Staubwolke Crash Bars are the Schizzle

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Barakaiki, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. Cadriel

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    Mine are on their way! I'll post some pics when I get'em in.
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  2. Deathsoswiftly

    Deathsoswiftly n00b

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    I'm considering staubwolke crashbars but I'm a bit concerned about the overall dimensions. Is there information how wide they are when installed on the bike?
    Does the extra width offer noticeably better protection when compared against the relatively lithe designs of the competition?
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  3. Cadriel

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    I think they're as wide as the handlebars. One of the photo's in the Staubwolke thread has string attached to the handlebars, hanging down right to the ends of the bars.

    I've read a lot of different opinions on the bars as far as the width goes. Most people either fall into the camp of;

    a) Too wide, scared they'll hit on deep ruts etc or;
    b) You'll never ride anything treacherous enough on an f800 for it to be a problem.

    I've not found a post where anyone has actually suggested a) happening at all.

    The solo rider advantages of the Staubwolkes are what sold me, along with the quality of materials and workmanship I've read about.
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  4. cjw25

    cjw25 Been here awhile

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    It certainly offers more leg protection when in a low-side.

    ...Of course most people don't hit cows doing 40+mph. I liked them so much, I migrated them to the new bike.

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  5. Cadriel

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    Full album here to see more pictures if you need;
    https://imgur.com/a/81zLNI8

    First off, packaging is top notch.
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    All things laid out;
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    Ready to go;
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    Various states of install;
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    I had trouble putting this screw back in, it's about the only screw that is obstructed by the bars once installed;
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    Final product;
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    A couple of the bolts are pretty hard to get to with a torque wrench I found. In most cases, I could get to one side with the torque wrench - but not the other. This allowed me to "feel" torque on one side and apply the same to the other.

    I found myself referencing the bolts back and forth on the iPad - would have liked specific bolt specs being mentioned on the page they're used, that would have reduced the back and forth. I guess if i had printed the instructions it might have been easier.

    Otherwise the install is pretty easy going.
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  6. EVH

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    Those look cool, I thought about ordering a set but I'm not sure I want to cut the plastics on my 800gsa. I also wonder if they'll fit with the black dog skid plate.
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  7. GoPlaces

    GoPlaces IG:ADVwxyz

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    The plastics are no big deal.

    Yes- the BDCW skid is compatible.

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