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CostasM

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CostasM says:

Engine Guards on sport bikes

I'm thinking of getting a sport bike around 600cc but that fear of dropping it and having to buy new fairing in Cyprus puts me off. I was thinking of adding engine guards or anything else that can prevent this but my question is, how effective these are and most importantly do they make the bike look ugly?
Do they turn a brand new sport bike into a used up old throwaway scooter.

 

Tell me what you think and what choices I would have on a CBR600RR

 

Thanks in Advance!

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fastasfuck123

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Costapacket

You can buy faring protectors, often called crash mushrooms. They will offer some protection although be careful which type you go for as some look likely to do more damage than the floor alone because of their fixing brackets are attatched to non structual components (I've seen them mounted to radiator brackets.... I kid you not).

Probably best to go on a bike specific forum and see what everyone else uses/recomends

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CostasM

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CostasM says:

bike specific forum

Do you know any of these for the honda cbr600rr?

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AdieR

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AdieR says:

Be aware

that there's a limit to the type and level of force that crash bungs will take; a drop is one thing, but if you chuck it down the road, you could still land up with an eye-watering bill - they don't save *all* types of damage, which is a key point to remember.

cbr600 forum here

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bryfor59

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bryfor59 says:

Safety

Your previous post was about safety whilst braking ie. ABS ,now its engine protection guards and you say you have a "fear of dropping it", maybe you'd be better getting yourself a car or one of them big bubble things and put the bike inside it! Try being less pessimistic!!! you will end up worrying yourself to death!!! 

:lol::lol::lol::lol::wink:

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CostasM

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CostasM says:

Im a risk manager at heart :)

Maybe i am worrying to much but i like to take care of every possible scenario before it occurs, espesially if there is a significant probability of that occuring. 


I dont expect these guards to protect the bike in case of a crash, i just want it to protect against accidental falls. Thanks i'll take a look at the link.

But one last thing, in your opinion, don't guards make a nice bike look like crap?

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bryfor59

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bryfor59 says:

Crash Bungs

The crash bungs/mushrooms that have been mentioned previously dont take anything away from the look of a bike at all and believe it or not they can actually enhance things (my opinion), if you are going to fit a set though I would go for a good make like R&J, as well as having a good reputation these are normally made to fit specific bikes at crucial areas and are fairly simple to fit. Warning!! they can cost a few bob but worth it if you do happen to drop her!

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fastasfuck123

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Costapacket

Seems others hve saved me the trouble of searching for links etc, one piece of advice I would give if your concrened re bike falling over etc is that when you park your pride and joy leave it in gear.....should prevent it rolling off its side stand.

Also before fitting crash bungs/mushrooms take the cost of them into account. A local respray could cost you less than a set of them and considering certain ones will cause damage themselves, not fitting them could save you money in the long run

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stevebaldy

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stevebaldy says:

you could always try these...

..might give you a bit of confidence....:unsure:

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Andy949494

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Andy949494 says:

Tell your insurance company of any mods...

I know it seems crazy but tell the insurance company if you are going to fit crash-mushrooms and if the bike is new you might want to consider buying the genuine Honda ones - Kawasaki ER6s had an issue with after-market ones that cracked their frames a few years back. There was an article not long ago in the printed MCN that explained that some racers are fitting crash mushrooms to reduce the damage when racing...

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