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Old 05-18-2014, 01:36 AM   #1
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Crash Bars Modification

Hi Guys and Girls, I have just installed Adventure Spec crash bars to my F800 and although I did the whole measuring the inseam palava to see wether they would fit I find that my knees hit the bars just about all the time.

It's frustrating as now I may have to go through the expense of returning them to the UK and then getting another brand.

The bars are beautifully made and if at all possible I would like to see wether I could modify them to fit me.

I've taken a photo and you can see where the curve of the bar sits in front of the curve of the bike - this is where my knees sit.

ADV Spec Crash Bars photo IMG_2311_zpsf90dda7b.jpg

I know there are some very cluey people here and was wondering if anyone can tell me wether modification is feasible and if so who could help me out.

If anyone here can give me some advice it would be much appreciated.
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:58 AM   #2
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Geez, no-one Well it seems Adv Spec won't return them so if anyones interested they're for sale at a good price.
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Old 05-20-2014, 04:13 AM   #3
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That sucks. What about modifying foot peg angle or height? Perhaps a seat? Rather than modify the bars look at your knee position and see what else you can try. I have these bars on my 13 and can attest to the protection. Good luck.

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Old 05-20-2014, 05:50 AM   #4
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Vandal makes a good point. My friend had this same problem and he installed lowered foot pegs and changed the stock seat. Problem solved! My first suggestion would be to remove the rubber insert on the stock foot pegs. That should give you 1/2 inch more room. If you find that helped a bit, the lower pegs will be a solution for you. I'm hearing for tall people the lower pegs are a must anyways.
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:38 AM   #5
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Thanks for the advice guys. I had thought of those options but I think I have found someone who can do some modifications for me (Andy from Andy Strapz here in Aus) which will be brilliant.

if that is not feasible I will sell them and go to Alt Rider.
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