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Old 15-03-2009
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Anyone DIY'd a Bash Plate?

Hey all,

Has anyone had any success making their own bash plates for their ride here? I was thinking of buying one for the drz but they look simple enough to knock up at work.. especially if it saves me $160

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Old 15-03-2009
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Yeah, knocked one up from steel for my 06 GG. Figured it out using a cardboard mockup and duct tape. Once I had it all together, just take the cardboard apart and there are your templates to cut individual bits. Used steel because I was poor and only had an arc welder.
Finally broke it and eventually bought an alloy one. Now wish that I'd kept my templates and paid someone to weld up an alloy one for me.
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been thinking of doing this for my wr200 as they seem to be thin on the ground these days.. having a mate who a genius working with ally, it might just be a goer i reckon
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Old 16-03-2009
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Rebuild has a ripper home made bash plate on his '09 EXC300. It even protects the pipe. He's also got a trick looking home made headlight protector and tie down bracket.

Rebuild - post up some pics for everyone to see.
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Please don't laugh, and this isn't what I've done, but a mate,............................................. ... no really it was a mate.
We asked if he was sponsored by Big W.
He bought a $6 plastic chopping board ,positioned it so he could bend (by melting the plastic enough to bend) the board to the shape of his subframe(EXE 525) cut slits wide enough to run stainless hose clamps through board and around subframe and wala!
It lasted a few months before loosing it in the scrub, then when he went to replace it the chopping boards had gone up to $14, boy was he pissed.




True story!



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Old 23-03-2009
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Hi all,
just new here, but the info from you all is awesome, I only started riding a couple of years ago, and bought a TTR250,(since trded up to a WR450), a mate had a TTR at the time as well, he had all the bells and wistles, and left his bike at my place all the time, I took the B&B bash plate off his and got a mate to make up a copy out of stainless, nothing got through that, the only problem was the sound it made when it was hit, however hearing all the stones, etc. that hit it made me wonder why they are not standard on all bikes? do any bikes come with a decent bash plate as stock equipment?
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Old 23-03-2009
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made a skid plate for a kx out of a roundabout sign- legally obtained. Never had an issue.
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Old 24-03-2009
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G'day All
Please don't laugh, and this isn't what I've done, but a mate,............................................. ... no really it was a mate.
We asked if he was sponsored by Big W.
He bought a $6 plastic chopping board ,positioned it so he could bend (by melting the plastic enough to bend) the board to the shape of his subframe(EXE 525) cut slits wide enough to run stainless hose clamps through board and around subframe and wala!
It lasted a few months before loosing it in the scrub, then when he went to replace it the chopping boards had gone up to $14, boy was he pissed.




True story!



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Wozz
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Old 24-03-2009
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Just buy a force one....they are better than anything you could nock up
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I believe there a pics on ADV of a speed limit sign used as a bashplate, maybe it is a stop sign, either way you get the idea.
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