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Offline coddy

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Re: Crash Bars or Crash Bungsafternoon all,
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2019, 08:37:56 PM »
I've got a set of Hepco and Becker tank bars for sale that have never been fitted.

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Re: Crash Bars or Crash Bungsafternoon all,
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2019, 08:41:26 PM »
Awesome, thanks :152:

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Re: Crash Bars or Crash Bungsafternoon all,
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2019, 11:43:23 PM »
I bought my 2011 roadie with the OEM crash bars. I wasn't convinced that they would do the job so bought the SW Motech ones instead. Then someone posted about the Heed ones on here. They ticked all my boxes so I changed again. It's been quite an expensive experience so if I can save you and others the hassle then hopefully it's worth it. I recommend Heed!

The only problem is that my mates keep asking me why I have built a scaffold around my bike! I hope to never get the last laugh on that question!!

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Offline Paulhere

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Re: Crash Bars or Crash Bungsafternoon all,
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2019, 09:14:58 AM »
I have the Triumph engine bars, unlikely they'll protect anything above that level.

Met a lass with the Heed bars, they should give good protection, bit fugly, but does that matter.
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Re: Crash Bars or Crash Bungsafternoon all,
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2019, 06:03:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
I have the Triumph engine bars, unlikely they'll protect anything above that level.

+1 .... having laid down 3 times they definately protect the expensive engine and bottom end but inevitably something high up suffers. I needed a new brake lever (which was an excuse to get folding levers), indicator lens and the silver body panel as the indicator took the brunt and punched a hole in the panel it bolts on.

However those are sufficient for me as the bike is top end heavy enough without adding the weight of additional upper bars.
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Re: Crash Bars or Crash Bungsafternoon all,
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2019, 07:03:29 PM »
One manufacturer that wasn't mentionned, Outback Motortek, I used their bars on my Honda AT and it fell I think 7 times both dirt and street, Nothing broken just some small rock scratched the fairings in a dirt fall.
They seems to be really crash testing their bars, as opposed to SW motech or some other brands, who are more for show almost.

They are usually the biggest diameter and beefy sidewalls, SW motech are licorice next to these  :008: !
« Last Edit: October 10, 2019, 07:05:48 PM by Djairouks »

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Re: Crash Bars or Crash Bungsafternoon all,
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2020, 02:58:03 PM »
I've just fitted a set of Heed "Bunker" bars on my 2018 pre TFT dash Tiger. A tip I picked up from aFB group, remove the 3 piece plastic trim which runs from the petrol tank front and under the headlight unit. Makes access easier for the front mounting bracket. 2 screws at the rear, 2 screws and nuts at the front. You need to be "assertive" with the panel on reassembly, protect the top of the bracket with a micro fibre cloth or similar. It's fiddly, but worth it.

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Re: Crash Bars or Crash Bungsafternoon all,
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2020, 09:04:06 PM »
SW-Motec bars are good, an hour to fit and the tank and engine covered

 


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