ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > GSpot > Parallel Universe
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-16-2011, 11:44 AM   #361
NomadS
Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Oddometer: 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by WoodWorks View Post
functional and good looking? David

hmmm would that be Funking? or Fooking?..
or maybe Farping for functional and sharp

can you tell I don't like the term Farkel?
NomadS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 11:32 PM   #362
FrozenViking
Thawing
 
FrozenViking's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Bodø, Norway (cold as Hell)
Oddometer: 83
Eek Crashbars and bashplate

Hey fellow inmates,

I want to pull the trigger on a bashplate and some crash bars. I kind of wish there was only one set to chose from, because after reading countless threads, I'm closer but, not a Hell of a lot closer than I was before. I've got an F800GS, I'm 6' (184cm) tall and it would be good if my knees didn't touch the crashguards when seated.

I have narrowed my search to:

Bashplate
The original BMW (US$467) - This price is from the dealer in town
MOD GS V2 Skid plate (US$275)

Crash bars
AltRider (US$297)
Holan (US$268)
SW-Motech (US$238)
Touratech (US$445) - Price in Norway

All these prices will change (Except for the BMW bash plate and TT crash bars), because I need to add shipping to Norway and 25% VAT when they enter the country. The advantage of buying in Europe means that I can subtract whatever VAT they have in the country I'm ordering from, before I have to add Norwegian VAT.

In terms of bash plates ... Are there other strong alternatives, that covers everything, like the BMW and MOD plates do?

When it comes to crashbars, the AltRiders will end up being quite a lot more expensive than the other two, because I can order them in Europe. Are the AltRiders worth paying an extra $80-100 premium in addition to them already being more expensive? Are there other bars I should shortlist?

I'd appreciate any input.
__________________
- Andreas
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Man cannot discover new Oceans, unless he has courage to lose sight of the shore." - Andre Gide
FrozenViking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 03:27 AM   #363
FrozenViking
Thawing
 
FrozenViking's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Bodø, Norway (cold as Hell)
Oddometer: 83
Quote:
Originally Posted by FrozenViking View Post
Crash bars
AltRider (US$297)
Holan (US$268)
SW-Motech (US$238)
Touratech (US$445) - Price in Norway
Well, a small update on prices. I've checked the actual price to my doorstep and the results are ... expensive:

AltRider crashbars: US$612
Holan Pro crashbars: US$351
SW-Motech crashbars: US$312
Touratech crashbars (upper and lower): US$542

AltRider are working on a European distributor, so hopefully they will work that out soon (according to them it should happen within days), because there is a monumental difference in price between those that have European distributors and those that don't.

Even getting the MOD bashplate will be expensive ... and considering that they're not answering emails or PM's, I think it's time to take my business elsewhere. This probably means getting the BMW bashplate, unless someone can recommend a bash plate that has the same coverage as the MOD and BMW.

Judging from the prices on crashbars, the Holan's or SW-Motech's seem to be the way to go for me. As an added bonus, there's a Norwegian dealer for the SW-Motech's, so I'll have someone here to talk to in case questions should arise.

So unless someone has any bright insights ... It looks like I'll get the SW-Motech crash bars and the original BMW bash plate.
__________________
- Andreas
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Man cannot discover new Oceans, unless he has courage to lose sight of the shore." - Andre Gide
FrozenViking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 06:16 AM   #364
NomadS
Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Oddometer: 63
Have you tried f800depot.com? If you join f800riders.org first ( $12) you get free shipping too.
NomadS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 07:42 AM   #365
FrozenViking
Thawing
 
FrozenViking's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Bodø, Norway (cold as Hell)
Oddometer: 83
Quote:
Originally Posted by NomadS View Post
Have you tried f800depot.com? If you join f800riders.org first ( $12) you get free shipping too.
Thanks. I doubt they ship for free to Europe, but I've fired them an email, to see what options they give me.
__________________
- Andreas
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Man cannot discover new Oceans, unless he has courage to lose sight of the shore." - Andre Gide
FrozenViking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 08:24 AM   #366
grndzr0
its Ground Zero
 
grndzr0's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Montana
Oddometer: 598
Quote:
Originally Posted by FrozenViking View Post
Well, a small update on prices. I've checked the actual price to my doorstep and the results are ... expensive:

AltRider crashbars: US$612
Holan Pro crashbars: US$351
SW-Motech crashbars: US$312
Touratech crashbars (upper and lower): US$542

AltRider are working on a European distributor, so hopefully they will work that out soon (according to them it should happen within days), because there is a monumental difference in price between those that have European distributors and those that don't.

Even getting the MOD bashplate will be expensive ... and considering that they're not answering emails or PM's, I think it's time to take my business elsewhere. This probably means getting the BMW bashplate, unless someone can recommend a bash plate that has the same coverage as the MOD and BMW.

Judging from the prices on crashbars, the Holan's or SW-Motech's seem to be the way to go for me. As an added bonus, there's a Norwegian dealer for the SW-Motech's, so I'll have someone here to talk to in case questions should arise.

So unless someone has any bright insights ... It looks like I'll get the SW-Motech crash bars and the original BMW bash plate.
My wife and I both have Sw motech and MOD. sorry to hear you are having problems with them, their customer service was awesome. The MOD bashplate looks alot heavier than the BMW one, plus it is cheaper. That I do like about the BMW one is that lip it has on top to keep dirt out. I have nicknamed the MOD the "Shovel". Both crashbars on both bikes have taken getoffs and both have preformed flawlessly. I'm 5'11" And my knees are nowhere close. 34" Inseam.

Hope that helps

Ryan
__________________
2010 F800gs (Mine) 2011 F650gs (Wifes)
grndzr0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 08:59 AM   #367
FrozenViking
Thawing
 
FrozenViking's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Bodø, Norway (cold as Hell)
Oddometer: 83
Quote:
Originally Posted by grndzr0 View Post
My wife and I both have Sw motech and MOD. sorry to hear you are having problems with them, their customer service was awesome.
It's good to hear that both you and your wife are happy with the SW-Motech and MOD set-up. I was thinking about getting the same, but will now with all probability opt for the Motech crash bars and the BMW bash plate.

Quote:
Originally Posted by grndzr0 View Post
The MOD bashplate looks alot heavier than the BMW one, plus it is cheaper. That I do like about the BMW one is that lip it has on top to keep dirt out. I have nicknamed the MOD the "Shovel".
I liked the MOD bashplate from reviews and pictures, but when they don't respond to email and PM, it makes purchasing difficult. If there were other bash plates that were of the MOD standard I would buy that. The only one close is the AltRider, but as it doesn't cover the cat, and since I want one that offers full coverage, then it's basically only the MOD and BMW I have to chose from ... At least as far as my research has taken me, but I'm getting off-topic with the bash plate here and will rein in and focus on crash bars.
__________________
- Andreas
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Man cannot discover new Oceans, unless he has courage to lose sight of the shore." - Andre Gide
FrozenViking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 10:13 AM   #368
NomadS
Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Oddometer: 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by FrozenViking View Post
Thanks. I doubt they ship for free to Europe, but I've fired them an email, to see what options they give me.

here is the link to the info on shipping http://f800riders.org/index.php?pageid=support .
The particulars:
The shipping method for your order on F800Depot.com will be standard/ground, and oversized items (such as panniers) are excluded. Maximum shipping credit for international orders is 10% of product total. A link in the NavBar (replacing Support Our Site!) will have instructions on how to get your free shipping coupon.



Might not be all free but should help significantly. At least enough to just the $12 supporter fee on F800riders.org. I also suppose that oversize could be an issue overseas but wasn't when I ordered here in the States.
NomadS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 12:50 PM   #369
FrozenViking
Thawing
 
FrozenViking's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Bodø, Norway (cold as Hell)
Oddometer: 83
Quote:
Originally Posted by NomadS View Post
here is the link to the info on shipping http://f800riders.org/index.php?pageid=support .
The particulars:
The shipping method for your order on F800Depot.com will be standard/ground, and oversized items (such as panniers) are excluded. Maximum shipping credit for international orders is 10% of product total. A link in the NavBar (replacing Support Our Site!) will have instructions on how to get your free shipping coupon.



Might not be all free but should help significantly. At least enough to just the $12 supporter fee on F800riders.org. I also suppose that oversize could be an issue overseas but wasn't when I ordered here in the States.
Thanks for that info. That's awesome. I will definitely be using them for some kit in the future.

I did however just pull the trigger on a set of SW-Moto's, because the Norwegian dealer gave them to me at a great price (US$298). That's basically a lot cheaper than I'd be able to get something from the US, even without paying an arm and a leg for shipping. What kills when you buy stuff from the US is the 25% sales tax that Norwegian customs slaps on anything you import ...

Oh, and Dave at Motooverland also got back to me with a very comprehensive email ... working on the details ... I might still go for an MOD bash plate
__________________
- Andreas
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Man cannot discover new Oceans, unless he has courage to lose sight of the shore." - Andre Gide
FrozenViking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 02:04 PM   #370
NomadS
Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Oddometer: 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by FrozenViking View Post
.

