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Thunder Factory
11-04-2003, 08:49 AM
Just fitted a set of R&G's finest crash protectors to the lower rear engine bolt mounts.

Similar experience to when I fitted them to the previous bike in that getting at the rear nuts is a pain and a bit fiddly, but other than that is was a 30 minute job and they are very secure and do not come as far back as the old version so catching your legs is a thing of the past.



:plus: :cathat: :cheers:

http://www.photobucket.com/albums/0903/Thunder/Factory/5cdbd80e.jpg

http://www.photobucket.com/albums/0903/Thunder/Factory/defa9d5d.jpg

http://www.photobucket.com/albums/0903/Thunder/Factory/06c73133.jpg

Italibikefreak
11-04-2003, 12:08 PM
How much did those run you? And where'd you purchase them from?:confused:

Thunder Factory
11-04-2003, 12:47 PM
Originally posted by Italibikefreak
How much did those run you? And where'd you purchase them from?:confused:

The dealer I got the bike from (Phillip Mac Callen) is a distributor for R&G so I got them through him.

The top mount versions are not delivered yet , I had a set on the old Tri-colour and would consider fitting them to the 04 as well.

I've had R&G on both my previous bikes, on the Thunderace they saved me a fortune when my foot slipped on ice last year and the bike went down leaving a chunk out of the protector but not a mark on the bodywork, thankfully I have not tested them at speed, but I know people who have and they do make a difference.

They are also producing fork protectors for the Ohlins on the bike and I'll be looking at these at the UK's main bike show in the middle of November.

IMG]http://www.rg-racing.com/fork-protectors/aprilia-fork-protectors.jpg[/IMG]

In the UK including loacl tax (vat) the lower protectors retail for 70gbp.

You can find details at R&G's website here (http://www.rg-racing.com/home-crash-protectors.html)

I notice the Forum on line shop sells R&G so it could be wrth asking about them.[

Ed / AF1 Racing
11-04-2003, 03:35 PM
I've ordered the 04 R&Gs already....just waiting for them to come in. They have front and rear mount versions.

MikeRSVR
11-04-2003, 03:42 PM
I wonder if I can get these in the U.S.? Did not see a distributor on their website.

Thunder Factory
11-04-2003, 03:52 PM
Originally posted by MikeRSVR
I wonder if I can get these in the U.S.? Did not see a distributor on their website.

Mike , look up one post, could be you both posted at the same time and missed it.:D

I knew R&G where in the forum shop so support the locals I say!

Ed , the top mounted protectors are shipping from R&G this week to the distriutors and the bottoms went last week if it helps. Are you going to stock the fork protectors and swing arm bobbin / protectors?

Any word from Ken on th Evo airkit for the 04?

Sorry I'm hi-jacking my own thread. :asshole: :bond:

MikeRSVR
11-04-2003, 03:57 PM
Originally posted by Thunder Factory
I knew R&G where in the forum shop so support the locals I say!

Doh! :nutts: I found them. Thanks.

Thunder Factory
11-07-2003, 11:38 AM
Depending on your state of mind I've either been very unlucky or bloody lucky today because the bike slipped off the paddock stand as I was lifting it and fell gracefully on it's right side.

Unlucky that it happened , or bloody lucky that the R&G's were fitted this week, well you decide.

Big scrape on the protetor itself http://www.photobucket.com/albums/0903/Thunder/Protectors/d67e0b76.jpg , scratch on the side panel, http://www.photobucket.com/albums/0903/Thunder/Protectors/5e775e26.jpg (fortunately just where I am putting an Aprilia lion head graphic so it won't show, and a broken brake lever (75gbp to replace:mad: ) but other than that nothing, but there is no doubt without the protectors I would have been a lot worse.

Moral of the story? Don't try and put your bike on a paddock stand on a slope in damp weather without help! :fangs:

mille-ryan
11-07-2003, 05:54 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: Ya big dummy Thunder, that dont look very good at all. At least it didnt break anything off. Lesson learned yes??

Dvus
11-07-2003, 07:04 PM
I wanted to cry for you if I was a poser!








Battle scars are nice. Just talk to Chris and get some decals to cover that up. Good thing the sliders were on. I do believe I need to get me some to after seeing that.

Thunder Factory
11-08-2003, 01:36 AM
Originally posted by mille-ryan
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: Ya big dummy Thunder, that dont look very good at all. At least it didnt break anything off. Lesson learned yes??

Apart from the brake lever but I'm on the trail of a set of black levers which should sort that problem! :banana:

RSV12K
11-08-2003, 07:45 AM
The rear lowers really don't offer as much protection as you might think. If that's what happened in a tip over, imagine what will happen if you drop it while going around the bend! The ones you really want are the front uppers.

Thunder Factory
11-08-2003, 08:11 AM
I'm waiting for the front uppers at the moment, R&G are running them off at the moment, if I'd had them on I would be a lot better off I know, but at the same time the rears did a lot of good, imagine what damage would have been caused without them! :rambo: