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Old 02-25-2014, 03:15 PM   #76
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If you can live without the OEM engine bars, I truly recommend the Adv spec crash bars for the little GSA.

A couple of photos from another thread.
Anybody know how the knee clearance is on the adv spec crash bars?
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:00 AM   #77
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Anybody know how the knee clearance is on the adv spec crash bars?
Well, as we got the spring early here in Finland, I went yesterday for a ride and I can comment on this.

I'm 185 cm (~6 ft) tall and in a couple of occasions I felt my knees touching the bars - nothing that would bother me too much. At least as long as I have proper riding trousers with knee pads. Probably if one is much taller than I am, then the clearance might become an issue - otherwise I wouldn't be worried.
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:04 PM   #78
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Thanks Villho....
About same hight as I am. good to know
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Old 03-04-2014, 04:56 PM   #79
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I just install a F650gs Altrider crash bar on my girlfriend F800GSA with a few modifications!













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Old 03-06-2014, 06:11 AM   #80
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I've contacted Touratech regarding the upper crash bars. They confirmed they are working on them and they hoped they would be available May 2014.
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:32 AM   #81
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Well, as we got the spring early here in Finland, I went yesterday for a ride and I can comment on this.

I'm 185 cm (~6 ft) tall and in a couple of occasions I felt my knees touching the bars - nothing that would bother me too much. At least as long as I have proper riding trousers with knee pads. Probably if one is much taller than I am, then the clearance might become an issue - otherwise I wouldn't be worried.
I actually need to take my earlier comments back a bit, as I've ridden my bike now more.

While the crash bars still don't bother me, even though my knees touch them occasionally, I've noticed (after only two 2-hour rides) that the 'Superfabric' in the knees of my riding trousers (Revit Defender) has rubbed the paint and the primer off from the crash bars! First I thought it was just dirt that has come of from my trousers to the bars, but yesterday I checked more closely and yes, there are now patches where the bare steel shines through.

So... please take this into account, if you are a tall guy and you are planning to buy AdvSpec bars to your 800GSA. As said, the bars themselves don't bother me and I think that I'll just put some more paint to them and then some vinyl cover/sticker over it to avoid rubbing.

But gosh... I really didn't know that that Superfabric can cause this...

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Old 03-07-2014, 09:38 PM   #82
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2014 GSAdventure Upper Crash bars

I have the 2014 8GSA also, but bought the ADV Spec crashbars & bashpan. Awesome!! The pan is long & high enough that you have to take the stock lower bars off - no need for them. My legs don't even get close to touching. Best bars from my research, & only three kinds out now (HB, Twisted Throttle, AS). Wunderlich sells the HB version but left the lower mid too naked for me & I wanted the AS pan.


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Old 03-08-2014, 06:02 PM   #83
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If any of you F800GSA guys want to sell your stock crash bars for a fair price let me know
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Old 03-09-2014, 01:49 PM   #84
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If any of you F800GSA guys want to sell your stock crash bars for a fair price let me know
I could sell mine, but I bet that the fair price is gone, if I ship them to US
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:24 PM   #85
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I could sell mine, but I bet that the fair price is gone, if I ship them to US
You are probably right, that is a long ways from Finland
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Old 03-14-2014, 06:40 AM   #86
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I have stock bars I want to sell. PM me.


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Old 03-14-2014, 06:53 AM   #87
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This is what H&B bars look like after skidding on West Texas roads in Big Bend. Hit a big hidden rock in a deep gravel wash and went down hard.


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Old 03-14-2014, 09:10 PM   #88
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:19 AM   #90
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D*mn Sfladvrider, not good not good.

Talked to TT-Aachen (Germany) and they are still not telling when the upper crash bars will be available.

Whatabout the Alt-rider upper crash bars... are they already deliverable? For me as an European are these, due to shipping cost, not interesting.
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