Originally Posted by mpj220
My XMR had a skid plate.
The XMR frame is longer than a standard chassis frame. The additional length (approx 5 inches) in the frame is the section just in front of where mine broke.
CanAm should have done something similar to the repair that my weld shop did. By adding an angle gusset, it spreads the load over an entire area rather than at one point - that being at the 2 welds that failed.
It just seems that Can-Am is so concerned with the HP to weight ratio that they make frames on the weak side. I'm glad I stuffed my first generation Can-Am frame with box aluminum to strengthen it. Taken some pretty good hits and is surviving almost as good as a Polaris frame would.