Why so few Front Master Cyl. guards?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by YamWOW!, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. YamWOW!

    YamWOW! Been here awhile

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    I don't see a lot of front Master reservoir guards made by companies. I see a lot of rear guards.
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  2. bxr140

    bxr140 Flame Bait

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    Its pretty hard to crash in such a way to damage an unprotected master cylinder reservoir but not damage a protected reservoir. You'd basically need something equivalent to a hand guard strapped over the reservoir.

    In most cases, a broken reservoir will be the least of your worries...

    Don't buy into marketing hype. Most of the little trinket guards out there are just that. Trinkets.
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  3. YamWOW!

    YamWOW! Been here awhile

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    More worried about brush and limbs pulling on it.
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  4. tmex

    tmex Long timer

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    True. I put a guard on mine just because the bobble head was driving me nuts. I do not expect the guard to protect anything.
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  5. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    Talking with the mechanics at BMW's offroad school about this particular type of crash damage. They see far more crashed bikes than most of us will hopefully ever see, so I usually defer to their knowledge of such things. The response was that: The generally get torn off from the bracket, but remain attached by the hose. 9 times out of 10 they can be cable tied in place till you get back home.
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  6. JBruyet

    JBruyet Mountain chaser

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    I also like the fact that it keeps someone's nervous hands from removing the cap and doing whatever.

    Thanks,

    Joe B
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