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TTBadDog

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Pipe Guard and Cage Anyone tried one of these?
« on: October 29, 2021, 11:56:30 AM »
Poking around looking for pipe guards and link guard and came across this-
https://www.ebay.com/itm/313522322116?hash=item48ff62fac4:g:Sq8AAOSwXmtglnfe
and from same vendor a more open design but different
https://www.ebay.com/itm/313522359487?hash=item48ff638cbf:g:6gkAAOSw4XRgFXHL

I believe both would protect the pipe and the weight difference is small 2.85 vs 2.65. It looks to me that the first one constructed of Al would collect mud like a dump truck.  Bent bar design may allow mod to pass thru but would likely collect more on the engine and frame? Has anyone tried either of these or is this just overkill for rocky terrain with a lot of logs and crossings?  New pipes are expensive, sending them out is not a whole lot cheaper, and blowing them out does not do much for the inevitable kinks that wear their way in.

I have "worn out" many P3 pipe guards on my KTM 200's, perhaps pipe is a bit more exposed or I am just hard on stuff and expect too much.
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Re: Pipe Guard and Cage Anyone tried one of these?
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2021, 08:16:06 PM »
I have the P-tech https://www.p-tech.ee/Sherco-pipe-engine-skid-plate-2017-2018-2019-2020-2021 on 4 Sherco 2 strokes.  I live in Moab Utah so lots of rocks and I'm not very graceful and hard on stuff.  I figured they have saved me a couple grand at least in not fixing/ replacing pipes because before I had the P3's.  The weight is so low it's not an issue for me.  Over 1,300 hours and haven't bought or fixed a pipe since I put them on.  They are works of art.  I don't think they catch a crazy amount of mud either.  I have replaced a few of the integrated linkage guard plastics, but again, I ride a shitload and I'm hard on stuff.

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