Cracked bash plate

Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by Nightstalker, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Working on the bike today I found that I had cracked the bash plate! Anyone using any of the aftermarket products??

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Here's what it looks like from the inside:

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  3. mitch

    mitch Long timer

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    So why not just weld it up ?
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  4. Renegade6

    Renegade6 Been here awhile

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    I have a crack in mine as well. The touratech one looks pretty nice.

    Cast aluminum is a pain to weld and the results aren't always that good.
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  5. mchaskell

    mchaskell Adventurer

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    I have the Touratech bash plate on mine and it appears to be stronger than the stock plate. It has steel bars on the inside that mount to the stock mounting locations. The aluminum plate mounts to the steel bars. Some of the welding is not the greatest but it took a good thump the other day and appears unscathed.
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  6. Mack

    Mack Gone, but never forgotten. RIP, Mack...

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    Stop drill it, and carry on! :evil
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  7. not2fast

    not2fast Been here awhile

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    Nightstalker, that's the price you pay for thinking the 950 is an enduro bike on those RORR trails!!

    I thought you might post some pics on this site of Robbie's downhill after the gas stop. Maybe a few GS / LC8 riders would like to try that section..

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  8. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    I replaced my stock bash plate with one from TouraTech. The TT one
    is made from a reasonably heavy aluminium and is drilled for more cooling
    air flow. I had only seen a foto of it on TT web site and was suprised to
    find that it has a steel tubing frame on the inside which gives it
    more support and also carries the rear mounting points. I have not cased
    and big rocks with it yet but have pounded it getting over a downed tree
    at a local riding area where I go to learn riding skills on this beast. It seems
    to be the best plate available, at least that i've seen so far.

    MAX GO!!!!!!!
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