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Old 11-20-2012, 07:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Are Heel Protectors of any use?

Do those heel protector things on most modern bikes actually do anything? I don't see how they do anything on the 2011+ Speed Triple....there is nothing behind them to be "protected" from....They look ugly and useless...I'm wondering why the manufacturers put them on....is it some sort of government required legal thing?
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree. The stock heel protectors are ugly and don't seem to serve any purpose.

I picked up a set of Rizoma rearsets and their heel protectors are also ugly and look out of place (I took them off). I wonder if Rizoma actually expects riders not to install the heel plates given that they're not finished as well or as stylish as the rest of the kit.
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Once you start riding hard you want something there to lock your foot/ankle against.

The moron that put the rearsets on my track bike left them off, i spent the first track day with my foot hitting the swingarm
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I use mine all the time. Press and set up against them. If I took mine off I don't think I could ride well and it would be unstable.

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Old 11-21-2012, 06:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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