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post #1 of 2 Old 01-05-2018, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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SW Gen2 bashplate to Gen 1?

So, I"ve watched the SW motech vid on new gen klrs. The Gen 2 plate looks like its so much more worthy, wrapping the engine and extending backwards. Has anyone tried mounting it on a Gen 1? Has anyone tried the Gen2 bashplate at all? I'm thinking about buying it and tinkering if I have to to get it to work. Thanks.
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post #2 of 2 Old 01-06-2018, 11:04 AM
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I would imagine that the difference would probably not be in how the Sid Plate mounts to the bike. That's probably the same. What is different, is almost certainly how the Skid Plate clears, or doesn't clear the SW Cash Bars. They're rather different between a Gen 1 and a Gen 2. For example; I have a Ricochet Skid plate on my Gen 1 and it just barely fits between the SW Crash Bars and the Engine. This is particularly true on the left side of the Bike where I had to shim the lower SW Crash Bar mount so that the SW Crash Bar would clear the Skid Plate.

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