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post #1 of 27 Old 05-11-2016, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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Bash Plate CAD plans - here you go

I've seen a few people asking for a set of plans for the DL650 so I've gone through the process of creating a CAD file which can be used on a CNC machine to cut out the bash plate or simply used for the measurements and angles.
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post #2 of 27 Old 05-11-2016, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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Bash Plate fitted. As I've got an aftermarket exhaust the fixing point at the back maybe different from those using the standard exhaust
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Just wanted to say that I think it's great that you'd create this project and then make the file available to everyone to use. That spirit is one of the things I like most about this forum, and why I keep posting here long after I traded my V-Strom. Hats off to you, Dan.
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I need to one of those, I'm busting the rivets on my SWM plate
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Dan,

With your permission I would like to try to make some ultra low cost skid plate kits with this design.

The skid pan could arrive in a flat package (low shipping cost). It would be cut per your plan with crease lines to be bent by the owner. The crease lines could be cut with a round nose end mill ensuring a precise bend location. I suspect the pan itself it could be done for <$50. There would still need to be a rear mounting bracket fabricated.

Another idea might be to include the rerar mounting bracket in the skid pan design. The rear mount could just be a matter of bending additional tabs.

We can call the Dan skid pan project or "Stromtrooper Skid Pan."

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post #6 of 27 Old 11-21-2016, 07:51 AM
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Hey guys,

Am I looking at this thing wrong?

I don't see any measurements or even where the bends go.
I am not expert so I have no idea on what to do here.

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post #7 of 27 Old 11-21-2016, 09:13 AM
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I have not opened it myself, but will try when I get to the shop. It is a DWG file, so the measurements are inherent to the drawing itself. You will need a CAD program that reads DWG and or DXF files. There are quite a few free programs out there like Google sketchup (3D modeling for everyone | SketchUp) that can do the job.

I have not heard back from the OP about my offer to make a bunch of these as a low cost kit and therefore not done anything with it.
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Since I do not have the tools or skills to cut something like that I would like to see Rick make a reasonably priced plate I could bend myself. I have access to a brake to assist with the bends. To put it another way, I would gladly pay Rick for his time and effort to cut one of these for me since I can't do it myself.

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I don't suppose the mods have an email address for "Dan the man"? Just 4 post total and no response to PMs. He looks like an infrequent visitor to the site.
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I'd love to see this come about. I'm coming from a Kawasaki Concours and we're known to be a "frugal" (read, cheap) bunch! This would be right in line with that philosophy. Hope you hear something, Rick.


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