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    Crash protectors

    After years of promising I have finally booked myself and me bike in for a trackday so I'm hoping to get a set of crash protectors for the bike(06 model) can anyone recommend what ones are worth getting and where is the best place to buy them online preferably on this side of the pond(Europe)so I avoid paying import duty,cheers

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    R&G are prob the best known make(iv got em )dont realy know ,wheres best to buy ...sorry

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    R&G are definitely the best out there !! They shouldn't be too hard to come by for you, as it's a company from your side of the pond

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pumpkin View Post
    R&G are definitely the best out there !! They shouldn't be too hard to come by for you, as it's a company from your side of the pond
    Cheers,I'll do a search,whats with the rabbit with the frisby on its head

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    close !


    This where it came from..



    Here's the R&G site: click

    Importers in Ireland:

    Mototech
    10 Redfords Lane
    Upper Ballinderry
    Lisburn
    BT28 2GT
    Tel: 02892 650577

    and

    Timeless Distributors
    Ashford
    County Wicklow
    Tel: 00353 404 40309
    theumbrellafoundation@yahoo.ie
    Last edited by Pumpkin; February 11th, 2008 at 07:29 AM.

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    The old rabbit with the pancake on its head don't see that everyday cheers for the info Pumpkin,I had a sneaky peak in your garage,nice bike,I had a yellow(second fastest colour)01 model but changed it for a red(fastest colour!)06 model,have you had a chance to bring it on the track yet?

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    I haven't taken the RSV to the track yet as I haven't had her for long, since November
    But I'll be spending some time on the track the next months.
    First trackday coming up on 29/03, then 28/04, 05/05, 09/05 and 19/05

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty View Post
    can anyone recommend what ones are worth getting
    I've had the unlucky experience of trying both R&G's and Motrax protectors out and both at similar low speeds.

    R&Gs bent its mounting spacer

    Motrax TopBlock was solid as a rock and would get my vote.

    Both wore about the same, but the Motrax Top Block feels better quality IMO

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    R&G fella, saved my bike on two unfortunate occasions, just had to replace the bungs rather than the fairings, and try good old faithfull........ ebay for purchase buddy! Or failing that the info Pumpkin provided


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    I've my first ever trackday on 16th March,can't wait,fingers crossed I don't bin it,thanks for all the info guys,I'll have a look on fleabay now,if anyone on here has any for sale let me know,cheers

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    thanks fella's, i'm hopping to do a super bike coarse and a few track days myself. So I should prob. look into the protctors. Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprocker View Post
    I've had the unlucky experience of trying both R&G's and Motrax protectors out and both at similar low speeds.

    R&Gs bent its mounting spacer

    Motrax TopBlock was solid as a rock and would get my vote.

    Both wore about the same, but the Motrax Top Block feels better quality IMO
    in a crash at a certain speed, a good crash bung HAS TO bend a bit, if the bolts are too stiff, they'll either dent your frame or snap.. and no, you can't ever compare two crashes, every single one is different.

    to give you my opinion about them, i'll try to explain it this way:

    if the motrax would be offered to me for free today, i wouldn't fit them.
    at the same time, if the R&G's would cost me 200 quid, i'd still buy them in a split second.

    and that's because of years experience, 'testing (read; crashing)' with them, on both road and track...

    R&G's saved my racebikes on at leat 10 occasions.... 'nuff said...


    edit: the ones that motrax do now, aren't even top blocks anymore... top block sued them because motrax had their stuff copied in china.. after first selling the top blocks..
    Last edited by cwalker; February 18th, 2008 at 11:53 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwalker View Post
    in a crash at a certain speed, a good crash bung HAS TO bend a bit, if the bolts are too stiff, they'll either dent your frame or snap.. and no, you can't ever compare two crashes, every single one is different.

    to give you my opinion about them, i'll try to explain it this way:

    if the motrax would be offered to me for free today, i wouldn't fit them.
    at the same time, if the R&G's would cost me 200 quid, i'd still buy them in a split second.

    and that's because of years experience, 'testing (read; crashing)' with them, on both road and track...

    R&G's saved my racebikes on at leat 10 occasions.... 'nuff said...


    edit: the ones that motrax do now, aren't even top blocks anymore... top block sued them because motrax had their stuff copied in china.. after first selling the top blocks..

    You just helped me change my mind mate...I bow to your experience and will look to replace mine with R&Gs. I hadn't thought of the frame denting if the bolts too stiff

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    top tip don't crash

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    Quote Originally Posted by rs3 mille View Post
    top tip don't crash
    I do try not to sometimes I fail

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    That makes sense CWALKER,I've just ordered a set of R&G uppers off Ebay,I had a set of lowers on my 01 mille and they were a pain in the arse everytime you put your feet down you knock your shins off them!Has anyone here crashed with just the uppers on or would ye recommend fitting both sets,also what about the front fork sliders,are the RSVs prone to damage in this area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty View Post
    That makes sense CWALKER,I've just ordered a set of R&G uppers off Ebay,I had a set of lowers on my 01 mille and they were a pain in the arse everytime you put your feet down you knock your shins off them!Has anyone here crashed with just the uppers on or would ye recommend fitting both sets,also what about the front fork sliders,are the RSVs prone to damage in this area?

    especially for people with longer legs, the lower ones can be a pain, yes...
    i do put the lowers on for track use, but take 'em off for street... i'd rather have them on all the time, but i keep hitting them with my leg when moving the bike forward or backward... i'm 1m86 though...

    the fork ones are VERY recommended, especially the öhlins forks are prone to crash damage..

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    CW put some R&G fork protectors on mine He's very right, those öhlins are well worth protecting! And they're quite subtle too if you ask me, I don't notice 'em anymore.



    Look for the fairing bungs in this pic, seriously, I forget they're there
    Haven't hurt my leg on them either, but I did on Snackmans' 01 RSV.. is that because of the different sitting position or what..?

    Last edited by Pumpkin; February 19th, 2008 at 02:41 AM.

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    Puig crash bobbs along with Motobobbins saved my my right side last week.Made in Spain and from M&P.AL

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty View Post
    That makes sense CWALKER,I've just ordered a set of R&G uppers off Ebay,I had a set of lowers on my 01 mille and they were a pain in the arse everytime you put your feet down you knock your shins off them!Has anyone here crashed with just the uppers on or would ye recommend fitting both sets,also what about the front fork sliders,are the RSVs prone to damage in this area?
    Rusty, I've fitted all of them, and they have saved my bike twice now. Just had to replace the plastic bungs, no other damage.

    Also I'm 6 foot and have no problems hitting legs or shins buddy

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