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Old 07-31-2009, 11:03 AM   #181
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Hello,
Has anyone had problems with your knees making contact with the upper aft section of the crash bar?
Thanks,John
At 6-3 with a 32" inseam (wierd Celtic body shape you know) my knees are far enough away from the A-S bars that even hard braking would not put me in contact. I have the crashbars and bashplate and must say that I am VERY impressed with the fit and quality of this set up. Very substantial protection all around.
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Old 07-31-2009, 11:19 AM   #182
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I am 5-11 with a 32" inseam so that is good news to me! Thanks!
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Old 08-01-2009, 05:36 PM   #183
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Knee contact

Before choosing my crash bars I sat on a few F800GSs at the Adventure Day at the Ace Cafe in London to check knee crash bar clearance.

At 6'2" I found my knees did contact the top of the Adventure Spec bars, I went for the SW Motech in the end, they work fine:

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Old 08-01-2009, 06:00 PM   #184
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Just wondering what your inseam is?
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Old 08-02-2009, 12:41 PM   #185
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crash bars

I'm 6'2" with 34 inseam and might be close fit.
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Old 08-02-2009, 04:58 PM   #186
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Hello,
Has anyone had problems with your knees making contact with the upper aft section of the crash bar?
Thanks,John
I ocasionaly do, altough i am 6'2, i have the low seat, and after some hard breaking or when riding in soft sand i sometimes find myself sitting to far up the seat, bumping my knees on the bars.

Wouldn't trade ADV bars for any others!
They give just enough clearence so your leng doesn't get stuck or crushed under the bike.
And it makes a great "hadlle" to pick the bike up (at least i o it a lot!)

I guess with a regular seat there won't be no problems!
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:07 PM   #187
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A little misadventure with mud yesterday had me dropping the bike 4 times inside of a half hour, and every time the protective gear did it's job: Holan bars, Hyde bash plate, Bark busters and a folding Touratech shifter. Took the mirors off after the first fall so even they survived. I've been tempted to saw off the passenger peg brackets (so I don't get my legs hung up on the pegs), but the left side one sure does a nice job protecting the muffler.

The only thing I will change is the side stand spring: the way BMW installs it, the lower hooks point forward and can be unhooked off the stud on the stand as the bike slides on the ground. Both times this has happened to me it's only been one of the two nested springs, but if they both came unhooked it would be a hassle. There looks to be no reason these can't be turned around so the hook end is protected. I may even saftey wire it.
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:58 PM   #188
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I had my Holans plugged in this weekend as well.
They did what they needed to do.
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:29 PM   #189
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Farkle Fab crash bar prototypes are done ...

Well, after way too long the Farkle Fab crash bars are done. Not even powder coated yet, but out for their first test ride last weekend.

I had the adventure spec bars on my bike and hit my knees on them regularly. The Farkle Fab bars angle out away from the bike leaving room for your knees. I'm 5' 6" with a 30" inseam and these worked out much better for me. I also have the low seat on my bike, which seems to scoot you forward more than the standard seat.












More detailed pics to come once they're powder coated.
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:31 PM   #190
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Nice work Dert Gerl
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:32 PM   #191
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Nice work Dert Gerl
I can't take credit. I just wanted something burly that I wouldn't hit my knees on. I'm very happy with how they turned out.

It was a 1200 mile test ride so I tried them out a few times and all is well!
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:26 PM   #192
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who makes those soft panniers, they kind of like they work well....
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:43 PM   #193
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who makes those soft panniers, they kind of like they work well....
They're Wolfman. They've held up really well to my crashes. I don't think my bag setup is the nicest looking setup, but it works really well for me. It's light. It holds up to tipovers well and I have plenty of space ... and it was reasonably inexpensive.
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:54 AM   #194
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Just for others thinking:
I'm 5'9" and have a 32" inseam and have Adv. Spec crash bars and a Touratech low seat and can't even get close to hitting the bars with my knees.


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Old 08-05-2009, 09:15 PM   #195
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Installed today the Touratech bars with the extensions. I must say it was a small challenge for an inexperienced in mechanics. ....
Nicely done. I switched to these from the Adv-Spec crashbars. I think they fit the look of the bike better, and that the mounting to frame rather than engine might be a better approach, and I don't bump into these TT bars with my knees. (Edit: I'm 6'-2" with a 34" inseam, and long upper legs.)

The Adv-Spec bars are bomber though. They paid for themselves by protecting the plastic in a couple road and off-road slow-speed tip-overs, and they are significantly less expensive.

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