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tiger 800xc crash bars

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

  1. CPORet

    CPORet I Am Kirok!

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    I don't have any experience with the aftermarket engine bars, but I give the Triumph engine bars a +1000 thumbs up!
    After sliding 260 feet. They did what they were supposed to do - protect the engine:
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  2. tattoo Dave

    tattoo Dave Life is always better when your riding

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    Are you OK?
  3. CPORet

    CPORet I Am Kirok!

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    Yes, amazingly so. Managed to walk away from this one.
  4. diabolik37

    diabolik37 Deadly Gubba

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    Been using Heed bars for sometime now and they have by far the best structural design... I also like the fact that they are decently priced and the finish is impeccable.
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  5. tattoo Dave

    tattoo Dave Life is always better when your riding

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    May I recommend Happy trail engine guards they are made in the U.S.A. actually here in Boise Id. They extremely well made and are less expensive and protect your tank better.
  6. diabolik37

    diabolik37 Deadly Gubba

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    Really? This sound more like an advertisement... How does an engine guard protects the tank? And what does it mean less expensive??
  7. tattoo Dave

    tattoo Dave Life is always better when your riding

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    Sorry I forgot your down under with the shipping the probably wouldn't be cheaper never mind.
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  8. CPORet

    CPORet I Am Kirok!

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    In my case, they wouldn't have made any difference.
  9. Old93

    Old93 Adventurer

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    Little late on getting in on this but after your experience will you/did you replace them with the same?
  10. ZiaThunder

    ZiaThunder Go big or go home

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    Nope, didn't replace them. I just had to loosen everything up, to put them back into position. It was a hard hit, since than the bars have taken a few more hard hits... one that was even worse. They shifted, again, I shifted them back again. Other than the turn signal, clutch lever and the flimsy plastic hand guards there wasn't any damage to the bike. Those others things I can live with are cheap/easy to fix.
  11. Old93

    Old93 Adventurer

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    That sounds pretty durable. I assume if you had not had them there would have been much more damage?
  12. ZiaThunder

    ZiaThunder Go big or go home

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    Oh, yeah. I'm positive I would have done some major damage to the shrouds around the tank and to the tank.
  13. Old93

    Old93 Adventurer

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    With as many times as I have dropped my bike already I think I need these then. Thanks for the help!
  14. portero72

    portero72 Been here awhile

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    I use Heed bars on my '16 800XC. Really like the coverage AND how they fit the bike's lines. Only dropped the bike once, at walking speed in hardpack dirt, but they saved the tank from suffering any scratching that may have occurred.
  15. Old93

    Old93 Adventurer

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    What do they look like?
  16. portero72

    portero72 Been here awhile

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    Best pic I have for now. Someone else on here has clearer shots, I am sure.

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  17. Old93

    Old93 Adventurer

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    Those look good!
  18. portero72

    portero72 Been here awhile

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    You can get them on Ebay, out of Poland. Hell for stout.

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  19. Prototype4342

    Prototype4342 Long timer

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    Only problem I've heard with the Heeds is knee clearance
  20. clawdog60

    clawdog60 Long timer

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    Good you were able to walk away. I'm surprised the engine cases don't break or crack at the mounting points from hits like that. One side of mine bent in a 5 mph off road lay down. I figured a lay down at 20 or above the bars and engine would be wasted.
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