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Offline MShooter

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Crash bars
on: March 28, 2015, 12:01:50 AM
Crash bars, who has them? How much off road work does your bike see?
If you ride on road only and have them, why?
Not picking, just considering. Seem a good place to mount lights to as well for me. Bloody critters try to kill you at night around here.
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Offline Hartley

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Re: Crash bars
Reply #1 on: March 28, 2015, 12:30:56 AM
I have Givi crashbars and spots, dont do and off road riding, why do i have them..... Saw them on a bike at the dealers and liked the look they gave the bike.

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Re: Crash bars
Reply #2 on: March 28, 2015, 06:29:38 AM
I have SW Motech crashbars on DCT. Last year approx. 50% of gravel, trying to keep up the pace ;-)
Nice to have protection on bike, but of course they add weight. I have one big dent on my bash plate from the flying stone, imagine that on motor...
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Offline Lexus

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Re: Crash bars
Reply #3 on: March 28, 2015, 07:26:25 AM
I have Mmotoparts crashbar.
Like the look, protection and mounted the fog lights on it.
15% light off road.

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Re: Crash bars
Reply #4 on: March 28, 2015, 09:47:12 AM
I have SW-Motech bars and luggage racks. Despite my best efforts I was never able to confidently muscle/finesse the CT on the loose stuff, particularly the pea gravel they use here when the tarmac runs out. So I have a KLR650 for bush bashing and have the same bars/racks setup. I can tell you the bars work - I got hit by a car on Boxing Day and the bike went down on hard packed gravel at about 40kph. The bars bent in a bit and took a fair bit of grinding but no damage to the panel underneath (or the radiator under that). Good thing was that between the bars at the front and racks (with no luggage on) at the rear it created a bridge over my leg so I didn't have the bike on my leg as we slid along. Worth the cost just for that.
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Re: Crash bars
Reply #5 on: March 28, 2015, 03:03:02 PM
I have Boano bars from Italy, absolutly not designed for off-road and i do not plan to go off-road, really rare on the street, more urban look than "GS like" scaffolders.
It does protect bike sides (not the DCT protuberance).
I am really happy with it for 2 years, despite the price...
I ride a black 2012 DCT, i covered the carbon boano bars with plastidip.
Can be seen there :
http://www.boano.com/archivio/news/Nuovo_Carbon_Bull_Bar_HONDA_CROSS_TOURER_ITA.html
Last Edit: March 28, 2015, 03:07:41 PM by PhD Fr

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Re: Crash bars
Reply #6 on: March 28, 2015, 06:58:34 PM
Not seen those before.

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Re: Crash bars
Reply #7 on: March 28, 2015, 08:49:59 PM
Hi MShooter, I put Hepco & Becker bars on mine from Motorcycle Adventure Products at Dayboro, don't do much off road but I have laid the bike down without any damage.