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Offline Djairouks

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Crahs pads that look the part
« on: May 29, 2020, 03:45:15 PM »
Just installed these https://www.probrake.de/GSG-crashpads-for-Triumph-Tiger-800-XR-15-16-A082

As I got a XRT because I won't be doing much off-road, I didn't want to put some big heavy crash bars,
these fit fine on a 2018 model, it's just freaking annoying to remove the right side front engine bolt
geniuses at Triumph hid the nut, yes a nut Inside the part of the frame that's behind the radiator, while
the left side is accessible with a spanner.

But it should save plastics too, just the huge turn signals won't be saved, I need to change these ugly things !
It's weird I can't login the photo thingy, gives me an error, so couldn't post my pictures  :187:

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Re: Crahs pads that look the part
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Re: Crahs pads that look the part
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2020, 07:02:26 PM »
Look like a good solution. Lets hope they don't get fully tested.
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Re: Crahs pads that look the part
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2020, 07:18:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by philmcglass [+]
Look like a good solution. Lets hope they don't get fully tested.

Yep I'm with you on that, I sure hope never to crash it again !

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Re: Crahs pads that look the part
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2020, 07:34:42 PM »
Nice idea, but as has been seen before there's the chance that in the event of a fall the crash protector does more harm than good. Looking at the photos above this would particularly apply to the right hand side.

EDIT: It was Hepco & Becker bars, not Givi. Here's the forum link, although the phot's no longer available.
https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,1025.msg40225.html#msg40225
« Last Edit: May 29, 2020, 08:13:19 PM by T800XC »
  
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Re: Crahs pads that look the part
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2020, 07:47:14 PM »
*Originally Posted by T800XC [+]
Nice idea, but as has been seen before (on early Givi crash bars I think, and posted somehwere on here) there's the chance that in the event of a fall the crash protector does more harm than good. Looking at the photos above this would particularly apply to the right hand side.

Yeah I hear about these kind of things all the time, but there's hardly ever any actual events, that this almost
never happens and when it does it's 1 on a thousand event, while bars could also because of huge leverage rip
mount screws in falls with lots of speed, but that also almost never happens.
My bars on my Honda hugged the fairing after some falls, they eventually cracked them just as if they weren't
there, so you can't ever be 100% safe anyway.

There's also the point of my leg that was stuck Under the bike dragging me along, which won't happen with this !

No bars or pads will save a motorcycle from a high speed crash anyway, it is too unpredictable, so I think it will
be fine with these !
I've seen countless pictures here of Tigers here with R&G or LSL pads, but no horror stories either.

As they say here, plastic ends are better than metal, which these are.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2020, 08:04:36 PM by Djairouks »

 


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