Originally Posted by rapiti
Did you get my PM?
What about heat retention? Are engine temps higher than with stock plate? Anybody cut holes in Matt's plates to let air through?
I put a few holes in mine, it was the only way to control heat for me. Constant speeds, no problem, but tight trails or even worse, slow climbs, and my bike was cooking. Once I put a few strategically placed holes in it, no worries, I suspect the 640 just needed some airflow at lower speeds past the cases to remove excess heat. I can't vouch for others though, that was my own specific fix.
I have field tested the bashplate and it works, I still have a right foot with no broken bones.