Originally Posted by MTN roads
I have a new set of HB bars still in the box and have been debating if I want to install or sell them. I am glad to see that I am not the only one that is pondering the issue. I think they are heavy and ugly but at the same time plastic is expensive. I have had a couple good get offs and so far only had to replace the bottom plastic guard on the tank which was cheap but I have been lucky.
Originally Posted by DutchVDub
My 950 Adv came with them installed and they've obviously taken some abuse. Personally I mostly slab it so I probably don't "Need" them. However they make a great resting spot for my legs if I need to stretch out a bit on longer rides, allow me to mount up a set of small bags I got from a member here that conveniently carry my wet weather gear and jacket liner w/o the need to have bulky panniers, and they allow me to give my bike some much needed orange.
Those came out well. I'll have to list them as a standard product.
Something to consider when choosing a crash bar...the accessory bag size, Hepco and Becker has the largest bar opening and thus the largest bag size.
These are the bag sizes compared to each other.
H&B 5.7 liters
SW Motech 5.3 liters
OEM 3.9 liters