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

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  1. wonky

    wonky Team F5 !

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  2. Motoriley

    Motoriley Even my posing is virtual

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    Got my bars today from the DHL man. How is it the good folks at Adventure-Spec can ship from England to Canada faster than most domestic sites?
    Package arrived nicely wrapped. Still had a few chips in the powder coat in 3 or 4 spots but nothing I can't deal with.
    These things are beefy! I weighed them at almost 13 1/2 lbs.
    All the welds look great.
    Supposed to get my bike Feb. 15th then I'll install them.
    Canadian buyers should know that I was charged 41$ COD for duty and tax.
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  3. Roonie

    Roonie Been here awhile

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    Love my ADv Spec crash bars. They arrived in about three weeks around X-mas time. They arrived wrapped in foam, paper, and plastic. No chips at all and they went on easy with everything fitting as it should. I like the look of them too and the protection is solid as stated before..... they are beefy. Great product.
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  4. Travlr

    Travlr Adventurer

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    Purchased my bars and sump guard, deliverd in about ~1.5 weeks, one pc chip but I suspect the customs agents opened the box as it was mostly packing tape and little cardboard when I picked it up at DHL. installation was easy.

    I also noticed that the stock bolts were not torqued properly.???

    Good work guys!!:clap
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  5. Lucky Jack

    Lucky Jack Amateur Barbarian

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    I installed the adv spec crash bars and GiT bashplate on my 800GS. Crash bars work great in the field but have a question about the bash plate-

    At one point during a trail ride in the woods my buddy drew my attention to the growing bushfire merrily crackling away inside my bashplate: You can see the soot on the pipes below



    [​IMG]
    Question: any suggestions (other than don't ride wooded trails with dry leaves") on how to avoid torching myself in the future?

    thanks

    -Smoky the bear
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  6. Motoriley

    Motoriley Even my posing is virtual

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    Always ride with a full bladder. :D


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  7. Lucky Jack

    Lucky Jack Amateur Barbarian

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    brave but effective.....
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  8. Mangydog

    Mangydog n00b

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    I ordered two sets of Adventure Spec crash bars and bash plates. They sure look beefy, but I would not know how strong they are as both sets were missing hardware needed for the installation. I emailed Chris and he said he'd send the missing hardware. Well that was a month ago. Still no hardware. I've emailed 3 more times with no responses. There must be problem with the email somewhere, since every one else has had great responses.

    Steve
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  9. Motoriley

    Motoriley Even my posing is virtual

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    That is weird. I e-mailed them a couple times. Always got a response right away.


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  10. wonky

    wonky Team F5 !

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    Hi Steve,
    I sent the hardware in the mail and havent received any emails for a while, so i presumed you had received it. I dont know why i havent had mails, where have you been sending them? PM me on this

    chris

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  11. MonsterJ

    MonsterJ I have motopsychosis

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    Wonky,

    I sent you an email a little while back and never got a response either. Sounds like you might be having email trouble. I just ended up sending you a PM, instead.

    Sidenote...

    When will you have more luggage plates in stock?
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  12. wonky

    wonky Team F5 !

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    huh,
    im having problems clearing the email account as i dont seem to be able to wipe mail off the server, but we're still getting a steady flood of emails.
    If anybody else on here has mailed adventure-spec but not got a response please PM me and let me know.
    Ive got the plates and spacers in, just waiting on a delivery of bolts from a new supplier, im thinking wednesday.

    chris
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  13. Lucky Jack

    Lucky Jack Amateur Barbarian

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    Hey wonky I sent you an email as well which must have gotten lost. Also I have had my second bash plate bonefire this weekend.. is anyone else having issues? This time accumulated fescu grass lit up inside the bashplate whilst driving through hay fields (last time it was dry leaves).

    My bladder is full but sadly not big enough to coup with repated fires....
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  14. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Find some sort of high-temp filler material to close up the gap. :dunno
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  15. Lucky Jack

    Lucky Jack Amateur Barbarian

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    i might have some asbestos stashed up in the rafters i could use.....
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  16. robhar54

    robhar54 Been here awhile

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    Interesting issue! TT offers this for the BMW plate, maybe something similar, that blocks the holes but lets air through: http://www.touratech-usa.com/shop/show.lasso?sku=048-0460

    Rob in Seattle
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  17. Motoriley

    Motoriley Even my posing is virtual

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    Bolted up the Adv-Spec bars today. Nice directions. Couldn't get the left 100mm bolt in with the bushing. Hole in the bushing looked centred so I'm guessing the hole in the frame was a smidge off. Drilled out the engine end of the supplied bushing a tad and it all went together like butter. Was worried about leg room but you don't even notice the bars are there. Super nice product.
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  18. Teflon2

    Teflon2 Adventurer

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    Received my skid plate, crash bars and rear rack the other day. Quality stuff. Crash bars...Bee Feeee! Everything went together well and was delivered very quickly. Highly recommend their products.:thumb
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  19. Relaytech

    Relaytech n00b

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    Can someone tell me the total cost of the Adventure-Spec crash bars and bash plate for U.S. customers? I have been trying to contact them via e-mail and PM, but no response. I really like these items best of all those I have seen, but cost is an issue.

    Thanks for your help, Kevin
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  20. robhar54

    robhar54 Been here awhile

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    Hey Kevin,

    In the upper left corner of the Adv-Spec page on the guards you'll see a box labeled "Currency." Choose "US Dollars" and uncheck "VAT is on."

    Rob in Seattle