SHORT REVIEW - Outback Motortek F800GS Crashbars

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by jmanol, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. jmanol

    jmanol Adventurer

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    Hey guys, just thought I'd give a little bit of a pictorial review of some new Outback Motortek crash bars I got for my bike. The owner of the company Lorry couldn't have been more helpful in sourcing cheapest method of getting these shipped to Australia, and is just an overall really nice guy as well. The bars themselves feel extremely strong, nice welds and wrap around the bike really well, more so than the SW-Motech bars that originally came with the bike when I bought it. The bars have a matte feel/paint job to them.

    Installation was quick and easy, and the bars were packed EXTREMELY well (possibly too well), installation instructions were not included in the box but were emailed to me by Lorry personally when I bought them.

    I'm not particularly sure how well these would work for 'taller' riders though as if someone had longer legs than me, they may find their knees hitting the upper crash bars. I could be wrong though...

    These seem like a great alternative to the 'big name' crash bars out there and the owner seems to love and care about F800s and adventure riding himself.

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  2. RForestR

    RForestR In the Woods

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    What does the upper bar mount to? Prolly just the pic, but it looks like the mount hole in the bar is "empty"?
    Also can't see where the lower bar mounts. Engine or frame?
    Don't get me wrong, they do look sturdy, just can't make out mounting points on the bike from pics.


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  3. soyanarchisto

    soyanarchisto Long timer

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    These are similar to the Rumbux crashbars from South Africa which I recently acquired. More to follow.
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  4. Natnewt

    Natnewt Been here awhile

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    I'd like to know the mount points as well.
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  5. jackalsour

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  6. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    OK now I am confused... It looks like I am seeing a couple different sets of bars in this thread?
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  7. jackalsour

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    They are both Outback Motortek. @jmanol shows the uppers/lowers and mine only shows the lowers installed (I've since installed the uppers which mount to the lowers) I noticed the lowers are have an ideal protected bar to mount aux lights :thumb
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  8. Knoxie

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    They look really nice! I have Rockfox and after a drop on the left side the entire crash bar is shifted to the right. The mounting point is much weaker setup than what i see here, so i'm guessing these would hold up better.
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