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What the heck are crash bobins on this 650R Motard ???

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I think they are the white dojigies on the end of the axles (F & R) but what do they do?

My guess would be to stop from churning down the axle ends in a slide and to help protect the lower fork leg and swingarm from damage also.

Am I close or way off as to what they are for?

The guy has them on here, at least I think that's what he is referring too.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Honda-XR-650R-Super-moto_W0QQitemZ290037984378QQihZ019QQcategoryZ9806QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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YEP, there sliders in event of a crash their supposed to protect the axles, fork tubes and swing arm from road rash.

Europeans have their own terminology, bobbins as in sewing thread spool, that is contained within a sewing machine.

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Hey thanks ! :devil:

Is that a mandatory item that you must have for racing or it's totally optional? Just motards use them?

He also has a "high level front mud guard" on it. :thumbsdn: Why would you have that on a motard? I guess he means the skid plate.

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YEP, thats the skid plate , or he may have a mud flap on the front fender.

sportbike whats that? I am looking at the Ducati multistrada, and also the buell ulysses, I am leaning towards the Ducati right now, I love their sound.Plus I have a local dealer, closest for buell is Alabama.

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That's pretty much what they are used for. They work, too.

Sportbike guys use them mounted on the frames to protect the expensive fiberglass bodies.

If I did a lot of SM track days that would be my first investment.

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the "high level front mudgaurd" is a shorty fender on the front. I think it just flaps around less and lets the headlight shine on the street a little better at night. Mostly styling in my opinion.

Hey thanks ! :devil:

Is that a mandatory item that you must have for racing or it's totally optional? Just motards use them?

He also has a "high level front mud guard" on it. :thumbsdn: Why would you have that on a motard? I guess he means the skid plate.

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the "high level front mudgaurd" is a shorty fender on the front. I think it just flaps around less and lets the headlight shine on the street a little better at night. Mostly styling in my opinion.

OHHH, I understand now. Learn something every day! :devil:

Thank You !

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