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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by DeeGee, Apr 12, 2010.
And I thought my way was cool.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc1j97tcvV8">Part 1</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BymZLsFj4OY">Part 2</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw-0MkcKBkw">Part 3</a>
Got mine a new girlfreind:
My wife had outgrown the little Yamaha trail bike I had her on so it was time to step up.
Did you fab your own crash bars to fit your Safari tanks? If not, who did them? Considering some sort of bars for my new Safari tanks, too.
More <a href="http://www.dualsportwarehouse.com/CJ-Designs-Foot-Peg-Extension-FP.htm" target="_new">CJ Designs</a> blingage went on the bike today...
I wasn't aware anyone else had this problem. I thought it was just me.
I stuck a piece of plastic between the bracket and the tank to keep from wearing a hole before I could figure out how to correct the fit.
So far it is working, but I still haven't come up with a permanent solution. (The white spot on the tank is unrelated.)
I've also installed my GlobeScout peg extensions.
It looks like metal on metal, (your crash bar to frame). What happened to the plastic edgeing that was on the crash bar clamps? My original stuff wore out, so I replaced it with automotive door opening edgeing. It provideds a tighter grip so the crash bars don't move when they take a hit, and don't scratch up the frame. I checked out my tanks after seeing your (and the previous) posts. So far no issues, and I have dropped my bike repeatedly.
Is there a link for the peg's page? All I can find in their site is panniers, racks and their accessories..
Thanx in advance :) :)
They are Hepco Beckers that were modified to fit the Safaris.
Put me on this list too. I actually did a similar thing with a couple of layers of old inner tube around the frame for the bars to grab onto and also between the tank and the bars like you did here.
I fixed it by removing these bars and installing the old style SW-Motech crash bars. But now I am having similar issues with the old style bars too along the front edge of my tanks. The bars are just starting to rub against the tanks.
Check your tanks. I don't think it is the crash bars that have bent. I think it is the gas tanks expanding and changing shape. I haven't gone down hard on my crash bars yet. The bars have not bent, but I am still having fitment issues.
Interesting that you bring that up. I looked and sure enough my left tank is starting to touch the crashbar (old style) at the front edge. I guess a little adjustment with a big bar may be in the coming.
Let me know how you do this if you go for it. I am afraid that if I just bend the bars, they won't line up with the mounts anymore.
I'm thinking it will be a matter of bending forward those tabs on the bash plate bracket. That would push the front forward. My right has about 1/4 in clearance. The left just touching.
It is metal on metal. Neither the original plastic protectors, nor the plastic I replaced it with, held up. The paint on the frame had gotten scratched enough that there wasn't much point in trying to protect it anymore, so I just quit using plastic. Also, I noticed that the local dealer was mounting guards without the plastic.
The metal on metal clamping seems to work fine as far as solid mounting goes. I have gone down hard enough to bend the guard, and it did not move (though maybe only because it was already against the tank.)
The guard pictured is a replacement, and has fit as shown since new, as did the previous guard.
I have suspected the tank might be the culprit, but I was never sure that it wasn't just poor design in the guard.
Thats just as awesome!
Changed out the stock orange crash bars on my new '12 for black ones.
Somebody got a good deal on brand new orange bars on eBay because I'm a fruity jackwagon...
I've placed a automotive coolant hose about 35mm dia split in one place and it provides perfect grip and protection...no contacts with the tanks even close
well...maybe not so brutal, but