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Offline Riding Pom

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Re: Engine case cover recommendations
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2018, 09:28:38 AM »
I have the GB Racing covers fitted to my RX.  They are easy to fit and look great. The R&G ones look a bit cheap to me. Havent had to test them in a crash yet so cannot comment on that.  They come with longer bolts to replace the originals in the engine case.  Just remember to check the torque specs when fitting them.

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Re: Engine case cover recommendations
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2018, 09:17:51 PM »
I used GB racing covers on my race gsxr. I had a high side into duffus at Knockhill and the bike slid all the way down the hill and half way to Macintyres. Thats a long slide. GB protective covers wore right through and the OEM metal covers underneath were also well worn down - but not right through. Bike wasnt pretty as youd expect but just bodywork and a few other bits to sort. Saved me an engine rebuild. Ive now got GB covers on my STR 

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Re: Engine case cover recommendations
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2018, 09:22:28 PM »
Cheers for all the good feedback chaps I should have my GBracing kit Friday 👍🏻

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Re: Engine case cover recommendations
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2018, 09:40:00 PM »
Good stuff. I've got GB covers on mine too. There used to be a fella called Dodge on here that used to give forum peeps a little discount, but that was years ago, haven't seen him on here for ages.

Personally I think they're worth it. We were on the first day of a tour of Europe and my mate binned his ZZR on diesel whilst pulling into a fuel station. So, low speed slide/ impact. Engine case on left hand side went through and oil went everywhere. We were stranded until we could source a new stator cover, which lost us (all) 2-3 days of holiday. A GB Racing cover would've meant a bit of swearing and carry on.

The only potential downside is that having a crash cover over the stator case can reduce the cooling of the stator. Over time, that may lead to your windings getting cooked. I'm not sure how quick/ likely this is in real life though, compared to the benefits. It's a judgement call like everything on a bike. I've got them on mine and have had them on for 5 years/24k. Then again my charging system might not be the fittest.

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Re: Engine case cover recommendations
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2018, 10:21:40 PM »



Covers fitted.. happy out with them hopefully Ill never have to use them.

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Re: Engine case cover recommendations
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2018, 11:23:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by Street675IRL [+]
Covers fitted.. happy out with them hopefully Ill never have to use them.

...they look "used" to me  :001:
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Re: Engine case cover recommendations
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2018, 11:25:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by Tomspurs [+]
...they look "used" to me  :001:

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Re: Engine case cover recommendations
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2018, 12:49:59 AM »
They look great. Hopefully you'll never test slide them...

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Re: Engine case cover recommendations
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2018, 01:35:34 AM »
Very nice!

Have the same on my bike and Ive noticed a slight oil leak when using the covers. Just something to keep a lookout for.


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Re: Engine case cover recommendations
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2018, 11:27:04 AM »
*Originally Posted by rookie [+]
Very nice!

Have the same on my bike and Ive noticed a slight oil leak when using the covers. Just something to keep a lookout for.


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Thats unusual have heard nothing but good about the GBracing covers oil leaks after installation never came when I looked at reviews.. Did you try go over and check all the fasteners?

 


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