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Old 11-09-2008, 01:57 PM   #54
ZAPP - Tejas
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Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Tejas Hill Country
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Thumb crash bars

someone asked about crash bars.
there are several.
it appears the best are from Hepco-Becker.

But, given the relatively light weight of the bike, what I did was added a so-called "highway bar" for very little money. Both my DR's have skidplates, so I tapped the frontend of the skidplate and mounted with two bolts a 1" aluminum square tube/bar, and finished off with rubber slip-ons [kinda like grip puppies] and end-caps. In a layover, that bar takes the hit, and props up the side of the bike so that no damage occurs to the motor parts. I also have the Ebay "BBQ Grill" tail rack which doubles as the "bash saver" at rear. having these two standoffs will save a lot of $$$$

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