They may help, to varying degrees, depending on the
application. If this product hits the ground with the
weight of the bike behind it, the screw may bend, and may break,
compromising its protective value. Notably, products for
Triumph cruisers are held on with just a 5mm screw, because that's
the way they made them. Those weights will snap off if they
impact the ground with the weight of the bike behind them.