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

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by wonky, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. wonky

    wonky TETETETETETETETET

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    sorry we've been a bit out of the loop.
    Easter weekend from friday to monday so no working for us. Ended up in Wales on tuesday and a bit of an epic catch up today and yesterday so should be on top again!
  2. Relaytech

    Relaytech n00b

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    Thanks guys, I did finally get an e-mail back from Adventure Spec. (It was only 2 days) I am just not very patient right now, cuz I just got this F800GS and don't want to ride it off-road 'till I get the crash bars and skid plate! I guess I am just too excited!

    Kevin
  3. skamikazee

    skamikazee Noviço

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    Finaly instaled mine!
    These shure look like they can handle a fall! :rofl

    Just one note!
    I'm not that tall (1.85m / 6' 0.8"), with the low seat, and my knees bump against the crash bars!
    It's not that serious, but when not using kneepads, sometimes it get's ruff on bumpy roads!

    Taller people..... Beware!
  4. DolphinJohn

    DolphinJohn Caveman

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    At almost 6'1" you shouldn't have the low seat.

    I'm 6'1" and I need to lower my pegs. I have the standard seat.
  5. John Spartan

    John Spartan Middle Age Crazy

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    Depends what his inseam is.
  6. skamikazee

    skamikazee Noviço

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    The lower seat makes it easy to put your foot down when falling, i'm not used to such an heavy bike, and i need full foot suport to avoid falling!
    Tough i guess it's a matter of time ( and €.... still got to buy the panniers first!), until i swap this seat for a standard one from touratech.

    Sorry, but what is the inseam? As you can guess, english is not fy first language...:deal
  7. Ride2ADV

    Ride2ADV World Shrinkers

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    Chris,

    You have a PM. Please check for it. I need your assistance.

    Thanks,

    Mike
  8. Ride2ADV

    Ride2ADV World Shrinkers

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    Chris,

    Thanks for getting back to me so quickly! :clap :clap :clap

    Mike
  9. GB

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    Chris,

    From your site:"The guard can be easily removed for oil changes and the front bracket only needs one nut losening and rotating (NOT removing) to change the oil filter. We're very proud of our new design and would love to hear any feedback about it should you choose to buy one."

    Would you please post a picture of how this is done, or better still a Youtube video link :thumb

    And do you have it and the crash bars are in stock?
  10. robhar54

    robhar54 Been here awhile

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    Hey all,

    I've got a brand new Adv-Spec bash plate for sale here in the US, if you're interested.

    Could be convinced to part with the crashbars as well, though they've done well and can NOT be faulted. Evolving ideas of luggage has me wanting to go to tank panniers, which I can't quite see working with the Adv-Spec crash bars. Definitely torn, as these crash bars are worthy.

    Rob in Seattle
  11. GB

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    Another satisfied inmate.. UK to Toronto in 4 business days! Thanks Chris :thumb
  12. Law Dawg (ret)

    Law Dawg (ret) Been here awhile

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    Has anyone reported any problems with dealer servicing due to the crashbars and bash plate? Looks roomy and simple enough so that it should be no problem...just an inquiring mind.
  13. GB

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    I had the full setup when I took the bike for its first 1000km service. Dealer was impressed, he didn't think it would be a problem removing the bodywork at the 20,000km service while leaving the crash guards in place.

    As for the first oil change, I asked them to remove only the front 2 bolts under the bike and the right in front of the oil filter, so the bashplate just hangs down by the back bolts, in a hinged kind of way. Dealer didn't find it a chore, i.e. no extra labor cost to remove 4 bolts and drop it.
  14. Law Dawg (ret)

    Law Dawg (ret) Been here awhile

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    Thanks Gadget Boy...saving beer cans for the set and that info was my only concern.
  15. themanfromars

    themanfromars Been here awhile

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    i have been hearing many different reports on where to service a bike in toronto. i have 600 km on my new f8gs and would love advice on the best local service before i take mine in.
  16. GB

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    themanfromars: check your PM.
  17. Wildman

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    They work!

    [​IMG]

    Not a scratch on the bike! Sorry no close ups of the damage to the bars but it's just scratches and the right hand bracket is a little bent. Probably knock it back into shape.

    For the full story, click on "Shrops" below.
  18. Law Dawg (ret)

    Law Dawg (ret) Been here awhile

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    Wheew! No way to position your bike (in your lane) or even see that one coming. Sorry to hear about your collar bone, broke mine in April 08 when a cage took my lane. That stuff hurts...recover well and soon.

    Ordered the bash plate and crash bars for my F8GS last night. What is the average wait for US customers these days? Yes impatient...recovering from knee replacement (which BTW makes a broken collar bone seem like a hang nail) and wrenching will be my only quality time with the bike for awhile more.
  19. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    :thumb
  20. GB

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    From the UK to Canada, it was shipped on Wednesday and delivered on Monday.
    4 business days or so.. it's shipped by DHL air and you might have to pay Customs charges to DHL, depending on your US tax exempt allowance. I think it's $200 in the US.. It's 20 measly dollars in Canada and the taxman has his hand in my pocket. :(: