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Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by The Griz, Feb 18, 2009.
Don't suppose you've gotten the chance to test your Holans riding around your shop at 2mph, eh Griz?
My bike hasn't taken a nap yet after I've had the Holans on. I've been riding out doors lately, though.
Found some good gravel track south of the cities. A lot of fun.
Nice work you did on your other post, those crash bars look great, always nice to see some knowledgeable and experienced wrench's around, other than those that just spout off!!
Yes, I purchased the touratech bars for the same reason, because they didn't bolt to the bottom engine casing. But haven't had the opportunity to put to test yet...
To say that the only likely impact direction is sideways, rather than vertical, is at the very least, short-sighted. Sure, if your major use of them is dropping the bike on it's side. However, I can easily imagine (remember, really) riding situations where the vertical impact is more likely: riding over/around big fucking rocks, for one.
I do think, though, that with the other mounting points, it's more likely that you'll bend the piss out of the bars, like Rob speculated, than you'll rip a chunk out of your case.
Got a a chance to test the Holans, finally layed down my bike.
With the exception of a small scrape on the powder-coating of the bars, there are no bends or breaks anywhere. Nor are there any problems at the connection points to the engine. I am very pleased with the Holans so far.
Its also important to remember that the Holans have a pretty ingenious stress relief design:
From the F800Depot.com product listing: "In the lower section, the crash bar is attached to the motorbike via a special fastening system (included) where during a crash the force is carried to linking screws not directly to the block of the engine"
And let's be honest, aside from the dick-swinging competition prior. The brunt of the force is transferred to the frame by the upper connection points.
Thats good Griz. Now:
Rob to the yellow courtesy phone please:
Update on Holan shipments ?
I knew you'd be the first to test glad to hear they did their job! What was the speed? Or was it a stopped lay down?
It was pretty slow... 10mph tops. On pavement. Hard to remember.
On the way in, and should have been here by now. I still haven't received notification that they've cleared customs yet. At this point, I'm wondering if they're testing the chemical composition of them, and I'm monitoring eBay for bars that will conveniently be 'missing' from the shipment.
This is the longest we've waited for them to date. This is also the largest order for them we've ever done.
Hey Rob, I want some Holans tooo do you have any left?
Right now? No - we're backordered.
They've been widely popular so far this year. In fact, despite placing the larger orders than we've ever placed before for them, we've been running behind for the last 2-3 months.
I'd suggest that if you want a set, place a pre-order on HolanUSA.com or F800Depot.com if you want to order some other F800 stuff with them.
I think I'm going to stop there as I'm getting close (if not already) over the Spam line.
Hi Rob, I ordered my crash bars last weekend. Are there any updates on shipping? I can't wait to fall over with them on the bike. Thanks, Sphene.
Nothing yet - they're still in transit. I have a call about it now. They've been in transit now for longer than we've experienced from Holan. I should have an update today or Monday.
UPDATE: No future updates to availability will be posted in this thread. Please consult the Vendors Area Thread or use the contact us form on HolanUSA.com for up-to-date state.
Now I'm kinda glad I ordered mine way early and had them sitting waiting for the bike to arrive.
Can I borrow them? Just until mine arrive?
Does anyone know if the Remus headers fit with the Holan bars??