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  1. Siricco

    Siricco Been here awhile

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    Hi everybody, this thread will be our presence here on ADVRider.com. You are also welcome to follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/StaubwolkeLLC) or visit our website www.staubwolke.com. Please check the latest posts for the most recent news.

    Staubwolke (pronounced [ˈʃta͜upvɔlkə], german for dust cloud) is an entrepreneural venture focusing on innovative specialty products empowering people to explore, discover and experience the world.

    We are most excited to announce our first product to be launched soon - a crash bar for BMW F700/800 GS motorcycles.

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    We are currently working hard on our website and Facebook page and will provide regular updates to you via all channels. Stay tuned :)).
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    So what exactly do you do?????????????????????
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  3. Siricco

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    Hi Yellow Pig, we do the R&D, product development and testing on all of our products we sell. The very first product to be sold soon is a crash bar for the BMW F700/800 GS.
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  4. Siricco

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    Why does this new crash bar exist?

    Crash bars have helped for a long time to protect riders and motorcycles from damages when tipping over, washing out, falling and other accidents. We, at Staubwolke, have sampled and used many of them over the years ourselves. Each one of the available crash bar options, however, fell short in what we believe a good crash bar should do for the rider. So we started with a blank piece of paper and developed a crash bar meeting today’s demands, from overlanders and adventurers to enthusiast and commuters. We took a new and fresh look at what a crash bar should do and added some features you will love.

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  5. Siricco

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    What does our new crash bar do?

    Protecting rider and motorcycle

    With crash bars, we think primarily about protection against braking plastic and metal components on our precious motorcycles. Replacement costs can be severe, and braking vital engine components far away from the next service station can be dangerous. Our crash bar does not stop there. By design, it also protects the rider’s legs. Being trapped under the motorcycle after a fall is greatly reduced. And the crash bar will absorb the impact during a front collision with an object, so your legs don’t. But what about the rest of your equipment? What about the handle bar, mirrors, exhaust and luggage? Anybody involved in a wash out or fall can probably tell a story, or two, about all other damages to their motorcycle. About lost clutch or brake levers. About broken or bent rear racks and luggage boxes. Our uniquely designed crash bar act much like a roll cage in a race car. Both tires and the most outboard tip of the crash bar form a stable, tripod like structure. That creates a protected area on each side of your motorcycle, for you, your motorcycle and your luggage.

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  6. Siricco

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    What does our new crash bar do? Part2

    Easier motorcycle pick up after tip-over or fall

    Picking up your motorcycle after falling over just got so much easier. If you ever had to pick up your motorcycle yourself, you might have noticed that it is the hardest at the beginning. The more upright you get your motorcycle, the easier it becomes. Our crash bar stops the fall of your motorcycle in a position where it is easier and less strenuous to upright it.

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    What does our new crash bar do? Part 3

    Easy front tire change

    Changing the front tire or fixing a flat in the front on our motorcycles is typically challenging in the field, and it always seems to happen without anybody around to help. If you search the web, you might come across some techniques to help with removing the front tire. Some need hard luggage boxes, some are very unsafe, and none made us feel at ease. Our crash bar offers another way to get the front tire off the ground. Its position to the center of gravity of the motorcycle and its design makes it possible to keep the front wheel off the ground with only two fingers.

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  9. Siricco

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    What does our new crash bar do? Part 4

    Provides alternate leg position while riding for comfort

    Our crash bar has been developed with overland travelers in mind. We have done 1,000 miles day trips ourselves and wished for a way to relax our legs while riding. With our crash bar we now can do just that. The crash bar is angled just right to comfortably straighten your leg and supporting it in two locations, distributing the weight without straining the knee joint.

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  10. Siricco

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    What does our new crash bar do? Part 5

    Let's you safely carry additional heavy items

    Traveling overland often requires us to carry additional fuel and water on our motorcycle. These heavy items are best transported in the center, between front and rear wheel, and as low as possible to not negatively impact steering and handling of the motorcycle, especially in rough terrain. Our crash bar is designed with that in mind. Its sturdy design, chosen anchor points and materials, weld fabrication and high strength fasteners enabling you to carry additional loads on the crash bar. They can also be utilized for rescue efforts, ship tie-downs and as handles to lift the motorcycle in and out of boats or through water.

