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post #1 of 10 Old 09-01-2009, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Rubber hell guard thingys

Well, like most of you, I noticed suddenly one day that both were gone. I got lucky and happened so see one of them on the road a couple blocks from my house. I put it back on and yup, it is gone again! Now, after I go and buy two more....any suggestions on the best way to keep them on? I was thinking about a thin smear of marine grade silicone????
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post #2 of 10 Old 09-01-2009, 02:07 PM
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Take them off and replace them with the Frame Guards that Devin, aka SpeedStar, sells.

He makes all kinds...and they are great!!!

https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=30047

Tell him that BTD sent you.

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I used some glue or epoxy or something to attach the ones I bought for my 06. They have been on for about 40,000 km since.

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Are the scuff marks on the frame just a cosmetic issue or is there a danger of the frame corroding?
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To me, scuff marks and the worn paint on the frame are a badge of honor, showing that you ride the thing!

Kinda like a worn fretboard on a guitar or the bluing coming off a pistol frame...they don't get like that from just laying there.

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Ahhhhh, heel guard/ frame protector...... I was trying my best to figure out what a hell guard was.

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If you need some hell or heel guards, let me know. I can hook you up with some that are guaranteed not to fall off. That is unless you want them off. See my signature for more info.

FARKLE your Strom with ORIGINAL HEADLIGHT MASKS, frame guards, triple-clamp guards, fork guards and tank guards. Check them out in the link below. Thanks, Devin.

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I just used silicon RTV adhesive sealant and it's worked fine for me.

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Well, like most of you, I noticed suddenly one day that both were gone. I got lucky and happened so see one of them on the road a couple blocks from my house. I put it back on and yup, it is gone again! Now, after I go and buy two more....any suggestions on the best way to keep them on? I was thinking about a thin smear of marine grade silicone????
"Hell" guards?? For the love of Pete, proofread, man! I was absolutely baffled; It took me quite some time to figure out that you probably meant "heel guards".

Unless, of course, your bike's name is Cerberus, in which case you can have all the road you want, sir ...

Assuming you meant "heel guards" -- i.e., the rubber covers over the swingarm bearings -- I suspect those are just to keep water out of there. Lube the swingarm bearings annually and it won't matter.
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"Hell guards"? I thought he had a cross or something on his handlebars? BB

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