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A mate of mine dropped his FT the other day, he was filtering in traffic when someone pulled in front of him. He nearly T boned it but skidded off and dropped his bike sideways on the left. He was ok, close call, could have been worse.

For reference the damage to the bike was:

Left Side of handlebar bar end scraped
Clutch lever bent and scraped
Gear lever bent
Engine casing scraped on the left at the bottom.

All pretty easy to repair/replace apart from the engine which he will probably have to live with.

By the looks of the damage the stock oem engine bars would be useless in this kind of drop, lower engine bars might help.

H&B ones look pretty cool, might opt for them just in case.

The Official UK Hepco and Becker Luggage and Accessories website - Index

Any thoughts other than don't drop you bike in the first place or don't filter between cars :)
 

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When I looked at and compared engine protection my decision was the H&B set up was best.

I also just fabricated some 22 mm bars to hold extra fuel containers on the back, as it turns out, they offer excellent protection for the rear of the bike in the case of a lay down or slide.

Aussie style long range tanks
 

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Neat job, I like it. It would look great if someone created panniers in the style of jerry cans as well, you could mix and match having one of each.

Do you use a bit from each tank to stop being heavier on one side or does it not cause any issues?

Looks like you have changed from a stock exhaust as well, guess the original one could be a bit dodgy blasting heat onto the petrol cans!
 

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I haven't actually had to use the full 10 liters (both 5 liter containers) so really can't comment on mass and balance.
Since setting that up I also purchased the 3 liter versions of the fuel containers and think that those will be the ones I use most unless a very long ride comes up. The 3 liter containers are the same width but smaller height and length dimensions. Hence, same brackets work.
I'll add some pics of them to the original post soon.

Funny you mention the saddle bag option, it occurred to me as well, although the post shows both saddle bags it is possible to rig up just one, leaving the other side for fuel. So what have you done today?

The whole set up offers a few different options for me now, depending upon requirements as to how I rig for any particular ride.
 

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Difference in size between 5 and 3 liter fuel containers.

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You might just get a glimpse of the H&B front engine protection bars in one of those pics, the 22 mm bar work on the back matches them quite nicely.
 

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A agree I have SM Moto crash bars fitted to my Scrambler they are fantastic, most good quality crash bars do a great job in a come off ! I tested a few out over the years " not on purpose mind you "
 

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I have the Hepco Becker engine guards (Motorschutzbügel - schwarz - Scrambler 800 / 2015 -> - DUCATI - Marke/Modell) on my Urban Enduro and I really love how they look. Totally fits the style of the bike and they are super sturdy. Haven't tested them, thank goodness, but I have every confidence that they would provide ample protection if the time came. My dealer was less than enthused with mounting them, but oh well, don't care! :)
 

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What is the colour match like against the bike frame? Most pictures I have seen look like the bars are black against the dark grey frame. As these are specially made for the scrambler you would think they would try and tie the colours in.
 

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What is the colour match like against the bike frame? Most pictures I have seen look like the bars are black against the dark grey frame. As these are specially made for the scrambler you would think they would try and tie the colours in.
To be honest, I think it looks like a factory part. Looks exact. I mean, I am sure if someone was super anal about it, then you may find some slight black variations. But I never wash my bike anyway, so for me they look factory.
 

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Would those fuel cans survive the bike being dropped on them?
It would have to be a very dramatic drop to damage them.

Thickness and strength is of a high standard and the containers are strong.

The advertising spool shows the containers being run over by a car as an example of their strength.

My guess would be if the containers got damaged, at that point the bike wouldn't be going anywhere in a hurry anyways.
 
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Got same ones a drop yes, skid down road maybe as I have panniers there.Kinda mid mounted as well .as for that crash damage made up some alloy skid plate and Sika them on .Crash bars way ugly .Have decent skid plate too so hopefully all good.Good info tho thanks.Fuel weight dosent affect handling to much tho do balance with opposing pannier the heavy one
 
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