First off, if you haven't seen it yet: http://members.cox.net/oldernyzer/wearplate.htm Anyways, I went to a local welding shop, picked up a piece of 24ga 304 Stainless Steel (exactly what Gray said would be best). I cut it perfect, it lines up, fits good, all that is good. Anyways...before I even added the Silicone I wanted to make sure it would fit with the screws...it does, but the problem is, it doesn't "slide," like it would if I didn't have it. So I figure forget it, about to order a TM Chain slider and just be done with it. I noticed Gray did his on a '03 model throughout that article...Gray, have you also done this with you're '06? I'm just wondering if the screws are maybe even smaller on a '06 which is why any extra thickness would make it not slide. I even drilled out larger holes on the steel, still no luck. As anyone done this fix on their '06 YZF and did it work, does it SLIDE? Thanks. Here is a picture of mine, if it fits, I would still shave some off the edges and make it nice, but first I want to know how, and if it can work.