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Question Has anyone added Lever Protection to their F4?

Hi all,

Just sending this out to get some thoughts about the suitability of fitting Lever protection to the f4. While it may be of use on a Moto GP Bike, is it just bling for road use? Appreciate your comments and thoughts.

http://www.lean-angles.com/motogp/th...test-in-jerez/

http://www.designcorse.co.uk/Rizoma_...tection_System


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I have rizoma guards on my ducati and must admit it is more for show than anything else. Probably not needed for normal street use.
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Definitely for show in my opinion. The reason the race bikes have them is due to the 'possibility' of the front brake being applied by contact with another bike for instance on the first corner when all the bikes are bunched together and one bike runs into the side of another causing the front brake to hit the fairing or whatever of the bike next to it and applying the lever resulting in the rider being thrown over the bars....
If you're riding that close to another bike or car on the road, then you need more than a set of these guards to save you!!!

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If you're riding that close to another bike or car on the road, then you need more than a set of these guards to save you!!!

What he said.

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I have seen some bikes with guards like these at the track, I think it is a good idea myself. I can't remember when it was but at a race start someone got their front brake lever tangled with someone else and over the bars they went, pretty ugly really. I may be looking into one for myself in the not too distant future.
For the street unless your knocking bars with your buddies not really needed.

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Why would you put it on your bike for road use, it looks bloody ugly.

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I have seen some bikes with guards like these at the track, I think it is a good idea myself. I can't remember when it was but at a race start someone got their front brake lever tangled with someone else and over the bars they went, pretty ugly really. I may be looking into one for myself in the not too distant future.
For the street unless your knocking bars with your buddies not really needed.
I remember that one, also an incident in the 250s maybe 3 years ago on the run to the flag, front rider moved across as the 2nd rider was coming past.....one helluva crash for rider 2, ...won't say who was involved but it wasn't pretty. Not for the road in my opinion !

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Wink It's just another one of those Moto GP fads their trying to convince us we need.

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If you're riding that close to another bike or car on the road, then you need more than a set of these guards to save you!!!
Your if your feeling a bit adventurous and going off road trying your hand at Motocross on an F4..

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I have done some dirt riding at the track from time to time.
( no front brake, no front brake, no front brake)

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