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post #1 of 16 Old 11-07-2012, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Which Crash Bars? Advice Please.

I guess I meant to ask "crash bars" and not engine guard. Sorry, I always called the big bars that went up around the engine an engine guard...

So,


My girlfriend needs crash bars for her 2008 650.

It's going to be a birthday present so I want to get her good ones.

Please advise.

Thanks!

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post #2 of 16 Old 11-18-2012, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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um, thanks lol...
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post #3 of 16 Old 11-18-2012, 11:33 PM
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I have altrider bars on my Vee. They seem very solid and I have no vibration problems.


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post #4 of 16 Old 11-19-2012, 05:04 AM
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Givi work well on mine, no vibes.

Some here in Oz are happy with the SW Motech version as well.

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I guess I meant to ask "crash bars" and not engine guard. Sorry, I always called the big bars that went up around the engine an engine guard...

So,

My girlfriend needs crash bars for her 2008 650.
It's going to be a birthday present so I want to get her good ones.
Please advise.
Thanks!
Wife and I both have the GIVI guards, I really like how they look and fit ,
wife had taken advantage of the right side one day while off roading on the 2012, no damage, just a little paint scratch. Bars stayed straight.
Got mine at Pat Walsh
Crash Guards, engine gaurds, it's all protection...I can't spell guard half the time.

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post #6 of 16 Old 11-19-2012, 10:16 AM
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There was a Givi set on mine when I got it. They had a little rattle at the start but it was an easy fix. The are a very good set of bars, do their job great. A car reverse into me a few months ago, gave the bike a fair bang, but not a scratch on the bars). Plus they are a good looking set in my opinion.
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post #7 of 16 Old 11-19-2012, 12:40 PM
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+1 Craneguy. Also can remove front tupperware without removing Altriders.
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post #8 of 16 Old 11-19-2012, 01:42 PM
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I have Givi on the Vee and the Wee.

Both have seen use and both protected the plastic and other expensive components without bending. Just a little scratch.

I think I'm going to pull both sets this winter and have them blasted and either powder coated or rhino lined.


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post #9 of 16 Old 11-19-2012, 03:19 PM
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I have the new style SW Motech crash bars. No issues or problems and I am happy with them.

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I have Givi bars and they protected the side faring when Freya had an unplanned nap.

Even if the Givi bars bent a little, they're a heck of a lot cheaper than the damn plastic farings. Go price a faring replacement, sit down before you do though...




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