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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 06-24-2013, 06:18 PM   #11
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Have two sets taking up space in the shed.

Bought a set for my first bike and never installed them.

Second bike came with a set and I never installed them.

To me, the plastic protectors on the 990 or the aftermarket carbon ones are enough.

Crashbars makes it a pain to do maintenance and just bend to shit after few hits.

The tanks take the hit pretty good, they just need wear protection like the plastic or carbon protector.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:28 AM   #12
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Have two sets taking up space in the shed.

Bought a set for my first bike and never installed them.

Second bike came with a set and I never installed them.

To me, the plastic protectors on the 990 or the aftermarket carbon ones are enough.

Crashbars makes it a pain to do maintenance and just bend to shit after few hits.

The tanks take the hit pretty good, they just need wear protection like the plastic or carbon protector.
+1

I was told it was damned near impossible to wear a tank through on a slide. I went for a nice 35mph slide on VERY rough tarmac - ugly but covered up with a new plastic tank lower cover.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:34 AM   #13
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I used mine last week. They saved my tank. I wouldn't ride without them.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:54 AM   #14
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I suppose it depends on what your riding on. Pavement or gravel/dirt roads - perhaps you don't need them if you don't mind scuffing your tanks. But I ride on a lot of rocky single track type stuff and I have NO DOUBT I would have punched through or torn off something important without them by now.

I am certain the barrel roll down Propeller Meadows would have done something bad without them......
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:58 AM   #15
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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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