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Old 05-15-2012, 12:42 AM   #5641
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Doing a little pre-ride maintenance and noticed that right where the right side crashbar attached to the frame over the footpeg was rubbing a hole in my tank. Took it off and removed the tank. Filled the gouge with some quick steel and buttoned her back up. Getting that crash bar back on was a nightmare. I really hate the crash bars but unfortunately I use them quite often.
Had to do a ton of bending and realiging to get them back on and lined up somewhat close.
Happened twice to me before I took off the crash bars for good. First time was a very hard crash which completely popped off the left side clamp, allowing the crash bar mounting arm to continue past the frame and smack into the rear head with enough force to mark the head. It also meant the bolts holding the front cross bar smacked into the oil tank leaving 5mm wide gouge.
The second time was a hard fall (bloody deep ruts at speed) to the right side, which knocked the right mount into the tank just like yours.

Took them off, and now enjoying the looks, lack of weight, and reduced width.

Horses for courses - low speed or on road offs I still think they are great, but high speed offroad crashes they do catch on a lot etc..
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:13 AM   #5642
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:39 PM   #5643
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:00 PM   #5644
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:46 PM   #5645
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Did you fab your own crash bars to fit your Safari tanks? If not, who did them? Considering some sort of bars for my new Safari tanks, too.
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:49 PM   #5646
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:20 PM   #5647
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Doing a little pre-ride maintenance and noticed that right where the right side crashbar attached to the frame over the footpeg was rubbing a hole in my tank.
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Happened twice to me before I took off the crash bars for good.
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I wasn't aware anyone else had this problem. I thought it was just me.

I stuck a piece of plastic between the bracket and the tank to keep from wearing a hole before I could figure out how to correct the fit.

So far it is working, but I still haven't come up with a permanent solution. (The white spot on the tank is unrelated.)

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Old 05-16-2012, 12:54 AM   #5648
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:01 AM   #5649
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I wasn't aware anyone else had this problem. I thought it was just me.

I stuck a piece of plastic between the bracket and the tank to keep from wearing a hole before I could figure out how to correct the fit.

So far it is working, but I still haven't come up with a permanent solution. (The white spot on the tank is unrelated.)

It looks like metal on metal, (your crash bar to frame). What happened to the plastic edgeing that was on the crash bar clamps? My original stuff wore out, so I replaced it with automotive door opening edgeing. It provideds a tighter grip so the crash bars don't move when they take a hit, and don't scratch up the frame. I checked out my tanks after seeing your (and the previous) posts. So far no issues, and I have dropped my bike repeatedly.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:09 AM   #5650
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I've also installed my GlobeScout peg extensions.
Is there a link for the peg's page? All I can find in their site is panniers, racks and their accessories..

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Old 05-16-2012, 07:53 AM   #5651
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Did you fab your own crash bars to fit your Safari tanks? If not, who did them? Considering some sort of bars for my new Safari tanks, too.
They are Hepco Beckers that were modified to fit the Safaris.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:56 AM   #5652
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Put me on this list too. I actually did a similar thing with a couple of layers of old inner tube around the frame for the bars to grab onto and also between the tank and the bars like you did here.

I fixed it by removing these bars and installing the old style SW-Motech crash bars. But now I am having similar issues with the old style bars too along the front edge of my tanks. The bars are just starting to rub against the tanks.

Check your tanks. I don't think it is the crash bars that have bent. I think it is the gas tanks expanding and changing shape. I haven't gone down hard on my crash bars yet. The bars have not bent, but I am still having fitment issues.

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I wasn't aware anyone else had this problem. I thought it was just me.

I stuck a piece of plastic between the bracket and the tank to keep from wearing a hole before I could figure out how to correct the fit.

So far it is working, but I still haven't come up with a permanent solution. (The white spot on the tank is unrelated.)

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Old 05-16-2012, 07:59 AM   #5653
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Put me on this list too. I actually did a similar thing with a couple of layers of old inner tube around the frame for the bars to grab onto and also between the tank and the bars like you did here.

I fixed it by removing these bars and installing the old style SW-Motech crash bars. But now I am having similar issues with the old style bars too along the front edge of my tanks. The bars are just starting to rub against the tanks.

Check your tanks. I don't think it is the crash bars that have bent. I think it is the gas tanks expanding and changing shape. I haven't gone down hard on my crash bars yet. The bars have not bent, but I am still having fitment issues.
Interesting that you bring that up. I looked and sure enough my left tank is starting to touch the crashbar (old style) at the front edge. I guess a little adjustment with a big bar may be in the coming.
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:12 AM   #5654
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Let me know how you do this if you go for it. I am afraid that if I just bend the bars, they won't line up with the mounts anymore.


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Interesting that you bring that up. I looked and sure enough my left tank is starting to touch the crashbar (old style) at the front edge. I guess a little adjustment with a big bar may be in the coming.
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:21 AM   #5655
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Let me know how you do this if you go for it. I am afraid that if I just bend the bars, they won't line up with the mounts anymore.
I'm thinking it will be a matter of bending forward those tabs on the bash plate bracket. That would push the front forward. My right has about 1/4 in clearance. The left just touching.
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