If you keep your quad protected in all the right places and service what needs to be serviced, it will last a lifetime. It is hard to believe, considering these bikes get to put the wringer both with a chore list and playing in the mud. Before the worst could happen, you'll want to get outfitted with a set of suspension and CV protection accessories. Side By Side Stuff has a great selection of these components, and one unity you can bank is built for the battle is the Yamaha Kodiak Rival Rear A-Arm Guard Set.
You've got to love the intense engineering and construction behind these ATV a-arm guards. Rival Power sports laser-cuts and deep-stamps marine-grade heavy-duty, lightweight aluminum complete with a corrosion-resistant powder-coated finish. The aircraft-grade structure drastically improves impact and whether-resistance, so you'll not only be well protected, but the kit will last for years. Rival has also included integrated CV joint security to ensure the vital driveline part safe from terrain abuse. This Kodiak 450 a-arm guards kit is just what you need to keep your bike moving.
Constructed with high strength 5/32" Marine grade aluminum
Laser cut and powder coated
Deep stamped to add strength
Utilizes factory mounting points and additional brackets
Drain and maintenance holes
Hidden fastening and special plate washers when required