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Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by markymcd, Nov 21, 2008.
Givi + BMW bashplate = works fine.
and I think yes (from the pics)
fender protection? I really don't think so.
If you don't want the BMW plate take the Givi one instead looks like the BMW one but 50$ cheaper
This was after a day ride in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comffice:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on"><st1lace w:st="on">Arizona</st1lace></st1:State>. A brutal trail "Back way to Crown King" Fractured ankle, fractured ribs and wounded pride. This ride was WAY over my skill level. The bike fared very well all considered. These crash bars did their job far and above my expectations. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o>
Ah damn you ADV! I was set for the SW Motech ones for month and just waiting for my savings to grow again but now I have a dilemma with the Holan Pro ones!
Well my trusty Adventure Spec bars have taken yet another hit. Had a front flat at 110km/hr and managed to get the bike slowed down quite a bit a bit before I lost it and had a slide down the paved shoulder on the fast lane side of the highway. MX boots and good gear meant I walked away with a sore neck and that was about it. Measured the scrape marks on the road and it was just under 30 feet. Hanguard plastic got a few new marks and the rear passenger peg was little shaved but the bars took most of it. Actually sanded off all the rust marks!
Talk about rust cleaner!!! They did the job and more. Hope the bike and the rider are well: wouldn't want those videos of yours come to an abrupt end
Crash on the road and not in the dirt. Qui l'eut cru???
I know, pretty bizarre. 24 Years and 300,000 kms plus and this is my first crash on asphalt. Guess I had it coming. Sadly didn't have my camera running when I fell but turned it on soon afterwards so there will be some post crash fun in a upcoming clip.
Whoa! There must be something about those Adv Spec bars that make bikes tip over on pavement...that's two in a row!
Just kidding of course, and very glad to see both riders walked away relatively unscathed and that the bars did their job protecting the bikes!
wow they really earn their name!
I picked up my new 800 yesterday. I need crash bars. The 2013 bikes are a little different. Do i need to be carefull what bars I get?
Best bet would be to contact the manufacturer, drop the guys at Adventure Spec a line. They'll know for sure.
Yeah, I've read that even though the frames are the same, there are some differences with the fairing, and maybe other "accessories", so like Motoriley said...it is best to phone first.
Just put on some AltRiders last night... They bolted right on (bottom right bolt was tight for some reason though)
Glad you're OK Motoriley!!
Only a sore neck...awesome! ATGATT.
I'm sure you already know but Tremclad rust paint works well for touch ups.
And to answer compatibility questions on engine bars (and skid plates) there are no changes to any of the mounting points for either.
So whether it's F650/F700/F800 no matter the year, it's all interchangeable but there may be interference between the new plastics and certain engine bars and I've yet to hear about the different brands specifically.
The only thing to keep in mind with skid plates is that you need a skid plate mounting kit for the F650/F700.
Reminder to self... Get stainless next time if possible as it hides the battle scars better. Next reminder is to find the leverage points on the 2013 in order to straighten the buggers as having "fun" in a dry stream bed w/ baby head sized rocks is apt to end up with them bent just a tad.
HOT!! What are these upper crash bars? :eek1
That's a 2013, isn't it? The color looks like the Kalamata Metallic.
I too would like to know about the engine bars and whatever else you've added to the bike. Is there only one size of Touratech pannier available for the bike? (I know that left and right are different sizes.)
I've been thinking of the Zega Pro panniers in black, but even the aluminum looks good with the Kalamata. The screen looks like it might be tinted... that's not the standard screen, is it?
Looks like you have fitted Touratech everywhere.
How do you like the bike?