Great Quality and Protection
Installed this a few days ago in my garage, looks like it's OEM and meant to be there. The quality is top notch, you can tell the plate is very sturdy and the weld on tabs are precisely made. Yamaha's poor welding from the factory makes for a little bit of grinding to get the fitment right though. This is the second time I have ever welded in my life and first time with a wire welder. I used a Lincoln Weldpak HD which was perfect for the job, generates the right amount of heat to weld good but not blow through the frame. Don't let the welding aspect of this kit turn you away, hand's down it is the best route to go for frame and diff protection and the kit is designed to be as noob friendly as possible. Just take your time and run through everything as many times as needed before you lay your first bead! If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact Teixeiratech, customer service was spot on!
Reviewed by: Robert from San Antonio.