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Crash Protection

Post by AllanP » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:22 pm

Not much will save a SD-GT if it runs off the road or hits something but I do think crash damage from tip-overs and low sides can be reduced with the right kind of protection. It needs to be designed well however, and I've seen bikes that appeared to have been damaged by the protectors themselves. Here are a few pics of the ones I fitted to mine.

A lot of plastic sticking out there!
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Front fork slider from GSG Moto in Germany. I think fork sliders are the least useful add on protection but they were cheap so why not?
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Engine case protector from R&G in the UK. This is a part of the bike that almost always gets a good scrape in a slide and even in a tip-over and there is another one on the other side of the engine too. I would have preferred GSG Moto but they weren't available. These are probably are OK but they only attach to the case with two screws and I would have preferred more attachment points to share the stress during a slide.
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This single-side swingarm seems very vulnerable and this is a place where I think protectors are well worth the money but they must be wide enough to project past the bulge in the swingarm. They need to be removed every time you want to use a swingarm bike stand but not there is not much you can do about that with this particular design. You can also see the upper bike protector below the tank.

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The upper crash protectors are difficult to design. Again these are GSG Moto and I chose them because of the good fit and clear instructions but also because they have a three-point attachment to strong points on the bike which doesn't show too well in this picture. I've seen single-point attachment "crash bungs" break the engine cases before. I'm 5'-11" tall with a 31" inseam and my knees don't come near them
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Re: Crash Protection

Post by steved57 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:24 am

Looks like nice stuff Allan
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Re: Crash Protection

Post by AllanP » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:50 am

steved57 wrote:Looks like nice stuff Allan
Thanks and I'm sure its not the only good stuff out there.

The only bike I've owned in years that I didn't put protectors on was my Street Triple R and that is the only bike I managed to drop on its side. I kept meaning to get around to it.....and then one day it was too late! I still feel like a jackass when I think about it :D

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Re: Crash Protection

Post by DaveNZ » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:16 am

I fitted Trex case sliders Allan, they are nice and bloody thick, after grinding through the clutch case and loosing the oil on the road, i wanted something meaty. (id put a photo up, but my bike is really filthy after riding through road works in the pouring rain. :cry:
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Crash Protection

Post by MR C » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:58 am

I've fitted GB engine case savers, they cover the whole cover so should protect well, I also worked with Evotech to mod my upper Evotech crash bungs and they now stick out further so should aid more protection, also have front and rear bobbins and clutch master cylinder cover, just hope I never have to use all this stuff.

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Re: Crash Protection

Post by AllanP » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:47 am

Mr. C - You put some work into getting this right. I hope you don't ever use them either but even a slow low-side does a ton of damage. The upper protectors are difficult on this bike because its so wide. I'd like to see yours and I'm hoping the ones I fitted might protect enough of the bike to let me ride it home.......if I'm not riding home in an ambulance :D

DaveNZ - I looked at the Trex sliders online and they seem a lot better than mine. Nice and thick and I like the way they locate on the leading edge of the case and with more screws too. Its not high on my list of stuff to worry about, but they also look better too. I need some new tires next but I might re-visit the Trex stuff after that.

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Re: Crash Protection

Post by DaveNZ » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:27 am

220 Ks there and 220Ks back home for me tomorrow Allan to get a set of M7RRs fitted and the low tire pressure warning turned off. Gunna be sunny too, back windie roads for me.
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Re: Crash Protection

Post by AllanP » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:11 am

DaveNZ wrote:220 Ks there and 220Ks back home for me tomorrow Allan to get a set of M7RRs fitted and the low tire pressure warning turned off. Gunna be sunny too, back windie roads for me.
Enjoy the ride. This is a pic I took of my friend Jon and a bit of New Zealand scenery for those of you who haven't been there :D

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Re: Crash Protection

Post by DaveNZ » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:18 am

Nice, the Bra fence down by the Cadrona hotel.Guess who this is i met at the Cadona hotel.
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Re: Crash Protection

Post by AllanP » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:27 pm

DaveNZ wrote:Nice, the Bra fence down by the Cadrona hotel.Guess who this is i met at the Cadona hotel.
Hmmm.........So this is how my powers of deduction lead me completely astray.

