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I recently laid my bike down and put a dent in the gas tank on my 1100 V Star Custom...yea...lets just say I had a bad experience. Luckily not on the exhaust side seeing as how i just put new pipes on.

Now, I am trying to think of a way to protect the tank from any further damage after I get it fixed. I was thinking of some engine guards but had a few questions.

Would engine guards even protect the tank in the event of a lay down?

Also, I have taken some pretty sharp turns and had the pegs dragging the asphalt from the lean. Pegs have a little give just for that reason. Would engine guards get in the way of that? I am worried if I get engine guards that if I take a sharp turn and have to lean a lot that I will hit the engine guard instead of the pegs.

I would appreciate some input.

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Engine guard

The makers of engine guards go out of their way to post a legal notice. They will not help in a moving accident. If you drop it in a parking lot or at a very low speed they will help but not in those turns you were talking about.

I think the engine guards give you a little more room than the pegs. But I watched a video on U Tube the guy almost wrecked when the engine guard touched down on the Tail of the Dragon. In the last few seconds of the ride.


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I have engine guards, with a few rubs on each one from twisties, you can get away with a little drag and then the floorboards lift up...but you better have it straightened up quick after that...too much and you are too far over and on the guards not enough tire for a cruiser....

When I was first learning how to get it up steep hills, like my driveway....I didn't have enough throttle and it started to go over...I was able to control it until it was on the engine guard....and I had assistance to pull it back upright....the only marks made was a tiny bit on the guard and the edge of my exhaust....so they do help when moving slowly...but in a crash there are too many variables.....

But they also allow your leg some room if you get caught underneath the bike...but then there is a possibility your leg could also get caught inside of it!
 
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