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Old 03-12-2012, 04:49 AM   #1
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950 Adv: which aftermarket bashplate, and why?

Interested in people's experiences of aftermarket bashplates on Adventures.

Which one did you fit, and why?

And has it pleased or disappointed?
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:13 AM   #2
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Thumb GiT here

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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Old 03-12-2012, 06:16 AM   #3
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Had a friend make me one back when I had an adventure...sold it with the bike when it went. Worked great, was bomb proof and basically had the same curved shape as the stock one with better side protection. Cost about $400 to have a friend fabricate it on short notice...costly compared to what was out there but at the time 2005...there were not many options.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:29 PM   #4
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Had a friend make me one back when I had an adventure...sold it with the bike when it went. Worked great, was bomb proof and basically had the same curved shape as the stock one with better side protection. Cost about $400 to have a friend fabricate it on short notice...costly compared to what was out there but at the time 2005...there were not many options.
That bash plate is still kicking! Best 400 spent!

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Old 03-12-2012, 01:59 PM   #5
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I picked up a bashplate from GiT. The other plate that came into question was the one from Weld36 (I think?). 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...
Hello Terence, where did you get the GiT plate ?
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:28 AM   #6
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Thumb GiT ---> Adventure Spec

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Hello Terence, where did you get the GiT plate ?
Hi, I ordered it directly from Adventure Spec online:

http://www.adventure-spec.com/

This is the second time I have ordered stuff from them and the service has been good both times. I'm not affiliated with them, just a satisfied customer.
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:24 AM   #7
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Hi, I ordered it directly from Adventure Spec online:

http://www.adventure-spec.com/

This is the second time I have ordered stuff from them and the service has been good both times. I'm not affiliated with them, just a satisfied customer.
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:36 PM   #8
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I picked up a bashplate from GiT. The other plate that came into question was the one from Weld36 (I think?). 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...
+1 for the GiT.

Not very common stateside but love the design- especially the extra room for tools- and it's rock solid.
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:38 PM   #9
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I have the touratech plate on mine and it's beefy. It has a subframe on the engine-side of it which inspires a lot of confidence in the design.
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:11 PM   #10
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Thumb Touratech

I have the touratech. It's been on the bike for nearly seven years of abuse, taking lots of hits. It serves as maximum protection, a jack point, has optimal air flow, allows for vent tube to stick thru, self drains, removes in seconds, can store tools and a toolbox, and costs a small fortune.
I bought it cause it was the only one available at the time. I would, in fact, buy it again.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:11 PM   #11
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I have pounded my Blackdog for years. It continues to amaze me. I just got the CJ sidestand bracket and really like it.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:18 PM   #12
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+2 on the G-IT. I had one on my SE and just put one on the Adventure. Adventure spec.com has them and I bet they would deliver well before Black Dog or Touratech. Mine showed up in two days from the UK to Arizona with no extra shipping. Also the price was much less then the other plates out there.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:44 PM   #13
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I vvent vvith the touratech. Not total useless as some of there parts tend to be. VVas happy vvith it but my gravelblaster needed some blood, svveat and tears...and CF and kevlar. I vvent toura-locul






CF/kevlar clearly shovvs. Blood, svveat and tears came from a part in this picture.



Even used some of it for the bastard aka 530īs bashplate. Protected me, novv it take care of the bikes.



VVhen i can copy paste parts like this, everyone can. Just do it....

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Old 03-12-2012, 06:42 PM   #14
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BashPlate

BlackDog, I prefer the finish on the plate. They are also quick to deliver.
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:34 AM   #15
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