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Old 04-10-2009, 10:00 PM   #136
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Originally Posted by haildamage
so i'm looking for crash bars and a skid plate. i want the best protection possible for gravel riding. i want to protect the pipes, oil cooler and filter, etc.

i also need crash bars and am leaning towart the givis for appearance and their usabilitiy as hiway pegs if these would be compatible with either of the above skid plates? however, the best crash protection is my priority. what is the verdict on the givis?
I chose the BMW skid plate because it protects the oil filter and cooler, and it extends back and protects the catalitic converter. Most are too short.

I chose the SW-motech crash bars because they provide good coverage. Plus, they have highway peg mounts built in. F800Depot sell pegs that bolt right on. Those pegs are also the only all black pegs I've seen that are decent quality.
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