675.cc • Triumph 675 Forum

GB Racing or Carbon Covers???

Discussion in 'General' started by Jap_Sti_3, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. Jap_Sti_3

    Jap_Sti_3

    Thread Starter

    724
    0
    0
    Location: Rochdale
    The next Project that I want to post on here is the fitting of the full GB Racing Protection Kit (as seen on ebay)including side sliders, and the Three Piece Clutch, Altinator and Pulse Covers as I think these will do the job better than Carbon Stick on covers. :geek:

    Open to discusion, what does everyone think, Carbon or GB Racing Covers :?:

    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Graham-Banks-R ... CTION.html
     
  2. JDB

    JDB

    202
    2
    18
    Location: NW Hampshire, UK
    I have the GB Racing Engine Armour (both sides - removable), and GB Racing sliders close to font foot pegs (on pivot arm swivel mount) - if you need pics of them on the bike - they came with my bike so no experience of the decision making process!
     
  3. Jap_Sti_3

    Jap_Sti_3

    Thread Starter

    724
    0
    0
    Location: Rochdale
    Cheers JDB,

    I would like to see the kit fitted on a "real bike" so to speak, photo shoots always look too perfect for me.

    How do you find the swing arm protection? Never thought about them :roll:
     
  4. JDB

    JDB

    202
    2
    18
    Location: NW Hampshire, UK
    Sorry - only just caught up - Will try and get some photos at the weekend of closer up:
    aimg.photobucket.com_albums_v353_JonB427_0dc9_1.jpg
    aimg.photobucket.com_albums_v353_JonB427_0e80_1.jpg
    aimg.photobucket.com_albums_v353_JonB427_0f21_1.jpg
     
  5. im going for the gb racing covers, when ive saved the pennies that is. :( ..was also looking at the swing arm protectors but thought they may get in the way of my size 12's, is this the case or are they ok :?:
     
  6. Jap_Sti_3

    Jap_Sti_3

    Thread Starter

    724
    0
    0
    Location: Rochdale
    What Tail tidy have you got on there JDB :?: Plate looks a little :roll:
     
  7. Craig

    Craig Administrator Staff Member

    4,855
    222
    63
    Location: Maidstone
    I like the theory of crash protectors just a bit skeptical, I had crash protectors on my previous bike but has always wondered how well they actually work... has anyone had the miss-fortune of dropping a bike with protectors? How well does it prevent damage not just to the rider but the bike itself?
     
  8. Jap_Sti_3

    Jap_Sti_3

    Thread Starter

    724
    0
    0
    Location: Rochdale
    Oh that's it Craig start tempting fate......... :(

    I had the old Big Chrome Box Protection on my Suzi 350 Triple, worked a treadt when i dug the centre stand in the tarmac at 30 and did 2 360 spins on the deck, Bike fine, Leathers Trashed Boot felll off as the whole of the side had worn through. I was dizzy for half an hour :lol: ;) :eek:

    Oh and my mate got a slap for Pi****g Himself :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  9. Craig

    Craig Administrator Staff Member

    4,855
    222
    63
    Location: Maidstone
    lol, I have always wondered what would happen if I slipped the stand down whilst moving; guess I know now! :lol: Impressive that the bike survived. That's a lesson not to be forgotten! So I guess the crash mushrooms do have positive impact. :)
     
  10. I have mushrooms fitted just in case I drop the thing when it's not moving. I did it twice ( stopped on gravel and my foot slid out and hadn't put the side stand fully down but thought I had) with my Gixer and the mushrooms saved the fairing, levers and my ankle.
     
