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Old 01-10-2013, 12:25 PM   #874
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Originally Posted by dfye55 View Post
I need bash plate for the Utah backcountry discovery route this summer. I see the Ricochet and a TCI,. The TCI includes side guards. Are side guards overkill? I'm an older conservative rider, but I have dropped the bike several times riding enduro routes.


Thoughts, other recommendations?
The "ears" of the Utah Sport Cycle/Richochet (I think they're the same) bash plate do a good job of protecting the water pump housing and plumbing, in my experience:

Hogged out the oil drain hole for better flow path, avoiding bash plate when draining oil.
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