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post #1 of 27 Old 08-06-2019, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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SW-Motech crash bars crash tested pics

For those of you wondering how SW-Motech crash bars hold up in a 35 mph lowside on wet pavement.

Sooo now I need new crash bars but SW-Motechs are out of stock. Does anyone know how reliable Givi's crash bars are in 35 mph lowsides?





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post #2 of 27 Old 08-07-2019, 12:43 AM
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Why do you need new bars? Those seem to work fine...
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Why do you need new bars? Those seem to work fine...
The bars got bent in about 2 inches so they're now barely touching the bike at some points. I expect to drop the bike a couple more times since I go offroading with it, so I would like some space between the bars and bike.
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I have read stories on here of people bending them back into shape with the help of an anchor tree, might be worth having a look at that.
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For those of you wondering how SW-Motech crash bars hold up in a 35 mph lowside on wet pavement.

Sooo now I need new crash bars but SW-Motechs are out of stock. Does anyone know how reliable Givi's crash bars are in 35 mph lowsides?





. I wouldn't spend a penny on anything Givi. The crash bars are absolutely trash.
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post #6 of 27 Old 08-07-2019, 08:25 AM
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. I wouldn't spend a penny on anything Givi. The crash bars are absolutely trash.
The Givi bars on my '18 DL1000 look well made and sturdy with their 4 point install. They have a bar that connects to the stem providing stability from bending in, like you see on the OPs SW-Motech bars.

To be fair, I've never dropped a bike, so I can't tell you how they would hold up.

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You could take the bars off and get them to a frame straightening shop. Might be less than replacement. Especially as you expect to drop it again. i just filed down the big dings and used BBQ paint to cover the shiny bits.
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Thanks for posting the pics! I don't have any opinion on Givi crash bars, but I do have the SW-M bars on my Strom and glad to see they did what they were supposed to do.
If it was my bike, I'd just fix them up as best I could and keep using them until SW-M has them back in stock. But then, I hope not to drop my DL again cause that's what my KLR is for!
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Check out the T-Rex bars. As sturdy as anything I have seen...
https://www.t-rex-racing.com
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I dropped my 2006 Vee at around 30 mph once. The SW Motech bars held up fine.
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