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Mar 09

Posts: 31

Davchef says:

R and G crash bungs - are they worth it??

I am thinking about buying some crash bungs to fit on a vfr800, which will be fully lade3n with panniers and a top box, would it be worth fitting crash bungs?

also are r and G the best option??

A quote by my local honda dealer has quoted me £140 inc vat but says that he will fir for free if i buy the bike from him from new....

does this sound like a good deal



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Mar 09

Posts: 4548

smoto5 says:

Could be

worthwhile, although they tend to look better on race replicas. Panniers will protect quite a lot of the bike, but may shift more damage to the sides of front end areas  in an incident. R and G are one of the better known makes and one of the originators of the idea.

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Apr 07

Posts: 997

gizzabreak says:

Crash Bungs

Are not necessarily a good thing.

Fine if you just drop your bike, or it just slides un inturruped as it would on a track, but on the road, if one of those bungs catches on something, it can cause terrible damage to the frame, engine casing or whatever else it's attached too as it gets ripped out.



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Mar 09

Posts: 31

Davchef says:

Crash bungs

So in theory crash bungs could cause more damage...

i've had  two minor slips off before on my current sv, one was a lowside on black ice and i just cracked the left hand side fairing and indicator and i thought maybe crash bungs could of helped on that, my second i hit a pot hole and got sent over the handlebars and the bike nose planed before falling on its side

would crash bungs have helped with this type of fall? both those incidents were at under 10mph!

i only ask as i think crash bungs dont make the bike lookgood, and they have to drill through the plastics and change the radiator or air coolant box... alot of work and potientially unneccessary if they dont really help with realistic public highways off's

what about crash mushrooms are they better or worse that crash bungs??

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Dec 09

Posts: 1

Morris147 says:

do it

wether it looks good or not it beats scratched/cracked going to fit my r&g's to my gsxr400.

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Sep 06

Posts: 8579

fuzzrr says:


The R&G's I had ripped themselves out of the engine mountings!:shock:

Ok, I did hit the deck at 130 mph......:blink::biggrin:

They will save the plastics in a low speed spill.... But higher speeds, can end up with more damage being caused in some cases.

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Anonymous  says:

Damned if you do,damned if you don't

Positives and negatives both apply,as previously mentioned.  Generally pretty good if you only topple over,but catch them on something solid while sliding,game over.  This all depends on circumstances of course,but up to now I've seen 3 bikes written off by crash bungs snagging on something,thus breaking either frames or engine cases.

Personally,I'd do without,but each to their own.

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Feb 08

Posts: 1952

yet again!

I wonder if I've become anonymous for a reason,or have I just become a secret agent?.  Oh!,I'm me again,PHEW!

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Aug 07

Posts: 4227

used2bfast says:

The cheap ebay ones

are not always a bad idea. In a low speed spill, they offer some protection against fairing damage. Yes, they fasten to the fairing brackets, and they bend, but those can be replaced.

No crash bungs are going to save it at high speed.

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Nov 09

Posts: 3

madasaskaven says:

R and G crash bungs - are they worth it??

I bought some R &G crash bungs for my GSX650F and they cost me £170 fitted. They weren't the cheapest but came with the correct fittings. And there was no need to effect my fairings. I feel a lot happier now they are on, as I'm worrid that I'm more likley to drop it when moving it about in the garage



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May 07

Posts: 1938

stevepurcell says:


R&G on my gixer but never had to use them,but i did on my fireblade and they saved the panels :wink:

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