Bash plates, to buy or not to buy?

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So I'm new to the sport of off road biking, been riding around on friends bikes for the past few months and just bought myself an 01 xr250. I've found that the technical aspects of trail riding are what interest me the most. When I see big logs or piles of sharp pointy rocks I tend to point my bike in their direction and try to figure a way across.

Given I like to engage in these kind of undercarriage scarring endeavours, would a bash plate be a worth while investment? If it is, what should I look for in my bashplate? Or are they all much the same? Any and all advice (dumb and useless inclusive) would be warmly welcomed.
 

RM_guy

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Get one for sure!! The enduro style give the most protection. They not only have coverage underneath but "wings" up on both sides to protect the cases. Mine has massive damage from rocks and such and I can only think how bad the bike would be damaged without the plate!