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Offline 4Bikes

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Does Tip Over Protection work?
« on: August 17, 2011, 02:25:07 pm »
I'm considering tip over protection for a C-14, either the R&G Adventure Bars, or more likely the Top Block.  My big question: has anyone ever tipped over and actually tested the effectiveness of these systems?  Did the  protection actually save the skins, bars , pegs and bags?  What did the protection look like after the drop, and did that protection itself need to be replaced?  I'm just trying to justify the cost and evaluate the effectiveness.
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Re: Does Tip Over Protection work?
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2011, 06:00:36 pm »
If I were you I would cross post this to the C14 Accessories section.  I expect though that if they did not work they will not be selling them long.
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Re: Does Tip Over Protection work?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2011, 07:36:46 pm »
I'm thinking by the lack of response that no one had to try the protection?  Makes me think of the Deer Whistles I put on my truck 11 years ago.  I was never sure they worked, but never had to really test them either.  So by buying a preventer, I made sure the actual need never came up.  So now I'm thinking Top-Block and Deer whistles and I'm covered.

They do make the Deer Whistles for Motorcycles.
http://www.homeproductsnmore.com/v/vspfiles/V4_Backup/deer-whistles/motorcycles.htm
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Re: Does Tip Over Protection work?
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2011, 11:11:24 pm »
Mine work.

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Re: Does Tip Over Protection work?
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2011, 08:18:27 am »
they are controversial in looks, but my mcenterprises bars work extremely well.  no part of the bike comes close to the ground.  with some of the other protectors, you still need to find something to protect your bags...
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Re: Does Tip Over Protection work?
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2011, 02:19:11 pm »
Ive got a youtube video of mine working. plus I added some hiway pegs that are sooo nice. I'm gonna make 10 sets starting in october to get a good feel on price. 

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Re: Does Tip Over Protection work?
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2011, 07:41:35 pm »
I like the R&G tip over protection (and the highway pegs!).  I am wondering how much of a hassle it is to take remove them when the fairing panels need to be removed?   Looks like removing 3 blots and they slide out - correct? Also, do they block access to the battery on the right side?
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Re: Does Tip Over Protection work?
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2011, 06:07:50 pm »
I have the MC Enterprise bars front and back and not only do they work, they keep
the bike from going all the way to the ground and make it easier to pick up.
Nothing touches except the bars.
Looks are in the eye of the owner, not everyone likes them but they are effective.

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Re: Does Tip Over Protection work?
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2011, 06:22:52 pm »
Ive got a youtube video of mine working. plus I added some hiway pegs that are sooo nice. I'm gonna make 10 sets starting in october to get a good feel on price.  http://youtu.be/rbykPP-E64I


Laker looking good. Keep working at it, I like it though.
Does this protect the bags as well?
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Re: Does Tip Over Protection work?
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2011, 07:02:16 pm »
Laker, nice work on the tipover protection.  Do the bars hit shins or lower leg?
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Re: Does Tip Over Protection work?
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2011, 06:12:08 pm »
Laker, Looks interesting, I do like that the support is lower on the bike.  I'd be interested.

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Re: Does Tip Over Protection work?
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2011, 03:12:38 am »
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Re: Does Tip Over Protection work?
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2011, 02:35:02 pm »
Laker looking good. Keep working at it, I like it though.
Does this protect the bags as well?

Mine keep the bags off the ground about the same as the topblocks that Fred has pictured. The bags will touch the ground on initial impact but with very little force. I'm going to come up with something to prevent the paint from getting scratched when they do make contact.

Laker, nice work on the tipover protection.  Do the bars hit shins or lower leg?

My shins don't hit the bars. I chamfered the end of the upper mounting tube and that took care of it. Shins should slide by in a crash.

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Re: Does Tip Over Protection work?
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2011, 08:22:41 pm »
I'm going to come up with something to prevent the paint from getting scratched when they do make contact.on the tipover protection.

I suggested to Murph awhile back that if someone could just make a nice oval patch of rubber about 1/4 or 1/2 inch thick with some 3m self adhesive on the back (like used for molding trim) you could stick it onto the lower front corner of the bags where they contact and at least prevent the paint damage that occurs when they touch down. It would only take about $2 worth of rubber and another $1 worth of adhesive. I've been meaning to make some myself but just haven't gotten around to it.
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Re: Does Tip Over Protection work?
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2011, 10:51:46 pm »
I like those that keep the bags and bike off the ground....the ones on my FJR basically save the tupperware on the main fairing but your mirrirs (no big deal) and baggage (BIG deal) are screwed if you tipped it over.
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Re: Does Tip Over Protection work?
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2012, 06:35:45 am »
I guess i will bump this old thread. Does anyone know if Laker everbmade the 10 sets of the tip over bars?

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Re: Does Tip Over Protection work?
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2012, 04:00:05 pm »
I'm getting quite a few requests for info on these, so I better get busy. I've got my bike torn apart so as to make final improvements, drawings and list of material. Thanks for the kick in the butt.

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Re: Does Tip Over Protection work?
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2012, 10:26:04 pm »
Keep us updated.  They look a lot like the top block, I hope they're not that expensive...

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Re: Does Tip Over Protection work?
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2012, 03:00:52 am »
look a lot like the top block, I hope they're not that expensive...


It's all about priorities bro, drink cheap beer for a couple months and walla, pocket $ for Top Block, they blend so nicely on the Connie nothing out there compares to em', worth every penny IMO!
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Re: Does Tip Over Protection work?
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2012, 03:22:45 pm »
ZG, those Top Blocks are beautiful on the '08-'09. They flow with the shape of the fairing and I like the look of the brackets. It's just too bad that they don't make one that looks as good for the '10+ or I would have some by now.

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Re: Does Tip Over Protection work?
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2012, 08:49:52 pm »
ZG, those Top Blocks are beautiful on the '08-'09. They flow with the shape of the fairing and I like the look of the brackets. It's just too bad that they don't make one that looks as good for the '10+ or I would have some by now.

Yeah totally agree.  Can't bring myself to pull the trigger (yet) for the Top Blocks for my '12 just it just doesn't have those same lines.
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Re: Does Tip Over Protection work?
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Re: Does Tip Over Protection work?
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Re: Does Tip Over Protection work?
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2012, 02:19:41 am »
French, no wonder bitdefender keeps blocking it LOL

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Re: Does Tip Over Protection work?
« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2012, 11:43:30 pm »
Is there enough room on them to rest your feet for awhile.... when the bike is upright