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Old 09-11-2008, 09:32 AM   #1
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Wicked Adventure-Spec F800GS Protection -- Crash Bars and Bashplate. New cheaper $US Pricing

Hi Guys,
Due to the pound dropping significantly and finding a cheaper air shipping method, the price on our BMW guards is looking much better for US buyers.
A silver anodized guard now comes in at $295.41 DELIVERED!
A black powdercoated guard comes in at $312.95 DELIVERED!

check them out here.....
http://www.adventure-spec.com/shop/i...ewCat&catId=39

(change the currency to USD in the currency box below the bike on the sand dune!)

Some more photos of guards fitted........









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Old 09-11-2008, 11:04 AM   #2
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Hi Chris,

Any update on when you will have the crash bars to go with the bash plate? Or the combo for those who still need both?
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:17 AM   #3
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Does it cost extra to have "Git" engraved on it? How cheeky.
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:08 PM   #4
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"Guard-it-Technology"

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Does it cost extra to have "Git" engraved on it? How cheeky.
The "Guard-it-Technology" or GiT logo comes free.

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Old 09-11-2008, 01:43 PM   #5
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Really nice products...

Could you consider to produce rally spec bashplates with watertanks for KTM 450/525/530? The mecasystem ones are kind of pricey....
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Old 09-18-2008, 12:45 PM   #6
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Rally tanks......

Hi there,
We could make something for these bikes, but due to the limited volumes we'd sell the price would probably end up something not far off the Mecasystems items. I Imagine $300+ .
We only have limited time to develo stuff so unless we had 10 or so people really wanting these, they'd have to go down the list.
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KLIM in the UK
Giantloop in Europe
adventure-spec
F800GS Crashbars
Yamaha Tenere Parts
KTM 690 Adventure-Spec Parts
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:06 PM   #7
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No News on bars.........

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Hi Chris,

Any update on when you will have the crash bars to go with the bash plate? Or the combo for those who still need both?
Hiya, bad news on the wait for your bike!

We cant give a date for these yet, but as soon as i can i will be shouting from the rooftops!

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KLIM in the UK
Giantloop in Europe
adventure-spec
F800GS Crashbars
Yamaha Tenere Parts
KTM 690 Adventure-Spec Parts
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Old 09-28-2008, 03:34 PM   #8
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We cant give a date for these yet, but as soon as i can i will be shouting from the rooftops!

chris
any word on the availability of the crash bars. I am going to have to order something soon. These look the best, but if they aren't available they don't do much good.

if you could update with a time frame that would be awesome as it would help with purchasing decisions.

I have already scratched up the panels on the sides because i couldn't wait any longer to go ride out on the trails.
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:03 AM   #9
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The website is up fine again now. If you check the main page of the website it says that the site will be down over the weekend for shop modifications.

As for the crashbar times, we (Adventure-Spec, I work for the company) have really struggled to get the quality of workmanship we wanted from the bars. Being proud of what we do, and what we sell, we haven't been prepared to compromise the quality of the final product no matter WHAT happens.

We have always said that we will either produce a product that is the BEST it can possibly be, or we wont release a product at all.

One of our main problems was finding a pipe bending specialist who could ensure that the seam of the pipe stayed on the inside of the product regardless of the complex bending profiles used (who wants to look at pipe seams wandering around everywhere!) whilst still keeping the perfect tolerances we wanted to ensure a first time fit.

We have now solved that problem and have tested multiple sets of bent bars for continuity and quality issues. If we do say so ourselves, its a really nice job! We are now getting close to a release and are sourcing mounting component kits and making up sets of spacers etc....

BUT, this is our first set of engine crash bars and we have tripped over ourselves time and time again promising target dates that we havnt managed to hit. I'm afraid we cant give you a date yet except to say that the major technological hurdles are over and believe me we are working 24/7 to get them out as soon as possible before we end up getting mobbed!

Thank you for your patience, support, and kind words about our kit. We could have released 'some' bars ages ago, but we wouldnt have put them on our bikes. When we set up the company our ethos was always that we wouldnt sell anything to anyone else that we wouldnt use ourselves. Thats why there has been such a delay...

Maybe we need to lower our standards...

Cheers guys,

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Old 09-29-2008, 02:54 PM   #10
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The website is up fine again now. If you check the main page of the website it says that the site will be down over the weekend for shop modifications.

As for the crashbar times, we (Adventure-Spec, I work for the company) have really struggled to get the quality of workmanship we wanted from the bars. Being proud of what we do, and what we sell, we haven't been prepared to compromise the quality of the final product no matter WHAT happens.

