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Bike protection for track days?

This has probably been covered in this forum and if so, please link the thread.

I am wondering what bike protection you guys are using..

I have come across "GB Racing Protection Bundle".. which covers
  • Alternator / Generator / Stator Case Cover
  • Clutch / Gearbox Case Cover
  • Pulse / Timing Case Cover
  • Bullet Frame Sliders, left and right (Street or Race)
  • 6mm Paddock Stand / Swingarm Crash Bobbins
  • Lower Chain Guard / Shark Fin

Is this kit worth it?..

I am also looking for a suitable tank protector (08 r6) ??

What else?

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Re: Bike protection for track days?

I run the following setup on both bikes ('08 & '14):

1. woodcraft case savers (left & right)
2. clip ons
3. fixed peg rearsets (vortex & gilles)
4. woodcraft frame sliders ('08 only)
5. ETI tank sliders ('08 only)

You'll hear differing opinions between the GB and woodcraft. Some prefer the GB as they simply go over the oem covers and don't require removing the oem ones. I prefer the woodcraft as they're beefier and have replaceable sliders, but they're also more expensive.

I'm mixed on frame sliders. I run the woodcraft on the '08 as they're low profile, but that bike still tumbled last Feb so I didn't put them on the '14. Sliders are better if the bike stays on the track/road, but more often it's the grass or transition to grass that causes the flips.
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Re: Bike protection for track days?

the tank is more expensive than any of those to replace. be sure to get the best tank protection you can.


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Re: Bike protection for track days?

Keep in mind that if there's a chance you'll start racing some organizations require billet case covers as opposed to the covers that GB produces.

Edit: not billet; just aftermarket covers.

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Oops, I was going from memory. I guess they're not as specific as I thought.

"Left and Right Aftermarket Case Covers are required for all motorcycles for which such covers are readily commercially available."
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The best protection from crashing is not crashing.
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but for anyone doing track riding/racing, please, for everyone's sake, get engine case covers of some sort to prevent oil from going on the track.. the stator cover is magnesium and very thin. Oil will come out, and ya will likely ruin a stator in a minor lowside without case protection. I have seen cranks get damaged from crashes without stator cover protection. (if stator gets pushed onto the magneto/flywheel hard enough..)

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Re: Bike protection for track days?

This is what I use.
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Re: Bike protection for track days?

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I run the following setup on both bikes ('08 & '14):

1. woodcraft case savers (left & right)
2. clip ons
3. fixed peg rearsets (vortex & gilles)
4. woodcraft frame sliders ('08 only)
5. ETI tank sliders ('08 only)

You'll hear differing opinions between the GB and woodcraft. Some prefer the GB as they simply go over the oem covers and don't require removing the oem ones. I prefer the woodcraft as they're beefier and have replaceable sliders, but they're also more expensive.

I'm mixed on frame sliders. I run the woodcraft on the '08 as they're low profile, but that bike still tumbled last Feb so I didn't put them on the '14. Sliders are better if the bike stays on the track/road, but more often it's the grass or transition to grass that causes the flips.
This plus a clutch slider is what I use.

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