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Old 06-30-2013, 02:33 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by Gustavo.Ramos View Post

When they get bent its a nightmare to remove/mount. Getting them straight is another nightmare.

Unless you go road rash, these wont protect much, a sharp rock can puncture one of the tanks even with bars.

They also add significat weight.

One positive aspect: they can be great grabbing handles when you manage to get yourself and bike in a f#cked up place and need an extra hand.

That's true. I needed a quick clamp (the ratcheting kind) in order to get my right side bar bolted up again. Hopefully it doesn't have to come off again, or else I might cut it, bend it, and reweld it.
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