Well, the motech crash bars work....
On a overnight trip with my Fiance i managed to test the 'motech crash bars. I was leaving a gas station with an unfortunate upward grade. As I paused to check traffic, I tried to pull out. I honestly think between the upward grade, the extra 140 pounds of fiance + luggage I had *none* chance. I stalled the bike in mid right turn and over it went like a sack of potatoes.
Its a funny feeling actually seeing the crash bars bend in as they meet the concrete. Pretty scary stuff at the time. I was very upset with myself for letting it happen. At least our ATGATT motto kept the scrapes away.
Fortunately, the bike gods were kind with my mistake.
Firstly, a few of those "no good harley guys" rushed to my aid and pulled the bike off us. A sore foot for my love and I was unscaved.
The nice thing about flat black givi cases is that they absorb scratches well... and protect people from being pinned underneath
The motech bars did their job, small scratch on the bar. Tiny scrach on the front fender. The right side crash bar bent far enough in to rub up against the radiator hose, but a quick stop at the local auto parts store to borrow some tools straightened that out.
Here's some pics... after a 3 year run, my "snafu" clock has been reset...
Last edited by darkjedip; 09-04-2008 at 12:09 AM.