A while back now, on a busy road a gravel truck had not secured his tailgate and as he'd pulled up at the lights it swung open and
covered the road in sand, gravel and rocks. Being in heavy traffic I didn't see it until the car in front had driven over it by which time it was too late to avoid it. The front wheel slid away as I drove over it and I came down. Banged up knee, stiches etc and the tappett cover, bottom of the oil cooler shroud and bevel box all scraped up.
I had earlier, having seen the damage done when the bikes go down and rub through the tappett cover contaminating the engine
thought that this was point worth tackling. Having read Petes opinion that the protective covers that bolt to the frame are not a good idea at all, I worked out a different approach.
These are the solutions I used.
6 mm fibreglass, capped with carbon fibre and a solid stainless steel piece bolted on to that[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
A series of stainless bolts on the bottom of the oil cooler shroud[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
And another fibreglass / carbon / stainless steel cover on the bevel box[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
I also took off the paint and polished the tappett covers. Today I gave them another polish and coat of Nylac protection. You can also see the headers which I had Ceracoated in black 18 months or so ago and the plug covers I made when the tiny Guzzi logo fell off.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]