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Originally Posted by BikerMiker View Post
So I got a set of Machinearts and thought that the plastic they were made of seemed... off.
They are hard and feel similar to that type of hard plastic ABS or old Bakelite. I don't
know a term for that type of plastic but I went with it.

Today I was klutz backing my bike out of the garage. I lost my balance and
dropped it. You know, trying to hold it up awkwardly saying, "NO NO NO NO!!" *KLUNK*.
It was a slow drop but it came to rest on one engine cover. The cover literally cracked
and shattered. I mean shattered in that there were a few decent sized pieces that were
completely sheared off.

They really are brittle and just have no give to absorb an impact. If they break this bad
in a minor drop I doubt their effectiveness. I don't recommend them.

I'm going back to the OEM style.

Never seen that before. You should contact MAM and show them.
They might replace it.
'13 F800GT, '91 R100GS, '09 KTM 450EXC (Yeah, I had an S once)...
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