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post #61 of 65 Old 04-29-2017, 10:42 AM
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Liking the bike, I've got a 2015 ZX6R, with some similar mods. Where did you get those crash protectors/ block type sliders that sit behind your R&G bungs? What make , where purchased ,how do they fix on etc?
I got rid of the R&G's as I returned from a run and the LHS bolt had snapped leaving the bolt thread in the block, freaked out a bit but my brother managed to EZ out the remainder of the bolt and I've refitted the standard engine mount bolts both sides as just don't trust them now. But would like some form of crash Protection. (Don't mean to hijack your thread)! Keep up the good work,enjoyed reading.

Portland01, I'm not sure if Andy0 has had an occasion to test these 'engine case guards' out, but I unfortunately have, and I can announce they hold up fantastically.

I had heat stroke last summer whilst riding in Lassen Nat'l Pk, California; I was attempting to pull out of a parking lot on a 100 degree day (37.78 C) - at about 6500-ft (1981m) elevation, the road summits at 8500-ft (2591m) - when attempting to pull out of the parking lot my hands spasmed on both clutch/brake levers. Down I went at about 5-10mph. My engine case guards, my Woodcraft frame sliders and Rizoma pegs on my rearsets kept the bike completely up and off the tarmac. Minor scuffing to the above parts, but everything else was left untouched.

And to be honest I scuffed up the opposite side in a super slow 1st lap out in the morning during track day. Everything stayed off the pavement, excluding the sliders. Now the plastic 'shell' of the case guard has its own pt#, thus one can replace if so desired.

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Pic. 1) The brawn behind the beauty.
Pic. 2) Minor scuffing after parking lot drop. It the frame slider kept my Yosh c/f exhaust perfectly intact!
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post #62 of 65 Old 04-29-2017, 01:13 PM
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Hi ZedExMuse,

Really helpful mini review there, also pictures and diagrams. Thanks for taking the time to post it up. I'm definitely sold on them, it looks like a really good design, especially like the fact you can replace the outer shell part that takes the hit. I'll be nipping in to my local dealer this week and ordering up the kit.

Thanks again for the info,very helpful.👍
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post #63 of 65 Old 05-02-2017, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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Hi peoples...

So back from brands hatch today and absolutely buzzing. All the mods I'd made after my previous track day really made a difference and I bested my time by 3 seconds. Still held up by traffic as track was very busy so maybe an extra 2 seconds if this was not the case.
I'd like to give you guys the low down on my experience with these Michelin power rs I recently fitted. Now Ive had them on track I can truly give you an insight into what there like.
First off warm up times were wicked good and with tyre warmers and 1 lap your good to pin it. I did manage to get the tyre to break traction but with really great feedback coming through my rearsets it was no problem and it was very predictable/controllable. I ran the tyres at 27psi rear and 34psi front (cold) and this seemed to be a great combo. I think I definetly could bring the rear down a couple more psi to 25 though and would help with more traction, as for front though it felt great. The main thing I like about these tyres though was the immense feedback they give. It's unreal to feel everything going on under you through a road tyre.
I would seriously consider these if you are replacing tyres in the near future. Extremely capable tyre indeed.





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{...} I ran the tyres at 27psi rear and 34psi front (cold) and this seemed to be a great combo. I think I definetly could bring the rear down a couple more psi to 25 though and would help with more traction, as for front though it felt great.
I'd have thought you'd probably drop another couple of psi from the front, but if it feels right to you then you should keep it. If you're only just lighting up the rear, it might not pay a big dividend to drop more than one or two psi more from the rear at most. You may get a tiny amount more grip, but it can make things a little bit too.... squishy.

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