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My B&B bashplate doesn't seem right

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G'day folks,

I recently got me a DRZ400E, and am in the process of buying & adding the necessary goodies for weekend fun, and some desert tours of this great land DownUnder.

After fitting a new B&B bashplate, I reckon it's too close to the water-pump housing. Are all B&B's like this? There is the potential for rubbing of the housing IMO.

Any comments would be welcomed!

Cheers

Homesie

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Thanks - the actual clearance is only 1mm or less which is why I was worried

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I'd be worried too. Any impact on that is likely to push it into the water pump housing...which may not end well.

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what's the clearance on the other side, maybe the hole location was off.

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Heaps of clearance on the other side, but there isn't quite the same protruding housings that there is on the waterpump side. If someone has a B&B bashplate themselves I'd like to compare clearances before I contact the manufacturer and possibly make a goose of myself!

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If its that close I'd contact the mfg'r..... are you sure you don't have adjustment to shift the plate over?

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Take a crescent wrench, clamp down on that "wing" by the water pump, and give it a tweak. It'll pull away easily. And don't think that you have a bash plate. It's more of a gravel deflector. That aluminum will fold like a dishrag if you drag it across a rock ledge.

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Take a crescent wrench, clamp down on that "wing" by the water pump, and give it a tweak. It'll pull away easily. And don't think that you have a bash plate. It's more of a gravel deflector. That aluminum will fold like a dishrag if you drag it across a rock ledge.

tweaking the brand new stuff doesnt seem like so much fun. but, i agree, thats what i would do.

and i also agree, that any significant impact with a rock will fold it back into the engine.

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Yeah.. it shouldn't be that close...Maybe yours was made on a Friday late....:thumbsup:

Did you purchase the Bash plate from your local stealer?

If so , Take the whole bike in to show them and say you are not happy with the clearance and want one that fits correctly.....:thumbsup:

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I have a B&B on mine and it has a good 8 to10mm of clearance.

I would say you have good reason to take it back and ask for a replacement.

Send your photo to B&B and see what they have to say.

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Thanks - the bashplate was purchased online. I have sent a pic to B&B themselves, so I'll wait to see what their comment is!

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Two thumbs up for B&B. They exchanged my bashplate for another, even though I hadn't bought it direct from them. They suspected it was very old stock from their supplier, but were happy to make it all right :thumbsup:

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