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Old 16 Nov 2007
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Swapping a bash plate?

Hi there
Does anyone know if a bash plate from an early pre-90 XT600 will fit a later E model without modifications?
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Old 16 Nov 2007
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TTR model fits but leaves some external parts unprotected. I heard that the better one should be the one from Tenere 600 with electric starter, being wider. XTZ 660 model does not fit, unless u do some cut&welding
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's Far as I know XT's were never fitted with a bashplate, but with a kind of frame to give minimal protection.
The engine of the E-start XT6 is in outside form and dimension the same as that of the E-start 600 Teneres, so the bashplate from the Tenere would be the one. However, the mounting points are different, but should not be too much of a challenge to make it fit.

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Thanks for the replies. Now I`ll have to look out for one - the original frame type thing looks quite useless.
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weld plate on to the frame

just do what i did..weld 1.5mm thick plate on to the 'frame thing' bashplate it works ok and if you need to you can add sides to it or a higher front. im happy with mine as is... OK its UGLY but so is the bike, being 17 yrs old and everything, the plate has had a fair few rocks bounce off it and been bashed against logs and boulders in anger and through general bad riding... but its saved the engine and thats all I care about.

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Long time!

Hi there,

I know this is a pretty old thread but i'm very interested in Martynbiker's idea of welding plate to the guard thing. However, does this affect the engine in any way? I mean, this way the engine is pretty much covered and all the bash plate examples i see around have holes in them. Is it for weight issues or cooling issues? Both?

Thanks in advance.
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Be careful what you cover, I have to remove the bashplate on my xt600 Tenere to change the oil.
Martynbikers plate looks like it might hold water/mud leading to corrosion.
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I found an old one for my '03, required to drill 2 holes, thats about it.

Really dont know which year it was from, but i could take pictures showing what it looks like on the bike?
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Thanks guys, i came up with a solution similar to the above but didnt weld anything, just attached it the the 'frame' bit with some piping clamps (don't know the term). This way it's not permanent!
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