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Old 01-15-2012, 01:31 PM   #6976
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How tough are those? I have seen them but am uncertain if they would protect the tank in a drop. Any experience?
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uh, you can see in the photo that they're not clean and shiny?



so far they've stood up well to this kind of shit, does that answer your question?

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Old 01-15-2012, 01:39 PM   #6977
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I got some carbon fiber tank guards from Chris Barnes last summer...Give him lead-time...He just has to fit you in...First Class Product though!
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:42 PM   #6978
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I got some carbon fiber tank guards from Chris Barnes last summer...Give him lead-time...He just has to fit you in...First Class Product though!
Agreed, mine have been on for 3 or 4 years, excellent service from Chris and an excellent product.
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:31 PM   #6979
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If you want I can ask if the dealer I bought at can send it to US?
Thanks for your help I am waiting to hear back from Holan US on both the availability of the light version and the heavy version. The heavy is backordered but they don't even show the light version as an option. I'll let you know what I find out.
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:02 PM   #6980
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big zack i have a set of the crash bars never installed. i will be selling my bike soon!!
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:39 PM   #6981
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big zack i have a set of the crash bars never installed. i will be selling my bike soon!!
You have a PM
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:48 PM   #6982
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Does anyone in the US still sell crash bars for the 640 Adventure. I have searched and can't seem to find anyone who has the. Any info would be appreciated thanks.
Zack
Another option is a KTMatt rally-style bashplate. It is as wide as the tank, and protects it in tumbles quite well. I've field-tested mine and I can vouch for it working. It looks like skibum has one in the photo on his bike.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:35 AM   #6983
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I've got the Chris Barnes carbon tank guards but I have no idea if he's still making them? Anyone?

Yes, he is still in business.

You have to get in the queue and wait time is about 2 or 3 weeks.
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:14 AM   #6984
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I have the Holan bars and they work well but have a weak point in their design.

I've had a good impact to the right side and the bars did a great job saving my bike. I had to replace the right side as because I was not able to repair them. Removing the crimp in the lower right crash was beyond me. Holan USA was able to replace the right side and it fit well, very good service.


I think they need redesign where the lower right side slides into the frame tube. The bar sits loose in a frame cross tube. The crash bar can rattle and can move and crimp on impact.

I have also tipped over slow speed in a rut, a small scuff, and the bar crimped right at the entrance point. The crash bar is now weaker than before.


A fellow inmate with Holan bars on his 640 did not like the design so he drilled through the end of the short bar, ran a bolt through it and fabricated a wedge nut for the end of the bar inside the frame tube. This prevents the bar from rattling and strengthen the bottom crash bar. He rarely falls so he may never test the design. It could transfer too much force into the frame tube. What do you want to break first the crash bar or the motorcycle frame?

A better design might be to have the wedge nut or cone nut flush with the end of the frame tube so that on impact the bolt would fail before damaging the frame tube.

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Old 01-22-2012, 12:13 PM   #6985
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'06 adv

previous owner had invested some money in it
Full Akrapovic system
touratech mount (I need some help finding out for what GPS)
Big pegs (don't know exactly the reference but i think are the one in titanium KTM sells)
no snorkel
Hella lights
Bar raisers or whatever they are called (2 yellow looking rubbers on the handlebars that are supposed to reduce vibration)
Handlebars
Enduro front fender
I added the sw motech sidestand (not in the picture) but the 2 bolts that hold it to the bike broke, has this happened to anyone else???



I went to the garmin store to find out what GPS could fit the touratech system but they didn't know, someone has idea what fits ths (please excuse my ignorance):
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:33 PM   #6986
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Looks like a Garmin III or IV?

Welcome to the fold!
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:39 PM   #6987
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hey Low, you where right, apparently is for the Garmin GPS III or V, started looking around and found there is this "streetpilot" version that seems to be a Garmin III upgraded, still not sure if it will fit the mount.
Has anyone tried any of these GPS III, V or street pilot III? should I stay clear from any of them?
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:50 PM   #6988
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hey Low, you where right, apparently is for the Garmin GPS III or V, started looking around and found there is this "streetpilot" version that seems to be a Garmin III upgraded, still not sure if it will fit the mount.
Has anyone tried any of these GPS III, V or street pilot III? should I stay clear from any of them?
I have a streetpilot III, and a TT mount for it.. And I'm quite sure, that it won't fit the mount on your picture:(

Also the GPS III,V (these have very limited memory if you wan't to use maps with them) and the SPIII are very old (and slow) GPSes, So I'd say that either go for something newer (you'll have to buy a new mount as well), or if the GPS V fits your needs, then try to find a cheap one. I know it's not cheap especially if you have to buy a new mount for it as well, but I personaly wouldn't go with any GPS older than the 276c series (these can handle the NT maps).
Then again if you only need coordinates, speed, odo, etc and don't care about maps.. the GPS V is a nice unit:)
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Old 01-22-2012, 03:14 PM   #6989
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Thanks for the help, I'll look around what is available that can provide the things I want.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:45 PM   #6990
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Looks like you have the road book holder.

You can use that to mount any sort of GPS. Pick one of the more common GPS (that have the features you want) then investigate RAM mounts for it.

On my road book holder, I have a Garmin Oregon GPS, a SPOT 1 and my camera mounted for quick access.

I use gpscity.com for my purchases (and research).
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