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    Clarky_two

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    bash plate

    Post by Clarky_two on Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:37 pm

    just bought a new bash plate and it comes with 3 clamps that clamp to the frame inside the plate itself. Its proving to be a bit of a twat to get the clamps lined up on the inside between the frame and the guard, then get the bolts inplace all at the same time.

    surley theres an easy way? - lay the bike on its side??

    just looking for some pointers before I head butt the foot peg anymore than I have. Sad Sad

    how do you do yours?

    hypnoelvis

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    Re: bash plate

    Post by hypnoelvis on Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:44 pm

    I used a telescopic type magnet to get the bits where they need to be, they are a pain, but please stop headbutting your pegs hey;)
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    wolfy

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    Re: bash plate

    Post by wolfy on Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:30 pm

    Put all the bolts in loose, line the bash plate up....then tighten.

    marcw

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    Re: bash plate

    Post by marcw on Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:36 pm

    Buy the quick release one smiler lol!
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    Clarky_two

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    Re: bash plate

    Post by Clarky_two on Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:44 pm

    wolfy wrote:Put all the bolts in loose, line the bash plate up....then tighten.

    it doesnt seem to fit when they are all on loose, I cannt get the clamps to go over the frame,


    will try again tomoro
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    OWEN450X

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    Re: bash plate

    Post by OWEN450X on Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:11 pm

    Think maybe you should have bought a Honda after all
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    crm250dude

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    Re: bash plate

    Post by crm250dude on Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:13 pm

    my CRM one is a bit like that - as wolfy says literally put the slightest bit of thread on the bolt - i even got the missus laying down under the bike holding the plate while i went round the bolts for the first time - 2 man job ...or 1 man 1 woman job depending on who's at hand
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    steve

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    Re: bash plate

    Post by steve on Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:36 pm

    Get some mastic/silicon tape around the frame where the front clamps go this will hold them in place. (or silicon but tape is better)
    Next time you take the guard off just slacken the rear bracket bolts but don't take them all the way out.
    You'll have to undo the front bolts all the way but the mastic tape should hold the clamps in place, Then you should be able to slide it forward without taking the rear clamp off all the time.
    Gets easier the more you do it.
    Can do mine without any mastic now just hold the front clamps in place with a finger.
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    Clarky_two

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    Re: bash plate

    Post by Clarky_two on Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:21 am

    Thanks guys
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    Re: bash plate

    Post by juljam33 on Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:40 pm

    You sure you got the right one

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