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PostSubject: Tappett covers & right side protection   Tappett covers & right side protection Icon_minitime1Fri Dec 08, 2023 5:22 pm

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

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A series of stainless bolts on the bottom of the oil cooler shroud

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And another fibreglass / carbon / stainless steel cover on the bevel box

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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.

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PostSubject: Re: Tappett covers & right side protection   Tappett covers & right side protection Icon_minitime1Fri Dec 08, 2023 5:49 pm

That's thinking outside the box & some amazing glass work.

Love your use of hard bits & hardware to armour up;

Nice touch on the oil cooler.
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PostSubject: Re: Tappett covers & right side protection   Tappett covers & right side protection Icon_minitime1Sat Dec 09, 2023 7:15 am

All great solutions....personally I'd rather keep the aesthetics & take whatever damage happens (I've only it dropped it once & just minor scuffs)

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PostSubject: Re: Tappett covers & right side protection   Tappett covers & right side protection Icon_minitime1Sat Dec 09, 2023 10:00 am

Nice work
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PostSubject: Re: Tappett covers & right side protection   Tappett covers & right side protection Icon_minitime1Sat Dec 16, 2023 4:10 am

Beautifully done!
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PostSubject: Re: Tappett covers & right side protection   Tappett covers & right side protection Icon_minitime1Sat Dec 16, 2023 11:21 am

Great work. Very impressive indeed. I do have bolt on protectors. All of my drops have been at 1-2 jpg in gravel car parks so the shearing possibilities don't come into it.
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PostSubject: Re: Tappett covers & right side protection   Tappett covers & right side protection Icon_minitime1Sat Dec 16, 2023 3:18 pm

Lovely work. My 1100 GRiSO has sacrifial plastic bolted to the rocker covers as standard Wink but other mods look good.
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