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Old 09-04-2012, 02:54 PM   #466
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[QUOTE=BMW F800GS Trophy;19517476]This was after a day ride in Arizona. A brutal trail "Back way to Crown King" Fractured ankle, fractured ribs and wounded pride. This ride was WAY over my skill level. The bike fared very well all considered. These crash bars did their job far and above my expectations.


I have the same bike and I'm interested in the same crash bars. Is there a retailer here in the U.S. for them?
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:08 PM   #467
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Ah damn you ADV! I was set for the SW Motech ones for month and just waiting for my savings to grow again but now I have a dilemma with the Holan Pro ones!
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:46 AM   #468
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Adv Spec bars take a 30 foot slide

Well my trusty Adventure Spec bars have taken yet another hit. Had a front flat at 110km/hr and managed to get the bike slowed down quite a bit a bit before I lost it and had a slide down the paved shoulder on the fast lane side of the highway. MX boots and good gear meant I walked away with a sore neck and that was about it. Measured the scrape marks on the road and it was just under 30 feet. Hanguard plastic got a few new marks and the rear passenger peg was little shaved but the bars took most of it. Actually sanded off all the rust marks!




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Old 09-05-2012, 06:57 AM   #469
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Well my trusty Adventure Spec bars have taken yet another hit. Had a front flat at 110km/hr and managed to get the bike slowed down quite a bit a bit before I lost it and had a slide down the paved shoulder on the fast lane side of the highway. MX boots and good gear meant I walked away with a sore neck and that was about it. Measured the scrape marks on the road and it was just under 30 feet. Hanguard plastic got a few new marks and the rear passenger peg was little shaved but the bars took most of it. Actually sanded off all the rust marks!
Talk about rust cleaner!!! They did the job and more. Hope the bike and the rider are well: wouldn't want those videos of yours come to an abrupt end :(
Crash on the road and not in the dirt. Qui l'eut cru???
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:03 AM   #470
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Crashin'

I know, pretty bizarre. 24 Years and 300,000 kms plus and this is my first crash on asphalt. Guess I had it coming. Sadly didn't have my camera running when I fell but turned it on soon afterwards so there will be some post crash fun in a upcoming clip.

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Talk about rust cleaner!!! They did the job and more. Hope the bike and the rider are well: wouldn't want those videos of yours come to an abrupt end :(
Crash on the road and not in the dirt. Qui l'eut cru???
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:50 AM   #471
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Well my trusty Adventure Spec bars have taken yet another hit. Had a front flat at 110km/hr and managed to get the bike slowed down quite a bit a bit before I lost it and had a slide down the paved shoulder on the fast lane side of the highway. MX boots and good gear meant I walked away with a sore neck and that was about it. Measured the scrape marks on the road and it was just under 30 feet. Hanguard plastic got a few new marks and the rear passenger peg was little shaved but the bars took most of it. Actually sanded off all the rust marks!
Whoa! There must be something about those Adv Spec bars that make bikes tip over on pavement...that's two in a row!

Just kidding of course, and very glad to see both riders walked away relatively unscathed and that the bars did their job protecting the bikes!
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:10 PM   #472
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wow they really earn their name!
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:19 PM   #473
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2013 F800 crash bars

I picked up my new 800 yesterday. I need crash bars. The 2013 bikes are a little different. Do i need to be carefull what bars I get?
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:56 PM   #474
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Crash bars for 2013

Best bet would be to contact the manufacturer, drop the guys at Adventure Spec a line. They'll know for sure.



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I picked up my new 800 yesterday. I need crash bars. The 2013 bikes are a little different. Do i need to be carefull what bars I get?
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:29 AM   #475
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I picked up my new 800 yesterday. I need crash bars. The 2013 bikes are a little different. Do i need to be carefull what bars I get?
Yeah, I've read that even though the frames are the same, there are some differences with the fairing, and maybe other "accessories", so like Motoriley said...it is best to phone first.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:36 AM   #476
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Yeah, I've read that even though the frames are the same, there are some differences with the fairing, and maybe other "accessories", so like Motoriley said...it is best to phone first.
Just put on some AltRiders last night... They bolted right on (bottom right bolt was tight for some reason though)
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:30 AM   #477
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Well my trusty Adventure Spec bars have taken yet another hit. Had a front flat at 110km/hr and managed to get the bike slowed down quite a bit a bit before I lost it and had a slide down the paved shoulder on the fast lane side of the highway. MX boots and good gear meant I walked away with a sore neck and that was about it. Measured the scrape marks on the road and it was just under 30 feet. Hanguard plastic got a few new marks and the rear passenger peg was little shaved but the bars took most of it. Actually sanded off all the rust marks!




Glad you're OK Motoriley!!

Only a sore neck...awesome! ATGATT.

I'm sure you already know but Tremclad rust paint works well for touch ups.

And to answer compatibility questions on engine bars (and skid plates) there are no changes to any of the mounting points for either.
So whether it's F650/F700/F800 no matter the year, it's all interchangeable but there may be interference between the new plastics and certain engine bars and I've yet to hear about the different brands specifically.
The only thing to keep in mind with skid plates is that you need a skid plate mounting kit for the F650/F700.

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Old 09-09-2012, 10:11 PM   #478
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Just put on some AltRiders last night... They bolted right on (bottom right bolt was tight for some reason though)
Reminder to self... Get stainless next time if possible as it hides the battle scars better. Next reminder is to find the leverage points on the 2013 in order to straighten the buggers as having "fun" in a dry stream bed w/ baby head sized rocks is apt to end up with them bent just a tad.
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:34 AM   #479
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:56 AM   #480
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HOT!! What are these upper crash bars?
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