We have always said that we will either produce a product that is the BEST it can possibly be, or we wont release a product at all.

One of our main problems was finding a pipe bending specialist who could ensure that the seam of the pipe stayed on the inside of the product regardless of the complex bending profiles used (who wants to look at pipe seams wandering around everywhere!) whilst still keeping the perfect tolerances we wanted to ensure a first time fit.

We have now solved that problem and have tested multiple sets of bent bars for continuity and quality issues. If we do say so ourselves, its a really nice job! We are now getting close to a release and are sourcing mounting component kits and making up sets of spacers etc....

BUT, this is our first set of engine crash bars and we have tripped over ourselves time and time again promising target dates that we havnt managed to hit. I'm afraid we cant give you a date yet except to say that the major technological hurdles are over and believe me we are working 24/7 to get them out as soon as possible before we end up getting mobbed!

Thank you for your patience, support, and kind words about our kit. We could have released 'some' bars ages ago, but we wouldnt have put them on our bikes. When we set up the company our ethos was always that we wouldnt sell anything to anyone else that we wouldnt use ourselves. Thats why there has been such a delay...

Maybe we need to lower our standards...

Cheers guys,

Dave


Any way to get a preorder list going :) You kind of force our hand by making a realy nice bash plate and not having it work with anything else. I am definitely not complaining! I love the bash plate, i just don't want to be caught in the back of the line cause I am sure you have a bunch of UK riders waiting to get their hands on it too :)
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:35 AM   #11
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Any way to get a preorder list going :) You kind of force our hand by making a realy nice bash plate and not having it work with anything else. I am definitely not complaining! I love the bash plate, i just don't want to be caught in the back of the line cause I am sure you have a bunch of UK riders waiting to get their hands on it too :)
Good point, but i dont want to create a pre-order list until we have pricing worked out if that makes sense. Basically if i do a list and then the pricing comes out quite expensive i think we'll have a 'you only charge that much as everybody says they want them' situation.

We're waiting on quotes from the pipe-bending contractor. As Dave mentioned above we have found a really top-notch company who have done amazing prototypes, but have yet to give us a quote for volume(or even for one-offs). Also we need to do a few sets to find out how much time is in each. On top of this the fitting kits we're putting together are looking to be quite expensive, as they're all stainless fasteners and machined Ali spacers. For example one of the main M10 flanged top frame bolts in stainless is looking like costing us $5.

So I will start a pre-order list as soon as we have an accurate price. First batch will probably be 25, so i wouldnt worry too much about availability.

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Tom Jenkinson (squarepusher)

KLIM in the UK
Giantloop in Europe
adventure-spec
F800GS Crashbars
Yamaha Tenere Parts
KTM 690 Adventure-Spec Parts
KTM LC8 Adventure and SE Skidplate
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:52 AM   #12
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Right on!

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Good point, but i dont want to create a pre-order list until we have pricing worked out if that makes sense. Basically if i do a list and then the pricing comes out quite expensive i think we'll have a 'you only charge that much as everybody says they want them' situation.

We're waiting on quotes from the pipe-bending contractor. As Dave mentioned above we have found a really top-notch company who have done amazing prototypes, but have yet to give us a quote for volume(or even for one-offs). Also we need to do a few sets to find out how much time is in each. On top of this the fitting kits we're putting together are looking to be quite expensive, as they're all stainless fasteners and machined Ali spacers. For example one of the main M10 flanged top frame bolts in stainless is looking like costing us $5.

So I will start a pre-order list as soon as we have an accurate price. First batch will probably be 25, so i wouldnt worry too much about availability.

chris
Sounds good Wonky! Looking forward to seeing the end product. Keep us posted
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:22 PM   #13
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Jeez. Now you are gonna make me buy my own Christmas presents

Those skidplates and bars look nice.
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:52 AM   #14
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Adventure-Spec Crash Bars

They work!



Not a scratch on the bike! Sorry no close ups of the damage to the bars but it's just scratches and the right hand bracket is a little bent. Probably knock it back into shape.

For the full story, click on "Shrops" below.
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Old 07-10-2009, 03:53 PM   #15
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They work!
Wheew! No way to position your bike (in your lane) or even see that one coming. Sorry to hear about your collar bone, broke mine in April 08 when a cage took my lane. That stuff hurts...recover well and soon.

Ordered the bash plate and crash bars for my F8GS last night. What is the average wait for US customers these days? Yes impatient...recovering from knee replacement (which BTW makes a broken collar bone seem like a hang nail) and wrenching will be my only quality time with the bike for awhile more.
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