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jerbelgium 06-24-2013 02:08 PM

do you ride with crash bars?
 
just to get your short comments:

do you ride with crash bars? do we need crashbars? on our ktm9x0

el queso 06-24-2013 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jerbelgium (Post 21716378)
just to get your short comments:

do you ride with crash bars? do we need crashbars? on our ktm9x0

Yes, plastics are expensive.

killurtv 06-24-2013 02:23 PM

Yes. I use them quite often!:lol3

NKL 06-24-2013 02:49 PM

Yes I do, the fuel tanks are bleeding expensive.

groovyspuds 06-24-2013 02:55 PM

Yes and use them often as well. If I am not using them, I am not trying.

DiggerD 06-24-2013 03:28 PM

Yes
 
Yes they come in handy when cars run into you.

:eek1:eek1

devo2002 06-24-2013 03:59 PM

I take them off before a ride and put them back on when I return home.

el' hefe 06-24-2013 04:01 PM

Nope.

dlrides 06-24-2013 05:54 PM

This

Quote:

Originally Posted by devo2002 (Post 21717239)
I take them off before a ride and put them back on when I return home.


Millwright Mark 06-24-2013 06:10 PM

Had them on, had them off. Currently off, as they seem to be the culprit of resonating vibration, these are the full wrap around type.

GrenDesb 06-24-2013 06:18 PM

Have two sets taking up space in the shed.

Bought a set for my first bike and never installed them.

Second bike came with a set and I never installed them.

To me, the plastic protectors on the 990 or the aftermarket carbon ones are enough.

Crashbars makes it a pain to do maintenance and just bend to shit after few hits.

The tanks take the hit pretty good, they just need wear protection like the plastic or carbon protector.

genghis9021 06-25-2013 06:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GrenDesb (Post 21718243)
Have two sets taking up space in the shed.

Bought a set for my first bike and never installed them.

Second bike came with a set and I never installed them.

To me, the plastic protectors on the 990 or the aftermarket carbon ones are enough.

Crashbars makes it a pain to do maintenance and just bend to shit after few hits.

The tanks take the hit pretty good, they just need wear protection like the plastic or carbon protector.

+1

I was told it was damned near impossible to wear a tank through on a slide. I went for a nice 35mph slide on VERY rough tarmac - ugly but covered up with a new plastic tank lower cover.

Andrejs2112 06-25-2013 08:34 AM

I used mine last week. They saved my tank. I wouldn't ride without them.
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...rdeer20134.jpg

groovyspuds 06-25-2013 08:54 AM

I suppose it depends on what your riding on. Pavement or gravel/dirt roads - perhaps you don't need them if you don't mind scuffing your tanks. But I ride on a lot of rocky single track type stuff and I have NO DOUBT I would have punched through or torn off something important without them by now.

I am certain the barrel roll down Propeller Meadows would have done something bad without them......

Martynho 06-25-2013 08:58 AM

Or if you run into a car
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DiggerD (Post 21717034)
Yes they come in handy when cars run into you.

:eek1:eek1

I ran sideways into the front wing of a car as I moved to turn left and she tried to overtake me. I managed to stay upright as I stuck to the car until we had slowed enough for me to peel off it safely. The car's front right wing and bonnet (that's a hood if you are a yank) were trashed. It pushed my LHS crash bar in by about 1/2 inch :clap


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