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An essential piece of kit. OEM product, IMHO insufficient. :frown2:

This one looks promissing. Made by B&B Australia
 

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Nice find.

That would definitely be on my list of parts to get.... that`s if I actually plan on doing some serious off roading. Being a bike i`ll have more for street application, in black would be better for me.
 

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Did you consider extending the bash plate to protect rear suspension ?

So long as this element is exposed, as it is now, serious off-road is rather risky :frown2:
 

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I'm thinking this bash plate would protect the side of the engine in a fall. All that is required then is a fairing crash bar.
 

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Did you consider extending the bash plate to protect rear suspension ?

So long as this element is exposed, as it is now, serious off-road is rather risky :frown2:


Good question, when i actually looked at the bike i thought honda did an ok job of keeping the linkage out of the way , Far better than some mid bore enduro bikes that shall remain nameless.

And as most people will fit a center stand ,,, here in oz they will be fitted as standard ,,,makes it really hard to run it back as a linkage guard as well . Really needs to be a separate item me thinks .

I'm thinking this bash plate would protect the side of the engine in a fall. All that is required then is a fairing crash bar.
We have done our best to privide some fall protection with the bigger plate , which we call the" Safari" . The smaller one we call the "Big tour" here is a couple of pics of each as well as the modular luggage plate we have made .

Cheers

"Safari"
 

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Does the larger one fit the DCT bikes?
I have one of your bash plates on my CRF250L and its very well made.
Looking to get one for my AT when it arrives.
 

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Does the larger one fit the DCT bikes?
I have one of your bash plates on my CRF250L and its very well made.
Looking to get one for my AT when it arrives.
Sorry i missed this one .

I think it would but i have not got my mits on one of those yet , i sent 1 today to a customer in Perth so i should know in a few days .

Thanks for the praise.

Radiator guards are nearly done as well .
 

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...And as most people will fit a center stand ,,, here in oz they will be fitted as standard ,,,makes it really hard to run it back as a linkage guard as well . Really needs to be a separate item me thinks .
I have ordered the OEM center stand as well. When the bike arrives, I will have a look, perhaps fixing a plate to the center stand will do the job. Did this on other bikes before and it worked quite well :smile2:
 

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I have ordered the OEM center stand as well. When the bike arrives, I will have a look, perhaps fixing a plate to the center stand will do the job. Did this on other bikes before and it worked quite well :smile2:


I think that is a good idea , i only had the bike here { one with a center stand} for an hour just to make sure our gear was going to clear everything ,but i think your idea would be an option for sure.
 

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Good question, when i actually looked at the bike i thought honda did an ok job of keeping the linkage out of the way , Far better than some mid bore enduro bikes that shall remain nameless.

And as most people will fit a center stand ,,, here in oz they will be fitted as standard ,,,makes it really hard to run it back as a linkage guard as well . Really needs to be a separate item me thinks .



We have done our best to privide some fall protection with the bigger plate , which we call the" Safari" . The smaller one we call the "Big tour" here is a couple of pics of each as well as the modular luggage plate we have made .


Hi Talon on the Safari do you have any shots looking down from the riders seat I have the stock Honda crash bars and wanted to get some protection around the side covers but wanted to see what the actual distance is between the plate and the water pump on one side and the clutch cover on the other. I am assuming the 5mm plate would give reasonable protection to both sides ie not that easy to bend into the side covers?
 

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^^ Looks a bit thin, like its light gauge pressed tin.
But the shape of it looks good.
 

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I have ordered the OEM center stand as well. When the bike arrives, I will have a look, perhaps fixing a plate to the center stand will do the job. Did this on other bikes before and it worked quite well :smile2:
Hi Marekm this is the underside of the bike at full extension and slight compression at no stage does the suspension go outside the protection of the stock Honda center stand. The factory stand fitted here in AU will always take the hit not the suspension linkage.
 

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Good question, when i actually looked at the bike i thought honda did an ok job of keeping the linkage out of the way , Far better than some mid bore enduro bikes that shall remain nameless.

And as most people will fit a center stand ,,, here in oz they will be fitted as standard ,,,makes it really hard to run it back as a linkage guard as well . Really needs to be a separate item me thinks .



We have done our best to privide some fall protection with the bigger plate , which we call the" Safari" . The smaller one we call the "Big tour" here is a couple of pics of each as well as the modular luggage plate we have made .


Hi Talon on the Safari do you have any shots looking down from the riders seat I have the stock Honda crash bars and wanted to get some protection around the side covers but wanted to see what the actual distance is between the plate and the water pump on one side and the clutch cover on the other. I am assuming the 5mm plate would give reasonable protection to both sides ie not that easy to bend into the side covers?



Around the left side cases there is 25 mm or so , more on the right as the cases are up quit high on that side . Yes the 5 mm 5083 plate is tough stuff , think tip truck bins. Here is a couple of pics from a different angle .

My Tri color should be here in a week or so plenty more to come .







 

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By the looks of it, this must be the Rugged Roads one. If that's the case, it's 4mm stainless steal the mounting bracket and 4mm aluminum the bashplate.
No, the one pictured is on the Italian concept bike built way before any production bike was built.
 

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I have not seen the rugged roads one as a finished product yet , just a CAD model , but it surely looks the business , i cannot wait to see the finished product .
 
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