CRF250L Emperor Racing Skid Plate and Radiator Guard Install
Emperor Racing makes some very nice products. I recently picked up the Emperor racing skid plate and Rad guard for my CRF250L. The build quality and design is outstanding. It is a amazing what they can do with laser/water etching these days! Not only is the skid plate aesthetically pleasing.. its made out of 3/16th thick aluminium making it one of the strongest I have seen for the CRF250L to date. The Emperor skid plate weights in at about 3 lbs which is not bad considering how much metal is there protecting your engine. The radiator guard is made out of 1/8″ aluminum and provides a strong cage to protect your rad from rocks/branches. The only real way it could see it getting damaged is if you some how rolled backwards into a sharp thick stick (very unlikely) . The install was pretty quick and easy, my only real issue was getting the top bar into the space between my engine and the frame, however this was solved with a few good smacks of the hammer. The Radiator guard was very simple to install and only required removing a few screws and the stock plastic rad guard. The new aluminium radiator guard uses all of the stock mounting location with the addition of a re-enforced bracket for extra strength. Check out the video below to see how easy it is to install your own!