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Bash plate options

I took the advice I got from my 'getting familiar with dirt' thread, and got out on dirt this weekend. Quite fun, but I kept hearing gravel and little bits and pieces pop up off the front tire and contact the bike. I was going pretty dern slow, but hope to be able to zip along a little faster on my next run.

So: bash plates.

I see the SW Motech and HT option. There's talk of the formerly available algard model - but the links to it are all dead. Are those my only two choices?

I want the plastic, lower side covers gone - SW's option wins there. But the dern thing is $240 compared to $200 with HT. Other opinions on the differences in these?

To be clear - I'm just looking for a modicum of protection down there; a bit of aluminium plate to keep kick-up off the exhaust headers. I've got SW's crash bars, so likely I'll stay with SW. Just looking for options.

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The HT version is about the ugliest thing I have ever seen on a bike. I made a shield for my KLX with a sheet of steel and a hammer that looks better. I do like the look of the other one but that is pretty spendy. I'll be making my own eventually. Not very many choices yet.
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Algard is out of business. Forum member Tinner made some almost identical but he sold all he had. I scored a new never used Algard by posting for one in the Wanted section of the forum. You might want to get a Fenda Extenda and a Radiator Cover.

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Keep in mind that if you find one of the plates made by Algard or Tinner, they really look better with the lower plastic side covers on the bike (well, in my opinion, anyways). If the goal is to remove those, then the best choices are either the SW Motech or the Happy Trails.

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Keep in mind that if you find one of the plates made by Algard or Tinner, they really look better with the lower plastic side covers on the bike (well, in my opinion, anyways). If the goal is to remove those, then the best choices are either the SW Motech or the Happy Trails.

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I'll sell this one. PM me with an offer. It's going to be on ebay in a few days but I'll give the forum first dibs.


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I'll sell this one. PM me with an offer. It's going to be on ebay in a few days but I'll give the forum first dibs.

Thats an Algard..... Heres photos for an install..
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Unfortunately, the above link appears to be dead (page not found)..weljo2001, can you have a look?

I posted an archive copy of the original site in this post. I think I also have the instructions in a word document here...somewhere. If anyone wants it, let me know and I'll post it.

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Unfortunately, the above link appears to be dead (page not found)..weljo2001, can you have a look?

I posted an archive copy of the original site in this post. I think I also have the instructions in a word document here...somewhere. If anyone wants it, let me know and I'll post it.

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I saw he sold it on ebay so didn't think the photos would be needed so i took them off my flikr page. But have them if anybody needs them.

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Had a couple of request for the Algard Install Photos so i put them back up..http://www.flickr.com/photos/5418178...7629122852831/

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Yeah I should have asked more for that plate. It went in just a few hours from when I put it online.


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