Which disc guard
Posted March 06, 2005 - 06:32 PM
Posted March 07, 2005 - 10:07 AM
There used to be an alloy disc guard for the 400/426 that covered most of the front disc. Don't know if they have them for the 450 though? They were made by Yamaha (GYTR). I still see them on US eBay from time to time.
The problem with any metal disc guard is the potential for leaving you unable to operate after a crash. If the guard is deformed to the point that it interferes with the rotor or caliper, it's likely you won't be able to bend it by hand. A plastic guard is flexible enough that it will absorb most impacts without becoming a problem. Even if it did, you could probably pull it off by hand if need be. Most front disc guards are designed to keep mud, roost and small rocks off, not for crash protection.
Posted March 07, 2005 - 01:21 PM
I've managed to bounce mine off plenty of rocks, and bent it a little, but never enough to touch the rotor. You can bend it back easily with a crescent.
Posted March 07, 2005 - 01:34 PM
Posted March 07, 2005 - 04:59 PM
here's my gytr.. I love it... although I had to cut away a small portion to allow my digital speedo to work...
I think if your gytr takes a hard enough hit to bend it into your rotor than you just saved your rotor.. I always carry a small and very limited tool kit but should be able to bend the gaurd out of the rotor if I am ever put in the situation..
Posted July 28, 2005 - 06:10 AM
Posted July 28, 2005 - 01:04 PM