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Old 03-01-2015, 05:24 PM   #1
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SS Crash Bars?

Any advantage or disadvantage with stainless crash bars. I was thinking with stainless any scratches there wouldn't be away to touch them up.
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Old 03-01-2015, 06:00 PM   #2
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If you are gonna worry about scratches on your crash bars you might want to BACK AWAY FROM THE MOTORCYCLE SLOWLY AND GO BACK TO YOUR BARBIE DOLLS.



Seriously....there is no finish on them and if they did get scratched you could sand and buff them back to a good appearance if you wanted.
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Old 03-01-2015, 06:12 PM   #3
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stainless steel is softer than normal one. But you won't really notice whilst crashing. These things are tested for that purpose. I got none stainless bars for my 800GS. When I just got a little scratch in them they began to rust after a couple of days/weeks and within a month time the black paint was blistering. Had to paint them again, and each time I got a scratch on them due to offroad riding or such it was the same story. Kept the bars for two years. Now that they are so bend after some hard droppings during winter and two 50km/h wipe outs during winter I decided to replace them with just the same bars but this time in stainless. For me worth the extra $$$ they are asking for it. YMMV
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:48 PM   #4
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Any advantage or disadvantage with stainless crash bars. I was thinking with stainless any scratches there wouldn't be away to touch them up.
You have to think this through again Amigo.... they are STAINLESS steel which means when you whack 'em, they will show scars but they don't need touch up because they are .... stainless. You can get out some fine sandpaper or a fine grinding disc and touch up the scar if you like, but they don't need refinishing or paint/ I've banged up my stainless Touratechs many times, and just leave the battle scratches in the bar ends, and you have to look hard to see them
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:51 PM   #5
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If you don't go stainless, spray em with a few good coats of truck bed coating. When they get scraped, sand and respray the affected area. Otherwise, go stainless.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:53 PM   #6
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You have to think this through again Amigo.... they are STAINLESS steel which means when you whack 'em, they will show scars but they don't need touch up because they are .... stainless. You can get out some fine sandpaper or a fine grinding disc and touch up the scar if you like, but they don't need refinishing or paint/ I've banged up my stainless Touratechs many times, and just leave the battle scratches in the bar ends, and you have to look hard to see them
Agreed! SS is the way to go if you are concerned with covering damage!
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Stainless is a bit more difficult to repair yourself. I'm not an expert welder so steel is real for me.
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If you are gonna worry about scratches on your crash bars you might want to BACK AWAY FROM THE MOTORCYCLE SLOWLY AND GO BACK TO YOUR BARBIE DOLLS.



Seriously....there is no finish on them and if they did get scratched you could sand and buff them back to a good appearance if you wanted.
Hahaha, I just choked my coffee thru my nose reading this.

I have SW Motech Black bars and use a black sharpie to touch them up as required. I also happen to think that they look the best on the GSW.
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SS on the way. A deal was struck!

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Hahaha, I just choked my coffee thru my nose reading this.
Be careful! You may have burned the inside of your nostrils!
Tell the GF you need to buy an optical probe camera to check it out.

it's great for checking your cylinders...
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