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Old 12-15-2008, 10:17 AM   #76
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A couple of shots of the Holans.

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Old 12-15-2008, 11:07 AM   #77
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Seems the SW-Motech bars are on backorder and won't ship until Jan. 12th or so...
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:10 AM   #78
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I have a special "home made" bash plate that is currently with my bestest friend being painted. He was helping me and the school solution for the cross brace was to put some muscle into it and spring it a little.
Now I remember what is rattling around in my case.

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Old 12-15-2008, 11:41 AM   #79
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Seems the SW-Motech bars are on backorder and won't ship until Jan. 12th or so...
F800 Depot has them in stock.

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Old 12-15-2008, 12:17 PM   #80
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A couple of shots of the Holans.

What's up with the big bolt/washer setup on the brake lever?
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:33 PM   #81
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What's up with the big bolt/washer setup on the brake lever?
That's from Touratech. Don't you have one yet?
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:34 PM   #82
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That's from Touratech. Don't you have one yet?
Nah, mine's on backorder.

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Old 12-15-2008, 04:05 PM   #83
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TT Crashbars, etc.

I promised to take some photos of the farkled-up TT F800GS at the Seattle Cycle World Show. Specifically the crash bars. Here they are....

A general view....


Other side...








Fritz said no one has laid the bike on its side to see how well it will protect the bike. Definitely smaller tubing than the Adv-Spec set. OTOH, I think it's much more elegant than the other solutions I've seen, and if they've engineered it properly it would be a very good choice. If I didn't already have the Adv-Spec set I'd wait for these. I'm tempted to switch as it is.

A few more photos of the TT F800GS, and other bikes in the show, in this gallery.

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Old 12-15-2008, 04:28 PM   #84
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Hey Rob,

I was there too and was quite impressed with the Farkled 800...

But... .what the f*&#??? No BMW presence at the show??? Sad indeed.
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:54 PM   #85
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Now I remember what is rattling around in my case.

Gonna get right on it boss!
Thanks, I owe you.
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:19 PM   #86
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Thanks, I owe you.
Hell no you do. I can never repay all you have done for me and the times you have been there for me. I will be forever in your debt.

Feelgood time over.

I's heading back to work boss...
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:32 PM   #87
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F800 Depot has them in stock.

Thanks, only noticed your post just now, but I ordered em from you folks earlier today.
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Old 12-16-2008, 06:32 PM   #88
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This is it farkled up at the Touratech Travel Event in the UK back in September. I wouldn't trade my adv-spec bars for the TT ones. They look weedy in comparison and don't come up far enough.

I think you have to be selective with Touratech bling.



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Old 12-24-2008, 06:11 PM   #89
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Be sure to use a torque wrench when installing the bolts into the engine block as the first bolt I attempted to "feel" and ended up stripping the engine block threads! After that, I used the torque wrench and had no problems.

Since most bolts torque spec isn't mentioned in the Rider's Manual, how do you know what to torque the crash bar bolts to? The paperwork for the crash bar has torque specs for M8 and M10 bolts, but I notice in the Rider's Manual that different bolts of the same size have different torque specs. And what about other farkles one would bolt on such as a skid plate or luggage rack?

Yeah, I'm overly paranoid and don't want to strip the threads on the new bike, what can I say? In the old days it wasn't much of a worry on cars or even bikes but with so much aluminum now, one needs to be careful.
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:29 PM   #90
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Since most bolts torque spec isn't mentioned in the Rider's Manual, how do you know what to torque the crash bar bolts to? The paperwork for the crash bar has torque specs for M8 and M10 bolts, but I notice in the Rider's Manual that different bolts of the same size have different torque specs. And what about other farkles one would bolt on such as a skid plate or luggage rack?

Yeah, I'm overly paranoid and don't want to strip the threads on the new bike, what can I say? In the old days it wasn't much of a worry on cars or even bikes but with so much aluminum now, one needs to be careful.
Just tighten them up until they strip, then back them off half a turn!!
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