I picked up a bashplate from GiT. The other plate that came into question was the one from Weld86. Both looked really solid but I ended up with the GiT plate mostly because living in the EU, the shipping and duties would not have made the Welder plate competitive.
Speaking technically, I like the way the GiT plate has a contoured plate to match up with the stock cast alu piece up front: there is no gap for crud to get in. Also, the storage slot in the front is nice for tools, a spare tube, or whatever. Finally, the GiT offers a bit more protection than for the sidestand and engine cases than any other plate aside from the unit being sold by an Australian skid plate (sorry, forget his name).
Finally, install was simple, all hardware was top quality, welds were purty, and it installed in about 30 minutes. If my 4 year old hadn't helped me, I could have done it in 20...
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Terence FFM screwed with this post 03-13-2012 at 12:29 AM