Fitting a Touratech Sump Guard or Bash Plate
I fitted an Aluminium Bash Plate from Touratech or as it might be named "Nienenbashenneincrappensumpenplaten".
This is one classy piece of bling for the Tiger, beautifully made and very easy to fit. The Tiger 1050 is a remarkable example
of function and engineering except for the bash plate which is like a piece of bolt on plastic designed by Hinckley Art
College. This accessory from Touratech is a real upgrade on the original offering better ground clearance, better protection
and much improved looks.
The Bash Plate also has a good safety feature. If there are lots of loose chippings on the road I can clearly hear them being
thrown against the Bash Plate by the front tyre, even with earplugs fitted. On my trips through France this feature is helpful
as the French like to top dress their minor roads without warning.
|The look and the fit of the Touratech Sump Plate is so much better than the
standard item. It is also stronger and offers more ground clearance.
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