Without a Honda CRF110 skid plate, your unprotected engine can lead to many serious problems, especially if riding the bike on rocky terrain.
Mounting a skid plate can save you a lot of time, and money, so let’s look at what the CRF110 skid plate is all about.
CRF110 Skid Plate – What Is It?
The skid plate for the Honda CRF110 is a cover for the front underside of the engine, which protects it from dirt, rocks, and a possible engine collision with the ground if/when hitting a jump. The skid plate provides engine coverage and is durable and easy to mount to the bike.
Most skid plate packages come with all the necessary mounting parts and hardware, and depending on which skid plate you buy, there is also an option for it to be powder coated. It can be powder coated with black protective paint to increase its durability and resistance to scratching and heat from the exhaust.
Honda CRF110 Skid Plate Specifications and Installation
- Manufactured from anodized aluminum
- Sturdy and durable construction, made from 3/16-inch (4.5 millimeters) thick 6061-T6 aluminum sheets
- The plate is 13.19 x 10.24 x 6.1 inches and weighs around 3.35 pounds
- TIG welded joints for maximum strength
- Mounts to the bike using M6 hex bolts
- Compatible with all Honda CRF110 models from 2013-2021
- It has holes dedicated for easy engine maintenance, without the need to remove the plate
- Protected with a black powder coat (optional) for increased scratch durability and resistance to heat from the exhaust
The installation of the CRF110 skid plate is easy and straightforward:
- Make sure you have the necessary tools; in this case, you will only need an M6 hex wrench.
- Check the package to make sure the skid plate also comes with the mounting bolts.
- Locate the screw holes on the underside of the engine (there should only be 2) by placing the plate and examining where the bolt holes are supposed to be.
- Screw the bolts tight using the M6 hex wrench. You can also apply some thread lock to the bolts before installation (optional, but recommended) to prevent engine vibrations from loosening them.
- Note that if you have the 2019 Honda CRF110 model, you may have to tap the cylinder mounting hole of the bike to be able to screw the bolt. That is because Honda doesn’t thread that mounting hole, even though it is on the engine.
User Experiences With the CRF110 Skid Plate
According CRF110 owners, installing the skid plate was an excellent decision because it provides adequate protection for the CRF110 exhaust and engine.
Without the plate, the underside of the bike is completely exposed, which can be problematic and cause damage, especially if you ride the bike on rocky terrain.
Riders have also stated that the plate provides a strong link between the engine and the frame, as it is mounted directly to them. This results in lesser engine vibrations and smoother engine operation as well.
Have you been riding your CRF110 for a while, a Honda fan, or even brand new to Hondas, and wondering what CRF stands for? You can learn about what CRF stands for here. You can also find other Honda models we’ve reviewed:
Or, if the CRF110 is just a little too small for you and you’re looking for the next step up for pit bikes, take a look at the 2022 KLX140 (I know it’s not a Honda, but still a great bike…).
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