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Offlinehammo

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    Re: Cylinder head protection
    « Reply #15 on: 2019-09-13 09:57:29 »
    Head covers will only protect the covers if you lose your balance and the bike catches you out thats all , obviously if you want full protection in the event you drop your bike you will require engine protection bars and pannier protection for the rear , Illium Works demonstrate their bars on you tube with an actual drop of the bike (Ouch!!!) but they obviously do the job but they are not cheap .

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      Re: Cylinder head protection
      « Reply #16 on: 2019-09-13 13:22:58 »
      The slightly odd thing about that video is that they don't show you the bike after it's been picked up.  Still, I'm sure everything was OK  ^-^

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        Re: Cylinder head protection
        « Reply #17 on: 2019-09-13 22:02:39 »
        R1250 MACHINEART


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          Re: Cylinder head protection
          « Reply #18 on: 2019-10-05 14:53:58 »
          I have also installed the MachineartMoto X-Head.  They look great, don't seem to cause any heat problems (the valve covers don't get HOT anyway),and I did extensive research to ensure whether it's a tip over or low side slide out (don't ask),they will more than protect the magnesium valve covers from bleeding out engine oil.


          Installation was a breeze, ~30 min. for both sides.


           

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            Re: Cylinder head protection
            « Reply #19 on: 2019-10-08 21:06:52 »
            I also went with MachineartMoto X-Head for my 1250RT and they look fantastic. Went on a ride this weekend with another RT who had the crash bars and he said he is taking them off and puting on the X-Head. They just look so much better on the RT than crash bars. Moto-X  has a video also on there drop results. It is all ones choice, just glad there are choices.

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              Re: Cylinder head protection
              « Reply #20 on: 2019-10-08 22:14:07 »
              I also went with MachineartMoto X-Head for my 1250RT and they look fantastic. Went on a ride this weekend with another RT who had the crash bars and he said he is taking them off and puting on the X-Head. They just look so much better on the RT than crash bars. Moto-X  has a video also on there drop results. It is all ones choice, just glad there are choices.


              It's about protection not looks. Great there are choices.

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                Re: Cylinder head protection
                « Reply #21 on: 2019-10-09 02:22:14 »

                It's about protection not looks. Great there are choices.
                It’s actually about both, with a priority on protection.  I always consider the esthetics when adding Farkles considering function first.


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                  Re: Cylinder head protection
                  « Reply #22 on: 2019-10-09 13:54:41 »
                  It’s actually about both, with a priority on protection.  I always consider the esthetics when adding Farkles considering function first.


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                  Well there you go then. i consider protection first and the cost if I drop the bike over the looks. My Illium bars look fine and I know they will work as the owner has a vid showing the bike being dropped on the Illium site. Had cylinder head protectors only on my 2014 but I bought that used. So on my new bike I decided to go with bars. Can anyone post a vid of a bike being dropped with just cylinder head protectors on for comparison.

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                    Re: Cylinder head protection
                    « Reply #23 on: 2019-10-09 21:39:59 »

                    Well there you go then. i consider protection first and the cost if I drop the bike over the looks. My Illium bars look fine and I know they will work as the owner has a vid showing the bike being dropped on the Illium site. Had cylinder head protectors only on my 2014 but I bought that used. So on my new bike I decided to go with bars. Can anyone post a vid of a bike being dropped with just cylinder head protectors on for comparison.
                    8 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IuXQs5lRrKk&feature=youtu.be


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                      Re: Cylinder head protection
                      « Reply #24 on: 2019-10-09 22:21:36 »
                      8 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IuXQs5lRrKk&feature=youtu.be


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                      Thanks, but that isn't an RT with all the plastic and panniers. Just for clarity, I'm not bothered what anyone fits to their bikes its a personal choice, I'm just interested if the cylinder head protectors would help with damage to the plastic and panniers, I understand they will protect the cylinders.
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                        Re: Cylinder head protection
                        « Reply #25 on: 2019-10-09 23:44:25 »

                        Thanks, but that isn't an RT with all the plastic and panniers. Just for clarity, I'm not bothered what anyone fits to their bikes its a personal choice, I'm just interested if the cylinder head protectors would help with damage to the plastic and panniers, I understand they will protect the cylinders.


                        My 2014 RT with BMW head protectors dropped very awkwardly on a downward car park ramp - top box on, no panniers. There were 4 points of contact  - the replaceable black plastic insert on the head guards (replaced cheaply),the LH bar end (touched in with paint stick & rotated so that it count not be seen),the underside of the passenger grab rail (touched in with paint stick) and the rear light unit (which I replaced since it was chipped). So this time I have gone with crash bars.....
                        « Last Edit: 2019-10-10 08:30:03 by beemerboy9 »
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