Author Topic: 2017-2022 frame changes & crash bars for 2022 Z900  (Read 1577 times)

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  • Offline BartZ   gb

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    Re: 2017-2022 frame changes & crash bars for 2022 Z900
    Reply #20 on: May 09, 2022, 11.04 pm
    May 09, 2022, 11.04 pm
    *Originally Posted by jmyrkky [+]
    ..If you lean the bike down, will the side of the engine covers scrape ground first or is it the slider touching first?

    Looking at the pictures the engine covers will hit the ground before the crash bar. You might maybe save yourself some fairing damage but the most important bits are not protected with this design IMO. With those sliders sticking so far out and the odd shape they just wait to catch on something during slide and rip/bend the engine mount (seen it happen with similar design) I would invest in R&G sliders and engine covers, just my opinion on the subject.

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    Re: 2017-2022 frame changes & crash bars for 2022 Z900
    Reply #21 on: May 10, 2022, 12.57 am
    May 10, 2022, 12.57 am
    *Originally Posted by BartZ [+]
    Looking at the pictures the engine covers will hit the ground before the crash bar. You might maybe save yourself some fairing damage but the most important bits are not protected with this design IMO. With those sliders sticking so far out and the odd shape they just wait to catch on something during slide and rip/bend the engine mount (seen it happen with similar design) I would invest in R&G sliders and engine covers, just my opinion on the subject.

    This. Those bars look pretty useless.  :027:
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    Re: 2017-2022 frame changes & crash bars for 2022 Z900
    Reply #22 on: May 10, 2022, 02.11 am
    May 10, 2022, 02.11 am
    *Originally Posted by jmyrkky [+]
    cheap crash bars from amazon
    IMO don't waste your time. Badly designed and manufactured crash bars may do more harm than good. So many possible issues: poor quality fasteners, damaged casing threads, insufficient coverage, and/or no actual protection from crappy steel. Ditto with citing Matt from The Workshop.

    My crash bars are made of paper - i.e. a comprehensive insurance policy  :001: Never really saw the point of crash knobs on a street bike, an excess payment for a claim will cost the same regardless of how much damage is done. Different matter for a track bike though.

    Also different for the adventure crowd that uses crash bars to mount their coffee machines and missile launchers.
    Last Edit: May 10, 2022, 02.18 am by KellyL

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    Re: 2017-2022 frame changes & crash bars for 2022 Z900
    Reply #23 on: May 10, 2022, 08.33 am
    May 10, 2022, 08.33 am
    *Originally Posted by KellyL [+]
    Also different for the adventure crowd that uses crash bars to mount their coffee machines and missile launchers.

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    Re: 2017-2022 frame changes & crash bars for 2022 Z900
    Reply #24 on: May 10, 2022, 08.34 pm
    May 10, 2022, 08.34 pm
    *Originally Posted by KellyL [+]
    My crash bars are made of paper - i.e. a comprehensive insurance policy  :001: Never really saw the point of crash knobs on a street bike, an excess payment for a claim will cost the same regardless of how much damage is done. Different matter for a track bike though.

    HA!  For street bikes I agree.  I think these things are probably better characterized as "tip over bars".  I think they're great for that.  Don't ask me how  I know....

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    Re: 2017-2022 frame changes & crash bars for 2022 Z900
    Reply #25 on: May 20, 2022, 12.13 am
    May 20, 2022, 12.13 am
    *Originally Posted by jmyrkky [+]

    ...Do you know if there is any difference between 17-22 year models engine fittings? I found some Puig Pros from local motoparts dealer but there was only sliders that would fit 2017-18 models. But for example this says it would fit 17-21 year models: https://www.ebay.com/itm/333277601919 Im confused..  :087:

    Thanks.  I'm not sure if the 2022 is different.  I did notice a lot of aftermarket vendors haven't updated their descriptions yet to specifically confirm 2022 fitment/compatability.

    I had to send a Vagabond fender eliminator kit back because of this.

     



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