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Hi guys.

New to the Vstrom. 2009 with 38,000km here in Australia ad have recently installed and B & B engineering bash plate. Amazing bit of kit!!!! But hugs the stock exhaust pretty tight under the body.

Was wondering if anyone has this skid/bash plate and an aftermarket exhaust system and what if anything will fit.

Cheers guys!

Love the bike. Swapped it for my Sv650s and having heaps more fun on the ‘strom.

Wonderful supports and forums it seems. Will try to attach some picks. New to the whole forum thing.

Thanks in advance for any replies.

Clancy






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Jeez that thing looks stout. I don’t have one in mine at all, but if you send me that one I’d be happy to test it out and report back :D. I haven’t seen that before, that thing looks like serious piece of armor.
 

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Would you mind posting a closeup pix of the skid plate bracket used below the Givi engine guards? It looks like there is a mounting fitted to the motor and not on the crash bar?
 

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Will do when I get a tic.

It’s not mounted to the crash bar at all.




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Will do when I get a tic.

It’s not mounted to the crash bar at all.




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It mounts using longer bolts for the oil cooler mount and longer header bolts at the front. Various plates in various tricky orders! But solid. Then another custom plate at the rear where a centre stand would mount. I don’t have one so spacers are included but can accomodate a centre stand. At work but can take more pics tomorrow.





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Often there are queries on how to mount a skid plate to various brands of engine guard or how to mount a skid plate, if no engine guard is available. Your mounting bracket pix (front and rear) may be of help, to myself and some of the members, as an alternative method of mounting the skid plate. Thanx for sharing the pix of your skid plate mounting brackets.
 

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Welcome to the world of Stroms, what part of OZ are you in ?

All Aussies know B&B build tuff stuff, most would only fit a aftermarket muffler not the complete exhaust.

If that is the case to B&B plate should not give you any problems.

Some people don't like plates that mount directly to the motor, they prefer crash bar mounted plates to keep the impacts away from the motor.
 
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Seems like they are almost there. I rugged off road skid pan I mean. Looks like the could easily make a mounting that connected to the crash bars. A rugged skid pan that connects to the engine is just a bad idea. Maybe they just need some feedback.
 

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Thanks for the feedback and welcome guys!

I’m on the far south coast of NSW. Near a small town called Bermagui.

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If you add your home town to your profile you may find others in your area looking you up to join them in a ride.
 

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Welcome to the world of Stroms, what part of OZ are you in ?

All Aussies know B&B build tuff stuff, most would only fit a aftermarket muffler not the complete exhaust.

If that is the case to B&B plate should not give you any problems.

Some people don't like plates that mount directly to the motor, they prefer crash bar mounted plates to keep the impacts away from the motor.
Resurrecting this post !!
I have the same B&B in black. tough stuff. But I am a bit worry to damage the engine if I go over a log or something like that

I wrote to B&B this week, no response so far.
Have you come with a solution?

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Looks like if that front mounting bracket were turned around it could be fastened to the crash bar with a U bolt.
 

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My first attempt to make a bracket.
Not a U bolt, but cable ties. 4 of them. Each one can manage 220 Newtons of force, considering that the impact won't put any pressure on the ties. It may work.
I leave the old bracket there, just in case I need to go back to original.
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As notacop suggested, the U bracket would be safer option than the cable ties. I suggest that you leave the rubber dampers (under the cable ties) in place, as per your pix above, to limit vibration transfer.
 

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Tie wraps must be good. The Bone DR put several of them in my wife's leg when repairing her Femur. Looks funny on the X rays though.
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As notacop suggested, the U bracket would be safer option than the cable ties. I suggest that you leave the rubber dampers (under the cable ties) in place, as per your pix above, to limit vibration transfer.
Yes, it's not the most pretty solution. To install the U bolt, I would need to drill another hole in the L shaped bracket to fit the U bolt.
Yesterday I went out for about 30 min to see if the heat of the exhaust pipe could as affect the plastic. It was all perfect though.
 
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