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Unlike the Fehlings, these actually look like they would save the Tupperware in a minor dropping.
 

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LeDude said:
not the most aesthetic looking looking things...

not sure I am willing to sacrifice the ride comfort on the 650, especially at the front, for those things ...

nice idea though.
+1 They do look silly, Russian engineering at it's finest.
I find the best solution to dropping my bike... is to not drop my bike!
 

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javajo said:
I find the best solution to dropping my bike... is to not drop my bike!
Then you don't need a helmet, either.

If I at least had the front part (less the extra small loop, whatever it's for), I would hesitate less to try to practice "Ride like a pro" / Gymkhana techniques.

As it is, what would be minor scratches in a crashbar, or in the gaffer tape it could be wrapped in, become expensive damages to Tupperware instead.
 

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ErikDK said:
javajo said:
I find the best solution to dropping my bike... is to not drop my bike!
Then you don't need a helmet, either.
In some states you don't.
 

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What you do is an build an electrically operated kick stand type thing with one in front and rear that popped out when the bike was tipped to a preset degree . Or some sliders strategically located around and up and down the sides of the bike . For those who don't know what sliders are . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPJ0nDAwG1Q

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Suzuki should take a lesson from the Honda ST1100 which has a little triangle that is barely visible.
Bike can be over and completely untouched.



See the little gray blade below the engine opening?

The bike rests on that, the tip of the bar and the bottom of the pannier.
Not even the mirrors are touched, the shifter is not touched

Yet you hardly see it.

This is what is underneath



I dumped mine on a hill when the clutch failed - lay on those three points and was relatively easy for two of us to pickup.
 

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Regarding the Russian crashbars, I'd be worried that in the event of a fall that there is the potential to get my foot caught on the bars. With the bar going around the area around the upper floor mat, I could easily see someone getting their foot caught in there....

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Many boxer engine BMWs come away relatively unscathed also. Most of us ride with nylon engine guards at the ends of the cylinders. The bike lands on the cylinder guard and the bottom of the side case with relatively little damage. You can even get protectors for the bottoms of the side cases. Most RTs also have breakaway mirrors that can be snapped back on.

The cylinder guards also will keep the valve cover from being holed in a long slide. If that happens, you're not going anywhere without a new valve cover.
 

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There is another potential downside to 'loopy' front crash bars. There was a similar-style loop used for older BMW R-bikes (I had one mounted to my 1973 R75/5). They were known to cause more frequent tumbling of the bike during drops at speed, rather than the straight sliding we would want.
 

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Suzuki should take a lesson from the Honda ST1100 which has a little triangle that is barely visible.
Bike can be over and completely untouched.



See the little gray blade below the engine opening?

The bike rests on that, the tip of the bar and the bottom of the pannier.
Not even the mirrors are touched, the shifter is not touched

Yet you hardly see it.

This is what is underneath



I dumped mine on a hill when the clutch failed - lay on those three points and was relatively easy for two of us to pickup.
My sons Victory Vision 8-ball has the same kind of set-up. He dumped it going into a gas station where a fuel truck had leaked diesel. No damage done & he & I picked it up with no problem. As it's a over 900 lb bike it lifted fine as it's not way down on it's side like my 650 does when dropped. ;)
 

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My sons Victory Vision 8-ball has the same kind of set-up. He dumped it going into a gas station where a fuel truck had leaked diesel. No damage done & he & I picked it up with no problem. As it's a over 900 lb bike it lifted fine as it's not way down on it's side like my 650 does when dropped. ;)

On the front of the 650 Burg you could incorporate some thing that could act as a foot peg to stretch out and a post to protect the bike . In the rear some thing directly under and incorporated with the passenger foot rest .
Just a little thought and care at headquarters ? :rolleyes:

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I'm going to get under mine when I have a chance to see if there's a way to fit a couple frame rollers.
 

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Those things are great. Nothing else touches pavement when you dropped the ST. It was a real Tupperware saver.

But, alas, that would cut into Suzuki's sales of spare panels, a lucrative business I'm sure.
 
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