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  • Offline wack

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    Engine/Crash Bars
    on: Nov 22, 2020, 05.01 pm
    Nov 22, 2020, 05.01 pm
    Hello all,

    Can I ask if any of you know if the OEM crash/engine bars are painted silver, or is the silver just a normal natural aluminium finish. It looks like the latter to me. I'm planning on getting them powder coated black, and I want to know what preparation I'm going to have to do.

    Thanks in advance ! 😁👍

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    Re: Engine/Crash Bars
    Reply #1 on: Nov 22, 2020, 05.25 pm
    Nov 22, 2020, 05.25 pm
    OEM bars are made of aluminium and painted silver or later ones are black. All they are is a bracket for the OEM fog lights.

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    Re: Engine/Crash Bars
    Reply #2 on: Nov 22, 2020, 06.24 pm
    Nov 22, 2020, 06.24 pm
    does that make then less strong than steel ?I would have thought so!

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    Re: Engine/Crash Bars
    Reply #3 on: Nov 22, 2020, 07.14 pm
    Nov 22, 2020, 07.14 pm
    They are definitely not crashbars. At standstill or slow speed they can help prevent damaging the plastic but if you want to take the bike offroad they are useless.
    But getting back to the question. You have to sandblast it or sand is clean if you want to powdercoat.

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    Re: Engine/Crash Bars
    Reply #4 on: Nov 24, 2020, 06.41 pm
    Nov 24, 2020, 06.41 pm
    Honda call them "Light bars" not designed for impact protection,

    the hepco becker ones I had were crash bars, I know I tested em  :008:

     



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