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GSAdict 06-16-2013 09:28 PM

Wow....lower crash bars WORK!!!
 
Installed a set of the lower bars last weekend....then found myself sliding my GSA across an intersection this weekend. The only damage???....my new lower bars! Holy Crap they saved my GSA!!
The pic isn't my GSA but the one they show on ebay...I laughed when I saw the pic and told myself..."yea right"! Thumbs up to these bars!!

2 other reason my GSA didn't get total rash:
1- my body and boot between it and the pavement....no injuries...just need a new set of boots!
2- I didn't have my bags on. I don't thing there would have been anything to save those.

Final comment.... thumbs up to the bro on youtube showing me how to pick up my bike. I have no idea why but I watch it about 6 months ago. Sure came in handy!. I'm only 5'7" 150lbs...and she stood up easy.
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/ENGINE-GUARD-...h8l2g~~_12.JPG

DirtReeper 06-17-2013 11:28 AM

what caused said slide? Were you trying to get under a semi truck? :evil glad youre ok

GSAdict 06-17-2013 09:22 PM

new tires......don't ask...:muutt

BMW-K 06-19-2013 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GSAdict (Post 21668859)
new tires......don't ask...:muutt

Been there, don't have to ask.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j2...s/DSCF0688.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j2...s/DSCF0686.jpg

Yeah, did that right in front of my house...didn't make it 10 yards. :lol3

Edited to add: it was on my GS with fresh Karoo's. My H-B's took a beating!

Second Edit: strange - I center punched my left ankle hard and if it weren't for the boots I had on I'm sure I'd have broken it (BMW Transition 2's at the time - love that boot).

DirtReeper 06-20-2013 10:24 AM

didn't scrub them in eh?

doc4216 06-20-2013 10:36 AM

Glad they work and glad you're okay!

GSAdict 06-20-2013 08:18 PM

Actually it was after about 30 miles of scrub. But it was the first corner that I given it some legit power.
I ride with motocross boots for this very reason. Never really understood what those tiny street boots are good for.

genka 06-21-2013 08:35 AM

Lower crashbars work well if the bike is not top heavy with a luggage.
Otherwise:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7252489/IMG_5818.jpg


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