What do you use or suggest for crash/drop protection Bungs/Bobbins or Crash Bars? I am thinking of buying some Evotech ones.
Crash mushrooms saved most of my gsxr from a genuine 100 mph crash, they wore down to nothing but saved the engine cases and frame.I had a slow speed tumble on my TDM and the crash bungs saved the bike no end just a broken indicator. No kangaroos round here thank god.
Yeah it's the same as with the airbags in my car...I never wanna see themHave the Evotech crash bobbins on my 1100. I had the LSL's on my Thruxton. The intent on both was to hopefully get the bike to slide on a potential lowside versus possibly digging into the asphalt, tangling up and/or flipping into a high side or worse.If they protect the bike from more serious damage that will be another plus. I also hope I never find out. :icon_thumright:
Me too on the alignment.... I did find on the 800 - I had to bend by hand the exhaust shield (silver part) as it was touching the crash bung..I did the same as Simon. I used the Evotech bolt to gently tap out the stock bolt as it fed itself into place. Then once all the way through, I screwed on the bobbins, and I alternated tightening each side until snug, then torqued to spec.
And since I have OCD, I made sure the bobbins' Evotech logos were situated perfectly at the top and the same on both sides....yeah, ridiculous, I know.
Same here. I also put some white grease on mine, not to get it in (don’t be dirty now) but to stop it corroding in case I need to remove it. I know it’s a bit over the top but I didn’t have anything else to worry about at the time.this went almost without hitch - just a quick note to anyone doing this in case same happens to you, I got the frame bolt halfway out and the evotech one halfway in and then it all got stuck - as there is a variation in the width of the hole the bolt got caught going in. I had to play with the height of my jack force on the engine to raise it a bit more than I thought so the bolt could go straight.