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Old 11-21-2008, 09:15 AM   #1
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Crash Bars On Your F650 / F800

Ok... seen lots of chit chat and people talking about them on different threads. If you've got a pic of your setup, please share.

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Old 11-21-2008, 01:16 PM   #2
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Hepco-Becker

these come up just above the side plastic and lower part of the radiator
they have one upper and two lower mount points on each side + cross brace

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Old 11-21-2008, 06:53 PM   #3
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Givi for me I like the look style and the leg rest!

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Old 11-22-2008, 06:10 AM   #4
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Anybody know the diameter of the OEM crashbars? I want to see if my machinist buddies can fab some light brackets up before my bars come in. Thanks!

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Old 11-23-2008, 03:05 PM   #5
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more Hepco-Becker pics

had a request for a photo showing a side view - here ya go:



and here's a pic of the H-Bs on tedree's F650GS(twin):

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Old 11-23-2008, 07:05 PM   #6
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do you have a front shot of your bike with the Givi like the shot of the Hepco Beckers at the start of this thread.

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Old 11-23-2008, 07:14 PM   #7
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do you have a front shot of your bike with the Givi
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:03 PM   #8
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Touratech bars

Just curious as to why no one is going with the TT bars? Do they seem weaker or uglier or what's the deal? I thought they made pretty tough stuff usually....
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:00 PM   #9
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How about a view from behind and right over the seat? I like these cause from the side they are not covering the original aesthetics of the bike.
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:18 AM   #10
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Question SV Motech verses GIVI/Kappa style crashbar

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Need some opinion on which is preferred in terms of aesthetics and protection. Especially side panel/radiator and gear & brake levers on the 650 (twin). Choices available in South Africa limited to Wild@heart, Kappa(similar to Givi), SV Motech, Krauser. Regards
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:32 PM   #11
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After being tossed up & completely lost in the different crash bars, I think I've finally settled on the GIVI's. But do you know if they will work with the BMW Bash Plate? I hope they do, if not I don't know what the heck I'll get instead. Also do they bolt up to the engine or to the two empty holes in the engine area? Do they offer fender protection? Thanks!
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:47 PM   #12
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After being tossed up & completely lost in the different crash bars, I think I've finally settled on the GIVI's. But do you know if they will work with the BMW Bash Plate? I hope they do, if not I don't know what the heck I'll get instead. Also do they bolt up to the engine or to the two empty holes in the engine area? Do they offer fender protection? Thanks!
I've got the Givi's on my 800 with a MOD skid plate (not that it helps you with the BMW one).
Easy install. It took me about a beer's worth of time with no extra parts left over at the end of the process.
Protection wise they have worked better than I expected. A couple of good 'incidents' and I have only minor scuffing of the paint...more than likely from my body on it's way to the ground. The only parts to touch dirt are the hand guards, Givi's and the foot pegs - on flat ground - gently lowered with loving affection...
I have, on the other hand, bent the bejeezus out of them and cracked one of the welds. The flat mounting plates on the upper right side are now wonderfully curved. Why I always fall to the right I haven't figured out yet. I used a sledge hammer to even out the left and right sides and all is good again until a new set arrives. They also work very well for leg rests on long highway stints and are great mounting points for lights or cameras.
Money well spent in my opinion.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:25 AM   #13
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After being tossed up & completely lost in the different crash bars, I think I've finally settled on the GIVI's. But do you know if they will work with the BMW Bash Plate? I hope they do, if not I don't know what the heck I'll get instead. Also do they bolt up to the engine or to the two empty holes in the engine area? Do they offer fender protection? Thanks!
They fit with the BMW plate, a friend has installed them both. I'm not sure as per the bolt points, can't remember ...
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:29 PM   #14
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After being tossed up & completely lost in the different crash bars, I think I've finally settled on the GIVI's. But do you know if they will work with the BMW Bash Plate? I hope they do, if not I don't know what the heck I'll get instead. Also do they bolt up to the engine or to the two empty holes in the engine area? Do they offer fender protection? Thanks!
Yes
and I think yes (from the pics)
fender protection? I really don't think so.

If you don't want the BMW plate take the Givi one instead looks like the BMW one but 50$ cheaper

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Old 11-26-2008, 04:03 PM   #15
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Crash Bars

Wondering has anyone used the SW Motech bars? And possibly have pictures of them installed with a frontal view?

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