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I thought I would start a discussion as I'm becoming paranoid about having these on my bike as it could cause more problems then good.

E.g. breaking parts off the engine.

Would you guys use them or not?

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I got them they seem ok
My need to ask someone who had a high speed crash with them on to see if any engine parts was damage
Could ring yamaha ask for there feedback on them
 

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yamaha have said the bungs should rotate to stop it from cracking panels etc, yes they spin if i turn it by hand not sure if it will work in a crash. Not sure tbh which is why im in two minds
 

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d-r125 said:
yamaha have said the bungs should rotate to stop it from cracking panels etc, yes they spin if i turn it by hand not sure if it will work in a crash. Not sure tbh which is why im in two minds
I wouldn't worry to much about it
 

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i fitted my r&g ones yesterday. they seem good and stable but tbh i dont really want to find out!
iv heard they snap the fairing but they dont do much to the engine!
but if u have a high speed crash and it his the curb or somthing, they ant gunna be able to do nothing. and tbh the insurance comapy witth 9 times out of 10 write the bike off!
 

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I have seen nothing but broken plastics from these where the brackets holding the bungs bend.
In a slow crash, such as falling over at traffic lights or dropping it in your garage / slipping on a drain or something they are brilliant.

ANything else, and I reckon they could be more trouble than they are worth.

I have had two slides now, and each time my biker simply slid on the boomerange panel, which is very very easy to repair with body filler.
Very minimal damage really...

One of those was even a fairly high speed crash.
 

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To be honest i don't think they are intended for very high speed crashes. As Fisher said they are good for low speed crahes an dropping the bike etc but in a high speed collision, more often than not you'll have more to worry about than broken engine parts or damaged fairings.
 

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Depends entirely on the type of crash you have. I have seen pictures of bigger bikes that have broken parts of the frame and cracked chunks from engines and that was from the crash bungs catching a curb whilst sliding. I personally don't use crash bungs, but I do have the GB Racing (http://www.gbracing.eu/) paddock bobbins which act as swingarm sliders as well as paddock stand bobbins, and I also have their engine cases covers, because I value the engine more than the plastics. It's a very personal choice, all I will say is some brands that bang on about BSB are not used as they are not homologated, where as the GB Racing parts are used, and in WSBK, Moto 2 and GP.
 

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I have heard a rumour that if you use the Yammy ones, and they cause damage to the fairings, you COULD complain.
But that is completely a rumour as far as I am aware...
 

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I have heard a rumour that if you use the Yammy ones, and they cause damage to the fairings, you COULD complain.
But that is completely a rumour as far as I am aware...
i got them god forbid nothing happens to me or my bike but if something happened then ill file a complaint
 

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I have heard a rumour that if you use the Yammy ones, and they cause damage to the fairings, you COULD complain.
But that is completely a rumour as far as I am aware...
That has got to be a rumour, there is no way a company would give a warranty like that.
 

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That has got to be a rumour, there is no way a company would give a warranty like that.
I don't think it is so much a warranty, more if you are good at complaining.
Not really fair for a company to advertise a product as being able to prevent damage, and then end up causing MORE damage...
 

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they're damage control, really. there's no way you can say that, without crash bobbins, my bike would've just had a few scratches on it so i want you to replace the bobbins and the panels. no way.
 

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People i say no sliders but this is only my opinion, i don't want to cause panic or make others think like me.
Frame sliders are good for slow crash like in garage and in lights stops but they only work in certain crash specific way, i read in forums and i have friends that say like me no to frame sliders because sometime they do worst then good because they make thta only one spot get all the force of the crash and sometimes they make a mess. but R125 is a good motorcycle to use sliders i think the ones bad for R125 is the ones that connect directly to frame.
but put sliders or not is up to you.
Sorry again if i cause panic or confusion about frame sliders.
 
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