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Lower crash bar or decent bash plate??
« on: October 03, 2020, 12:14:40 pm »
Hi gents.

Recently bought a 2016 AT. Looking for advice or any input.

Im deciding between sw motech bash plate or rock fox set of lower crash bars..

The bash plate - folds around and protects larger parts around the engine.

Lower crash bars - protection engine covers only when bike drop and cant fit any other bash plate

Is there combos ou there that works? How well of a job does the sw motech bash plate do ?

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Re: Lower crash bar or decent bash plate??
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2020, 08:52:31 am »
Look at Riotgear.co.za as well

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Re: Lower crash bar or decent bash plate??
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2020, 09:04:59 am »
Look at Riotgear.co.za as well

@JABO is on this forum as well

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Re: Lower crash bar or decent bash plate??
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2020, 10:50:34 am »
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Re: Lower crash bar or decent bash plate??
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2020, 07:25:40 am »
I have the Rockfox lower bars and bash plate fitted. Its a good combo but like you mentioned there is that gap between lower bars and engine that can get hit by a stone destroying the engine casing on the shifter side.. Im in the process of taking my bike to mike at rockfox to weld in a extra piece of aluminium  to the current bashplate to cover up those 2 gaps ether side. Will post pictures when its done.
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Re: Lower crash bar or decent bash plate??
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2020, 02:51:48 pm »
I have the Rockfox lower bars and bash plate fitted. Its a good combo but like you mentioned there is that gap between lower bars and engine that can get hit by a stone destroying the engine casing on the shifter side.. Im in the process of taking my bike to mike at rockfox to weld in a extra piece of aluminium  to the current bashplate to cover up those 2 gaps ether side. Will post pictures when its done.

Righto so the twin is back and here is what Mike did. I am very pleased and it looks awesome. Now those stones cant damage the engine casing anymore. Much better protection than the sw motech one with the lower bars fitted. He made copy's in case anyone wants the same. Best upgrade to the current bash plate you can make.

Yes the centre stand has surface rust but will also be taken care of and fitted with a protection plate on the bottom to protect the rear shock linkage.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2020, 03:10:51 pm by hiltonph »
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Re: Lower crash bar or decent bash plate??
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2020, 03:29:52 pm »
That bashplate looks the business  :thumleft:
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Re: Lower crash bar or decent bash plate??
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2020, 04:12:34 pm »
That bashplate looks the business  :thumleft:

Much better now wih this simple mod. Mike really did a great job with this simple extension. He kept the copies for future use.
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Re: Lower crash bar or decent bash plate??
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2020, 12:32:56 pm »
...and fitted with a protection plate on the bottom to protect the rear shock linkage.

I have a center stand with a similar protection plate:

https://www.motorradgarage.com.au/skid-plates-engine-guards-sw-motech/2175-engine-guard-skid-plate-extension-honda-crf-1000l-africa-twin

It really works beautifully to protect the shock linkage from gravel rash. I could not believe how many small dings I had on that plate after just a few hundred kms gravel. It is properly sand blasted now.  :thumleft:
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Re: Lower crash bar or decent bash plate??
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2020, 12:48:32 pm »
I run this setup, Outback Motortek lower bars and bash plate. I can recommend this combo. The bash plate comes up high at the front to also protect the headers, and wide to cover the water pump and clutch cover. Not sure about price or availability in SA...

https://outbackmotortek.com/honda-africa-twin-1000-crash-protection-combo/



Not pretty, but can also double as a “skottelskaar” for a bacon and egg breakfast in the wilderness...  :deal:

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Re: Lower crash bar or decent bash plate??
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2020, 06:25:12 am »
I run this setup, Outback Motortek lower bars and bash plate. I can recommend this combo. The bash plate comes up high at the front to also protect the headers, and wide to cover the water pump and clutch cover. Not sure about price or availability in SA...

https://outbackmotortek.com/honda-africa-twin-1000-crash-protection-combo/



Not pretty, but can also double as a “skottelskaar” for a bacon and egg breakfast in the wilderness...  :deal:

I have heard good things about outback moto. That bashplate does look proper. The best protection does not usually look pretty but it does what it is suppose to do.. Looks like you have more than enough space there to play.
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Re: Lower crash bar or decent bash plate??
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2020, 04:40:55 am »
...and fitted with a protection plate on the bottom to protect the rear shock linkage.

I have a center stand with a similar protection plate:

https://www.motorradgarage.com.au/skid-plates-engine-guards-sw-motech/2175-engine-guard-skid-plate-extension-honda-crf-1000l-africa-twin

It really works beautifully to protect the shock linkage from gravel rash. I could not believe how many small dings I had on that plate after just a few hundred kms gravel. It is properly sand blasted now.  :thumleft:

Here is a picture of 18000kms of wear on my little centerstand bash plate after a wash this weekend. Maybe 20% of those kms were on gravel.



Close-up:



This would have been my shock lower linkage...

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Re: Lower crash bar or decent bash plate??
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2020, 06:16:43 am »
...and fitted with a protection plate on the bottom to protect the rear shock linkage.

I have a center stand with a similar protection plate:

https://www.motorradgarage.com.au/skid-plates-engine-guards-sw-motech/2175-engine-guard-skid-plate-extension-honda-crf-1000l-africa-twin

It really works beautifully to protect the shock linkage from gravel rash. I could not believe how many small dings I had on that plate after just a few hundred kms gravel. It is properly sand blasted now.  :thumleft:

Here is a picture of 18000kms of wear on my little centerstand bash plate after a wash this weekend. Maybe 20% of those kms were on gravel.



Close-up:



This would have been my shock lower linkage...

Exactly why one needs that litte extension plate. It looks like its doing it job. Thanks for the photos.
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Re: Lower crash bar or decent bash plate??
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2020, 10:35:13 am »
 :biggrin: thanks for all the Inputs,,,these all look great :thumleft:

Wil post picture shortly with my setup
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Re: Lower crash bar or decent bash plate??
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2020, 07:33:39 pm »
It looks pretty standard on the photo...Almost 35 000 km
30% off road

-Rock fox upper n lower crash bars

-Barkbuster VPS

-motoradical bash plate

-spots

-head lights shields

-two brothers racing USA slip on(truly brings engine character growl)

-waltech rear luggage rack

-go grave radiator guard and stand enlarge

-shock sock

-mototech bar raiser and exhaust header protector

-12v socket and baterry maintenance/charger

Im considering the camel brace? Im not riding with GPS mount..worthy upgrade? And I dont plan on landing the bike on its roof..lol

Also

Do you guys prefer the seat height on the upper or lower setting?

Anything you guys would recommend adding?






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