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Motorcycle Glossary Dictionary Term - Engine Guards

Engine Guards: Many motorcycles have Engine Guards to protect the bike should it fall over. These are billed as Engine Guards but sometimes they are referred to as Crash Bars. We don't want to emphasize crashing a motorcycle since that is not a desired result and proper training should minimize the possibility of any crash.

You'll have to look carefully on some bikes to see the engine guards and not all bikes are so equipped. Some models hide the protectors behind plastic covers. Look for extended areas on the bike where the guards may be hiding. For Newbies, an Engine Guard may be the only thing standing in the way of an expensive repair job that could cost you hundreds of dollars because of a simple tipover.

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