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Old 11-27-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
Travism OP
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GSW owners: protect your cylinder heads!

Hey all. Just thought I'd share a little incident. I have a shiny new 2014 GSW with only 1000 miles on it. Crash bars and head proctors are on my to-buy list but I haven't purchased them yet. I was parked outside a restaurant in my neighborhood tonight and a car backed into my bike and knocked it over. Came out to see the bike lying in a pool of oil. The driver was very apologetic and all information was exchanged. I don't want to say too much until all the insurance dust settles, but suffice to say that, among other things, the left cylinder head cover was cracked and had leaked a good sized puddle of oil in the couple minutes the bike was down. Apparently these head covers are fragile!

The moral of the story is this: If you are wavering about getting protection for your cylinder heads on your shiny new GSW, don't hesitate. Even if you never plan to leave the pavement, one little tip over can ruin your night.

engine guards will be my next purchase!





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