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post #1 of 15 Old 03-24-2015, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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Crash bars and bash plates combination.

I've read all the posts. I know that you love what you own and would recommend it to me.

I want to be able to lift the bike with the bash plate.

I don't care if they are, or are not, connected to the crash bars.

If you KNOW that your combo will hold the weight w/o any problems, I would love to hear what you have and why you chose it.

Thanks in advance for your answers.

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Hi Bud,

B&B bash plate - armour plating for the bottom of your bike, no problems with using it to lift the bike. I used it as i was mostly concerned about ploughing into obstacles when riding two up, this bash plate will take big impacts.
As a bonus the B&B bash plate is also comapatable with my HB center stand and Scorpion exhaust.
I have used the newest incarnation of Suzuki's genuine crash bars as they appear to have addressed the vibration issues that others have commented on, i personally like the appearance, found them easy to install, quality of finish is as good as it gets and they feel as solid as the other brands that are available.

Good luck, there are too many options out there. Buy to quality not price.
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Thanks Grant.

Just the info for which I was looking. Nice post!
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My freshly installed Weld86 plate does what you want without bars.
Two different sets of crash bars with my Advmoto skid plate vibrated like a tuning fork on my bike at highway speeds (My bike, NOT all of them!).
I put a floor jack under mine today and lifted both wheels off the ground in preparation to check suspension "sag".
My H/T center-stand works with no interference, and the price and quality are a outstanding value.
Before you buy, check them out.

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Thanks.

Ordered the HT center stand but........................

They are on back order but expected to ship soon.

I can wait a few more days.
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after a lengthy study into all the available options I went with the alt rider combo.
easily supports my bike with a full tank of gas and full panniers when I lift it with the bash plate
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Late reply but I have Givi Crash Bars and the Enduro Guardian Bash Plate.
I really like the combo.
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after a lengthy study into all the available options I went with the alt rider combo.
easily supports my bike with a full tank of gas and full panniers when I lift it with the bash plate
Just installed my ALT stuff yesterday, I think it's the best combination of looks and functionally.
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after a lengthy study into all the available options I went with the alt rider combo.
easily supports my bike with a full tank of gas and full panniers when I lift it with the bash plate
+1 Very pretty welds and nicely made. HT centerstand and 2Bros pipe compatible.
You must R&R the side stand to put it on -- PITA
Stays on to change oil & filter
Side note: Make sure you get the recommended extended wobbly Allen wrench before your HT centerstand gets here

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+1 Very pretty welds and nicely made. HT centerstand and 2Bros pipe compatible.
You must R&R the side stand to put it on -- PITA
Stays on to change oil & filter
Side note: Make sure you get the recommended extended wobbly Allen wrench before your HT centerstand gets here

I would if I even knew what that was!

Anyone give me a clue????

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