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Offline Mav

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OEM Crash Bars. Are they any good?
on: June 03, 2020, 04:36:12 PM
Hi

Got my new CT and am wondering if the OEM crash bars are any good.  Can anyone vouch for how well they protect the side of the bike when dropped.

Is it worth getting crash bungs aswell?

Thanks

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Offline __Ray__

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Re: OEM Crash Bars. Are they any good?
Reply #1 on: June 03, 2020, 05:05:09 PM
The OEM version are not crashbars but is just for looks and mount some lights on.
You can push them by hand to touch the fairing.
If you want protection the Hepco & Becker or SW Motech are the better option, i have the Hepco & Becker and tested them already a few times in off-road (loose sand) and one time on asphalt (bad footing).
One time i demonstrated the difference to a friend by showing him that i could let them touch the fairing by hand and kicked my Hepco so hard that my bike almost dropped (kicked the left side while sitting on the sidestand).

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Offline Mav

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Re: OEM Crash Bars. Are they any good?
Reply #2 on: June 03, 2020, 09:41:48 PM
Grand, thanks for the reply, I’ll look at the crash bar makes you mentioned.

Mav

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Offline Fat Bert

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Re: OEM Crash Bars. Are they any good?
Reply #3 on: June 04, 2020, 01:39:42 PM
Givi ones are worth a look as well.

Givi Panniers and Givi crash bars have saved my CT on quite a few occasions - all low speed tumbles or over-balancing :166: :166: :300:

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Re: OEM Crash Bars. Are they any good?
Reply #4 on: June 04, 2020, 04:47:52 PM
Yes, I have the Hepco & Becker bars.  Bloody strong and good looking, almost the same shape as the originals.
Just love my Honda

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Re: OEM Crash Bars. Are they any good?
Reply #5 on: June 08, 2020, 04:47:29 PM
I have the Givi. I paid $150 USD and another $50 to have them dealer installed. I think they look great. And are very sturdy.

 



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