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Old 11-26-2008, 10:40 PM   #16
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:47 PM   #17
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Ok, seriously... I know this was an important topic to me and I've never got the right angle picture in any other post to be able to make a justifiable decision. So for those of you that have installed a pair please give us ever imaginable angle.... a simple side view does not provide the whole picture. Here is another thread that at least compiles some of the options.
http://f800riders.org/HoW/showentry.php?e=30
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:00 PM   #18
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How about a view from behind and right over the seat? I like these cause from the side they are not covering the original aesthetics of the bike.
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:18 AM   #19
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Question SV Motech verses GIVI/Kappa style crashbar

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Need some opinion on which is preferred in terms of aesthetics and protection. Especially side panel/radiator and gear & brake levers on the 650 (twin). Choices available in South Africa limited to Wild@heart, Kappa(similar to Givi), SV Motech, Krauser. Regards
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:42 AM   #20
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After testing (they work great!):

That doesn't look like a little tip over on the trail, what did you put that through?
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:37 PM   #21
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I figured daylight pics were better & someone asked for more angles. Here ya go...









I just hope the center stand fits whenever it comes in from Twisted Throttle.
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:30 AM   #22
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I just hope the center stand fits whenever it comes in from Twisted Throttle.
You will at least need longer bolts. I recently installed the SW-M stand and the bolts are just over flush with the nuts. They bolts are also recessed into the bike frame. I dont have your bars installed (I have givi)
PS what's that bell for near the cat?

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Old 12-01-2008, 05:07 PM   #23
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I just got my SW Motech's today, won't be able to put them on until the end of the weekend, but I think I made the right choice. I've got the TT HID's and with the brackets I ordered, I should be able to tuck the lights on the inside on the crash bars so they are protected.

If not, there is still the light mount from Ezmount.
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:52 PM   #24
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That doesn't look like a little tip over on the trail, what did you put that through?
25 mph low side on asphalt. Not a scratch on the muffler, handlebars or levers. Plastics survived with only minor scratches from twigs in the grass. These bars are tough. I'm sure that all the various makes are tough. They are $ well spent. The bike would have been totalled without them.
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:24 PM   #25
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I can't believe I have something on my 800 Jesse doesn't. Ya never heard the story of the gremlin bell? Supposed to ward off all those pesky road gremlins who can't stand the sound of the bell. It's also usually a personal gift from one biker to another. That one was.
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Old 12-03-2008, 08:25 PM   #26
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Holan!

Just put on my Holan crash bars.
They fit great.

http://holan.pl/en/catalog/1/9/481/4...engine_guards_
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:08 AM   #27
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pretty vs good!

I alway thought the purpose of crash bars was to protect your bike from getting messed up...not make a fashion statement by...looking good!!

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Old 12-04-2008, 06:36 AM   #28
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I alway thought the purpose of crash bars was to protect your bike from getting messed up...not make a fashion statement by...looking good!!

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What, they can't be functional and good looking? I thought that's the whole point of good industrial design.

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Old 12-05-2008, 06:59 PM   #29
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Hey WoodWorks can you shoot me pick of your Givis from the seat view (as you would be sitting on the bike and looking down at them). I would appreciate it
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:24 PM   #30
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Tonight is farkle night...

The SW motech order finally showed up after 4+ months.



Loctite on everything...



The center stand took about 15 minutes and I'm very pleased that I opted out on the factory ram horns.





Next up - crash bars. Very easy bolt up and very heavy duty...













I'm happy with my choice of crash bars but the jury is still out on the headlight protection...
The aluminum frame needed to be painted and the headlight effectiveness is reduced quite a bit by the plastic but I'll keep it on for a while and see if my opinion changes when the first rock bounces off of it...






And last - Over priced BMW hand guards that need additional deflectors...



Last weeks upgrade - TKC 80s...



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