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Offline Miles Prower

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Crash bars
« on: December 29, 2020, 09:01:09 PM »
Got an XRX 800 2016, was wondering what crash bars you guys would recommend for a bit of light off roading/ trails etc?

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Re: Crash bars
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2020, 09:07:34 PM »
Heed Bunker Bars. From their ebay shop about 165 delivered fast.

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Re: Crash bars
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2020, 09:48:23 PM »

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Re: Crash bars
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2020, 10:25:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by Miles Prower [+]

If you are mechanically competent and have a decent range of tools they are easy enough. Some fiddly stuff but really no problem mate.

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Re: Crash bars
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2020, 10:32:55 PM »
Ok cheers

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Re: Crash bars
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2020, 10:30:25 AM »
*Originally Posted by Miles Prower [+]

I managed it! Look out for the plastic plugs in the engine casings, they will unscrew of you use a hot screwdriver to make a slot. The top mounting is also a little challenging, take your time and DON'T tighten anything until it is all assembled.

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Re: Crash bars
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2020, 11:44:06 AM »
Sounds intimidating now 😀
.. wonder if the triumph ones are an easier fit?

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Re: Crash bars
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2020, 10:35:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by Miles Prower [+]
Sounds intimidating now 😀
.. wonder if the triumph ones are an easier fit?
The Triumph OEM crash bars are very easy to fit.

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Re: Crash bars
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2020, 10:51:42 PM »
Many of the same comments apply to the Triumph bars as to the Heed ones. You have to remove the plastic plugs, not too much of a problem, just get a sharp blade under the edge and they will ease out. You should also make sure that all bolts are located and the threads are started before tightening any of them up.

Nothing is too difficult, just take your time. For your proposed use the Heed ones would be better than the Triumph bars.

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Re: Crash bars
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2021, 06:49:47 AM »
The Triumph lower crash bars are dead easy to fit and in my opinion suit the bike perfectly. I also had Hepco and Becko upper protection bars on mine. I bought the H&B bars off a mate who had them on 2 Tigers, both written off in crashes and neither with any damage to the tank. While on my bike I did have a heavy off on a dirt road that bent the mount slightly but was easy enough to straighten and touch up with black paint. Again, not a mark on the tank. 

One set of bars on three bikes surviving some heavy crashes. Cant ask for more than that.

Here they are after the crashes.



https://www.motorcycleadventure.com.au/hepco-becker-tank-guard-triumph-tiger-800-all-2015
« Last Edit: January 01, 2021, 06:52:55 AM by Aussie Tiger »

 


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