rider commented " I found mine invaluable since for
the first year I owned my bike I developed the bad habit
of dropping it, mostly just standing still and sometimes
being stupid enough to stop on surfaces I should not have.
The guards, in my estimate, saved me countless dollars.
I once went down and the bike slid on the right cylinder
for about 50 feet without me (I have a higher friction coefficient
than the guards) and had no damage except I had to replace
the engine guard. To have total protection, I would need
a reinforcement in the back because my rear directionals
sometimes give up a lens and sometimes the housing itself
being the most protruding part of the bike in the rear.
Guercio: said "I felt exactly the same way as Ron when
I saw the BMW engine guards for my RT. They certainly dont
look reassuring; however, after a spill I now have confidence
in them. Nothing damaged to the valve covers and only minor
scratching of the guard."
said "The $100 seems like a lot until you drop the
bike. Then you kick yourself for not having installed them.
Dont ask how I know! One good thing, though. The guards
cover up the scratches on the valve cover!"