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Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by YamWOW!, Dec 12, 2010.
I don't see a lot of front Master reservoir guards made by companies. I see a lot of rear guards.
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.
More worried about brush and limbs pulling on it.
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.
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.
I also like the fact that it keeps someone's nervous hands from removing the cap and doing whatever.