Crash Bars On Your F650 / F800

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

  1. jeff34

    jeff34 aventurier français

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    it's not a joke , I do not remember the brand of my crashbars
    if somebody recognizes them, he wins a beer
    thank you in advance

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  2. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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  3. Reaver

    Reaver Outta Here

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    Clarapellar, the sidestand is on the other side.


    When my wife wrote her bike off (same as yours) with the front of a car, the TT crash bars were untouched. Now they're on the replacement bike. :D
  4. Reaver

    Reaver Outta Here

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    I know this is an older post but I recently installed these on my 800. Same problem. I just stuck a washer on the inside of the spacer to even it out and to avoid damaging the paint.



  5. jeff34

    jeff34 aventurier français

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  6. jbean114

    jbean114 4 wheels moves the body, 2 wheels moves the soul

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    Okay... I thought I saw this somewhere but I can't find it, so if I'm repeating, sorry.

    Does anyone have a 2013-14 F800 with the new sw-motech bars (for the 2013+ model) that can post pics? I'd like to see the gap between the bars and the fairing.

    Thanks!
  7. GeeK_InsiDe

    GeeK_InsiDe Moore Gas!!!

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  8. jbean114

    jbean114 4 wheels moves the body, 2 wheels moves the soul

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    Perfect! Gotta love YouTube. :clap

    I'm almost sold on these... I don't expect to do any heavy duty single track... More fireroad-type off-road. Should I be worried about how close these sit to the fairing? Or is this a non-issue?

    True-be-told, the reason I like them so much is because the sit so close.

    Thanks!
  9. roscop1

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    [​IMG] S&W Motech only lasted one 10 MPH crash but protected the bike , but not usable afterwards. Went with Adventure-Spec. Let you know how they work. Hopefully not soon.
  10. fsiul17

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    After looking for a while, I decided to go with the PUIG Crashbars. I found them at REVZILLA.com for a very good price ($156 + free shipping) compared to others. The installation was ok not too bad, but the instructions from PUIG sucked! Anyway...to the good stuff....PICS.....
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  11. aHiD

    aHiD n00b

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    I just ordered them yesterday for my F700GS! Will be arriving in a couple of weeks. Cant wait to install them. :D

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  12. mosey.levy

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    did you get these yet?
    any photos?

    EDIT: just ordered the small givis for my 2014 F700GS.
    http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/givi-tn690-engine-guards-f650gsf800gs-2008-2013
    hope they fit! the bit of searching i did says they will. ill know in a couple days!
    thursdays gonna be a fun day. new side cases, a bike top cover, and crash bars.
    expensive month :eek:
  13. mosey.levy

    mosey.levy Long timer

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    Givi tn690 do indeed fit on the 2014 F700 GS. I like em!
    Took them out on a quick highway run. no vibrations. i tested out using them as highway leg rests and they are great.

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  14. mosey.levy

    mosey.levy Long timer

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  15. dpm

    dpm Been here awhile

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    You removed the engine mount bolts before fitting the expanding fittings? Why?
  16. mosey.levy

    mosey.levy Long timer

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    O shit. I'm such an asshole. Now that I think about it I didn't need to do that.
    Crap! How bad is that. I should get those back in ASAP.


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  17. aHiD

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    My newly installed PUIG crashbars. Looks good :)

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  18. gtiguy

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    ^^^^^has anything come of this? looks really good!
  19. Captain Excellent

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    I've now had a chance to test my Touratech upper bars with BMW lower bars. I was going around a r/h bend on a forest service road a couple of weeks ago. Half way through the blind curve I see the grille of a Chevy PU coming straight at me cutting the corner in the opposite direction. Only thing I could do is lay the bike down on the right side and dive off at about 30 mph.
    Not a mark on the plastics. The guy ran over my Wood's front wheel and bent the left roter, drove gravel between the rim and the bead, but the wheel stayed true. Steering was twisted, Zega pro box and frame were bent, hand guard bent enough that throttle wouldn't turn, and the rubber spacers on the TT bars were squished out, but the bars protected the bike. They get my vote any day.
  20. pimvddoel

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    Awesome. :clap

    How was the install? :deal I'll be installing them next week. Also on an 2013 model.