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Old 04-10-2009, 10:00 PM   #136
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so i'm looking for crash bars and a skid plate. i want the best protection possible for gravel riding. i want to protect the pipes, oil cooler and filter, etc.

i also need crash bars and am leaning towart the givis for appearance and their usabilitiy as hiway pegs if these would be compatible with either of the above skid plates? however, the best crash protection is my priority. what is the verdict on the givis?
I chose the BMW skid plate because it protects the oil filter and cooler, and it extends back and protects the catalitic converter. Most are too short.

I chose the SW-motech crash bars because they provide good coverage. Plus, they have highway peg mounts built in. F800Depot sell pegs that bolt right on. Those pegs are also the only all black pegs I've seen that are decent quality.
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:46 PM   #137
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Anybody know what crash bars this guy on the vid has ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IItsW...e=channel_page
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:46 AM   #138
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Anybody know what crash bars this guy on the vid has ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IItsW...e=channel_page
I'd guess at hand made. There doesn't seem to be anything joining them together so not sure how robust they'll be if needed. More scratch bars than crash bars.
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:00 PM   #139
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crash protection

I just bolted on the Adventure Spec crash bars ,bash plate and rear luggage rack.I'm no wrencher but they all went on perfectly with no tugging to line up holes and am hoping they do their job
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:32 PM   #140
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I just bolted on the Adventure Spec crash bars ,bash plate and rear luggage rack.I'm no wrencher but they all went on perfectly with no tugging to line up holes and am hoping they do their job
Hope they don't have to!
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Old 04-27-2009, 01:28 PM   #141
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I just tested my Holan crash bars yesterday, once on each side. Performed as intended.
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:53 PM   #142
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Hey singletrack lets see some pics. Did the bars move at all? did they get into the plastic at all? 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
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:53 PM   #143
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I'm leaning toward Adventure-Spec crash bars (and bash plate). I do like the looks of the Givi's, but do not have any information on how they do in a crash (just pics of the bike gently positioned on side). Any real-world crash data with Givi's so far? Also, what are my bash plate options should I choose Givi's? Thanks.

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Old 05-20-2009, 09:03 PM   #144
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I'm pretty sure CCer had the Givi's on his bike when he "totaled" it. They bent and broke in several places. I don't think he is making a repeat purchase of the Givi bars, but for reasons other than protection. Maybe he will post some photos here.
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:52 PM   #145
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Got the TouraTech bars for the GF's F650GS twin when I bought it last month. The dealer had them in stock (!) and put them into the deal.
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:50 AM   #146
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Any real-world crash data with Givi's so far? Also, what are my bash plate options should I choose Givi's? Thanks.
The only crash report on the Givis that I'm aware of is this one from the UKGSer forum. They seem to have done the job they were supposed to. I've got the Givis on my F800, though I haven't crash tested them yet. And they fit fine with the BMW bash plate.



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Old 05-21-2009, 09:15 AM   #147
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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.
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Old 05-25-2009, 11:58 PM   #148
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Thanks... I think my next purchase is SW Motech bars for my F800GS.
Great Thread - thanks.

Anybody just purchase them cheap somewhere I'd like to honor my CBOA membership
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Old 05-26-2009, 01:59 AM   #149
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I just placed an order on the Adventure Spec bars and I hope they are as good as they look.

(Just happened to get the bashplate as well.. Noodles and crackers for food this month then.. )
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:42 AM   #150
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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.
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