Crash Bars On Your F650 / F800

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

  1. thelouv

    thelouv ocd

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    I figured daylight pics were better & someone asked for more angles. Here ya go...

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    I just hope the center stand fits whenever it comes in from Twisted Throttle.
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  2. jessehere

    jessehere Ridin'

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    You will at least need longer bolts. I recently installed the SW-M stand and the bolts are just over flush with the nuts. They bolts are also recessed into the bike frame. I dont have your bars installed (I have givi)
    PS what's that bell for near the cat? :augie
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  3. PhilSpace

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    I just got my SW Motech's today, won't be able to put them on until the end of the weekend, but I think I made the right choice. I've got the TT HID's and with the brackets I ordered, I should be able to tuck the lights on the inside on the crash bars so they are protected.

    If not, there is still the light mount from Ezmount. :dunno
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  4. Navaho

    Navaho Long timer

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    25 mph low side on asphalt. Not a scratch on the muffler, handlebars or levers. Plastics survived with only minor scratches from twigs in the grass. These bars are tough. I'm sure that all the various makes are tough. They are $ well spent. The bike would have been totalled without them.
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  5. thelouv

    thelouv ocd

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    I can't believe I have something on my 800 Jesse doesn't. Ya never heard the story of the gremlin bell? Supposed to ward off all those pesky road gremlins who can't stand the sound of the bell. It's also usually a personal gift from one biker to another. That one was.
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  6. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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  7. mrpete64

    mrpete64 Been here awhile

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    I alway thought the purpose of crash bars was to protect your bike from getting messed up...not make a fashion statement by...looking good!!

    Mr. Pete--->
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  8. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    What, they can't be functional and good looking? I thought that's the whole point of good industrial design.

    David
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  9. Bike4Fun

    Bike4Fun Smooth IS Fast

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    Hey WoodWorks can you shoot me pick of your Givis from the seat view (as you would be sitting on the bike and looking down at them). I would appreciate it
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  10. Frostbit

    Frostbit Is it cold in here?

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    The SW motech order finally showed up after 4+ months.​

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    Loctite on everything...

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    The center stand took about 15 minutes and I'm very pleased that I opted out on the factory ram horns. :thumb

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    Next up - crash bars. Very easy bolt up and very heavy duty...:clap

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    I'm happy with my choice of crash bars but the jury is still out on the headlight protection...:scratch
    The aluminum frame needed to be painted and the headlight effectiveness is reduced quite a bit by the plastic but I'll keep it on for a while and see if my opinion changes when the first rock bounces off of it...

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    And last - Over priced BMW hand guards that need additional deflectors...

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  11. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    Here's one from Tim Cullis's post over at UKGSer.

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    There's more at this link.

    I'll try to get the one you requested on my 800 today.

    David
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  12. Bike4Fun

    Bike4Fun Smooth IS Fast

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    Sweet! Thank you. The bike laying over on them was a great picture that just comfired Givis for me!
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  13. robhar54

    robhar54 Been here awhile

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    I installed my Adv-Spec crashbars today:

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    I'm not wild about the looks. They stick out a bit farther than I'd like, visually. (Woodworks, I think you might've been right....) The bars are about two inches from the radiator shrouds. Once you get the panniers on it all looks more balanced. I haven't had the guts to lay my bike over on its side yet to see how she'll rest, but eyeballin' it sure looks like they'll do the job functionally. They are seriously beefy.

    The bars went together easily and well. Everything fit, and the instructions were superb, except for the omission of one torque setting which was "per the manufacturer's specifications." Probably the best way to do that, but it'd be nice to have it all on one sheet.

    Rob in Seattle
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  14. MonsterJ

    MonsterJ I have motopsychosis

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    Hey Rob.. your bike looks great! BTW, what bar risers do you have? Difficulties installing them? Feel free to PM me as not to hijack the tread! :thumb
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  15. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    The good news is, there's a better chance that they'll still fit with forward aux. fuel tanks. :deal


    Those definitely would have saved me a turn signal last weekend. :muttpark
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  16. MTrider16

    MTrider16 Ridin' in MT

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    What's this talk about forward aux fuel tanks Packy. Did I miss something?:ear

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  17. robhar54

    robhar54 Been here awhile

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    Wouldn't that be nice. :ear

    One can always hope.

    Rob in Seattle
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  18. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    Bike4Fun, here are the pix I promised showing the Givi bars on my F800. Top view.

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    and front view.

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    David
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  19. everywherevirtually

    everywherevirtually In Omnibus Caritas

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    You can't really see it in this shot but the bars make sure that even the end of the handlebars don't touch the ground. As for front aux fuel tanks for the F800GS I have heard that is a possibility! :brow

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  20. DolphinJohn

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    Adv-Spec bars pictured, right?
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