Drop guards or frame sliders for Meteor?

Abhishek

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Olney, MD
I had a bit of a scare yesterday when I laid down my Meteor on it's left side while practicing at a nearby school parking lot. Thankfully no damage to the bike but it got me thinking, if there are any drop guards or frame sliders for the Meteor which I can install, so if I drop it again (i hope not to), it won't damage my gear and brake levers.

This is my first bike and I have just passed the MSF course. Have maybe 70-80 miles on the odo, while riding around the neighborhood.
 

Frank_M

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Nash County, NC
Check these out. I ordered some for my Meteor and they should be here Friday (6/24) and the order was placed 6/16. I think for practicing slow maneuvers they are just the ticket and cheap insurance and is why I purchased them. Glad to hear you lucked out and your bike did not receive any damage. There is also a video of a guy installing these I have included as well. Very easy to install.




This was the second order I have placed with this seller and shipping has been very fast for coming from India.
 

Steve Farrer

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Over many years I have laid bikes over many times, usually at low speed in slippery conditions or when avoiding wildlife. I use bars on the front and rigid panniers on the rear. One thing I have found essential is a set of hand guards to protect the control levers. It is no fun riding in remote places without a clutch lever. The Himalayan guards fit the Meteor if you swap the 8mm bolts for 6mm ones.
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Abhishek

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Location
Olney, MD
Check these out. I ordered some for my Meteor and they should be here Friday (6/24) and the order was placed 6/16. I think for practicing slow maneuvers they are just the ticket and cheap insurance and is why I purchased them. Glad to hear you lucked out and your bike did not receive any damage. There is also a video of a guy installing these I have included as well. Very easy to install.




This was the second order I have placed with this seller and shipping has been very fast for coming from India.
Hi Frank, as a matter of fact, I do have the engine guard on my bike. I was surprised how it protected the engine but I wanted something that would protect the brake lever and the gear lever. Something similar to what harley and indians have in their drop guards. The current engine guard I have doesn't come out all the way to protect these levers in case of a tipover.
 

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Abhishek

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Location
Olney, MD
Over many years I have laid bikes over many times, usually at low speed in slippery conditions or when avoiding wildlife. I use bars on the front and rigid panniers on the rear. One thing I have found essential is a set of hand guards to protect the control levers. It is no fun riding in remote places without a clutch lever. The Himalayan guards fit the Meteor if you swap the 8mm bolts for 6mm ones.
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That's a good idea. I will look around.
 
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