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I am doing my first track day in March at Rockingham and feel that I should fit some crash bungs to my 98' RR-W, just incase my bike topples over in the garage :huh: lol.

It looks like I will have to cut some bigger holes in the fairing, which is the last thing that I want to do!

Has anyone managed to fit any on this model without chopping the fairing about?
 

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With all the good crash bungs, you will have to cut the fairing, on this model blade. Stick to a good brand like r&g etc if you do buy some.
 

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I'm after some for my new RRS as well.. I don't want to cut the fairings as she is in pretty much immaculate condition..

I've 2 choices really

Finding a mid L/H fairing panel (already have a 'spare' R/H one) and popping them on the bike and drilling though those to mount the crash bungs through..

Or find some which don't require me to drill the fairings..

The crash bungs on my 400 definately saved my right side fairings at the beginning of December when someone drove into the back of me, knocking me and my poor bike over..
 

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Thanks for that Destructo :thumb:

Has anyone on here tried these on their bike?
 

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Thanks for that Destructo :thumb:

Has anyone on here tried these on their bike?
No worries, I saw them in a mag over Xmas and thought it was a better idea than carving up the very fairings you want to protect! (it was a bit of a challengs to remember the website though!)

I've just seen why you need them as well..... you'll love the new bike!

I have not tried them myself nor do I know anyone that has, maybe do some google searches on them, its usually possible to find product reviews of most things :idunno:
 

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I would not bother with the bracket type crash bungs, i had some similer ones on my old 97 fireblade track bike that cost over £100, i had a off on a track day, and they snaped, resulting in frame and engine damage. Now i don't mind cutting the fairings.

Crash bungs are mainly used to protect frame and engine, the way you have to look at it is, would you rather cut a 6cm hole in your side panel that cost about £100 new, or would you rather spend £1000 on a new frame, or new engine, plastics can be replaced cheap, frames and engines can not.
 

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I would not bother with the bracket type crash bungs, i had some similer ones on my old 97 fireblade track bike that cost over £100, i had a off on a track day, and they snaped, resulting in frame and engine damage. Now i don't mind cutting the fairings.

Crash bungs are mainly used to protect frame and engine, the way you have to look at it is, would you rather cut a 6cm hole in your side panel that cost about £100 new, or would you rather spend £1000 on a new frame, or new engine, plastics can be replaced cheap, frames and engines can not.
I used a set that wasnt R&G and the bike toppled over at walking speed, the bung just snapped, never again...........always go back to R&Gs. Havnt used the ones in the link but it will be interesting to hear from folks that have.
 

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I used a set that wasnt R&G and the bike toppled over at walking speed, the bung just snapped, never again...........always go back to R&Gs. Havnt used the ones in the link but it will be interesting to hear from folks that have.
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same here, i only ever use R&G crash bungs now on all my bikes.
 

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I am thinking of getting a set of secondhand LH & RH Mid panels to modify for trackdays. Ive seen a pair from a 96' RR-T and wondered if they would fit my RR-W as they look very similar?
 

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R&G FTW - I know fist hand. The R&G units were easy to fit with the special marker tool that comes in the kit.
Simply remove the fairing, remove the engine bolt and install the marker bolt. Refit fairing then tap fairing with rubber hammer gently over the area where the pointed bolt is till you see the small mark coming through the fairing.
Remove fairing, put masking tape over the area, drill small pilot hole (3mm) then drill full size hole. (just go slowly and keep a firm grip of the drill.
Remove marker bolt, refit fairing and fit crash bung.
Repeat on other side. Done

Easy as, super neat and takes about 15min each side. (the hardest part is removing the fairings on the 09 CBR)

I also have the R&G engine covers too as I recon these offer excellent protection with awesome fit, finish and looks.
 
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