Crashbar SW-Motech BMW G650 gs 2012

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by seniordirtdog, May 30, 2012.

  1. seniordirtdog

    seniordirtdog Adventurer

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  2. alter

    alter nub with training wheels

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    I have the SW Motech crash bars on my 2012 G650GS and I'm happy with them. They seem very solid. I haven't dropped the bike yet so can't comment on their effectiveness. A friend installed them for me but basically you have to replace a couple stock bolts. The only issue with it was that if you have a touratech skid plate, you have to move some washers on the skid plate to get both to fit. Here is a pic.
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  3. Dirt Diver

    Dirt Diver Dirty Adventurer

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    I'd like to see some more pictures of these bars on this particular model. Especially if used in conjunction with lower crash bars as well.

    If anyone has the time to post it would be appreciated.
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  4. PACK RAT

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    I have had no issues with the Motech crash bars. I cant comment on the install, my mechanic buddy installed them for a case of Miller light..:photog
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  5. Handy

    Handy Sunburnt

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    Happy Trails bars work well and I like the look a little better.

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