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Old 10-27-2008, 04:43 PM   #241
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Nice ride!

Where'd you get that carbon hugger and how much?
It's from Skidmarx, UK based company.
It cost me, icluding delivery cost, 340€.
They have a fiberglass version too at 200€.

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Old 10-27-2008, 05:00 PM   #242
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:06 PM   #243
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Quote: Powder coated engine guards Quote:


Those look like Adventure-Spec guards.

I have one and I like it.
They just added crash bars to the site today. (the skidplate is not compatible with any other bars)
The bashguard alone is about $300 shipped to USA
I

Their site shows the bashplate at $195 currently. How much was shipping?
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:35 PM   #244
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Shipping is about $60
I bought my sump guard about a month ago,
and apparently the exchange between british pounds and
US dollars has changed considerably.
I paid $330 total shipped to Key West.
Now I think it would be $277
I may have paid the VAT which you no longer have to pay.
I paid about $305 today for the crash bars with shipping
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Old 10-28-2008, 11:26 AM   #245
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I tried to order the bashplate and guards but I can't seem to get past the credit card form. Did anyone else have trouble with their site?

Since when do you need to include a card issue date?
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:02 PM   #246
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Since when do you need to include a card issue date?
Since credit card companies wised up a little and tried to stop losing millions on credit card fraud. Most in the UK now require full card details and have recently launched an optional "chip and pin" type system for internet purchases.

My own online payment system will reject payments where full card details are not entered. Seems sensible enough to me.
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:10 PM   #247
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I think you can get a package deal basher and bars for about $550 shipped

http://www.adventure-spec.com/shop/g...ds/cat_39.html

I ordered my bars today.
After reading a few reports on UKGSer of the Givis not protecting the radiator shroud well in off-road tip-overs I decided to go for the Adv-Spec instead. I ordered mine yesterday. I ordered a powder-coated bash plate as well, in case the crash bars don't fit with the BMW bash plate I already have. I do like the fact the BMW bash plate covers the cat, but maybe that's not such a big deal. In any case I'll see if they play well together in about five weeks I'd guess.

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Old 10-28-2008, 02:26 PM   #248
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After reading a few reports on UKGSer of the Givis not protecting the radiator shroud well in off-road tip-overs...
Gotta link?

The only report I've read on UKGSer about the Givi's crashworthiness is this one, and they seem to have done the job admirably. Everything else I've read is just people assuming that they wouldn't work. I'm getting the Givis because I like the way they protect the rider's legs, and what they lack in height, they make up for in width (see these images). The SW-Motech and Adventure-Spec bars are taller, but they're so close to the plastic that I wonder how well they'll fend off any protruding rocks in a spill. And most importantly, the Givi's don't ruin the look of the bike.

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Old 10-28-2008, 06:25 PM   #249
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Gotta link?

The only report I've read on UKGSer about the Givi's crashworthiness is this one, and they seem to have done the job admirably. Everything else I've read is just people assuming that they wouldn't work. I'm getting the Givis because I like the way they protect the rider's legs, and what they lack in height, they make up for in width (see these images). The SW-Motech and Adventure-Spec bars are taller, but they're so close to the plastic that I wonder how well they'll fend off any protruding rocks in a spill. And most importantly, the Givi's don't ruin the look of the bike.

David
The Givis would be my next choice for sure, if for some reason the Adv-Spec bars fell through. Unless you encase the bike in a complete protective shell somethin's goin' to get crunched some day--and hopefully its not legs. So maybe you're right. I like the look of the Adv-Spec crash bars though...continues the lines of the trellis frame pretty nicely I think, and outlines the radiator opening. I can't remember where I read that the Givis didn't do well off-road...maybe I'm extrapolating from this post and this one. A small sample to base a judgement on, definitely. Also from reading RTW's thread on this board, the idea of having higher bars seemed like a good one. We'll see I guess....

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Old 10-28-2008, 07:11 PM   #250
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I tried to order the bashplate and guards but I can't seem to get past the credit card form. Did anyone else have trouble with their site?

Since when do you need to include a card issue date?
I left those fields (issue date +1) blank and didn't have a problem. Well, only one problem.

"Mr. Flagger, this is Card Services. We are calling you about possible fraudulent activity regarding your Visa Card....."
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:58 PM   #251
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It snowed here, so I had to test it. Did superbly, except for the tires off-road. Must get bigger teeth.
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:08 PM   #252
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:30 PM   #253
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Quote: Powder coated engine guards Quote:


Those look like Adventure-Spec guards.

I have one and I like it.
They just added crash bars to the site today. (the skidplate is not compatible with any other bars)
The bashguard alone is about $300 shipped to USA
I think you can get a package deal basher and bars for about $550 shipped

http://www.adventure-spec.com/shop/g...ds/cat_39.html

I ordered my bars today.
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:24 AM   #254
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:35 AM   #255
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Hmmm one of the GS's seems to be growing a human....
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