Crash Bars On Your F650 / F800

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by markymcd, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. markymcd

    markymcd Been here awhile

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    Ok... seen lots of chit chat and people talking about them on different threads. If you've got a pic of your setup, please share.

    all good things,
    McD
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  2. levity

    levity nano-Adventurer

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    these come up just above the side plastic and lower part of the radiator
    they have one upper and two lower mount points on each side + cross brace

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  3. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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  4. RobTheRigger

    RobTheRigger Killing threads here since 2008

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    Anybody know the diameter of the OEM crashbars? I want to see if my machinist buddies can fab some light brackets up before my bars come in. Thanks!

    -Rob
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  5. levity

    levity nano-Adventurer

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    had a request for a photo showing a side view - here ya go:

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    and here's a pic of the H-Bs on tedree's F650GS(twin):

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  6. markymcd

    markymcd Been here awhile

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    do you have a front shot of your bike with the Givi like the shot of the Hepco Beckers at the start of this thread.

    cheers,
    McD
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  7. spoof

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  8. Bayner

    Bayner Long timer

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    Just curious as to why no one is going with the TT bars? Do they seem weaker or uglier or what's the deal? I thought they made pretty tough stuff usually....
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  9. Mal_B

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    Availability, I'd be guessing. I waited months for mine before cancelling and going with the SW-Motech's.

    mal
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  10. rajelus

    rajelus Adventurer

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    My Adv-Spec bars arrive today!

    I am planning to install tomorrow. Will put pictures up (i have the Bash plate as well).
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  11. GOROVN

    GOROVN Adventurer

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    My Adventure Spec bars also arrive today. it took a month...but i am exited to get them fit this weekend
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  12. GOROVN

    GOROVN Adventurer

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    Adventure Specs Arrived and are installed...Note the Touratech skid plate and oil filter protector...I guess Adventure-Spec is saying if use their crash bar you have to get their skid plate as well. Since i already had this i figured i would experiment. It seems to work just fine.

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  13. 10Cup

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    Wondering has anyone used the SW Motech bars? And possibly have pictures of them installed with a frontal view?

    Thanks
    Mike
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  14. Navaho

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    SW-Motech bars when new:

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    After testing (they work great!):

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  15. thelouv

    thelouv ocd

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    Installed my Wunderlichs earlier this evening. Somebody tell me about this if you know. They have Hebco-Becker logos on all the product info which came with the bars. Made by H-B for Wund?
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    These were the only ones I saw so far which mounted so far back and also to the lower engine case. Install took a bit of push & pull to line up the holes then I saw it had hung up on the kickstand on that side which gave it just a bit of a skew, tossing it just off. The instructions guide you to do everything else first & come to those mounts last, so that is why I missed it till the end. No biggie though.
    Also added the rear fender hugger or whatever you call it from Wund also.
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    This was a small challenge due to a couple of the screws being in such tight areas and the instructions being in everything but english.

    I'll try to get some daylight photos tomorrow.
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  16. Bike4Fun

    Bike4Fun Smooth IS Fast

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    Ah Priorities.... Cheers!!!!! :freaky
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  17. Bike4Fun

    Bike4Fun Smooth IS Fast

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    Ok, seriously... I know this was an important topic to me and I've never got the right angle picture in any other post to be able to make a justifiable decision. So for those of you that have installed a pair please give us ever imaginable angle.... a simple side view does not provide the whole picture. Here is another thread that at least compiles some of the options.
    http://f800riders.org/HoW/showentry.php?e=30
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  18. Bike4Fun

    Bike4Fun Smooth IS Fast

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    How about a view from behind and right over the seat? I like these cause from the side they are not covering the original aesthetics of the bike.
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  19. Southeaster

    Southeaster n00b

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    Hi
    Need some opinion on which is preferred in terms of aesthetics and protection. Especially side panel/radiator and gear & brake levers on the 650 (twin). Choices available in South Africa limited to Wild@heart, Kappa(similar to Givi), SV Motech, Krauser. Regards
    Southeaster
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  20. Desert Dave

    Desert Dave Enjoying the moment

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    That doesn't look like a little tip over on the trail, what did you put that through?
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