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Old 03-20-2012, 11:25 AM   #421
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I had the chance to test my GIVI CB last weekend: Mission accomplished!
Baby on the floor

No damage at the bottom

No damage on the top, good work from the handprotections


Baby is back up and doing well:
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:36 PM   #422
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help

can anyone tell me the torque of the big screw on the top of the crash bar (motor bar bolt)? thanks.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:16 PM   #423
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I am thinking about buying the metal mule crashbars because I touch the adventurespec bars with my knees, very annoying!

Does anyone know if the metalmule bars conflict in any way with the oem bmw engine guard/bashplate?
anyone? I would like to know if there is less conflict with the metalmule and the knees, because i hit my knees with the advspecs....
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:19 AM   #424
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can anyone tell me the torque of the big screw on the top of the crash bar (motor bar bolt)? thanks.
The GIVI instruction http://www.givi.fr/attachfile/conten....man_tn690.pdf
Says M8 bolts should be tighten at 23Nm.
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:40 AM   #425
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The GIVI instruction http://www.givi.fr/attachfile/conten....man_tn690.pdf
Says M8 bolts should be tighten at 23Nm.
And M10 at 46Nm. GH
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:18 PM   #426
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I bought metal mules from the UK, I expect them to arrive friday, then I wil mount and review them so I can take some more risk: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=wL4HekyMXao
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:44 AM   #427
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I bought metal mules from the UK, I expect them to arrive friday, then I wil mount and review them so I can take some more risk: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=wL4HekyMXao
We all have to start somewhere, meaning from the ground up....

Was that from Ijmuiden ?

I'm hoping to go this weekend if I get my stuff from holan by then....

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Old 03-29-2012, 12:11 PM   #428
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We all have to start somewhere, meaning from the ground up....

Was that from Ijmuiden ?

I'm hoping to go this weekend if I get my stuff from holan by then....

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Old 03-29-2012, 08:13 PM   #429
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any one have ALT RIDER crash bars?
Pics and have they been tested

http://www.altrider.com/altrider-cra...-gs/pcid/707-2
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:19 AM   #430
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Tigershark is a company that builds cages for freestyle stunt riders. They're in Norther CA . If we could convince them and show them that there was enough demand for the BMW F series bikes, we would be very very lucky to have them make cages for us. Talk about a company that builds something that they know will constantly be hitting the ground at all velocities with the full weight of the bike. They are the best in the business.

http://tygersharkcages.com/
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:50 AM   #431
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My Review on metal mule crashbars

so i bought the metal mule crash bars for both the grey and white f800gs:
http://www.metalmule.com/bike-protection/crash-bars

Why didn't I buy the adv specs?
  1. Well I thought the AS were too much separated from the fake tank. I didnt like that
  2. Metal mule just had a redesign which tells me they improve their product
  3. the adv specs touched my knees as I noticed on a bike of someone else with my saddle on it (BMW touring)

The metal mules are less far away from the tank as you can see on the pic (just search this topic for a view on the adv specs) and they fit with the BMW/touratech bashplate:


But they look similar to the adv specs:


I ordered two pair of crashbars for a good price.

They arrived extremely well packed all necessary fixings supplied. The bars are made of made of 25 x 2mm mild steel tubing and not lightweight! I gues they are about 15 pounds. But does give me a safe feeling.
One part didn't fit right so instead of pulling and forcing I emailed Dave, sent a picture and two days later I received a good part without questioning and free of charge off course. Really good service. I must say Dave is on top of it.

I'm very happy with these crash bars because I want my radiator protected and there are only 3 brands who offer this, ADV spec, Metal mule and Wild at Heart(too expensive) as far as I know.

Would I buy them again?
Well I can still touch the crash bars with my knees (1,83m but long legs) but it seems less then with the adv spec, I should test it with a 800gs with adv specs on it to be sure. I heard most crashbars are mounted to the engine instead of the frame (there is one manufacturer who sell bars which mount to the frame) and that's not a good thing because you could break the engine after a crash. But I never found any evidence or photo of such so I ignored it. I did found evidence in this topic crashbars do protect the engine and radiator!!

If they really give my knees more space I would def buy them again, otherwise I would pick the cheapest of the two (A.S. vs M.M.). Although I think the MM's look better because they are closer positioned to the bike (plus I got some extra stickers :) ). Is that better or worse when I crash? I can tell unless I have exactingly the same crash with both crash bars, but I do not intent to do that. I'm happy with my decision.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:36 AM   #432
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Bike looks great. White bike is missing something...
The Adventure Spec bars get closer to the plastic the more you fall to one side!






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so i bought the metal mule crash bars for both the grey and white f800gs:
http://www.metalmule.com/bike-protection/crash-bars

Why didn't I buy the adv specs?
  1. Well I thought the AS were too much separated from the fake tank. I didnt like that
  2. Metal mule just had a redesign which tells me they improve their product
  3. the adv specs touched my knees as I noticed on a bike of someone else with my saddle on it (BMW touring)

The metal mules are less far away from the tank as you can see on the pic (just search this topic for a view on the adv specs) and they fit with the BMW/touratech bashplate:


But they look similar to the adv specs:


I ordered two pair of crashbars for a good price.

They arrived extremely well packed all necessary fixings supplied. The bars are made of made of 25 x 2mm mild steel tubing and not lightweight! I gues they are about 15 pounds. But does give me a safe feeling.
One part didn't fit right so instead of pulling and forcing I emailed Dave, sent a picture and two days later I received a good part without questioning and free of charge off course. Really good service. I must say Dave is on top of it.

I'm very happy with these crash bars because I want my radiator protected and there are only 3 brands who offer this, ADV spec, Metal mule and Wild at Heart(too expensive) as far as I know.

Would I buy them again?
Well I can still touch the crash bars with my knees (1,83m but long legs) but it seems less then with the adv spec, I should test it with a 800gs with adv specs on it to be sure. I heard most crashbars are mounted to the engine instead of the frame (there is one manufacturer who sell bars which mount to the frame) and that's not a good thing because you could break the engine after a crash. But I never found any evidence or photo of such so I ignored it. I did found evidence in this topic crashbars do protect the engine and radiator!!

If they really give my knees more space I would def buy them again, otherwise I would pick the cheapest of the two (A.S. vs M.M.). Although I think the MM's look better because they are closer positioned to the bike (plus I got some extra stickers :) ). Is that better or worse when I crash? I can tell unless I have exactingly the same crash with both crash bars, but I do not intent to do that. I'm happy with my decision.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:42 PM   #433
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Bike looks great. White bike is missing something...
The Adventure Spec bars get closer to the plastic the more you fall to one side!
I thought the white one was missing something, decided it was the skid plate.
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:04 AM   #434
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I just bought the H&B crash bars.

Actually, I wanted the SW-motech, but I also wanted them within a week and no one shop or importer could provide me this.
(because I will have a riding training day this weekend)

Will post pics when they are mounted.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:11 AM   #435
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Well, i'm on my second pair of ADV spec, and as ugly they maybe because of the gap between them and the fake tank, it's just enough clearance to protect the handlebar from damage on a drop.
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