Adventure-Spec Crashplate Yamaha XT660Z Tenere
- Product Review (submitted on 31 January 2017):
Looks great very tough. Provides very good protection to the exposed water pump.
I have had mine fitted to my 2011 Tenere for three years. I have covered over 30,000 miles with it in place with a fair bit of off roading. It stood up well to the rock strewn Jaffar Gorge in Morocco, shame my off road "skills" didn't.
The combination of the OE grey plastic panels and this bashplate provided very good protection.
Criticisms: The paint is a bit thin and easily bashed off on the exposed bits, not really a criticism just it needs touching up if you use it in anger. It also has to be swung down out of the way so you can adjust the tappets as it obscures the access hatch to the crank nut. Doing the tappets is a PITA anyway so this is a minor concern. Apply Loctite to the bash plate screws as they can come undone after high mileages.
Other than that a great piece of kit - recommended.