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Old 02-05-2011, 07:30 AM   #346
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touratech crashbars with upper extensions

I have the touratech crashbars in combination with the upper extensions:





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Old 02-07-2011, 11:53 AM   #347
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Hepco Becker differences between F650gs and F800gs

Is there a difference between the two?
They have different catalog nr.
A dealer is asking 89 euro more for the F650gs twin model compared to the F800 model.
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Old 02-07-2011, 12:07 PM   #348
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Is there a difference between the two?
They have different catalog nr.
A dealer is asking 89 euro more for the F650gs twin model compared to the F800 model.
yes for some mfg's because the 800 is wider across the front, so depending how close they manufacture the bars to fit to the fairings they may need two sets of bars (especially if they go higher up the fairings like the wild at heart etc)
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:49 AM   #349
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Put a couple hundred miles on the brokeback beemer w/ the AltRider crashbars yesterday.
I was a little concerned I'd be bumping into the guards. The AltRider bars don't hug the bike like the Holans.







While there was some contact w/ my knees, it was rare. Same goes for the lower mounts. Only a couple of occasional bumps w/ the toes of my boots.
This was an off road ride, so I was moving around on the bike a lot.
The plus side of these bars not fitting so tight is that I will no longer have to remove them to take the side panels off like I usually did w/ the Holans.
Craftsmanship and fit is excellent. All hardware is stainless. Installation was a snap.
The bars came completely bubble wrapped and were cosmetically perfect when unwrapped.
Sorry to say I didn't go down and give these babies a real test.
I will report that later I'm sure.
I'm happy w/ the purchase for several reasons:
-made in the USA
-fantastic fit
-quality materials
-quick turn around on my order
-more, but I'm too lazy to type

If I were to complain, it would be that the bars protrude a little too much for my liking. This in reality is probably a benefit though.

I believe the Holan bars I purchased were great, but I'm convinced the jig used to weld them together was not correct. This was evident by the poor fit on the right side of the bike and possibly the broken crosstube. After the break, the right side fit perfectly, leading me to ass-u-me there was quite a bit of stress put on an ready weak link.

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Old 02-13-2011, 09:57 AM   #350
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I believe the Holan bars I purchased were great, but I'm convinced the jig used to weld them together was not correct. This was evident by the poor fit on the right side of the bike and possibly the broken crosstube. After the break, the right side fit perfectly, leading me to ass-u-me there was quite a bit of stress put on an ready weak link.
Hi John - sorry about the lag in catching this thread. if the jig was indeed incorrect for you, shoot me an email. I'll one replace one or both sides of your Holans at no charge.

They should just bolt right up like they are meant to be there.
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:04 AM   #351
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No need Rob. I got over 15,000 miles out of the Holans and they worked great.
I was in need of new bars quickly and noticed the Holans were noted as being special order.
Maybe I should have called you. Sorry.
When offered a US made piece for my bike, I usually give it a try.
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:19 AM   #352
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No need Rob. I got over 15,000 miles out of the Holans and they worked great.
I was in need of new bars quickly and noticed the Holans were noted as being special order.
Maybe I should have called you. Sorry.
When offered a US made piece for my bike, I usually give it a try.
No problem on my end if you are happy. I generally keep a spare set around should someone be in a jam, or have an issue.

Don't hesitate to reach out to me if you need something else. :)
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Old 02-13-2011, 04:17 PM   #353
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Here's mine with the Holan Pros...







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Old 02-14-2011, 09:03 AM   #354
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Another AltRider view.

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Old 02-21-2011, 01:38 PM   #355
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Just to confirm, this the Holan Pro Crash Bar and the BMW Skid Plate, right?

I am either going to order Holan or SW Motech. (Holan is sold out, waiting to hear back from them.) Either way, I feel like the best protection for the underside is the BMW plate. Just need to make sure that both Holan and SW Motech will fit on top of the BMW plate.

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Old 02-21-2011, 02:23 PM   #356
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Just to confirm, this the Holan Pro Crash Bar and the BMW Skid Plate, right?

I am either going to order Holan or SW Motech. (Holan is sold out, waiting to hear back from them.) Either way, I feel like the best protection for the underside is the BMW plate. Just need to make sure that both Holan and SW Motech will fit on top of the BMW plate.

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Old 02-21-2011, 05:44 PM   #357
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:31 AM   #358
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I went the way of the Holan Pro crash bars. They bolted on easy enough and cover the important bits. I decided on the Holan's after reading the reviews and riders said ...they worked, repeatedly with falls in the dirt.
Getting the side panels off is tight but doable. So far I am happy with them and have no complaints.
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Old 04-02-2011, 12:10 PM   #359
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Crashbars are nice. Once used, shove a piece of cardboard behind them and hit them with a spray of black semigloss. Remove cardboard. Looks just like showroom new! Eh? Awww, c'mon. No one will ever know you dump your bike onto/into the rocks, gravel, mud and asphalt. Repeat often.

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Old 04-03-2011, 05:28 PM   #360
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BTW.. Don't use the Wunderlich Crash bars on your F650GS.. I don't know if it was a one-off defect with mine, and it might also affect the F800GS, but basically the rear left mount rubbed against the side stand engine kill switch until it malfunctioned. I had to remove the crash bars and use a die grinder to eliminate a 1" x .25" section of offending metal. It looks like they have a rounded cutout to go around it, but its in the wrong place by about 1" on my bike.

Also, I have problems with dragging the crash bars around turns when riding fully loaded or two up. I've dug them in pretty good on bumpy turns. I'm thinking of going Holan Pro or some other brand completely. Sad too, because I liked the side/bottom protection that the Wunderlich offered that none of the other makes seemed to offer, but the sacrifice was ground clearance and therefore low speed bumpy turns become a problem.
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