Be Gouged or Worse!
Honda CRF450R is a serious race machine that is often
ridden hard in harsh conditions. Dumping this bike
can cause damage in many different ways. That's why
we adorn them with skid plates, engine case guards,
brake rotor and caliper guards, and so on. One vulnerable
area is the magnesium ignition cover.
a crash the shifter can be forced into the ignition
cover causing it to crack, or worse, punch a hole
in it. The question is how do you protect against
this? Well, until now there wasn't a real solution.
SFB Racing believes they have the answer to this potential
problem with their Ignition Guard.
SFB Racing http://www.sfbracingusa.com
Currently only available for the CRF450R
Included: Everything required for installation
in Red, Gold, and Gunmetal Gray
is it? Essentially, a billet aluminum guard that covers
the lower portion, where the shifter is, of the ignition
cover. When I first saw this cover it was one of those
"duh" moments. It's an obvious solution
to a real problem. I was anxious to get this installed
on our 2005 CRF450R.
of this product is very easy. You simply remove the
shifter, two ignition cover bolts, then place the
SFB Ignition guard in position and install with the
supplied hex head bolts, and reinstall the shifter.
That's it! One installation tip is to use a permanent
marker to mark the location of your shifter so you
can easily replace it to the original location.
great protection to the vulnerable ignition
design and workmanship
in three great colors, red, gold, and gunmetal
installation I noticed a pretty good gouge in the
ignition cover caused by the shifter. While this gouge
is a surface gouge and hasn't compromised the integrity
of the cover it does illustrate the need for a guard
of this type. I venture a guess that you have a similar
or worse gouge in the same location.
available for the CRF250X or CRF450X
the replacement cost of an ignition cover and lost
riding time and potentially race fees, this guard
is a bargain. It weighs next to nothing, is easy to
install, and provides excellent protection. It's definitely
staying on our CRF450R. Now, if they can produce this
product for the CRF250X and CRF450X!
Only Review July 2005
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