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    Crash bars..
    on: Feb 05, 2021, 09.57 pm
    Feb 05, 2021, 09.57 pm
    What crash bars are people using? And more importantly, if your been unlucky, how did they hold up?

    What's the strongest bars?

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    Re: Crash bars..
    Reply #1 on: Feb 06, 2021, 07.24 am
    Feb 06, 2021, 07.24 am
    Banksy I think its embarrasment that stops riders saying how well their bikes (and bodies) survived an OFF.i have just ordered the ones that have been "road tested" by our greek poster ,1tna, and i think its really important to shield the mass of vunerable plastics on a heavy bike.I had 11 years ownership of a KTM 950 which you could drop without damage -low speed anyway- as the makers knew it was going to be used in silly places ( sorry mean off road). But getting answers seems to be difficult - like the bolt on "slider mushrooms" good idea or what?

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    Re: Crash bars..
    Reply #2 on: Feb 06, 2021, 10.10 am
    Feb 06, 2021, 10.10 am
    I have Hepco & Becker and they do really well.
    @bazza950: Not me. I also go offroad with it even though i have an XT660 Ténéré for the real offroad and i always say "With offroad riding it's not the question if you go down but how many times".
    Also did a offroad course last year and went off after a jump and the instructor was impressed how "crash proof" the bike was.
    The bars did bent a little but i went form a halve meter or so air on it's side. Still have to pull it back 10k km later but that also says how little it is that it's not bent enough to be annoying, only taking off the covers without taking the bars off might be not possible until i bent it back.

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    Re: Crash bars..
    Reply #3 on: Feb 07, 2021, 12.45 pm
    Feb 07, 2021, 12.45 pm
    Hi bazza950,  re the slider mushrooms. I think they'd be a worthwhile addition to protect the plastics and maybe casings in a slow speed road off. I tested some R&G racing ones on my blade on an oulton park track day and they certainly saved me money. Not sure about the new style aero protectors from R&G but I am looking at a set of these on eBay very similar to the ones I had on the blade.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-VFR1200X-Crosstourer-CRASH-BOBBINS-PROTECTORS-SLIDERS-MUSHROOMS/372968851852

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    Re: Crash bars.and bobbins
    Reply #4 on: Feb 07, 2021, 01.02 pm
    Feb 07, 2021, 01.02 pm
    Hi fastvan
    wow it was you! I saw that and it's a brave act to deliberately crash a bike.
    if I was flogging  crash protection stuff, why should the customer be a guinea pig? it wouldn't take much for a manufacturer who was sure of his product to get the test bike ,and at least gently lay it down on its side - Usually its mirrors and bar ends that take the brunt -hopefully not the plastics -but as a buyer i would at least know that at a topple they would work.As everyone says once the CT is on the move the weight disappears so it's the heaving it about when more likely to fall over!

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    Re: Crash bars..
    Reply #5 on: Feb 07, 2021, 01.47 pm
    Feb 07, 2021, 01.47 pm
    Anyone using SW Motech bars?

    Strong? Happy with the fit? Do they have to come off for servicing?

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    Re: Crash bars..
    Reply #6 on: Feb 07, 2021, 01.52 pm
    Feb 07, 2021, 01.52 pm
    Banksy see 1tnas u tube video on the subject

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    Re: Crash bars..
    Reply #7 on: Feb 07, 2021, 07.36 pm
    Feb 07, 2021, 07.36 pm
    Been searching YouTube but can't find 1tnas crashbar review..

    From what I've found the SW motech bars use the thickest diameter tubes..?

     



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