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Old 24-06-07, 08:32 PM   #11
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Default Re: Recommend me some crash bungs!!

im also thinking about some crash bungs as im going to get some fairing lowers
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Old 24-06-07, 08:41 PM   #12
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Hovis, those are Bikesliders I think, like Cloggsy had. Another good one.

svJvJ, never actually met those ones but they look like they bolt to the front engine mount, which is a bit of a bad location as it's so narrow- to get the bungs to the same width as ones on the middle mount they have to be huge, and long means weak. Also, if they snap you can be left with a bit of hardened bolt stuck in an engine mount thread (middle bolt is a straight-through, if it snaps you just replace it, front one is a threaded hole with an M10) THe other thing is, metal's not really a material I'd choose for various reasons- delrin and similiar bends nicely, metal doesn't. It'll also transmit more force in the initial fall, like a little anvil. So it could work out bad in an accident, but that's as much luck of the draw as anything else tbh.
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Old 24-06-07, 08:45 PM   #13
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R&G's here not used them yet tho, did use DHM's but a virtual stand still drop still bent them tho.
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Old 24-06-07, 08:48 PM   #14
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Hovis, those are Bikesliders I think, like Cloggsy had. Another good one.

svJvJ, never actually met those ones but they look like they bolt to the front engine mount, which is a bit of a bad location as it's so narrow- to get the bungs to the same width as ones on the middle mount they have to be huge, and long means weak. Also, if they snap you can be left with a bit of hardened bolt stuck in an engine mount thread (middle bolt is a straight-through, if it snaps you just replace it, front one is a threaded hole with an M10) THe other thing is, metal's not really a material I'd choose for various reasons- delrin and similiar bends nicely, metal doesn't. It'll also transmit more force in the initial fall, like a little anvil. So it could work out bad in an accident, but that's as much luck of the draw as anything else tbh.

Here's another piccy from the web site on a sv.....Is this where you mean front engine mount....? And thanks good points about the metal...never thought of that. Looks like I'll be saving up for the dearer ones then...
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Old 24-06-07, 08:55 PM   #15
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10Bomb Motorsports in the US do Motosliders...anybody dealt with this store? Good or bad?
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Old 24-06-07, 09:41 PM   #16
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HMM

You've got me thinking. If the new R&G's do this in a slow drop into gravel, what would happen in a faster crash (what would have happened in my off at 40mph)?

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Old 24-06-07, 09:50 PM   #17
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Ive got RandG but havent tested them
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Here's another piccy from the web site on a sv.....Is this where you mean front engine mount....? And thanks good points about the metal...never thought of that. Looks like I'll be saving up for the dearer ones then...
Yep, that's the one. The left isn't too bad, but the RHS is further in than that. Not that it's a disasterously bad place to put 'em, mind... Just that it's not the best.
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Old 24-06-07, 10:35 PM   #19
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R&G's for me, saved mine when i slid her down the road in feb
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I wrote in another thread!.......

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Thing to remember about crash bungs, is that they aren't invincible, not matter which make you buy. Every accident is different and it would be impossible for manufacturers to test bungs for every conceivable situation. Also because of this, it's hard to replicate the same accident, with and without bungs to compare the difference in damage (i'm talking more on the road, rather than the track). Bottom line is that because of this, peoples' experience with crash bungs varies massively- even with the same manufacturer and so it's hard/impossible to say which are best!
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