CBF1000 => CBF1000 - General Discussion => Topic started by: GilesI on 24 August, 2010, 06:42:45 PM

Title: Crash Bungs
Post by: GilesI on 24 August, 2010, 06:42:45 PM
I am considering fitting crash bungs to the bike. Has anyone any experience of these - are there any particularly good makes, who are the best suppliers, are they easy to fit  etc.
Would welcome any info !


Title: Re: Crash Bungs
Post by: RhondaK on 24 August, 2010, 07:15:17 PM
Hi Giles,

Try the search button for "crash bungs" or "R&G" etc. and you'll find loads of info, some good, some horrible!  :156:


PS Most important that you search "torque settings" also.  :169:
Title: Re: Crash Bungs
Post by: dunelm on 24 August, 2010, 07:23:41 PM
Hi GilesI I have R&G crash bungs - easy to fit, - and they work  :005:

Just follow the instructions about correct torque. Get direct from R&G as they have good after sales service.

If you have lower fairings (GT) you will have to cut a hole.

google: R&G Aero Crash Protectors for Honda CBF 1000 ABS


Title: Re: Crash Bungs
Post by: Jumbo on 24 August, 2010, 09:56:02 PM
Hi, Giles. I fitted the R+Gs. Very glad I did. I have dropped the bike twice since fitting........ A slow speed stall each time..... Must remember to check what gear I'm in after sudden stops...... OOPs..
Meanwhile, if you are fitting R+Gs to a GT model, check this link out for how I went about it without removing the lowers.
Scroll down page for one way of doing it without too much grief.

I too have found R+G excellent for after sales service.
Title: Re: Crash Bungs
Post by: GeoffWilson on 24 August, 2010, 10:55:26 PM
I have also recently fitted R&G crash protectors, and also the R&G bar end protectors...just remember to follow instructions as one of the bolts is longer than the other...also it says MAXIMUM TORQUE 40 Nm so i have done it to 35 Nm. Seems that most bikes I see around have the R&G ones fitted.
Title: Re: Crash Bungs
Post by: Roger on 24 August, 2010, 10:57:21 PM
Hi Jumbo
Thats the first time I have read that thread. I was quite nervous about the idea of fitting R&G cash bungs ( or indeed any crash bungs) to my GT as I expected to have to remove the lowers on my GT, This seems to be reasonably simple if you have some degree of hand eye co ordination   :037:
Must get sorted to fit them soon before the inevitable silly slow speed drop arrives  :005:
Title: Re: Crash Bungs
Post by: Jumbo on 24 August, 2010, 11:33:36 PM
*Originally Posted by Roger [+]
............ before the inevitable silly slow speed drop arrives  :005:
Only a matter of time, Sir. Unless you're one of the God class of beings!
Jumbo  :031:
Title: Re: Crash Bungs
Post by: jonl on 25 August, 2010, 05:19:22 AM
After pricing frame sliders, I went with SW Motech crash bars instead, as they look like they'll provide better protection, and the cost was not much more.  Also, the crash bars provide good mounting options for auxiliary horn and lights.

Photos previously posted here:
Title: Re: Crash Bungs
Post by: tnt1123 on 25 August, 2010, 05:32:23 AM
Great info, thanks jonl.

wish I had them a couple of weeks ago...: (

Title: Re: Crash Bungs
Post by: Ant on 25 August, 2010, 05:18:42 PM
Go for R&Gs, had mine fitted for over 2 years now, saved my bike twice from drops
Title: Re: Crash Bungs
Post by: LinzerOntario on 25 August, 2010, 06:57:15 PM
I think that frame sliders are a must on any bike. It's a low-cost and easy installation which has the potential to save a lot of $$$ in the event of...  Well, you know what I'm talking about and if your bike hasn't touched the ground yet, it has a fair chance to do this in the future - mostly when you expect it less.  I got my sliders from Kapsco-Moto (Amazon.com), they look like the R&G classic without the writing on the edge. The price was good: $26.99  As everyone else has mentioned here you have to pay attention to the torque. In my opinion, if you don't have a torque wrench, I would suggest you don't even consider starting the installation.  :oldie:  The only tricky part with the torque is an apparently conflicting setting: R&G indicates 40NM torque. On the other hand, if you take a look at the CBF1000 service manual, the 'Engine Removal-Installation' part quotes on page 8-9 that the Front engine hanger bolt (that's where you install the sliders) should be tighten to: 60 Nm (6.1 kgfm, 44 lbfft). I went with 40Nm...

Title: Re: Crash Bungs
Post by: Cowtown Biffer Bomber on 15 May, 2020, 09:17:16 PM

Help! I just got the same frame sliders (I think) as yours from Kapscomoto.com from Amazon.ca, but there's no installation instructions!

In the package is one shorter and one longer slider, one shorter and one longer bolt, one spacer (???), two washers, and two lock washers. I have some ideas on how it all fits together, but would like to do one side at a time to avoid any "engine sag", which makes it tough to compare original parts as you go.

I would GREATLY appreciate it if you could tell me how the puzzle fits together.

Is the 40 nM torque still holding strong?

Thanking you in advance,

Herb Kruschke
Calgary, AB