tiger 800xc crash bars

Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by ButtonPushingMonkey, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    Agree. But one way of another Triumph bars way better for purely engine protection than anything else including HT or Holans. And for me it is motor that matters most, because plastic panel on tank side cost 35 euro and have no effect on function if crushed. :wink:
    So I am OK to live with questionable tank side panels protection but solid motor protection and quite good radiator protection (check Touratech tank bars). Still, if not for already made choice on my bike (Triumph + touratech) I'd go for HT or Holans.
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  2. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    I agree i'm going to add the Touratech upper bar later on. But if you don't already have the Triumph bar and just want one the Holan bar makes the most since (if willing to wait for it). Also you can always replace the plastics if you want with carbon fiber if your worried about it.

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  3. bbtech

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    I would vote Happy Trails. I had them and they were nice and doubled as extended foot pegs on those long stretches. Yippe Ki Ye Mofos!
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  4. KiLO

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    I've got the SW-MOTECH bars, but I have to admit, I really like those Holans.
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  5. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    I really like the SW Motech bars too... i won't be doing much of offroading other than dirt roads with this bike. How have they treated you so far?? Would you buy again?
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  6. Randyincolo

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  7. BryanCO

    BryanCO CO Rider

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    I have the AltRider bash plate and bars. Field tested them last weekend.... No issues.
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  8. Randyincolo

    Randyincolo Adventurer

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    Are you using Altrider or Holan crash bars?
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  9. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    Very happy with my HB's, they also double as a nice hiway peg mount

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  10. BryanCO

    BryanCO CO Rider

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    AltRider crash bars.

    Let me know if you want to take a look.
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  11. Randyincolo

    Randyincolo Adventurer

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    Thanks, Was hoping to see a set of Holans in person.
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  12. econwatch

    econwatch Been here awhile

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    Shoved a tree between the bodywork and sw-motech crash bars, the cross-over sleeve gave way and the bars bent at the tabs. The top part of the bar pushed through the engine case.
    Replaced the bike and installed altrider bars which appear to have a sturdier design. The altrider crash bar tabs are shorter and the cross-over attachment point is a metal 'dowel' secured by bolts through the bars.

    The sw-motech center clamp pulled apart and swung the right bar outwards on the weak points - the tabs.
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    Punched a chunk of metal out of the engine case. Bits of metal could be seen down inside the top end.
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    After bending the bar slightly forwards to survey the damage.
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    The bottom bar also bent at the tab.
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  13. BryanCO

    BryanCO CO Rider

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    :eek2
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  14. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    :yikes PHUK!!!
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  15. btao

    btao RIP Lilolita

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    Haha, I just noticed you have highway pegs on your Tiger. :rofl
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  16. btao

    btao RIP Lilolita

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    I'll second that.

    :yikesPHUK!!!!
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  17. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    Zigged when you should've zagged huh?

    You could do the same modification to the moto-tech bars that the alt-rider bars have. A slug between the cross over bar with bolts on both sides. For some one that's still running the moto-tech bars I mean. It's a shame the damage had to be so severe. With out the bars the bike would've probably come out OK.
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  18. Moonsorrow

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    I've had a similar kind of accident with the SW-motech ones, luckily less severe than this:eek1. I Was driving very slowly and got caught by a crossing fence (I swear it wasn't there before!). The connection in the middle slipped right off.

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  19. tdv

    tdv Been here awhile

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    You should be very careful during the fences mating season!

    :lol2
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  20. panhead_pete

    panhead_pete Gone riding

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    This looks like it offers the most protection out of the lot although seeing the damage to those engines any of the bars that mount near the front of the engine look like they may be problematic in a crash.
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