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Old 06-21-2012, 11:41 AM   #451
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You know those crossings where the rails cross the road at an angle. Can be tricky, especially when wet. Can't type with these mini-keyboards...
Yep, took me a while to figure it out but I got there! I agree, those slanted RR crossings can can be tricky.

Cool to see you on here Motoriley. I've watched all of your YouTube videos and just picked up a f800gs of my very own.

To the group - It sounds like most people are happy with the bars they have...Altrider, SW-motech, Givi, Holan, Adv Spec, etc. Early on it seemed like some brands took a long time to ship, but I am guessing that isn't so bad now? Are there any particular companies that ship quicker than others? I am interested in getting some installed in a week if possible.
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:00 PM   #452
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Yep, took me a while to figure it out but I got there! I agree, those slanted RR crossings can can be tricky.

Cool to see you on here Motoriley. I've watched all of your YouTube videos and just picked up a f800gs of my very own.

To the group - It sounds like most people are happy with the bars they have...Altrider, SW-motech, Givi, Holan, Adv Spec, etc. Early on it seemed like some brands took a long time to ship, but I am guessing that isn't so bad now? Are there any particular companies that ship quicker than others? I am interested in getting some installed in a week if possible.
just look around on the internet and take a look to the shipping delay. Otherwise you can find some on ebay from professionals.
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:43 PM   #453
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You know those crossings where the rails cross the road at an angle. Can be tricky, especially when wet. Can't type with these mini-keyboards...
I wrote a little report about the crash on the train tracks, you can read everything here :
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=801926
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:44 PM   #454
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Yep, took me a while to figure it out but I got there! I agree, those slanted RR crossings can can be tricky.

Cool to see you on here Motoriley. I've watched all of your YouTube videos and just picked up a f800gs of my very own.

To the group - It sounds like most people are happy with the bars they have...Altrider, SW-motech, Givi, Holan, Adv Spec, etc. Early on it seemed like some brands took a long time to ship, but I am guessing that isn't so bad now? Are there any particular companies that ship quicker than others? I am interested in getting some installed in a week if possible.
I ended up ordering the SW-Motechs from Twisted Throttle. They arrived extremely fast, installed easily, feel solid and look great!

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Old 07-12-2012, 05:32 PM   #455
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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   #456
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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 07-12-2012, 07:54 PM   #457
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I am a SW-Motech, MOD Skidplate fan. I have used both extensively!!!!
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:23 PM   #458
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Got one more question, are the bars hollow? Or just a thick wall?

Thanks Paul... Lots of great info! Think you just solidified my purchase, also found out they work with the BMW bash plate too!

Givi's for the win!

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Old 07-13-2012, 08:53 AM   #459
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They're hollow.
I've got another set on order already but thought I'd try crashing one more time with the current ones.
I like the fact that these ones (aside from looking the best...) are far enough away from bodywork that when they do get bent no metal touches plastic. Would other bars have fared better in my particular crash at the speed I was going and on the same rutted dirt road...perhaps but probably not.
Still cheaper than new plastics.







and they look the best.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:25 AM   #460
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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 07-13-2012, 12:24 PM   #461
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I've got the SW Motechs. I had a zero-speed stall-and-drop at a very uneven intersection a week or so ago, and the extent of the damage was scraping the finish on the engine bars. I think they've already paid for themselves.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:15 PM   #462
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:29 PM   #463
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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 07-16-2012, 11:23 AM   #464
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:38 PM   #465
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This was after a day ride in Arizona. A brutal trail "Back way to Crown King" Fractured ankle, fractured ribs and wounded pride. This ride was WAY over my skill level. The bike fared very well all considered. These crash bars did their job far and above my expectations.

http://www.azoffroad.net/#/backway-t...ing/4542007070


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