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I have fitted these bungs to previous bikes with mixed results. What worries me is the RS fitting requires drilling holes in the bodywork. Thing is, if the shaft bends like the one recently posted on the new ST, this will rip and snap the panel.

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[ This message was edited by: Thefallenone on 2006-12-31 02:53 ]
 

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I don't have any bungs yet, but have always assumed that they're OK for a static drop or low speed fall that ends in a clean slide. There's an argument that they will bend and damage the panel as you say, or worse, damage the frame. On the balance of probabilities, I'd say good ones like R&G, are probably worth having, so they're on my shopping list.
 

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I agree that a clean would be ok, but if it hit a curb it may bend. The longer the shaft obvously the bigger chance of bending, but I still think this should not have happened above.
 

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I have sky king sliders on my RS no cutting required,
I don`t think any slider wil save the bike completely from crash damage,but really help in simple tip over.

skyking sliders

[ This message was edited by: rs_tt on 2006-12-31 09:28 ]
 

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These look good, rs_tt. Do you have any pics of them fitted to an RS? I haven't found a source for these in the UK yet; might need to see if they'll ship direct.
 

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There's a pic of the ST 955 R&G's on a Daytona 955 on the Jack Lilley website:
http://www.jacklilley.com/view_part.asp?category_id=12&category_type_id=134&part_id=4681

From my use of the R&G's, I'd say that on a drop or low speed fall they will stop damage to everything - as long as you don't go across a kerb. Then again, running anything across the kerb is going to cause problems.

Going down hard at at angle will bend the bolt. That's a pic of my bike Kev has posted. Even so, these bungs did stop the damage from being worse. Granted, the panels will need replacing anyway - but there is also a safety angle.

The R&G's come out quite far & were handy in keeping the bike from completely trapping my right leg during a slide. That must have contributed to the fact that I was unscathed by the slide. I'd rather that than bother about the panel too much.

Kev - on your original point about bent stems snapping the bodywork - the bend here was a bend of the bolt, not the mounting frame. So, if the mounting protrudes through the fairing for the bung to be screwed in, then I don't think you should worry too much. The bolt holding the bung will bend if it hits at an angle at a decent speed, but that shouldn't harm the fairing if the end of the mounting stem rises clear of the bodywork in the first place. I suppose I'd rather the bolt was weaker that the mounting stem, so it doesn't force the stem to bend to the same degree as well.
 

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just click on the pics
i did have to file the edge that runs nex to the rad hose

[ This message was edited by: rs_tt on 2006-12-31 12:36 ]
 

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Thanks for the pics, rs_tt. These would certainly address Kev's concerns. I also like the idea of avoiding putting holes in mmy fairing. That's a very nice black RS you've got there!
 

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The pics just posted are almost identical to my bike. Good choice BTW

Skykings eh... I did buy these direct from the States for my last RS. Not sure that the bracket would not pivot around and again snap a panel. I suppose given the cost, (£55.32 for R&Gs), I should get them. :-D
 
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