  11. JDB

    JDB

    202
    2
    18
    Location: NW Hampshire, UK
    OK close ups -
    aimg.photobucket.com_albums_v353_JonB427_IMG_2836Large.jpg
    aimg.photobucket.com_albums_v353_JonB427_IMG_2837Large.jpg
    aimg.photobucket.com_albums_v353_JonB427_IMG_2838Large.jpg
    aimg.photobucket.com_albums_v353_JonB427_IMG_2839Large.jpg
    aimg.photobucket.com_albums_v353_JonB427_IMG_2840Large.jpg

    Spec of my bike is:
    Extras include:
    Datatool System 4 Alarm
    Powerbronze light tint double bubble screen
    Clear mini arrow indicators (not LED)
    Rear Seat Cowl
    Pirelli Diablo Corsa 3 tyres
    Triumph 'Off Road' end can and race map
    R&G Tail Tidy with smaller number plate
    Stomp Grips on the tank (not pictured - transparent)
    GBRacing Engine Armour
    GBRacing sliders close to font footpegs
    R&G Fork sliders, Frame sliders, & Swingarm sliders
     
  12. Jap_Sti_3

    Jap_Sti_3

    Thread Starter

    724
    0
    0
    Location: Rochdale
    Now that looks Smart JDB. Thanks for the close up pictures. Very Tidy :cool:

    Just a quick question the "GBRacing sliders close to font footpegs" are they on the GBRacing web site? & one more Why did you not go for the GBRacing Frame Protection. No Drilling needed? Just want to make the right choice :geek: Cheers Jap :ugeek:
     
  13. Craig

    Craig Administrator Staff Member

    4,855
    222
    63
    Location: Maidstone
    They sit well on the 675, a nice addition. :)
     
  14. JDB

    JDB

    202
    2
    18
    Location: NW Hampshire, UK
    Thanks
    To be honest they came with the bike! But they bolt through the centre of the pivot arm - very secure. If you then look down on the bike from above you can see that they will hold the bike clear of the ground on 2 points (with normal sliders in front) otherwise if the bike was on the side it would touch on the rear of the bike or the sides of the engine. Not sure if I have explained that well - can take a picture from above if it would help.
     
  15. Jap_Sti_3

    Jap_Sti_3

    Thread Starter

    724
    0
    0
    Location: Rochdale
    Job Done.................... Carbon Won. :D ;) :cool:

    Pictures to follow once it brightens up. :ugeek:
     
  16. Jap_Sti_3

    Jap_Sti_3

    Thread Starter

    724
    0
    0
    Location: Rochdale
    Sorry to be a pain JDB but can you take a close up of front and rear sliders and the screen, do's it have an edge on the screen or is it rolled like the original :?: I've bought and sold a couple od double bubble Triumphs own because i do not like the rubber round the sharp edge :(

    Cheers
    Jap
     
  17. JDB

    JDB

    202
    2
    18
    Location: NW Hampshire, UK
    No edge on screen.

    Not sure what you want of the sliders that you cant see on the ones shown above - but let me know and I will try and oblige.
     
  18. Jap_Sti_3

    Jap_Sti_3

    Thread Starter

    724
    0
    0
    Location: Rochdale
    Direct Comparison, I've gone for the Carbon Covers.


    ai390.photobucket.com_albums_oo341_Jap_Sti_3_2008_Triumph675008_1.jpg



    ai390.photobucket.com_albums_oo341_Jap_Sti_3_2008_Triumph675009_1.jpg



    ai390.photobucket.com_albums_oo341_Jap_Sti_3_2008_Triumph675012.jpg



    ai390.photobucket.com_albums_oo341_Jap_Sti_3_2008_Triumph675011_1.jpg
     
  19. Craig

    Craig Administrator Staff Member

    4,855
    222
    63
    Location: Maidstone
    OOoo the carbon covers a tidy! Nice one :)
     
  20. Jap_Sti_3

    Jap_Sti_3

    Thread Starter

    724
    0
    0
    Location: Rochdale
    Could do with some Sliders Now........... :eek: When will it end :?: :geek: :ugeek:

    Then back to the Croatia Trip List :?
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. By using this website you agree to our Cookies usage. We and our partners operate globally and use cookies, including for analytics, personalisation, ads and Newsletters:
    Dismiss Notice