Many people seem to be looking for bash plates to replace the plastic OEM version, so I though I would share the options that are out there.
The Chris Barnes Carbon fibre / kevlar add-on bash plate
Chris Barnes is making a carbon fibre add-on type plate that bolts on to the existing OEM plate. This solution is both elegant, light and durable and will most likely provide enough protection for most people.
The oil drain hole is retained, but all the other holes are covered by the add on plate. The shape and material of the add-on plate will allow it to easily slide over obstacles and it also provides some more protection at the sides compared to the OEM one.
All necessary mounting hardware is provided with the plate.
Contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in ordering one. Pricing is around 80GBP plus shipping. Chris is based in the UK.
*Pictures courtesy of Chris Barnes
The B&B option
The Australian B&B off road engineering plate is the other option. The B&B plate is made from 4mm aluminium 5083 plate and it replaces the OEM plate. It comes in either black or polished aluminium. Priced at 225 AUD (about $176) it’s the heavier more expensive option.