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xsf18cdf 01-16-2013 09:26 AM

Crash Bars for 2013 F800GS
 
Just ordered my first GS and pick it up next Monday. I want to put a good set of frame-mounted crash bars on it. I've only seen the Touratechs so far. Anyone know of anyone else that makes them? I plan on dumping the bike frequently and want as much protection as possible.


Thanks in advance,

Gary

DoWorkSon 01-16-2013 09:30 AM

There are a ton of companies that make them. Do a search and you will get long posts dedicated to crash bars. I am not sure what companies have started making them for the 2013 models however. I have adventure spec and I really like them

xsf18cdf 01-16-2013 10:27 AM

Thanks, Been Googling my butt off. I've only found Touratech for >frame-mounted< crash bars. Looked in Germany, South Africa, USA......Touratech are the only ones I find.

toowheels 01-16-2013 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by xsf18cdf (Post 20499133)
Just ordered my first GS and pick it up next Monday. I want to put a good set of frame-mounted crash bars on it. I've only seen the Touratechs so far. Anyone know of anyone else that makes them? I plan on dumping the bike frequently and want as much protection as possible.


Thanks in advance,

Gary

I think he's specifying frame-mounted engine bars DoWorkSon.

Hey Gary,

There are only two I'm aware of: the original Touratech's you mention and Wunderlich Adventure bars.

That being said the more common engine mounted ones haven't proved to be a problem from what I've seen. Only one report of engine mount damage (not the case) over the years and that appeared to be from being broad sided by a car (he bought a used bike). It was repaired fairly easily.

There are a few engine bar threads to read reviews on what riders think of them as DoWorkSon.said. Google or search.

Dave

petzi-baer 01-16-2013 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xsf18cdf (Post 20499133)
Just ordered my first GS and pick it up next Monday. I want to put a good set of frame-mounted crash bars on it. I've only seen the Touratechs so far. Anyone know of anyone else that makes them? I plan on dumping the bike frequently and want as much protection as possible.


Thanks in advance,

Gary

Also depends how far you want to take it. If you would like to protect the upper part as well, I guess touratech is your choice:
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/3...F700GS-2013-on

petzi-baer

Loutre 01-16-2013 11:25 AM

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Originally Posted by petzi-baer (Post 20500125)
Also depends how far you want to take it. If you would like to protect the upper part as well, I guess touratech is your choice:
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/3...F700GS-2013-on

petzi-baer

sure but at 300 bucks just the upper part and 300 the lower part I'm not so sure of their utility. I mean they mainly are supposed to protect the plastics when you have a drop but I think your plastics are around the samre price :huh

petzi-baer 01-16-2013 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Loutre (Post 20500160)
sure but at 300 bucks just the upper part and 300 the lower part I'm not so sure of their utility. I mean they mainly are supposed to protect the plastics when you have a drop but I think your plastics are around the samre price :huh

One side - new for 2012 or before- will cost you at least $370. Only the painted part.....

petzi-baer

fractalsource 01-16-2013 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by petzi-baer (Post 20500125)
Also depends how far you want to take it. If you would like to protect the upper part as well, I guess touratech is your choice:
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/3...F700GS-2013-on

petzi-baer

I bought the hepco-becker. See: http://neu.hepco-becker.de/Montagean...02936.0001.pdf
But He is right. The touratech looks like they cover the upper area - way better. Hope they come in black. The engine skid plate was something I have needed first. Because my Panniers, and Black Dog foot pegs with a built-in bottle opener, works as the frame slider.

Loutre 01-16-2013 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by petzi-baer (Post 20500788)
One side - new for 2012 or before- will cost you at least $370. Only the painted part.....

petzi-baer

yeah thats it, you get 2 free drops :lol3

4TooMany 01-16-2013 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by toowheels (Post 20499633)
That being said the more common engine mounted ones haven't proved to be a problem from what I've seen.

Just to be clear to the OP, the ones that mount to the lower part of the engine also mount to the frame in the critical areas. So it's not like the engine is taking the full hit. The BMW bars even mount to the engine, so it's not like they're recommending against it.

xsf18cdf 01-16-2013 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by 4TooMany (Post 20501138)
Just to be clear to the OP, the ones that mount to the lower part of the engine also mount to the frame in the critical areas. So it's not like the engine is taking the full hit. The BMW bars even mount to the engine, so it's not like they're recommending against it.

That was my concern- the engine tabs or case taking a fatal blow.

4TooMany 01-16-2013 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by xsf18cdf (Post 20503339)
That was my concern- the engine tabs or case taking a fatal blow.

I understand your concern as I was somewhat worried about it too. But considering the majority of the bars mount to the engine (including the BMWs), and considering I have yet to see a damaged engine because of it, I decided to go with the SW-Motech bars.

xsf18cdf 01-16-2013 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by 4TooMany (Post 20503646)
I understand your concern as I was somewhat worried about it too. But considering the majority of the bars mount to the engine (including the BMWs), and considering I have yet to see a damaged engine because of it, I decided to go with the SW-Motech bars.


I like the BMW and SW Motech bars and wish that Touratech made a tall upper extension for their expedition bar that is like the upper for the BMW bar. Thanks for your help! Sorry if my question was a bit newbish.....This is my first BMW but been riding/racing since I was 12- I'm 52 now. Still plan on crashing a lot though.

OFA 03-02-2013 07:07 AM

The bars will last more than one drop
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Loutre (Post 20500160)
sure but at 300 bucks just the upper part and 300 the lower part I'm not so sure of their utility. I mean they mainly are supposed to protect the plastics when you have a drop but I think your plastics are around the samre price :huh

The crash bars are meant to be used over and again, meaning you may drop it many times over a number of years and they should still work but clearly just one good drop will crack plastic and the rad is close by.

I bought the engine crash bars when I bought my bike because at the time, Aug 2012, there were no bars available for the 2013 F800GS - certainly not on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It wasnt what I wanted, I specified that I wanted solid crash bars to the sales girl at (edit:i removed the dealer name) and she assured me that these are great. They are not
The Touratech or BMW bars look great but they do not protect the upper plastic and the first time I just let the bike over while stopped (it stalled on a grass hill as I was turning into a campsite) the bars bent in and made contact with the clutch cover. They do not seem to be really solid to me. I bent them back out a millimeter with a good solid pull and later a little more with a lever.
So I am in a similar position, as I am undecided whether to buy the $300 upper bars from Touratech or dump the engine bars and get a new crash bar complete.
I emailed Touratech and asked about the durability of the upper bars and they said there are too many variables to say but the bras have been used in the GS Trophy and said they worked well. It's difficult to say what that means but I'm thinking that perhaps the upper bar mounts solidify an otherwise not so solid setup.
I told the sales girl at (edit: removed the dealer name) about the bars bending and she replied they are designed to be bent back. Hmmmm.

jengel451 03-02-2013 06:35 PM

http://f800depot.com/wildatheart-cra...00gs-2013.html

Hmmmmmm I wonder how many times I'd be bashing my knees into those.


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