Crash Bars for 2013 F800GS

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  1. cchoc

    cchoc Outdoor Photographer

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    I had the SW Motech bars put on by my dealer when I got my 2013 F800GS and I'm glad I did since I have dropped the bike a few times on each side. :eek1

    Since I will be spending the summer in Utah and expect to ride a lot in the dirt - and thus drop it from time to time on bumpy ground, I decided to order the Touratech stainless lower and upper crash bars to give me more protection, primarily on the upper plastics. I'm also taking a RawHyde course in September and figure I'll need all the protection I can get. :evil

    If I were planning on riding mostly on road I would have stuck with the SW Motech.
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  2. jengel451

    jengel451 1 Cool MotherF#$cker

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    soooo, thinking of getting rid of your SW's? Might be a good experiment to modify for a '13. ;)



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  3. cchoc

    cchoc Outdoor Photographer

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    I may be selling them after I get the TT ones on, the top bars are on backorder now. I don't mind the way they fit on my '13 but they are tight on the left as mentioned. The times I have dropped the bike it has been at a dead stop, and I can't see that the bars have bent in at all.
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  4. jengel451

    jengel451 1 Cool MotherF#$cker

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    Keep me in mind. I have access to a powder coating shop so doing some modifications won't look so cobbed together afterwards.
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  5. cchoc

    cchoc Outdoor Photographer

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    Will do.


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  6. CrustyOldFart

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    Update from SW Motech and Twisted Throttle regarding crash bars for the 2013 F800GS. I just received both of the following emails this morning

    From SW Motech:

    Thank you for your inquiry.
    you'd have to ask you to contact the importer in your country.
    You can find the appropriate country in service on our website.
    Thank you for your understanding.

    PS, we have changed the crash bar something now fits also for model 2013 (sbl.07.556.10000/b) :clap

    Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Best Regards

    Martin Prochaska
    Verkauf / Sales
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    and from Twisted Throttle:

    Hey Steve,
    We are still waiting the updated revision. Regarding your bars I will absolutely accept them in return for the new revision.:deal [note I still have mine un-installed and in the original packaging that Twisted Throttle shipped to my dealer last month so swap out will be new bars for new bars]

    Thank you!
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    No definitive timing on availability yet but will be glad to have this finally sorted out and look forward to getting the protection mounted. :1drink
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  7. Hamish71

    Hamish71 Been here awhile

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    ...thats your back yard?.....bastard! :)!
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  8. biodieselandon

    biodieselandon Been here awhile

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    It's actually the front yard. This guy likes to roam through it from time to time...

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  9. TFB43

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  10. Mtl_Biker

    Mtl_Biker Long timer

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    Pardon me, but are you AFFILIATED with AltRider?

    You say you would recommend them to anybody, but if you're actually representing AltRider, well, that's a lot less valuable an endorsement than if you were simply a happy user of their products.

    (You do say that "WE'VE updated the AltRIder radiator guard..." which certainly makes it sound as if you were connected to the company.)



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  11. dvebe9

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    http://www.wildatheartadventure.co.za/bmw800gs.html


    Not sure about build quality, but they look like they should do the job.
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  12. CJL00

    CJL00 Who said top boxes are useless?

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    I have had the Altrider bars for a number of years now and could not be happier. I have had a half dozen falls and no damage to bike or bars. The photos here show my first trial of the bars, speed was about 40 km/h. Note there was no mud on the handlebars (I tried to claim it wasn't an off because the bars didn't touch the ground but no one allowed it).

    The other times were at slower speeds but the bike fell much harder, sorry but no photos of that.

    The quality and fit of the bars is exceptional, as a boilermaker welder myself that is not a laymans opinion. I could not recommend them highly enough. I nearly bought them direct though their website but found another online shop where they were considerably cheaper, how that happens I don't know but either way, look around.

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  13. Flashdog

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    I have the Altrider Crash bars and radiator guard on my F700. Nice quality and coverage.
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  14. G-Mac

    G-Mac Been here awhile

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    Adventure Spec is what I got. Now I have to wait to pick up the bike ( April 5th)
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  15. cchoc

    cchoc Outdoor Photographer

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    Just installed the Touratech upper and lower bars on my '13. I'll be spending the summer in Utah and hope to get in a lot of dirt riding, so I figured I'd go with something that protects the upper plastics too during my inevitable topples. :muutt

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  16. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    with you oem aux lights it looks like a little GSA. Looking smart! This is how it should come out of the factory :eek:)
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  17. G-Mac

    G-Mac Been here awhile

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    Those look great!
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  18. biodieselandon

    biodieselandon Been here awhile

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    I still need those uppers, but they are currently out of stock :cry
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  19. cchoc

    cchoc Outdoor Photographer

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    Mine were backordered and I just got them Friday.
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  20. CJL00

    CJL00 Who said top boxes are useless?

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    Those top bars sure look pretty but I hope they are stupendously strong as they look fairly close to the body work. After the last couple of falls on mine they had bent about an inch to one side so had to be straightened back central on each side.
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