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  11. Siricco

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    Compatibility?

    Our crash bar fits BMW F800 GS and F700 GS motorcycles manufactured between 2013 and 2016 without modification.
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  12. Siricco

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    Some additional highlights

    Our crash bar also enables access to routine maintenance locations on your motorcycle, including the side panels. Most other crash bars protecting the upper portion of the bike make it very difficult to do that and require disassembly. With our crash bar you get better protection, and better serviceability.

    Our crash bar is powder coated and an all stainless steel construction for superior rust protection and field reparability. All brackets are cast from SS 316 alloy and optimized by design for durability and strength. No sharp corners (as found on most stamped and bent metal brackets of other crash bars on the market), no stress concentration, no breaking.

    Our crash bar does not impede motorcycle’s ground and side-to-side clearance, e.g. driving through deep ruts or lane splitting. They are approximately as wide as the handle bar, and less outboard than your typical hard luggage cases. They also allow for plenty of leg room (we tested it with a 6'6" tall rider), even two-up or if one sit's "on the (fake) tank" for better weight distribution off-road.
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  13. Siricco

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    Availability, Versions and Cost?

    Our crash bar is exclusively available at www.staubwolke.com, will ship internationally and will cost $649.00 (excluding tax and shipping). Our crash bar will be available in a black and in a silver version. Each can be ordered with black or safety orange rubber sleeves installed.

    Our website will be live this weekend and crash bars can be preorder starting Monday 18th, 2016. Orders are expected to ship by the end of August, 2016.
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    Here are some pictures of the color choices for the crash bar. We will offer a black and a silver version of the crash bar. All brackets will be black.

    Sorry, no actual production pictures of the crash bar in both colors yet. Welding just finished (picking them up today) and powder coating will happen in the next weeks.

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  16. Siricco

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    Besides the crash bar color options, our crash bars will come with rubber sleeves installed. Two color options for the rubber sleeves are available, black and safety orange.

    When you order your crash bar, you can choose the crash bar color and the rubber sleeve color. So there will be 4 color options in total.

    1. black crash bar/black rubber sleeves
    2. black crash bar/ safety orange rubber sleeves
    3. silver crash bar/black rubber sleeves
    4. silver crash bar/ safety orange rubber sleeves

    However, each crash bar will also include a spare rubber sleeve set (4 parts, 2 upper, 2 lower). These extras can be installed whenever you want to. Each crash bar will have rubber sleeves in both color. So if you order the black rubber sleeves as your installed option, the package will have an extra set of rubber sleeves in safety orange. If you choose to have the safety orange rubber sleeves installed, you will have an extra set in black.

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  17. Siricco

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    Does somebody here have an BMW F800 GSA and live in the Cape Cod area? If so, please PM me. Somebody approached me and was interested to find out if our crash bar will fit the GSA. I would like to test-fit the upper brackets. The GSA has so much more bulk on the sides and the upper brackets might not fit. Thanks, Ray
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  18. Siricco

    Siricco Been here awhile

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    We just got the first batch of welded crash bars in from our welder in Boston, MA :clap.

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    Very happy with the welds :wings.

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    We recently came back from a product test trip. We trailered 2 bikes out to North California and drove coast-to-coast (west to east). All-in-all 5,500 miles in 28 days. Besides parts still in development, we also had production parts for our crash bar and rear handle (soon to be announced). Here are some pictures...

    Belden, CA - Black crash bar with safety orange rubber sleeves (installed on the upper crash bar)
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    Glenwood, WA area with Mt. Rainier in the background
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    Lake Cresent, WA
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  20. Siricco

    Siricco Been here awhile

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    Some more pictures from the product test trip...

    Pacific Coast Scenic Byway, WA - We stopped to go onto the beach (access was restricted to the tribes only). What I liked a lot about the crash bars throughout the trip is its multiple uses. Here, it offered an easy way to lock the helmets to the bike. Overnight, at the motels/hotel, we were able to easily tie together both bikes through the crash bars.
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    Pacific Coast Scenic Byway, WA
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    Port Townsend, WA - A little ferry ride to continue on WA-20 N.
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