Rumbux system experiences, pros & cons?

Shuter

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Am considering Eric's Rumbux full 3-piece set...thoughts from those who have the system installed on their Tenere? Does the cage scrape easily in corners? Sounds like the plate drops easily for oil changes? Any cons to the system, vs. the obvious pros? Any pros that are not obvious? Price seems fair to me considering that plate, upper and lower crash bars are all included...and that shipping is included.

Thanks!
 

swakop_toe

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The only "problem" I can think of is it has saved my life, if not my limbs already.

Will not consider anything else.
Heavy, but worth every cent.

Contrary to popular sentiment, both side panels can be removed without having to remove the bars.

I have scraped the bashplate frame around a chicaned bend that had a hump.
Practically lifted the bike, but admittedly, I was laden as well.

Six panhead hex screws to drop the bellyplate, full access to the two oil drain plugs.

Do it, you will not be sorry.

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I have been happy with my set. No problems on the install and works great taking hits on the trail. I am 240 lbs and ride in the soft setting with no scraping but I do keep the foot pegs off the ground. Panel removal is easy too. No regrets. Can take a little while for them to get made and shipped but Eric keeps you informed of progress.
 
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I bought my bike used with a Rumbux system and I am very happy with it. It is much sturdier than the OEM and DSBP guards on my wife’s bike. It saved by bike and my leg when I went down hard on a very slick paved low water crossing.

I also really like the optional engine guard bags for the system.
 

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I've got the full set up and love it. Went down hard on the right side, and the Rumbux did it's job. The Rumbux is entirely mounted to the frame, and I am sure this fall would've damaged the bike if the crashbars were mounted to the motor as most of them are.
I ride 2-up fully loaded with camping gear and have not had an issue with the Rumbux dragging.
And they look good. Gotten many compliments on them.
 
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I would buy the full setup again. I've not had a problem scraping the bottom while being aggressive in the twisties. Dropped the bike several times off road. Always did it's job. It's nice knowing it's there off road. I hear rocks banging off it all the time. Eric is great to deal with.
 

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EricV

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Haven’t heard of this Rumbux System before, any photos please?
I'm going to stay out of this thread and let folks give their comments, but the main vendor thread is HERE. Anyone can ping me via PM or email. Email and phone are in my sig line and my profile page. Lots of pictures and good Q&A in the earlier pages of the vendor thread.
 

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I'll echo the others. I replaced my SW Motech with Rumbux. Mainly cuz I scooped a deal on one of the forums. Second, I am riding Alaska next year and I wanted lower protection that DID NOT mount to the factory locations on the sump.

You CAN remove both right and left side covers with the guards in place. Takes a little finagling, but they do come out.

I have had a hard drop on both the left and the right, no damage beyond abrasion on the bars.

I did ground the right lower rear corner of the engine guard. I was on the dragon and I was loaded. Once aware, a little caution goes a long way. This aint a road race bike. It handles well, but it is what it is. Because of that, I had a little margin to pick the bike up a bit and maintain my line.

Go for it, probably the best out there.
 
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I'll chime in as well. While I've managed to avoid dropping the bike while riding, someone ran into my Tenere in work parking lot and knocked it over and into the brand spanking new BMW cage next to me. The Jesse panniers took out the door and then the bike dropped into the Rumbux. Damage to my bike - some scuffed paint on the Rumbux and panniers, and a cracked stock plastic rear rack where the idiot hit... The Beemer needed a new door. The Rumbux guards (a full set) are very strong, yet the bike remains easy to work on. I've not needed to remove them in the last 20K miles but I've not tried doing the valves yet. All the covers come off, but they do require a bit of tweaking and the matt finish on the covers shows that - big deal.
 
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