You could not get better advise then from LDH for believe me he knows the pros & cons of m/css.
The job is not that complicated & does turn out to look real professional even to a first timer if they take their time. I have been in on helping a chap do the same to his bike & I suggested we open the gap a bit more, for often when the bike goes down the frame safer tends to spring back a bit & can fracture the ABS plastic.
Said riders did go down as he was entering a fuel station, & loosing traction due to grit, with minimum damage done to the bike thanks to the frame savers & later on the same as the bike was knocked over in a parking lot.
The frame savers of my Honda 929 have saved the bike once when being hit at a red light as I was stopping & the cage behind me hit & knocked me down to make it a hit & run situation & 2nd time bike was hit in a mall parking lot.
Fortunately no need for cutting of plastic, but the good point of the frame savers is my belief here along with a few other bikes to one in a high speed crash & the frame slider bolt actually folded backward to actually save the engine though nose-piece & side panel of the fairing had to be replaced plus mirror & signal light. Fact is I am still riding the bike-----well was only winter is here so all bikes are winterized.
Last edited by Smitty; 11-02-2006 at 07:24 PM.