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jd70
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PostSubject: Crash Protectors   Crash Protectors I_icon_minitimeTue May 26, 2015 11:20 am

I had Crash Bungs on my Deauville. Are there any instead of Crash bars for Silver-Wing 600
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PostSubject: Re: Crash Protectors   Crash Protectors I_icon_minitimeTue May 26, 2015 12:36 pm

Other than your knee caps, hips & elbows no.
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PostSubject: Re: Crash Protectors   Crash Protectors I_icon_minitimeTue May 26, 2015 2:57 pm

The only protection that you can reasonably get, are rub rails.
This will protect the bike when you are maneuvering at little or no speed in a parking lot and misjudge weight shift and end up going over.  Happens to all of us.

You can purchase half round adhesive rubber rub rails and put them along the protruding edges of the bike.  It will save you from the scuffs you get in the above type accidents.

Here are some examples from my photo album on this site.  Link to my entire album is in my sig.

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PostSubject: Re: Crash Protectors   Crash Protectors I_icon_minitimeTue May 26, 2015 5:59 pm

dspevack wrote:
This will protect the bike when you are maneuvering at little or no speed in a parking lot and misjudge weight shift and end up going over.  Happens to all of us.

It never happened to me! Except those three times....


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PostSubject: Re: Crash Protectors   Crash Protectors I_icon_minitimeWed May 27, 2015 3:27 am

Thanks all for your help
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PostSubject: Re: Crash Protectors   Crash Protectors I_icon_minitimeWed May 27, 2015 6:42 am

First scratch; OMG, I can't believe I did that
Second scratch; I hate it when this happens
3rd scratch; O gee, here we go again
4th scratch; Better dismount and call it a day
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PostSubject: Re: Crash Protectors   Crash Protectors I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 05, 2015 4:34 am

Hi,i know next to nothing about Silver Wings(or anything else for that matter)but i have recently seen pics of a SilverWing or two,with chrome bars,that looked like they might be supposed to be Protectors,if the O.P.is interested i'll look them up & TRY & attach them.
Cheers,Graham.
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PostSubject: Re: Crash Protectors   Crash Protectors I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 05, 2015 5:44 am

They were made by Fehling's, in Germany, but are no longer listed - the ones for the new 600 are, though.

They are not really man enough to be crash-bars: more anti-scratch and bling!

Latterly, the chrome-plating was rather inferior and the bars tended to rust round the joints - I had the front mudguard one on my X9 and had to protect the joints with Vaseline.





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PostSubject: Re: Crash Protectors   Crash Protectors I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 05, 2015 6:20 am

See,i told you i knew next to nothing(just ask my wife).
But i do know we're going to test ride a used Silverwing 600,in the next few days Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Crash Protectors   Crash Protectors I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 05, 2015 7:40 am

Then it's a bit premature to be asking about expensive imported Utopia back rests for the Silver Wing on another topic until you've bought one and put some miles in to see if fitting one is absolutely necessary. Another old boy on the Muppets briefly rode a Silver Wing and didn't get one as his wife found riding pillion 'too buzzy'. As they say "Happy wife, happy life!"  Smile
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PostSubject: Utopia Backrest ?   Crash Protectors I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 05, 2015 9:48 am

Meldrew wrote:
Then it's a bit premature to be asking about expensive imported Utopia back rests for the Silver Wing on another topic until you've bought one and put some miles in to see if fitting one is absolutely necessary. Another old boy on the Muppets briefly rode a Silver Wing and didn't get one as his wife found riding pillion 'too buzzy'. As they say "Happy wife, happy life!"  Smile

Hi,i'm not sure if this is directed at me,i know i'm old & can't remember much,but i don't remember asking about backrests & if i had it would be Passenger Backrests,but i still don't remember Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Crash Protectors   Crash Protectors I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 05, 2015 11:10 am

That was my mistake mate, one of my senior moments... "Have I had me tea yet?" scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Crash Protectors   Crash Protectors I_icon_minitimeFri Aug 07, 2015 6:30 pm

Twisted throttle.com has some crash protection for SW floorboards. The company is R&G.
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PostSubject: Re: Crash Protectors   Crash Protectors I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 08, 2015 4:22 pm

cerve137 wrote:
Twisted throttle.com has some crash protection for SW floorboards. The company is R&G.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/r-g-racing-footboard-sliders-for-honda-silverwing-600-08-13

Nice looking piece of kit, but at $167.50 they'll still leave the upper side part of the front most vulnerable.

Tim
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PostSubject: Re: Crash Protectors   Crash Protectors I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 08, 2015 7:02 pm

I don't think they would save $167 damage if you went down. I wouldn't pay $67 for them much less $167. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Crash Protectors   Crash Protectors I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 08, 2015 7:50 pm

model28a wrote:
I don't think they would save $167 damage if you went down. I wouldn't pay $67 for them much less $167.  Rolling Eyes  


But those R & G decals look so cool. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Crash Protectors   Crash Protectors I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 09, 2015 7:11 pm

jd70 wrote:
I had Crash Bungs on my Deauville. Are there any instead of Crash bars for Silver-Wing 600

I've managed to drop my GL1500 and GL1800 a few times, usually to the crashbars but a few times they went all the way down. I will admit that the most embarrassing occurance was when I pulled up to a convenience store and stepped off my bike. Unfortunately I'd failed to put the kick stand down.
Once with my wife on the pillion I pulled into a fast food joint where there were a few other riders standing around. I put my foot down in a patch of grease and down we went. I merely stepped off the bike, walked toward the entry door of the store and remarked in passing the others standing around that my kickstand was in the shop for repairs so I had to park that way.

So far I have had four different maxis, two SWs, a B650 and my current C650GT and haven't dropped any of them. I guess the practice with a 900lb. bike helped.


There are two kinds of bike riders, those who have dropped their bikes and those who lie about it.
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PostSubject: Re: Crash Protectors   Crash Protectors I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 22, 2018 1:53 pm

I see that this is an old post.  But love the final phrase of exavid's statment, "those who lie about it."

My funniest drop was a very slow lay it down on its side maneuver.  Was leaving parking lot where I practice and wanted to work on my new skill of making a tight full lock turn onto the main road.   Well, I didn't observe the new stopping point for pulling out.  It was as a pretty good angle to the right, along with a rather large pile of sand where I put my foot down.

My foot slid and kept sliding.  I had a good grip on brakes but that didn't help, duh and wishful thinking!   I'm said, "no, no, no, no," as my foot lost  traction over and over until step off and put it down.   

A very nice gentleman stopped just as I let go of the bike.  He was kind enough to help me pick it back up.  I mentioned how embarassing this was and he promised that he wouldn't tell anyone.  So, did I drop my bike? I think I'll stick with a lie on this one Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Crash Protectors   Crash Protectors I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 22, 2018 9:40 pm

Thank God I have a trike. But if it ever goes over it will most likely be history for the bike.
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PostSubject: Re: Crash Protectors   Crash Protectors I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 23, 2018 6:54 am

Fact: SilverWing is easy to "dump" at slow speeds---and usally hurts plastic.
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