Crash Bars On Your F650 / F800

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

  1. Noyah

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    Givi + BMW bashplate = works fine.

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  2. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Yes
    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

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  3. BMW F800GS Trophy

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  4. BMW F800GS Trophy

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    This was after a day ride in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>. A brutal trail "Back way to Crown King" :p3rry 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-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    http://www.azoffroad.net/#/backway-to-crown-king/4542007070

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  5. EIGHTLUG

    EIGHTLUG Lost on purpose.

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  6. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    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! :baldy
  7. Motoriley

    Motoriley Even my posing is virtual

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    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!


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  8. Gigot2000

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    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???
  9. Motoriley

    Motoriley Even my posing is virtual

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    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.

  10. InTheMuck

    InTheMuck So it goes...

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    Whoa! There must be something about those Adv Spec bars that make bikes tip over on pavement...that's two in a row! :p3rry

    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! :freaky
  11. Loutre

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    wow they really earn their name!
  12. hightest

    hightest Death before Depends

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    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?
  13. Motoriley

    Motoriley Even my posing is virtual

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    Best bet would be to contact the manufacturer, drop the guys at Adventure Spec a line. They'll know for sure.



  14. InTheMuck

    InTheMuck So it goes...

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    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.
  15. PatrickM

    PatrickM Been here awhile

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  16. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Glad you're OK Motoriley!! :thumb

    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.

    Dave
  17. PatrickM

    PatrickM Been here awhile

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    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.
  18. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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  19. Loutre

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    HOT!! What are these upper crash bars? :eek1
  20. Mtl_Biker

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    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?