram mount
Go pro ram mount
IRIS 87 Quart Tote
Cipa 1139 Side View Mirrors

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Skid Plate for the Z8 Trail
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2017, 01:24:58 AM »
The belly of these take a good beating if you ride in a rocky area. The "baskets" under there seem to hit everything. Iron Baltic or the SPOP that is a sponsor here has nice sets.
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet

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Offline chuddly

Re: Skid Plate for the Z8 Trail
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2017, 08:19:28 AM »
I built my own skid plate and A arm guards.  The reason you need them was stated above.  Also I like to let my machine ride as low as possible to keep my center of gravity lower and help with cornering.  When you let it ride low then you are going to bounce the belly off of things (ruts, rocks, trees and so on).  I have heard people CLAIM that plastic is great but I have personally seen sticks and rocks go through HDPE and I DO NOT trust it as protection.  I did 1/8" aluminum and I can jack the whole buggy up on it and it wont dent or bend.  Plus its only like 12 lbs total. If your just kicking around the yard then no need for underbelly protection.  If you are SERIOUSLY running off road then you need it.  Also it protects my axles from sticks and rocks also and the way I made the A arm guards it adds strength to them as well.
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Offline RhythmRhyder

Re: Skid Plate for the Z8 Trail
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2017, 07:25:48 PM »
Thanks. I definitely need one. I have looked for one from the vendors on here and on a google search with no luck.

Anyone know where I can buy a full skid plate for my new Z-Force 800 Trail (not the 800EX)? Thanks
2016 CFMOTO Z-Force 800 Trail
Winch anchor
42'' Highlift jack
Hitch mounted tow hook
Full skid plate
Cell phone/GPS ram mount
Go pro ram mount
IRIS 87 Quart Tote
Cipa 1139 Side View Mirrors

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Skid Plate for the Z8 Trail
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2017, 08:05:34 PM »
Thanks. I definitely need one. I have looked for one from the vendors on here and on a google search with no luck.

Anyone know where I can buy a full skid plate for my new Z-Force 800 Trail (not the 800EX)? Thanks
The trail and the EX should take the same skids.
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

My Videos On YouTube

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Skid Plate for the Z8 Trail
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2017, 08:10:26 PM »
A Arms are different I thought, but a part number search should settle that question.
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Skid Plate for the Z8 Trail
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2017, 09:14:08 PM »
A Arms are different I thought, but a part number search should settle that question.
Yeah I figured as they are longer but the main belly stuff is the same...right?
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

My Videos On YouTube

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Skid Plate for the Z8 Trail
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2017, 11:48:19 PM »
I think they are the same, frame wise unless someone else knows better.
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet

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Offline RhythmRhyder

Re: Skid Plate for the Z8 Trail
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2017, 11:25:50 PM »
Thanks. I definitely need one. I have looked for one from the vendors on here and on a google search with no luck.

Anyone know where I can buy a full skid plate for my new Z-Force 800 Trail (not the 800EX)? Thanks
The trail and the EX should take the same skids.
I just bought the Rival skid plate on ebay for $535.14 including $60 for shipping. The plate for the body fit good. Nice full coverage. I broke the first bolt I tightened. I didn't think I was putting that much force on it but I did ease up on the rest and they all went in good.

The front pate doesn't seem like a very sturdy mount. I think if I hit something hard with it it will bend or maybe even brake the wimpy mount adapter bracket or the stock plastic under there.

The front and rear arm plates are sized for the EX. I figured they would be even though on the web page it said it was compatable with my Z800 Trail. I think I can cut them down and make them work.

Here's a link to a short GIF I made of me in the Z on a muddy climb. https://www.amazon.com/photos/share/iVVBJTo3vd06GUZQ1k6VoVhX82L6b9CcAdFIihDIr1g
« Last Edit: January 22, 2017, 11:42:28 PM by RhythmRhyder »
2016 CFMOTO Z-Force 800 Trail
Winch anchor
42'' Highlift jack
Hitch mounted tow hook
Full skid plate
Cell phone/GPS ram mount
Go pro ram mount
IRIS 87 Quart Tote
Cipa 1139 Side View Mirrors

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Skid Plate for the Z8 Trail
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2017, 11:56:28 PM »
Most of the stuff I hit is right at the "baskets". The skid looks pretty good there. I think this will work out just fine. Now on to fitting the A arm ones.
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet