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Old 06-24-2013, 02:08 PM   #1
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do you ride with crash bars?

just to get your short comments:

do you ride with crash bars? do we need crashbars? on our ktm9x0
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:09 PM   #2
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just to get your short comments:

do you ride with crash bars? do we need crashbars? on our ktm9x0
Yes, plastics are expensive.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:23 PM   #3
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Yes. I use them quite often!
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:49 PM   #4
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Yes I do, the fuel tanks are bleeding expensive.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:55 PM   #5
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Yes and use them often as well. If I am not using them, I am not trying.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:28 PM   #6
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Yes

Yes they come in handy when cars run into you.

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Old 06-24-2013, 03:59 PM   #7
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I take them off before a ride and put them back on when I return home.
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:01 PM   #8
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Nope.
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:54 PM   #9
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I take them off before a ride and put them back on when I return home.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:10 PM   #10
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Had them on, had them off. Currently off, as they seem to be the culprit of resonating vibration, these are the full wrap around type.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:58 AM   #11
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Or if you run into a car

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Yes they come in handy when cars run into you.

I ran sideways into the front wing of a car as I moved to turn left and she tried to overtake me. I managed to stay upright as I stuck to the car until we had slowed enough for me to peel off it safely. The car's front right wing and bonnet (that's a hood if you are a yank) were trashed. It pushed my LHS crash bar in by about 1/2 inch

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Old 06-25-2013, 09:13 AM   #12
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ah yep. I sure do.
I ended up about 10' into the bush. the bike came to rest, luckily, on a high spot in the wet


That little incident involved a slab of rock angled into the trench. Ground halfway through the crash bar and nothing lines up anymore on that side

Yeah. that woulda wrecked a tank.

I have the high crash bars, and pulling tanks sucks, but it's worth the protection.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:33 AM   #13
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Crash bars installed here. Dunno if I need them really since I use the safari tanks but they give me mounting points for my highway pegs and aux lights.



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Old 06-25-2013, 09:39 AM   #14
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Nope. I have been down plenty on the dirt and pavement... Bike takes the hits amazingly well. The carbon cards that are readily available are crap. The plastic gaurds are much, much better as far as actual functional protection. I prefer not to have the weight and much prefer the lines and look of the bike without the gaurds.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:54 AM   #15
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Friend and I both have 990's. One with crash bars one without. Which bike looks the most dinged up?

The one without crash bars of course!

We ride 50/50 rocky desert of the west USA.
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