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Offline laughing_mole

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Re: Engine Bars - Worth the extra weight?
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2019, 12:06:44 PM »
Having had 2 stationary drops onto tarmac (parking) on my 2015 XCX, I can vouch for the value of having the std Triumph crash bars. No tank damage on either occasion - LH front indicator went on first one (I later fitted LED ones in a less crash-prone position). Second time the RH brake lever got broken when the Triumph hand guards faiiled to do their job.....Barkbusters at some time in the future I think!

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Re: Engine Bars - Worth the extra weight?
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2019, 07:59:14 PM »
Most write offs I've heard of, have been the result of bent frames, I blame those horribly cheap welded on Pillion peg hangers. The accountants should not have been let off their leads on the T800.
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Re: Engine Bars - Worth the extra weight?
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2019, 11:00:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
Most write offs I've heard of, have been the result of bent frames, I blame those horribly cheap welded on Pillion peg hangers. The accountants should not have been let off their leads on the T800.

I agree with the rear footrest hanger thing, has anyone done a modification to make them removable?
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Offline Derchef1962

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Re: Engine Bars - Worth the extra weight?
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2019, 05:50:28 PM »
Extra weight.? How much are we talking about less than two kilos I guess, so I do not bother about the weight and I hope I'll never have to find out in real life whether they are useful
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Re: Engine Bars - Worth the extra weight?
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2019, 05:25:25 AM »
Two years ago I was T-Boned by a Smart Car.  A direct impact on the left side.  My 2012 Roadie was a total loss, with a broken frame among other damages.  I had engine guards.  My left ankle was injured in the collision.  I had bone bruises in my ankle.
 However, the injury to my ankle could have been much worse, my ankle could have been crushed.  I attribute the engine guard to protecting my ankle when I was hit by the Smart Car and preventing my ankle from being crushed on impact. Engine guards protect more than just the engine.  I won't ride without engine guards.  They saved my ankle. 

 


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