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Offline Miracle_Salad

Re: Any point to crash bars for on-road riding?
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2017, 05:03:42 pm »
Mother of Pearl, there is just no escaping how fragile these damn cylinders are
Current: '17 BMW GS 1200 LC Trophy
Past: Big Boy SRM 250,'12 Suzuki GSXF650, '09 Honda Fireblade, '16 Harley Davidson Iron 883

IF YOU DON'T WANT TO LOOK LIKE YOU RIDE A BIKE, BUY A CAR.
 

Offline krokonoster

Re: Any point to crash bars for on-road riding?
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2017, 09:11:12 pm »
Mother of Pearl, there is just no escaping how fragile these damn cylinders are

In my case, I went down hard, against a steep incline.  (offroad, sorry to dirty your post) and I guess I've been lucky.   Brand new ralley pants torn open, hole in my leg, etc.

Can't expect NOT to damage the cylinder covers with a boxer engine, my own fault for not having guards on.

In the defense of the bike, I went down A LOT that specific weekend (intermediate course when I only had beginner skills) and VERY LITTLE damage to the bike (other than mentioned)
I shudder to think if I'd been on another brand what the bike (or me) would have looked like.