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Old 02-20-2009, 04:30 PM   #1
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Touratech F800GS crashbars?

Does anyone have them? With the crashbar extension? Thoughts on them? Durability, ease of installation, etc.

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Old 02-20-2009, 06:55 PM   #2
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Frankly Griz, I looked at the TT bars and simply did not like the way they looked. Purely cosmetic preference.
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:58 PM   #3
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Does anyone have them? With the crashbar extension? Thoughts on them? Durability, ease of installation, etc.
I have them on my 650 twin. They were quite complicated to install with quite a few parts to take off and put back on the bike. Also, they said to jimmy the right side lower mount between the footpeg frame mount and the pipes. On my bike the bar wouldn't fit in so I had to loosen where the catalytic converter connected to the frame so i could push the pipes over enough to force the bar in (not sure if that all made sense). The plus is that everything mounts to the frame instead of the engine (which is the case on most of the other crash bars). The extensions were quite easy to install.

They seem quite well put together. I really like the look and they provide great protection for the engine / side panels / radiator.

I would recommend them highly if you don't mind a potential bitch of an install.

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Old 02-20-2009, 07:01 PM   #4
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Frankly Griz, I looked at the TT bars and simply did not like the way they looked. Purely cosmetic preference.
judging by the look of your shades i wouldn't put much stock in your comment on style

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Old 02-21-2009, 12:27 AM   #5
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Frankly Griz, I looked at the TT bars and simply did not like the way they looked. Purely cosmetic preference.
I felt the same way initially. The TT's seem to be growing on me now. Especially since they mount to the frame and not the engine.
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:28 AM   #6
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I have them on my 650 twin. They were quite complicated to install with quite a few parts to take off and put back on the bike. Also, they said to jimmy the right side lower mount between the footpeg frame mount and the pipes. On my bike the bar wouldn't fit in so I had to loosen where the catalytic converter connected to the frame so i could push the pipes over enough to force the bar in (not sure if that all made sense). The plus is that everything mounts to the frame instead of the engine (which is the case on most of the other crash bars). The extensions were quite easy to install.

They seem quite well put together. I really like the look and they provide great protection for the engine / side panels / radiator.

I would recommend them highly if you don't mind a potential bitch of an install.

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Yeah, I kind of suspected that they'd be a bitch to install. I think It'll be worth it though in the long run. Do you think those extensions will hold up in a fall?

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Old 02-21-2009, 11:03 AM   #7
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Yeah, I kind of suspected that they'd be a bitch to install. I think It'll be worth it though in the long run. Do you think those extensions will hold up in a fall?

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Well, fortunately I haven't had to put them to the test yet but i think that they should be fine... the fact that the mounts are close together on the extension makes the leverage for them bending more difficult so that's probably why they didn't go super thick on the bars. Saves weight and the aesthetic is nicer.... and yes, i agree too about the look. at first I wasn't fond at all. then I saw them on an F800 (yellow/black) at the Seattle motorbike show and really liked the look.

I've also installed the Givi highway pegs on them too. they tuck in like they were made to fit. Although I did have to do a bit of gyping with the mount cuz the bracket didn't come in the right diameter to match the crash bar.
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:16 PM   #8
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Got them on mine love them. They are a pain in the ass to put on though they protect pretty well.
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