I did however just pull the trigger on a set of SW-Moto's, because the Norwegian dealer gave them to me at a great price (US$298). That's basically a lot cheaper than I'd be able to get something from the US, even without paying an arm and a leg for shipping.

you sure? F800Depot.com has them for $194.99 US .. even with 25% VAT that should be cheaper than what they quoted you. Local is good though since it will be easier to deal with any problems.
NomadS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 07:45 PM   #371
dendrophobe
Motorbike Junky
 
dendrophobe's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Oddometer: 857
Quote:
Originally Posted by FrozenViking View Post

I did however just pull the trigger on a set of SW-Moto's ... I might still go for an MOD bash plate
Good call, you really can't go wrong with that combo!

My SW-Motos have saved my bike big time, and with the exception of a 25mph low-side in a deep gravel hairpin this weekend, they've survived pretty much unscathed. Now the left side is bent in about 3/4", but it did its job and saved the bike!
__________________
Doug
Semper Fi
2009 BMW F800GS, Olive Drab
2006 Ducati Sport 1000, Black
Custom built Ducati GT1000 Scrambler, Red
dendrophobe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 01:27 PM   #372
toowheels
on a mission...
 
toowheels's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Vancouver, BC
Oddometer: 939
Quote:
Originally Posted by FrozenViking View Post
It's good to hear that both you and your wife are happy with the SW-Motech and MOD set-up. I was thinking about getting the same, but will now with all probability opt for the Motech crash bars and the BMW bash plate.


I liked the MOD bashplate from reviews and pictures, but when they don't respond to email and PM, it makes purchasing difficult. If there were other bash plates that were of the MOD standard I would buy that. The only one close is the AltRider, but as it doesn't cover the cat, and since I want one that offers full coverage, then it's basically only the MOD and BMW I have to chose from ... At least as far as my research has taken me, but I'm getting off-topic with the bash plate here and will rein in and focus on crash bars.
Hey Andreas,

OUCH! Sorry about the delay in getting back to you! I received your email on Friday and I wrote back to you on Sunday...Saturday I was out crashing (testing?) my F800 into some rocks. The SW bars did OK and bang for the buck I think they work well. I didn't get a PM from you by the way??

Really happy to hear everyone is happy with the MOD skid plates!
Now we're just trying to keep up.

Regards,

Dave
__________________
Moto Overland [MOD] -Skid Plates, Top racks, Tool Boxes etc for Adventure bikes
& Giant Loop for Canada

www.motooverland.com

toowheels screwed with this post 05-02-2011 at 01:33 PM
toowheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 11:14 PM   #373
FrozenViking
Thawing
 
FrozenViking's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Bodø, Norway (cold as Hell)
Oddometer: 83
Quote:
Originally Posted by toowheels View Post
OUCH! Sorry about the delay in getting back to you! I received your email on Friday and I wrote back to you on Sunday...Saturday I was out crashing (testing?) my F800 into some rocks. The SW bars did OK and bang for the buck I think they work well. I didn't get a PM from you by the way??
Hey Dave,
All is good. Your lengthy email was very appreciated. I'm still hoping we can work out getting one of your skid plates to Norway. Glad to hear that you give the SW bars thumbs up as well, seeing that I just bought them
__________________
- Andreas
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Man cannot discover new Oceans, unless he has courage to lose sight of the shore." - Andre Gide
FrozenViking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2011, 02:45 PM   #374
BMW_BIKER_KEITH
Gnarly Adventurer
 
BMW_BIKER_KEITH's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: St Louis Missouri - USA !
Oddometer: 390
I have the Adventure Spec engine / crash guards... Has anyone devised a set of "forward pegs" on them?

I REALLY need an alternate forward resting place for my feet... I HATE calling them "highway" pegs, because that sounds HD-like :)

Any pics or hardware suggestions would be appreciated!
__________________
2010 Lava F800GS...AKA "Dirty Harry"
1998 R1200C Classic Black...AKA "Dick The Cruiser"
BMW_BIKER_KEITH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2011, 05:44 PM   #375
strongmendieyoung
KLR Lover
 
strongmendieyoung's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Jonezburra, NE TN
Oddometer: 499
looking at either the givi or sw motech guards. i have the bmw skid plate and want to make sure there are no mounting issues before i order something. anybody care to share their thoughts? thanks,

jason
strongmendieyoung is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014