Promoto Oggy Knobbs are an Australian made, designed and owned product made with only the finest materials, so we fitted a set to our LAMS Yamaha MT-07 Tracer!

We’ve just installed a set of Promoto Oggy Knobbs as well as a Case Saver from the same brand on our Long Term Yamaha MT-07 Tracer. These are a great investment in any bike you want to keep long term as they help reduce the damage of dropping a bike, and can do the same in many accidents.

Especially with LAMS machines it’s a pretty common expectation that the bike will be dropped at least once at some point, and there’s no better choice than a set of Australian-made Promoto Oggy Knobbs for ensuring damage is minimal. On many machines a simple drop with Oggys can just mean scratched ‘bar ends and mirrors. You’d be amazed how much higher the costs can go without them though if you get unlucky.

Our Long Term Yamaha MT-07 Tracer with the Oggy Knobbs fitted

Our Long Term Yamaha MT-07 Tracer with the Oggy Knobbs fitted. You’d barely notice they are even there!

Promoto also ensures that only the best materials are used in their Oggy Knobbs, and these are designed specifically for each machine, taking into consideration protecting the most important (and costly) parts of your machine, so the frame, engine, tank and radiator. Often they can also help protect bodywork, so it’s a win-win situation.

They are also especially designed to take into account the machine you’re riding, these aren’t just a puck of plastic bolted onto your machine. They are specifically designed to use the most appropriate mounting point, that won’t cause further damage to your machine, if they come into play.

You’re paying for the expertise and highest quality materials, and like I’ve already said they are Australian made and Australian owned.

Promoto/Oggy Knobbs case saver

Promoto/Oggy Knobbs case saver

The Case Saver works along similar lines, it’s really easy to damage your engine cases, and it’s not only a badge of shame, but also an expensive and annoying item to replace, and that’s if you haven’t worn all the way through the case, which often means leaking fluids and no chance of limping home.

Another benefit is you won’t even notice the Case Saver fitted, and it’s even easier to fit than the regular Oggy Knobbs!

I speak from personal experience when I say that Oggy Knobbs are a great investment, and I had them fitted on my FZ-06 for years, and they proved their worth several times. I also, unfortunately, know how easily engine cases can be damaged and how expensive a replacement is!

Here’s the fitment process of the Promoto Oggy Knobbs and Case Saver.

Oggy Knobb MT-07 Tracer Fitment:

Oggy Knobbs, instructions and tools. A socket set, set of allen key heads, Loctite and torque wrench are what you'll need. Plus a jack is recommended to support the engine.

Oggy Knobbs, instructions and tools. A socket set, set of allen key heads, Loctite and torque wrench are what you’ll need. Plus a jack is recommended to support the engine.

The instructions included are very clear, especially this illustration, read them carefully a few times. Things to note include the recommendation to use a jack to support the engine, and that the left and right rear bolts are different lengths, don't mix them up

The instructions included are very clear, especially this illustration, read them carefully a few times. Things to note include the recommendation to use a jack to support the engine, and that the left and right rear bolts are different lengths, don’t mix them up. The spacers also have R/L on them.

Left side Oggy Knobbs assembly

Left side Oggy Knobbs assembly.

Here's the two sides assembled with the Oggy Knobb slider in the middle only loosely bolted into place.

Here’s the two sides assembled with the Oggy Knobb slider in the middle only loosely bolted into place.

It's recommended you support the engine, as you're unbolting points where the engine is mounted to the frame. I had to remove the wheels from my jack to get it under the bike.

It’s recommended you support the engine, as you’re unbolting points where the engine is mounted to the frame. I had to remove the wheels from my jack to get it under the bike as there’s not much room. A piece of cloth prevents the jack from scratching the sump and I jacked it up just enough to be taking some weight, but with weight still both wheels and the side stand.

Fitment is relatively easy, you're removing these two bolts on either side and fitting the Oggy Knobbs to the same mounting points.

Fitment is relatively easy, you’re removing these two bolts on either side and fitting the Oggy Knobbs to the same mounting points. The two Oggy Brackers point upwards with the slider in the middle once fitted.

Loosening the mounting bolt through the frame, it'll be tight so ensure the bike is stable

Loosening the mounting bolt through the frame, it’ll be tight so ensure the bike is stable, as you don’t want to knock it over while trying to fit your Oggy Knobbs. If you’re worried get someone to hold the bike for you.

With both original bolts removed and the jack in place to ensure the engine doesn't drop. It's still bolted in on the opposite side but a little extra care is always worth it

With both original bolts removed and the jack in place to ensure the engine doesn’t drop. It’s still bolted in on the opposite side but a little extra care is always worth it.

With spacers going behind both the brackets it can be hard with just a single set of hands to get everything in place. I did the main mounting bolting first which goes through the frame and just had it hand tight

With spacers going behind both the brackets it can be hard with just a single set of hands to get everything in place. I did the main mounting bolt first which goes through the frame and just had it hand tight. The bolt through the slider holding the two brackets together is also just hand tight. There’s Loctite (non permanent) on everything as recommended by the instructions.

There are stickers on the brackets and everything is easily identifiable so you won't mix up the sides. Here's the right side in place but not yet tightened.

There are stickers on the brackets and everything is easily identifiable so you won’t mix up the sides. Here’s the right side in place but not yet tightened. Make sure you follow the diagram and you’ll be right.

Once you've got everything in place you can tighten the bolts to the recommended levels with your torque wrench

Once you’ve got everything in place you can tighten the bolts to the recommended levels with your torque wrench. There’s Loctite on all the bolts, but I’d check them a few times after fitment just to be sure. There’s different torque for the main frame bolt and the rear bracket and slider bolts.

Our Long Term Yamaha MT-07 Tracer with the Oggy Knobbs fitted

Our Long Term Yamaha MT-07 Tracer with the Oggy Knobbs fitted. It’s the same process as above on the opposite side.

Promoto Oggy Knobbs Case Saver, bolts and fitment instructions, it's a very easy job!

Promoto Oggy Knobbs Case Saver, bolts and fitment instructions, it’s a very easy job!

The two mounting points for the Promoto Oggy Knobbs Case Saver. The bike needs to be on a race stand, or be on the sidestand with a small block of wood (or similar) under it to not leak oil when these are removed.

The two mounting points for the Promoto Oggy Knobbs Case Saver. The bike needs to be on a race stand, or be on the sidestand with a small block of wood (or similar) under it to not leak oil when these are removed.

The Case Saver with the two included bolts and some Loctite on the threads (as recommended by the instructions)

The Case Saver with the two included bolts and some Loctite on the threads (as recommended by the instructions).

Promoto Oggy Knobbs Case Saver installed

Promoto Oggy Knobbs Case Saver installed with the bolts tightened.

Conclusion:

These are two really easy DIY accessories you can fit to your bike, with Oggy Knobbs available for a huge variety of machines. Pricing varies from model to model, so check with your local motorcycle store for model specific information. And best of all they are Australian made.

Especially for new riders I’d definitely recommend the investment, it’s not just about you dropping your bike, it’s just as possible that someone else will knock it over or cause an incident. If you aren’t keen on doing it yourself you could also ask your local store about fitment.

For more information on the Promoto Oggy Knobb range see the Kenma Australia website.

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