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post #1 of 16 Old 06-16-2009, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Touratech Tank Crashbar?

Does anyone here have this crash bar on their bike? If so, how do you like it? Please tell all.
http://touratech-usa.com/shop/show.l...E91EIUopEDA8F6

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post #2 of 16 Old 06-16-2009, 10:28 PM
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Looks like a nice crashbar, but $335??? That's a bit over the top!
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post #3 of 16 Old 06-17-2009, 05:54 AM
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The only thing I can see that might be a negative, other than the price, is the fact that they are so tight to the side fairing. You may have to loosen/remove the bars to get the fairing off.

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Go with the Givi's....they look SOOOO much better and they will stand up. I have already dropped my WeeStrom on some single track and they totally protected the faring, didn't bend and still look very good.

I know that TouraTech makes GREAT stuff and I have their skid plate and oil cooler relocator (which is way awesome), but I really don't like their bars.

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Well sorry, but I say forget the Givi's. The vibration is something I don't like. Lots of info written about them and the vibrations.
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naturally I will be purchasing crash bars after my little off. My two choices over here seem to be the GIVI or the motech bars. I've read about the vibration issues and the GIVI and have also they offer better protection than the Motech. Can you please help me make my mind up.

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naturally I will be purchasing crash bars after my little off. My two choices over here seem to be the GIVI or the motech bars. I've read about the vibration issues and the GIVI and have also they offer better protection than the Motech. Can you please help me make my mind up.
Nope. Your bike, your decision. Its not as if there isn't enough stuff written on these boards to make a choice on your own. :rolleyes:

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Smile Another Crashbar Choice

I have recently installed the AltRider crashbars. Check them out here:

AltRider: AltRider Crash Bars in Black for the Suzuki V-Strom DL 650

Originally only available in a silver finish, they can now be obtained in matt black. They are extremely high quality - hence, the higher-than-average price of $289.79 USD. They are constructed with Stainless Steel tubing. I you scratch some of the black paint off, they aren't going to rust.

They are also designed to match with their black anodized aluminum skid plate:

AltRider: AltRider Skid Plate in Black for Suzuki V-Strom DL 650

Good hunting.

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I have recently installed the AltRider crashbars. Check them out here:

AltRider: AltRider Crash Bars in Black for the Suzuki V-Strom DL 650

Originally only available in a silver finish, they can now be obtained in matt black. They are extremely high quality - hence, the higher-than-average price of $289.79 USD. They are constructed with Stainless Steel tubing. I you scratch some of the black paint off, they aren't going to rust.

They are also designed to match with their black anodized aluminum skid plate:

AltRider: AltRider Skid Plate in Black for Suzuki V-Strom DL 650

Good hunting.
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