I have had a Ricochet plate on my 08 KLR650 since it was a few months old. I have landed on it hard enough to destroy the engine several times. Works great still although it could use a hammer and a flat bit of pavement to flatten it out. Best money I ever spent
Originally Posted by 8gv
I installed a Ricochet brand bash plate on mine (after I stoved in the case). It works better than expected because so far I have zero crashes on it. I have dragged it over several logs and rocks though.
I did takes steps to mitigate the ringing noise that reflects off the plate back up at me. I cut some auto heater hose and wrapped it around the frame where the bash plate might touch it