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Old 03-02-08, 10:50 PM   #31
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?110!! Wow that's expensive. Have decided to order the GSGs from the US at $110.
Hey Ed,

Can you post a link? I think that's what I'm going for as well and would like to order now, if they are coming from the US!

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Old 04-02-08, 08:17 AM   #32
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http://www.twistedthrottle.com/artic...view/163/1/29/

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/3895/516/

Edit - oops, posted to the street trip, which are cheaper. Sorry!

Correct link:

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/2689/516/

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Old 07-02-08, 01:18 AM   #33
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Hey Ed,

Thanks for that

Might want to take a look at the crankcase bungs as well:

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/2690/516/

I saw a few pics of a 675 after a lowside and the GSG bungs protected the upper parts of the bike, but the crankcases really got nailed!

I think I'll go for both sets!
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Old 09-08-18, 03:50 PM   #34
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Any ideas what to buy these days for for an 08 crash bungs wise?
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Old 10-08-18, 07:12 AM   #35
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Holy thread resurrection, Batman

My 06 S model came with R&Gs fitted when I bought it. I was sceptical about how effective they would be, but then after I'd had the bike for a year, it rolled off the side stand and went down on the road. The crash bungs took the brunt, which meant no damage at all to engine cases, fairing, plastics etc.

The sum total of the damage was: toe peg of gear lever snapped (welded back on for a fiver), scraped crash bung (trimmed clean with a craft knife), scuff to bar-end weight and one cracked indicator lens (superglued back together). Without the bungs it would have been quite costly. In my view, they're worth the money for minimising the damage caused by this kind of incident alone.
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Old 10-08-18, 11:00 AM   #36
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crash bungs are good for what happened to Craig but i can tell you that with or without the damage is roughly the same when the bike is slid down the road. i have seen the results of both quite a few times. the problem with crash bungs is that they "bend" which smashes/cracks the lower fairings on a faired bike.

Personally i have never wasted my money on them. yes some people swear by them but these people have only ever used them is very slow low sides or dropping off stands.
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Old 13-08-18, 08:18 AM   #37
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Default Re: Recommend me some crash bungs!!

Disagree with you there mate I have high sided an SV albeit fairly slow and they saved wrecking the radiator and the same in a fairly fast low side.

The motosliders don't bend/fold up anything near as badly as the R+G design or the useless OEM ones.


Yes it might still crack the tupperware a bit but if it saves bending subframes and twisting radiators...
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Old 13-08-18, 12:18 PM   #38
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I have R & G's and I high sided at around 20mph when I changed down without pulling the clutch fully in and locked the rear. The only damage was to the rear brake lever, the end of the front brake lever and the radiator cap was dislodged and I lost half the coolant. The crash bung itself broke off half way down as it took the brunt of the impact.
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Some interesting blast from the past names in the first three pages of this thread.I wonder if Dangerous Dave is still off doing those "dark ops" with his mates from that balcony.All 827 of them!
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Old 13-08-18, 12:57 PM   #40
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My R&Gs have always bent and snapped off in several low speed lowsides. I think it's actually the attachment bolt that's at fault. My Motosliders were much better and the slider was usually still attached but half ground away - which is more what you'd expect.

Having said that, i'd imagine a bike at low speed could actually hit the ground a lot harder than one at higher speed in a corner as you're already tipped over so there's less distance to fall.

Can you still get Motosliders? Nate and his website seem to have disappeared completely. I'd have another set in preference to R&Gs.
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