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Re: Which engine protector/cover?
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2018, 07:53:35 PM »
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Re: Which engine protector/cover?
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2018, 02:24:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by Acki [+]
Did somebody have experiences with good engine protectors/covers?

I'm thinking about: https://www.gbracing.eu/+.1908.html

I know the original Kawa plastic rings are not good...
I have seen a lot of stuff from low money from China.

Maybe somebody hit the ground (of course I hope nobody) with some covers and can tell what cover have been installed and if the protected enough.

Thanks in advance! :)

Check out Abahanad's thread. He had a minor incident and it looks like the damage would have hit with the Kawasaki covers, but the R&G's saved his skin on the engine cover

https://www.z900forum.com/index.php/topic,1003.msg13717/topicseen.html#msg13717

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Re: Which engine protector/cover?
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2018, 04:30:50 PM »
Engine protectors have arrived. Have to say, I was impressed with the packaging, shows its a quality product. Cant fit them yet as the bike needs to cool down after riding from work to the garage to have a set of Michelin road 5s fitted and then home. Will post up a picture of them on the bike later, but for now heres a picture of the aforementioned packaging :028:

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Re: Which engine protector/cover?
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2018, 08:17:30 PM »
Well theyre now fitted to the bike. A word of warning for anyone fitting these to their bike. I absolutely crapped myself when fitting the clutch cover. As I was nipping one of the bolts up to torque, I felt that gut wrenching feeling of stripping the threads. Did the typical guy thing and didnt read the instructions. As it turns out, one of the bolts is 35mm and the rest are 40mm. Id put the shorter bolt in the wrong hole. Luckily, it had only grabbed the first 1/4 turn or so. In a panic, I grabbed the instructions to find the bolt size so I could look for a heli coil fitting. Only then did I see the different bolt sizes. Took them all out, put the longer bolt in and it grabbed on thankfully. Lesson learned - READ THE BLOODY INSTRUCTIONS!! Any way, here they are:



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Re: Which engine protector/cover?
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2018, 09:26:14 PM »
Great choice!

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Re: Which engine protector/cover?
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2018, 08:46:35 AM »
Top tip for times when you're taking loads of bolts out.
Get a piece of cardboard and push them into it in the correct pattern.
Then put it somewhere safe so comedians /feckwits etc can't get at it.
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Re: Which engine protector/cover?
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2018, 08:58:32 AM »
*Originally Posted by Marco [+]
Top tip for times when you're taking loads of bolts out.
Get a piece of cardboard and push them into it in the correct pattern.
Then put it somewhere safe so comedians /feckwits etc can't get at it.

Thats not a bad idea. When I took the tail assembly apart to fit the vagabond tail tidy, there was a point when I had to figure out which screws/bolts went where. Ill remember that for the next addition to the bike :028:
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Re: Which engine protector/cover?
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2019, 05:22:38 PM »
Hi Rob, now you have had the GB engine covers a while, what do.you think? I'm going to Get some covers for.mine, not sure which type at present,
« Last Edit: May 15, 2019, 05:56:16 PM by Bentham »

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Re: Which engine protector/cover?
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2019, 07:55:54 PM »
*Originally Posted by Bentham [+]
Hi Rob, now you have had the GB engine covers a while, what do.you think? I'm going to Get some covers for.mine, not sure which type at present,

Cant fault them. They feel really well made and look great on the bike. Cant say about how they perform and hope I never can, though I did see another member on here than had an off and the covers did their job just the way youd hope, which I suppose is about the best you could ask for.
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Re: Which engine protector/cover?
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2019, 08:44:12 PM »
ive painted engine covers and now looks good (IMHO)

R&G a bit ugly and too shiny