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    A little whacky. I'm not sure yet if the unique "Russian" design, although seemingly sturdy, intrigues or nauseates me.
    Both listings say they are for M50 but I was more interested in the physical design idea before worrying about which bike they are for.

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    They stick out way to far for me. Not to mention, not really sure how strong they would be as there is only one point of attachment. Put points at the end of them and you have a Mad Max styled crash bar, or should I say puncture or empanelment bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoSetFine View Post
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    A little whacky. I'm not sure yet if the unique "Russian" design, although seemingly sturdy, intrigues or nauseates me.
    Both listings say they are for M50 but I was more interested in the physical design idea before worrying about which bike they are for.

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    Link 1 in Googlish

    Link 2 In Russian
    Link 2 in Googlish

    punkbober showed those to me on the May 4th ride. I think he was interested in them as well.
    I wonder how sturdy it would be if you did lay down the bike.
    Although you would have a place to dry your gloves and socks if they got wet on a ride
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    Ryno took the mad max comment right out of my mouth. That's some next level ***** right there
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    I hope no one ever makes them to fit a 9. They look hideous enough on the M50. I would hate to see a 9 disgraced with a set of those ridiculous looking things. This proves an old saying to be true...just because you CAN do something doesn’t mean you SHOULD!!!

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    I've had my Nine 13 years and never even given a thought to putting crash guards on it. Even the factory Suzuki ones leave a lot to be desired appearance wise. I can't see the pictures where I am now, I'll look later tonight. But I am certain if Judah things they are grotesque, they are! I believe they were posted on here some years ago, I vaguely recall some hideous crash guards being posted that looked like something out of Mad Max, Thunder Dome.
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    Put some no-skid strips across the upper back side of each tier and they would make awesome hwy pegs for long trips.

    Doubt they would be very good as actual engine guards though. More than likely they would fold up into your plastics if the bike ever went over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bering_C_Sparky View Post
    Put some no-skid strips across the upper back side of each tier and they would make awesome hwy pegs for long trips.

    Doubt they would be very good as actual engine guards though. More than likely they would fold up into your plastics if the bike ever went over.

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    I was thinking about them being great highway pegs as well. Don't look sturdy enough to hold the bike up at any speed

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    Bwahaha... omg too funny.
    Almost every post made me chuckle at the intensity of your candid replies and coincidentally paralleling my original impressions - "not sure if they intrigue or nauseate me" - seems there are a number of (very committed) votes for both sides of that fence. Lol.


    I like that somebody was brave enough to try to do something different, but just not 100% convinced I like how different they "do'd" it.

    Hard to know if they would be strong enough on impact, but we have all seen the results of bikes dropped, and for my part, how surprisingly minimal/moderate damage occurred with simple existing structures like bars, foot pegs, gas tanks and turn signals the only resistance - I have to think those heavy tubes would do *something* to reduce impact (although they would probably tear off at their mounting points first - sidebar: I think there are *four* mounting points, same as OEM? ...which uses much more demure bars?).

    Anyway... "Good Talk"
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