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Old 05-26-2009, 04:20 AM   #151
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Steffo,
You will be delighted with both bashplate and bars. They are excellent and have saved my plastic/engine a number of times on the trails. The bashplate makes the BMW offering look especially pathetic.
Sounds like I did the right thing when not ordering the BMW bashplate then. Good to hear you like them both. Cheers!
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Old 05-26-2009, 04:34 PM   #152
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Thanks for the comments folks. Due to some issues with Adventure-Specs billing process, it looks like I'll be going with Holan crash bars (and looking for a compatible bash plate). Take care.
May be none of my business, but that's never stopped me before.
I've had nothing but good experiences with Chris from ADV-SPEC. (Wonky)

3 purchases, all shipped timely and no issues.

Billing process? You give them money, they send you stuff.
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:04 PM   #153
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May be none of my business, but that's never stopped me before.
I've had nothing but good experiences with Chris from ADV-SPEC. (Wonky)

3 purchases, all shipped timely and no issues.

Billing process? You give them money, they send you stuff.
No problem, I posted it and can take comments. I just become a bit stubborn when I have difficulty spending my money I guess. I'm honestly not sure if the problem was with my cc company or the site at this point. I believe the "issue date" and "issue number" fields might have caused some problems (and my cc company had no explanation). The whole "foreign transaction" thing could be part of the hassle as well.

At any rate, I ultimately completed the order via PayPal. According to an email from Chris they would have shipped on Monday and I should expect them Wednesday. That said, I haven't received any shipment information or email that they are on the way. I'm hoping everything goes smoothly from here .....

Update: I just received shipping information ... looks like they didn't ship until today (Wed, 5/27). Bummer. That said, customer support/Chris has been great in getting back to me quickly via email.

Update 2: Received the crash bars and bash plate this morning (5/29). Unfortunately, one of the crash bars has some metal (welding?) that is loose and rattling around inside. There is also some powder coat flaking off which doesn't concern me as much (packaging was good). Bummer again, emails and PM's in to customer support to see how they will handle the situation.

...... Returning bars/bash plate for refund. Moving forward with Holan bars and BMW plate.

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Old 06-02-2009, 12:19 PM   #154
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Has anyone tried the BestProducts engine guards (or even seen them on a bike).

They look like they offer protection as good as Adventure-Spec.

Any Opinions?

http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-172-crash-bars.aspx

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Old 06-02-2009, 01:04 PM   #155
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Has anyone tried the BestProducts engine guards (or even seen them on a bike).

They look like they offer protection as good as Adventure-Spec.

Any Opinions?

http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-172-crash-bars.aspx

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Old 06-05-2009, 08:56 AM   #156
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I decided to go with Adventure-Spec.

Just ordered Engine Guards, Bash Plate and BarkBusters.

How difficult are these Engine Guards to install (for the mechanically challenged).

Interestingly, I ordered the BarkBusters from them because, since shipping was negligable because I already had a big order coming, I got them shipped across the water for around $50 cheaper than I could have ordered them here in the states. Very wierd.

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Old 06-05-2009, 12:50 PM   #157
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I decided to go with Adventure-Spec.

Just ordered Engine Guards, Bash Plate and BarkBusters.

How difficult are these Engine Guards to install (for the mechanically challenged).

Interestingly, I ordered the BarkBusters from them because, since shipping was negligable because I already had a big order coming, I got them shipped across the water for around $50 cheaper than I could have ordered them here in the states. Very wierd.

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As easy as it get's!

No need for special tools, it's a one man job, altough it would be quicker with someone holding the bars in place while you place the screws!
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Old 06-05-2009, 02:49 PM   #158
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As easy as it get's!
+1. Did it yesterday and it took me about 15 minutes.

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Old 06-15-2009, 11:41 PM   #159
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About Holan bars

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How close are your to the plastic? I've been reading and it seems people are having to use shims or washers when installing them to keep them off the plastic. look for your input, Thanks
It seems i have almost same issue. On right side, the bar is really close to the plastic while on the other side it is quite ok and safe. I wonder if any other ones had similar issue? if so, how did you manage with it?
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:55 AM   #160
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As easy as it get's!

No need for special tools, it's a one man job, altough it would be quicker with someone holding the bars in place while you place the screws!
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+1. Did it yesterday and it took me about 15 minutes.

You guys were right. It was pretty straight forward, but it did take me quite a bit longer than 15 minutes.

My only complaint. With all those holes in the skid plate it seems that one would have been lined up to you could tighten the bolt on the front of the engine after you got all the skid plate nuts and bolts started.

I put the front bracket on just tight enough to hold it horizontal then started all the nuts and bolts only to discover I could not get a wrench into tighten the front bolt so I had to take it off, tighten the front bolt and then put it back on, This process alone took more than 15 minutrs.

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Old 06-16-2009, 04:48 AM   #161
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You guys were right. It was pretty straight forward, but it did take me quite a bit longer than 15 minutes.

My only complaint. With all those holes in the skid plate it seems that one would have been lined up to you could tighten the bolt on the front of the engine after you got all the skid plate nuts and bolts started.

I put the front bracket on just tight enough to hold it horizontal then started all the nuts and bolts only to discover I could not get a wrench into tighten the front bolt so I had to take it off, tighten the front bolt and then put it back on, This process alone took more than 15 minutrs.
Kinda made the same mistake with the bashplate..... but i thought i was the only one distracted enough to miss that!

I then spent most of the time with a metal rod trough the bashplate holes lifting the bracket into position to insert the screws!
(Yes i'm that lazy! I'd rather spend 15m on that, than to unscrew the plate and repeat all that 2m that it would take)

Glad to know i'm not alone!
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:34 PM   #162
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Install pretty straight forward. Like all others, wait til the end to tighten anything down...

Took nearly 3 months to arrive by boat...
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:29 PM   #163
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:31 PM   #164
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:35 PM   #165
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