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Offline Grizzlie

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Skid plate bash plate selection
« on: April 17, 2021, 10:23:51 PM »
I'm looking to upgrade underside protection. I'm wondering what others have on and opinions. Main choices are between the following (because of local availability).

Outback Motortek
Givi
SW-Motech

Blackdog and Altrider are, AFAIK, unavailable in my country (even though they seem the most hard-core and offer the most protection)

I'm leaning towards the Motortek if only for the reason that I have their crashbars and luggage racks, which so far I'm quite happy in terms of bike protection. However, the GIVI seems interesting as it's longer.
As for the fear of falling...learn to love and cherish the experience. You want it. You need it. You can't wait for the next hit.

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Re: Skid plate bash plate selection
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2021, 04:16:01 AM »
I've been looking into this too...

Lots of options out there.
(In no particular order)

B & B Offroad
SW Motech
Touratech Option 1
Touratech Option 2
AltRider
Hepco & Becker
Givi Option 1
Givi Option 2
Outback Motertek
Black Dog CycleWorks
Wunderlich
Ricochet Offroad
Genuine BMW One (Not the silly plastic one that is stock)
« Last Edit: April 22, 2021, 05:01:45 AM by Shadow_Rusty »

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Re: Skid plate bash plate selection
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2021, 02:21:16 AM »
I did a bit of research on bash plates for my 850 GSA and decided on the SW Motech one mainly because it covers more of the header pipes and finishes almost at the back of the resonator. At the front it comes up higher than where the front guard finishes which keeps a lot of the crud off the header pipes as well as protecting them . The sides give good protection to the Cat. and oxygen sensor and finishes neatly in line with the BM crash bars as fitted to the GSA Rally model . Overall easy to fit with a very neat appearance and provides excellent protection to the engine and associated vitals. Hope this helps in your choice . Cheers , Richo.

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Re: Skid plate bash plate selection
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2021, 05:05:50 AM »
Figured I'd spend the time to add pics to each link...

*Originally Posted by Shadow_Rusty [+]
I've been looking into this too...

Lots of options out there.
(In no particular order)

B & B Offroad


SW Motech


Touratech Option 1


Touratech Option 2


AltRider


Hepco & Becker


Givi Option 1


Givi Option 2


Outback Motertek


Black Dog CycleWorks


Wunderlich


Ricochet Offroad


Genuine BMW One (Not the silly plastic one that is stock)

« Last Edit: April 23, 2021, 05:08:51 AM by Shadow_Rusty »

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Re: Skid plate bash plate selection
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2021, 06:13:40 AM »
Photos really highlight the protection afforded by the different brands . Thanks for putting them on here.
I was hoping no-one wanted me to take photos of mine as I'm a bit technically challenged .
 Another reason I went for the SW-Motech was availability in Australia and cost here.

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Re: Skid plate bash plate selection
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2021, 06:18:51 AM »
Agreed.
Im leaning towards the Aussie made B&B on mine.

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Re: Skid plate bash plate selection
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2021, 02:02:36 PM »
I found a real bargain at motea.com, really rigid construction, and only 90 EUR.
https://www.motea.com/en/skid-plate-for-bmw-f-850-gs-18-21-motoguard-aluminium-belly-pan-engine-guard-black-a040241-0


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Re: Skid plate bash plate selection
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2021, 09:19:39 PM »
After (some) deliberation, ultimately the Motortek plate was the winner. Seems the list of plates compatible with Motortek's crashbars is limited and pricing in my area was within 70 or so bucks. Here's a few pics of the underside as they seem to be rare. Haven't field tested it yet. So far only ~2000km tarmac


As for the fear of falling...learn to love and cherish the experience. You want it. You need it. You can't wait for the next hit.