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Old 26 Nov 2002
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Bashplate for XT600E (2002 model)

I require a rugged full length bash plate for a 2002 XT600E - the standard 'bars' are already looking 2nd hand...

Can anyone advise where to obtain one - preferably in the UK

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CRD Bashplate

Hi Bish,

A company called CRD make them. Ive used one before, never had any problems with it. Try the link below


I cut down and bolted an army ammo 7.62mm link box on the front to hold all my tools.

Hope this helps

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Originally Posted by mbishop
I require a rugged full length bash plate for a 2002 XT600E - the standard 'bars' are already looking 2nd hand...

Can anyone advise where to obtain one - preferably in the UK

I picked up one of the OEM aluminum (snow shovel type) off a 80's series for my XT600E, took a little bit of fab work as the wrecker ripped the mounts off when he removed it, bit the mounts appear to be in the same locations as the "bar type" protector.

I don't think there's any difference in the frames, but I'm not the expert here.

Perhaps if you can get a wrecker to let you hold it up to your bike, or pull the bar type off and carry it to the wreckers to compare.

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David Lambeth does a wonderfully converted CRD bash plate. Welds are lovely and everything lines up beautifully. £100

You have to tap out you mounting holes to M8 though which is dead easy.
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Perfect! Just what I was looking for. This site is a wonderfull place with lots of information!

I can't find many bash plates for my XT600E 2001 model. I did find one Touratech model:

And now I am in doubt ...

The CRD is a very nice one. They both look much alike. But the CRD looks rounder.
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Smile XT600E Bashplate

Amazing - I started this thread in 2002 and now it's back!

I can definitely recommend the CRD - my bike gets trail riding, trial and Enduro abuse rather than overlanding and has taken loads of big impacts (Cornwall is full of granite & slate) - nearly 20,000k of this use and it's still going strong. The David Lambeth supplied one with oversize bolts is the one to go for - although to be honest you could buy a stock CRD one and buy oversize (14mm) bolts and tap the threads yourself.
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David Lambeth still makes them... I think they are modified CRD plates. I just bought one from him and it looks nice. Maybe he could make them a little bit wider, but maybe I am paranoic (I broke my engine casing this spring )


The TT one looks even better, but it's also more expensive. I got mine for 100 pounds. There is no need to drill any extra holes in the frame.

However, the bashplate won't fit with the Hepco and Becker crashbars for the XT 600, so keep this in mind!

Actually, the crashbars don't fit well with the Acerbis 28L tank also.

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