1) Judging by the car in the background, the photo was taken relatively recently.
2) He looks pretty tough and wiry and not too big, and this is a motorcycle board so possibly a motorcycle racer?
3) If he is about 50 years old this would make his career in the 1980-90s.
4) He's too young to be any of the Kiwi greats I knew as a kid growing up in England; Hugh Anderson, Ginger Malloy, Ivan Mauger and too skinny for Barry Briggs or Graham Crosby, and its definitely not Bruce Anstey.

Someone else might get it, but I think I'm going to need a hint :D

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Re: Crash Protection

Post by DaveNZ » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:42 pm

AllanP wrote:
DaveNZ wrote:Nice, the Bra fence down by the Cadrona hotel.Guess who this is i met at the Cadona hotel.
Hmmm.........So this is how my powers of deduction lead me completely astray.

1) Judging by the car in the background, the photo was taken relatively recently.
2) He looks pretty tough and wiry and not too big, and this is a motorcycle board so possibly a motorcycle racer?
3) If he is about 50 years old this would make his career in the 1980-90s.
4) He's too young to be any of the Kiwi greats I knew as a kid growing up in England; Hugh Anderson, Ginger Malloy, Ivan Mauger and too skinny for Barry Briggs or Graham Crosby, and its definitely not Bruce Anstey.

Someone else might get it, but I think I'm going to need a hint :D
Hes a 2 time SuperBike winner, and won a Moto GP race on the Ducati, as a fill in rider, also one of the very nicest guys you could meet. id say he is around 45yo.
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Re: Crash Protection

Post by AllanP » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:45 am

Troy Bayliss!

What a great WSBK champion and his 2006 MotoGP win was epic!

I did get the "tough" bit right though :D

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Re: Crash Protection

Post by DaveNZ » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:34 am

AllanP wrote:Troy Bayliss!

What a great WSBK champion and his 2006 MotoGP win was epic!

I did get the "tough" bit right though :D
Spot on Allan, great guy Troy is, saw him speak at a Ducati rally here, shy guy, no ego, just a nice general all-round guy. Cadrona hotel
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Re: Crash Protection

Post by jfwaller » Tue May 30, 2017 5:29 am

DaveNZ, You said you fitted the TRex frame sliders. 2 questions: are they the ones sold for the SD? I didn't see any listed for the SDGT. Also, I'm thinking of getting the whole bundle from TRex (frame sliders, engine covers, axle sliders, bar ends) did you fit anything else from them? Thx

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Re: Crash Protection

Post by Superdave99 » Tue May 30, 2017 7:22 am

Here is a copy of an email I got from t-rex about there frame sliders. I had the same question..

Hello,

I just spoke with our design team and they told me that our kits should still fit the GT version. The differences we can see so far is that they fairings cover a bit more on this version but it does not cover the frame sliders. The item should fit and I will have one of my technicians test fit the kit sometime this week for an exact answer. You are more than welcome to make the purchase and test out the item. If it does not fit, you can return it for a refund.

Your business is appreciated.

Thanks,

Johnny Nguyen
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T-Rex Racing Inc.
11351 Anaheim Dr, Dallas, TX 75229
(972) 243-7868

For more motorcycle accessories, visit us at:

www.t-rex-racing.com

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Re: Crash Protection

Post by DaveNZ » Tue May 30, 2017 8:31 am

jfwaller wrote:DaveNZ, You said you fitted the TRex frame sliders. 2 questions: are they the ones sold for the SD? I didn't see any listed for the SDGT. Also, I'm thinking of getting the whole bundle from TRex (frame sliders, engine covers, axle sliders, bar ends) did you fit anything else from them? Thx
I only brought the the engine case sliders, jfwaller The engine is identical to the 1290 SDR. Heres a pic, sorry not a great one, i found a picture and tried to crop it. The TREX sliders are chunky and well made....I just had a look on eBay, and the ones i brought are there for $119.95 US.
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Re: Crash Protection

Post by jfwaller » Wed May 31, 2017 7:34 pm

Thanks, Dave. The bundle from the company is $290 USD, but the case covers are clearly the most important. The fairing by my reckoning sticks out about 5 1/2" past the frame on both sides, so the frame sliders probably wouldn't protect the fairing, but what would? The axle sliders would be nice, but I don't want to mount crash bars—after all, I didn't buy a GS... And the hand guards will probably prevent using bar end sliders.

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