Adventure-Spec F800GS Protection -- Crash Bars and Bashplate. New cheaper $US Pricing

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  1. robhar54

    robhar54 Been here awhile

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    Nice to find this thread! I ordered mine on the first day they were available on the website also. I'm figuring it could be a bit longer than four weeks for the first batch. That's fine. I'm willing to wait for these!

    I'm kind of hoping the crash bars will fit with the BMW aluminum bash plate (the sturdier one made by TT that covers the cat). I ordered a Adv-Spec bash plate as well, just in case they don't.

    Wondering, wonky, what led you to not cover the cat with your bash plate? Everything about your products suggests you think the design through thoroughly, so I'm guessing there is a good reason....

    Rob in Seattle
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  2. Lucky Jack

    Lucky Jack Amateur Barbarian

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    Received the bashplate last month and its awesome, great work guys. Ordering crash bars today -sounds like ill be very lucky to get into the second batch?

    Question (hopefully not too off topic) has anyone tried the barkbusters on the 800 yet?

    thanks
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  3. rajelus

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    Yep. I have the Barkbusters and love them. They have a nice alloy bakcbone and they look great.
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  4. DolphinJohn

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    Has anyone received their bars yet?


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  5. rajelus

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    My card was fully charged Friday. I expect them to ship to me this week (cross fingers). Will post pictures once they get in (I already have the adv-spec bash plate installed)
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  6. robhar54

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    Mine has a charge pending as of 11/21, so I've also got my fingers crossed. I was also post up pictures. I'm eager to see if the bars fit with the BMW (by TT) bash plate.

    Rob in Seattle
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  7. robhar54

    robhar54 Been here awhile

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    My bars and bash plate arrived last week while I was away in San Diego.:clap They are beefy! I hope to get them installed in the next couple days, and will post pictures.

    As a couple others have said, mine were somewhat the worse for wear due to insufficient packaging. Powdercoat worn off in a few places. I'll have to touch them up I suspect, as they'll rust in Seattle if I don't. More careful wrapping and maybe a box on the next round of shipments, eh Wonky?

    Rob in Seattle
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  8. twuelfing

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    i just put my bars on, they fit fine with the BMW skid plate.

    mine too had the powder coat off in a few places, which tells me that the prep work before powder coat wasnt as good as it could have been. When powder coat is applied properly it is super indestructible.

    i am very pleased with them and they seem super sturdy.
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  9. rajelus

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  10. SelkieRider

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    I'm curious for those of you who have received your bars, how long after your card was charged did you guys receive your order?
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  11. rajelus

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    Hmm...charged my card on Friday and received on Wednesday.
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  12. SelkieRider

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    I dropped a line to Chris over at Adventure Spec and he explained they were working on some packaging issues. My bars are on their way!

    Also, I just wanted to say that I emailed late Friday evening UK time and Chris got right back to me with a response to my inquiry. Great customer service and I'm looking forward to the arrival of my order! :thumb
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  13. robhar54

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    I installed my crashbars today. I posted pics/thoughts over on the crashbars thread, here, where I figure it might be useful to others: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8535180&postcount=33

    One question: What is the torque setting for the 100mm bolts up at the top? The (excellent) instructions give torque values for all the other fasteners, but say "per the manufacturer's specifications" for those.

    Functionally, I can't imagine a better set of crashbars. Aesthetically, maybe I can...but I'll live with that compromise to protect the bike.

    The powder-coating does not look, at first glance, to be the three-layer system talked about above in this thread. Where it was abraded in shipping I see bare metal, with the coating wrinkled and kinda piled up (on a very very small scale.) Shouldn't be a huge deal, but we'll see how durable the finish is in use.

    Rob in Seattle
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  14. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Which bolt are you talking about? I can look it up in the service manual if you can point it out in a pic (or describe the location sufficiently).
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  15. robhar54

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    Thanks Nate! Awesome. On the stock bike it's the motor mount bolt with a plastic bung over it, on the aft side of the cylinder head.

    Number 4/5 on this diagram, and the corresponding one on the other side:

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  16. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    40nm for the bolt(s) in question, according to the service manual.


    The forward bolt (2/3 on your diagram) is listed at 66nm. NOTE*** The service manual says the top motor mount bolt is 66Nm. That seems too high, and in practice, you can feel the bolt stretching before reaching that point. Use prudence. The lower bolts, at 38nm.



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  17. Roonie

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    Just ordered my adv spec crash bars yesterday. Looks like they are saying 4 weeks out. Was waiting to hear if they worked with the BMW bash plate or not and trying to get the 4 weeks to land after X-mas. Glad to hear they do work with the BMW bashplate. Great product.
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  18. robhar54

    robhar54 Been here awhile

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    Thanks man! :thumb

    I owe you a...:beer next time you're out this way....

    Out to the garage!

    Rob in Seattle
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  19. M N B

    M N B would rather be riding

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    I just installed my SW-Motech bars and when removing bolt #4 in the diagram shown above, I noticed it couldn't have been torqued on very hard. Maybe 20nm max. It came out pretty easily. Not exactly a comforting discovery...
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  20. robhar54

    robhar54 Been here awhile

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    Any word on production of the rear rack?

    Looks like its going to be a nice one. It'd be clever if it came with a couple spacers for each post, so you could adjust the level of the rack in relation to your panniers. Say for example, 15mm and 25mm spacers for the frontward posts, to give you a range of between 15mm and 40mm. Front and rear posts would have to be different heights to get the rack level fore n' aft.

    Here's a great pic by everywherevirtually, where you can see the prototype, and also shows how well the A-S bars protect the bike!

    [​IMG]


    Rob in Seattle
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