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post #1 of 7 Old 03-06-2009, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Inexpensive frame protectors? DIY: gsg moto?

I have my sights set on getting some GSG Moto frame protectors but it looks like I'm going to have to pay a premium.

Wild Hair - $180
Twisted Throttle - $206
Various UK dealers shipped to USA - $150-225 (105-160 pounds)

Anyone know of a less expensive online site that sells GSG Moto and will ship to the USA? I like the GSG Moto designed because it's connected to 2 points on the bike and no modifications necessary.

http://gsg-moto.de/84-97sturzpads/sp-honda/sp-honda.htm

My friend has access to a machine shop and we are thinking about making a set based on this design. He thinks we can make in about 2 hours with $50 worth of materials.

Has anyone made their own frame protectors? If so, please post pictures.

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post #3 of 7 Old 03-06-2009, 11:00 PM
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+1 on getting $25 frame sliders from ebay. 4" and making them work through the frame with an all thread rod.

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All-thread is not your friend and should not be used in this application just to save a couple of bucks. A solid tie-bar with threaded ends is the correct way of doing it and they can be had for $26.95 with all the hardware from Motovation. If you're going to do something, then do it right.

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Well, it looks like I'm going to try to make some homemade sliders and possible mount. I'll post some pictures up after it's all done.

Can anyone provide me with the length of the slider and bracket thickness for GSG Moto frame protectors?

Can anyone provide me the length of Motivation/Sato/T-Rex left and right frame sliders?

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Left side = 4.340

Right side = 3.550

Standoff spacers = .450

Tie-bar = 18.125

Keep in mind that trying to do it cheap will probably cost you WAY more money if you ever go down. Low grade all-thread is to soft and grade 8 will more than likely snap off. Solid tie-bars are by far your best bet. See my above post.
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post #7 of 7 Old 03-09-2009, 09:35 AM
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I visit three forums, based upon my bikes. On every one of them someone is trying this. If you are doing it for fun and experience, great. If you are doing it to save money, not great. Because, as noted above, it will cost you a lot more if you dump your bike (which several folks have proven).

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