Crash Bar Protection.

Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP' started by Deviant, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. more koolaid

    more koolaid Been here awhile

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    I like.... where can I find some?
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  2. 3rdgeargrndrr

    3rdgeargrndrr Been here awhile

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    I had some clear 3m vinyl film, anything superficial just scrubs away on the first drop. I've just learned to love my divots and gouges. reminds me of the good times.

    can you rebend your bars back to spec?
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  3. DR Steve

    DR Steve Been here awhile

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    Any electrical wholesaler should have it. I got it from Bunnings which is a big hardware chain here in Aus.
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  4. Deviant

    Deviant aka KTM 1290SAdvR

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    I felt the same for a while but they've gotten pretty chewed up, especially on some of the rocky passes we have here. Wish all we had was sand and dirt, they'd be in great shape still.

    I'm not sure how I'd bend them back, the last hit they took shifted pretty much everything to the right.
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  5. Deviant

    Deviant aka KTM 1290SAdvR

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    This ride left a pretty good mark or two.
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  6. 3rdgeargrndrr

    3rdgeargrndrr Been here awhile

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    \oh i see. Ok so they are actually chewed up
    Otherwise the first post almost sounded like an issue regarding vanity but the actual function is suspect now

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    FYI the OD is 0.86"


    Pretty easy, drop the bike on the right a few times to even them out
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  7. DR Steve

    DR Steve Been here awhile

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    One of the reasons I want to fit that plastic cover is so the bars have a bit less grip when they hit the ground. The few times mines fallen over have only been more or less stationary, but the steel has really gripped the paved surface. Be nice if it slid a bit to reduce the force going back into the frame.
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  8. Wasapinepig

    Wasapinepig Adventurer

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    Mine shifted over almost an inch after taking two pretty good hits in a row about a month ago. One swift kick and it centered up just fine. Gave all the mounting bolts a quick tighten after that.
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  9. Deviant

    Deviant aka KTM 1290SAdvR

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    Damn, percussion maintenance at it's best. Did you lose the bolts to the tank? Both of mine are gone. Not sure when they went.
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  10. Wasapinepig

    Wasapinepig Adventurer

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    Nothing missing on mine.
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  11. nibby

    nibby Been here awhile

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    Similar happened on a recent trip, took a couple of hits and after one, the left side was touching the lower tank, loosened the bolts off a bit and it give me some space and no damage to the tank. I've now ordered a new set of bars for the non or easy off road outings and will keep the beaten up ones for the proper off road days. Also damaged a few plastics in the process but they are fairly cheap to replace so I've now got a road/easy off road setup and a don't give a s&&& setup :)

    In the future if I know I'm going to be doing decent off road I might put something under the lower bars to protect the lower tanks in the event the bars shift I don't want them marking the tanks - then it would start getting expensive.

    Also as above the marks, scratches etc remind me of some good times :) but when I'm parking outside Starbucks I have to fit in so those new ones go back on ;)

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  12. Deviant

    Deviant aka KTM 1290SAdvR

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    Yeah. The plastics are cheap. But the sticker set costs $135.- and you can't just buy the ones you need.
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  13. Barekat

    Barekat Looking to get dirty

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    I use mud and dirt to hide the battle scars. :lol3

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  14. GCecchetto

    GCecchetto Long timer

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    I did this.
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  15. Deviant

    Deviant aka KTM 1290SAdvR

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    That looks pretty think. Is that tow strength?
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  16. KTM 1190advR

    KTM 1190advR aka DeviantMoFo

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    What about support-wheels? If you don't tip over the crashbars will be spotless for ever and ever and... Best protection money can buy:lol3
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  17. KTM 1190advR

    KTM 1190advR aka DeviantMoFo

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    Touch-up paint 04 ORANGE glossy 90 RAL 2009 (OEM-colour) will fix that
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  18. Deviant

    Deviant aka KTM 1290SAdvR

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    Know where I can get a set?
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  19. KTM 1190advR

    KTM 1190advR aka DeviantMoFo

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  20. GCecchetto

    GCecchetto Long timer

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    Yes, if needed there is 30+ plus feet per side on the bike. Carry a couple of small pulleys and you can fashion a block and tackle to get I bike back up on the trail if you put here over the edge. We usually carry a couple of longer lengths of rope with us though.
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