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PostSubject: Re: Crash bars / Engine protectors....   Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:26 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Crash bars / Engine protectors....   Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:00 pm

I guess I'm not special.


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PostSubject: Re: Crash bars / Engine protectors....   Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:34 am

So this image format must be for windblows. After much stuffing about with different browsers, I managed to download the image to google drive. Webp is a format developed by Google, but their own apps won't display it. Ferk me. Eventually, I saw a thumbnail image.

Yes, it's a ball hex socket.


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PostSubject: Re: Crash bars / Engine protectors....   Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:12 am

It's the shoemaker's children that oft go unshod.

In stock at Home Depot. Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Crash bars / Engine protectors....   Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:07 am

So, have you guys figured out which of the two is the best? Razz

I do realize that with a hard crash you're fucked anyway, but if you drop it, lets say, walking out of the shed or stalling it after the first few meters it may save you from some issues like valve covers which start to leak etc.

So for the low speed drops, which one of the two should i go for? I have dropped some bikes of mine, so i won't mind have something as they did prevent damage
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PostSubject: Re: Crash bars / Engine protectors....   Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:55 pm

Personally I wouldn't fit anything for low speed drops....yes you will bump the cam covers & they will weep a bit of oil but you can easily change or refit them; you may break gear shift lever (no cover for that); carc cover id 50:50 call....and it looks better without them !
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PostSubject: Re: Crash bars / Engine protectors....   Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:37 pm

This is a photo after my spill in May of last year. A similar spill a year and a half prior, resulted in my getting wet with oil as I limped home with a holed valve cover. The previous spill was sans crash-bars. I was satisfied enough with the protection offered by the Stucci bars to replace them. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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PostSubject: Re: Crash bars / Engine protectors....   Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:25 am

Replacing a valve cover costs slightly more than a set of crash bars, especially since you most likely also need to replace the small plastic cap and the gasket. However more importantly the bars potentially help prevent more serious damage to the head’s internals when the crash is at higher speeds than 10mph.
I still plan on mounting a set next spring, I don’t mind the look at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Crash bars / Engine protectors....   Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:45 am

paulbrice wrote:
Personally I wouldn't fit anything for low speed drops....yes you will bump the cam covers & they will weep a bit of oil but you can easily change or refit them; you may break gear shift lever (no cover for that); carc cover id 50:50 call....and it looks better without them !

I’m with Paul on this, considered fitting crash bars at the start but decided against,
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PostSubject: Re: Crash bars / Engine protectors....   Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:08 am

Those Stucci bars don't look too bad indeed. I know it doesn't make the bike look prettier, but i can save a holiday Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Crash bars / Engine protectors....   Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:57 am

H-E-ROSS wrote:
This is a photo after my spill in May of last year. A similar spill a year and a half prior, resulted in my getting wet with oil as I limped home with a holed valve cover. The previous spill was sans crash-bars. I was satisfied enough with the protection offered by the Stucci bars to replace them. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

Do the Stucci bars also help preserve the clutch pedal & lower header pipe due to the extra clearance they create, or will those still scrape the ground?
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PostSubject: Re: Crash bars / Engine protectors....   Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:52 am

Has anyone tried frame sliders attached to the passenger foot peg mounts? I know they would be out in the breeze with leverage, but so would the carc protectors and the head guards. Or even where the peg bracket attaches to the frame, unless the whole idea is crap because it's asking for worse damage Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Crash bars / Engine protectors....   Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:49 pm

Hey George, have you tried bolting milk crates around the cylinders - they could double as crash bars and storage Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Crash bars / Engine protectors....   Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:05 pm

Don't forget the highway pegs!
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PostSubject: Re: Crash bars / Engine protectors....   Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:10 pm

sideshowbob wrote:
Don't forget the highway pegs!

Damn right don't forget those :-)

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PostSubject: Re: Crash bars / Engine protectors....   Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:48 pm

Is this the HB unit? Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Crash bars / Engine protectors....   Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:54 pm

george5421 wrote:
Is this the HB unit? Thanks

Yes, got them from [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] great customer service and fast shipping
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PostSubject: Re: Crash bars / Engine protectors....   Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:01 pm

Thanks, I like those better than the SL's. Joe
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PostSubject: Re: Crash bars / Engine protectors....   Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:57 pm

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With the replacement bars installed! I'm happy with the look.


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PostSubject: Re: Crash bars / Engine protectors....   Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:04 pm

motor-timothy wrote:
H-E-ROSS wrote:
This is a photo after my spill in May of last year. A similar spill a year and a half prior, resulted in my getting wet with oil as I limped home with a holed valve cover. The previous spill was sans crash-bars. I was satisfied enough with the protection offered by the Stucci bars to replace them. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

Do the Stucci bars also help preserve the clutch pedal & lower header pipe due to the extra clearance they create, or will those still scrape the ground?[/quote


I broke the shift lever in this accident. Luck would have it that I was in second. I slipped the clutch a bit getting started but made it back home with out tying up traffic!
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PostSubject: Re: Crash bars / Engine protectors....   Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:39 am

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With the replacement bars installed! I'm happy with the look.

What is the oil cooler cover?
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PostSubject: Re: Crash bars / Engine protectors....   Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:05 am

H F,

Yeah, it looks great, in a shadow with the black bags!! And I see snow. Time to ride!!Nice oil cover, too..

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PostSubject: Re: Crash bars / Engine protectors....   Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:56 am

Oil cooler cover is L.G.C., successors to Stucchi Luigi. It is in the "closed position" for winter. Photo was taken on a warm day a couple of weeks ago. Winter has since returned and has me waiting for another good day!
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PostSubject: Re: Crash bars / Engine protectors....   Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:36 am

H-F

Did you go to Italy for the radiator cover? Couldn't find it here.

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PostSubject: Re: Crash bars / Engine protectors....   Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:15 am

george5421 wrote:
H-F

  Did you go to Italy for the radiator cover? Couldn't find it here.

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Here in the usa

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