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Front brake lever guards.

Post by Robbo87 » Nov 23rd, '20, 00:35

For those that might have missed it: From January 2021, those attending MSV trackdays - bikes must be fitted with a front brake lever guard.

Here's the info' and the relevant section, taken from their 'Bike Trackday Requirements':
Vehicle Requirements
The vehicle you intend to use must be in good condition both mechanically and bodily and suitable for its intended use on the track. It is your duty to ensure that the vehicle remains in this condition for the duration of the activity, in the interests of your safety and the safety of others at the circuit. All vehicles must also comply with our noise regulations. Touring bikes must remove all luggage boxes and trikes are not permitted. From Jan 2021 all bikes must be fitted with front brake lever guards.
. . . . . . https://www.msvtrackdays.com/bike/terms-and-conditions/

IMHO this is overkill :-q .

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Post by billinom8s » Nov 23rd, '20, 06:36

Had seen this, not sure why it's happening though.

I mean you can pick one up for a couple of quid as pm many people make them using 3d printers nowadays.
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Re: Front brake lever guards.

Post by julesh » Nov 23rd, '20, 06:55

Why overkill? Makes perfect sense to me

There was a fatality last year that probably would have been prevented had the rider had a guard fitted

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Post by MikeZ » Nov 25th, '20, 13:21

So are you suggesting they become compulsory on the road too? Should abs also be compulsory, after all plenty have died following front wheel lockup and off?
Sorry i don't agree, obviously will have to comply, else i won't be able to do any msv tracks but i really don't agree.
What about having 4 outrigger wheels fitted?
Will having brake guards make some riders less careful about overtakes?

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Re: Front brake lever guards.

Post by julesh » Nov 25th, '20, 17:48

No
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Don't do any then your choice
Give me strength
No but it'll be safer

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Post by Scotty » Nov 25th, '20, 19:31

Are anti-lever guarders the latest incarnation of the anti-masker eejits?

Interesting how having to fit a small blade of plastic inflames their libertarian righteousness and inspires them to write to the Daily Mail...
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Post by billinom8s » Nov 25th, '20, 23:05

i've them on mine for a couple of years, no big deal.

i think it may stop a lot of people with road bikes from having a toe dipper though
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Post by Jug_Inspector » Nov 26th, '20, 09:59

MikeZ wrote:
Nov 25th, '20, 13:21
Should abs also be compulsory, after all plenty have died following front wheel lockup and off?
It kind of already is for road use, but thankfully just for new bikes as retrofitting abs would be very costly.

From Google
"On January 1st, 2016, it became mandatory for all motorcycles that have an engine displacement greater than 125cc to have an ABS system fitted. In addition, smaller motorised two-wheelers with a displacement of 50cc or more are now required to have either ABS or a combined brake system fitted."

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Re: Front brake lever guards.

Post by MikeZ » Nov 26th, '20, 10:24

Glad this got everybody talking.
My comments were intended to be somewhat inflammatory.
I would like the choice, i certainly will not miss out on a trackday just because of brake guard requirement, they're a good idea but i (currently) only have hand guards fitted on 2 of my 3 bikes, unfortunately the 1 i use for trackdays does not.

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Post by TLS-Moose » Nov 26th, '20, 22:50

Not sure I see the point on a road bike - if you're that close you're at risk of a third party applying the front brake, your kinda in the last chance saloon (possibly literally :)) :)) ) anyway ....
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Post by billinom8s » Nov 27th, '20, 06:54

I've handing guards on the superduke. There's also a few supermotos that come with them.
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Post by Jay » Nov 29th, '20, 10:20

Just get cheap ones from China, they are cheap and cheerful and do the same job as the expensive ones 👍
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Post by ptolemyx » Nov 29th, '20, 12:37

Plus they make the bike look like it's ridden by an ace racerist :mrgreen:
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Post by billinom8s » Nov 29th, '20, 14:46

get two then, even more of one.


just not like trump is a racerist
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