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Old 09-21-2010, 06:44 PM   #91
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Yup,
My r80g/s has em. I used then yesterday when she fell over and slid down the hill next to my home. I also used them about a month ago when I accidentally rode into a guardrail to get a close low look at an information plaque.

Yup crash bars are a headsaver
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:20 AM   #92
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This:



I had to replace the head because there was a gouge on the cover mating surface, not to mention the bent stud.

I have Krauser crash bars on now.


And this is what happens if the bars do their job.
This bike was ridden by a drunk guy that lowsided, slid across the road and into a ditch where the front end then hit a telephone pole. Became a parts bike.

I pulled the bike apart and the head was still good. Header was crushed, valve cover was toast and 1 rocker arm was ground down by pavement, but the head and the stud guides in the head are fine.

Crashbar was toast. They're flimsy enough to wrinkle at the joints to save the frame. Not all of them are the same design and some are rigid enough to make me think the frame WOULD be in danger.




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Old 09-22-2010, 08:07 AM   #93
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And me looking for a decent /2...
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:41 PM   #94
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.... This bike was ridden by a drunk guy that lowsided, slid across the road and into a ditch where the front end then hit a telephone pole ...

BOOOOOOO!!!!!! BOOOOO!!!!!!
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Old 03-16-2014, 01:41 PM   #95
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I think crash bars look good on an airhead! I'd like to find some for my r65!
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Old 03-16-2014, 04:09 PM   #96
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Can't stand crash bars myself--even to the point of finding a replacement sidestand.

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Old 03-16-2014, 06:03 PM   #97
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I took 'em off, but I'm gonna put 'em back on



The crashbar was on there from day one. At the right angle, they visually complement the up sweep of the headers.
I mounted the mirrors on them and they proved vibration free and quite handy in that location. Far better than the headlight mirrors, which are useless. I plan on reinstalling it for the upcoming season so I can see out the back. I've heard that if I lowside, the bar can catch and violently hiside everything. I hope I never get the chance...
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:21 PM   #98
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Hello, old thread.

Lets throw Neil's Hardheads into the mix:



Protects the fins and the valve cover, like a good crash bar should.
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:11 AM   #99
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Ugly...heavy - on an airhead? ?
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:34 AM   #100
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Gus has got Neil's Hardhead guards on as well. I've done plenty of destruction testing - good hard crashes that have damaged me, but not the bike. Work really well.

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Old 03-17-2014, 12:39 AM   #101
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yep, this was my guardrail accident saved my head, valve covers just scratched, no frame damage

BMW crash 1

There was a small knick in the valve cover where the crash bar hit, but other than that they saved my bike.

Looking for a new set if anyone knows of a place/guy for a '77 r/100
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Old 03-17-2014, 02:43 AM   #102
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Crash bars can help sometimes and other times be totally useless and other times make more damage.
They're best for holding driving lights and limiting wear to valve covers. Until they don't work any more.

Not to mention the high side high risk factor!
I don't believe it mesself.


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How many pens are there in a box full?

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Old 03-17-2014, 04:32 AM   #103
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7 pages on crashbars? You guys really need to get up from the computer more often.

Oh and no i chose not to run them on my Airheads, ugly worthless pieces of crap.
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:17 AM   #104
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I must apologize for my rather tasteless and surely tactless post. My smart-ass control mechanism seems to be acting up.
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:25 AM   #105
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I must apologize for my rather tasteless and surely tactless post. My smart-ass control mechanism seems to be acting up.

I thought it was the best post so far.
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