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Offline wack

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Engine/Crash Bars
on: November 22, 2020, 05:01:56 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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Offline Deller

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Re: Engine/Crash Bars
Reply #1 on: November 22, 2020, 05:25:15 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: November 22, 2020, 06:24:06 PM
does that make then less strong than steel ?I would have thought so!

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Offline __Ray__

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Re: Engine/Crash Bars
Reply #3 on: November 22, 2020, 07:14:31 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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Offline superduper

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Re: Engine/Crash Bars
Reply #4 on: November 24, 2020, 06:41:00 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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