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Offline SXHighwayman

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Crash Bobbins
on: January 13, 2020, 10:18:01 AM
Happy Monday all,

What is the collective opinion on which are the best Crash Bobbins for the CR? I like the look of the RG ones - was thinking Bar ends, rear axle and the mid bike ones.

Not sure I like the look the engine bars but they do pave the way for lights in the future at some point.

Anyone have any thoughts around this topic? Brands, use of etc.

Offline v8guy

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Re: Crash Bobbins
Reply #1 on: January 13, 2020, 11:56:15 AM
I have R&G bobbins on the forks and the swing arm. They seem perfectly ok, but I've never put them to their intended use..
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Re: Crash Bobbins
Reply #2 on: January 13, 2020, 12:15:08 PM
*Originally Posted by SXHighwayman [+]
Happy Monday all,

What is the collective opinion on which are the best Crash Bobbins for the CR? I like the look of the RG ones - was thinking Bar ends, rear axle and the mid bike ones.

Not sure I like the look the engine bars but they do pave the way for lights in the future at some point.

Anyone have any thoughts around this topic? Brands, use of etc.

I have a set of Givi bars in the garage off my old Cr I don't need.

Take a look when you pop over if you like. I'd recommend them over bobbins but of course the choice is yours.
1 VFR simply isnt enough! Crossrunner for commuting, VFR1200F for summer fun.

Offline reasty

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Re: Crash Bobbins
Reply #3 on: January 13, 2020, 07:46:30 PM
I've got r&g on the engine mounts - gr8

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Re: Crash Bobbins
Reply #4 on: January 14, 2020, 04:25:01 PM
I have the Evotech bungs on Front axle ends, Engine mounting and rear axle.

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Re: Crash Bobbins
Reply #5 on: January 17, 2020, 08:17:49 AM
Crash bobbins look much neater and might offer some protection for a standstill fall-over, if you're lucky. Crash bars are much more obtrusive but provide considerably more protection, even during a moving drop. They also provide a handy place to hang fog/spot lights.

I worry slightly that a 'moving' drop might impart such leverage against a bung that it could bend or crack the bike's frame. Granted, if you drop it on the move, then all sorts of expensive damage will occur, so maybe my concerns are irrelevant.

I was disappointed to read R&G's description concerning their swing arm bobbin :-
"Helping to protect the swingarm, rear calipers, discs and drive sprocket off the deck and away from damage in the event of a drop or crash."

Clearly R&G have not modified their general description to suit the CR, whose rear caliper and disc is not vulnerable and virtually immune from suffering injury during a fall/crash. But it's still a good device and worth fitting.

Sorry - - - I'm nit-picking.  :211:
Last Edit: January 17, 2020, 08:21:05 AM by Scimitar
Who in their right mind would design a vehicle that falls over when it stops?

 


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