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Old 02-07-2013, 08:30 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Steptoe View Post
One small problem -they aren't the BMW ADV bars. They are just plain BMW GS crashbars.
not a problem at all mon, so far....
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:09 AM   #17
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[QUOTE=Steptoe;20660996]The factory ADV crashbars are a liability. They cause far more damage than they prevent. The bikes use the top of the bars as a fulcrum point and roll over onto the tank/bars/instruments etc, especially if the tank has a lot of fuel in it.

I'll just have to be careful to not drop it....again.....on both sides......more than once.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:53 PM   #18
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I was recently hit by a very attractive lady here in LA. She was driving along to my right a bit in front of me. She suddenly decided to turn left. The driver side door made contact with the right side of my bike. What resulted was a low speed hit in-which the bike was knocked out from under me. It went down on its right side and slid 10'-15'. When I picked it up I was pretty happy it was still running etc and I was glad to be ALIVE but I do feel that after seeing the damage, I'm going to switch to the SW-Motech bars. I did really appreciate my Happy Trails pannier frames though. And, if I had the panniers on the bike at the time of the crash my cylinder heads/valve covers probably would not have been half as damaged.

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If you look close you can see a crack next to the weld.

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