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Old 06-19-2013, 04:29 PM   #496
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If those bars actually bolt to the underside of the beak I wouldn't touch them with a twenty foot pole. In a big drop the bars are going to move. Mine have bent to the left and then back to the right. So now they look pretty straight! If they need to move that fragile front end is going to break and cost you a lot of money. I'm using the AdventureSpec bars and my rad is unmolested and I have had many drops/crashes.
Try to look closely and you will realize the bars connect to themselves, not to the beak. So, in the case of a drop, the beak will not be impacted (not by the bars anyways).
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:48 PM   #497
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Couldn't see that in the pic. Still looks a little flimsier than the Wild at Heart or AdvSpec. Don't like the single mout point for the uppers and then a clamp on a tube. They look very nice though.

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Try to look closely and you will realize the bars connect to themselves, not to the beak. So, in the case of a drop, the beak will not be impacted (not by the bars anyways).
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:59 PM   #498
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If you ask me, a couple times the SW Motech have proven their ability to save the precious radiator. They goes high enough to do the job. I don't see the REAL reason to put that much protection, that high, execpt for the flashy style. Seriously what else, a rolling cage all around and over the bike!
Not to say their useless, they do offer good protection against scratches while going through branches and shrubs.
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:42 PM   #499
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Question Question for people using Hepco & Becker engine guard?

Today I installed Hepco & Becker crash bar/engine guard on my girlfriends 2011 F 800 GS.
The install was straight forward and everything lined up fine, but the spacers for the top mounting (the engine bolts) didn't seem to be exactly the right length - the one for the left side seemed to be a bit short and the one for the rights side a bit long.

Picture of the left side:


Picture of the right side:


Can other people with H&B engine guard on their F 800 GS confirm that this is normal - or is there something wrong?
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:36 AM   #500
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Don T, my HBs on mine is the same way.

They do work well......
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:50 AM   #501
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If you ask me, a couple times the SW Motech have proven their ability to save the precious radiator. They goes high enough to do the job. I don't see the REAL reason to put that much protection, that high, execpt for the flashy style. Seriously what else, a rolling cage all around and over the bike!
Not to say their useless, they do offer good protection against scratches while going through branches and shrubs.
I've got scratches on my TT upper crash bars from dropping the bike on a combo of sand and slickrock. They do more than just look flashy.
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:30 PM   #502
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Thanks Conman - both for the feedback and for testing the engine guard

Since the pictures was taken I've added an additional 2mm spacer inside the other spacer on the left hand side - just to make sure, that the tension is on the spacer and not on the outside of the frame.

Besides the thing with the spacers, the H&B feels really sturdy and well made.
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:00 AM   #503
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SW-Motech on a '13 700GS:



Close to the BMW alu skidplate!



Here's the gap with the plastics:



And a large view:

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Old 02-11-2014, 11:27 AM   #504
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SW Motech on a 2010. Note the gap with spoiler......










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Old 02-17-2014, 02:12 AM   #505
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Wow ! Your bike is in exceptional condition. How do you keep it so clean ?
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Old 02-17-2014, 04:28 AM   #506
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Hi, FW,
in Italy it is said : with elbow grease.

Have you a good day.
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:06 AM   #507
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I have the same and they are bulletproof!
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:49 PM   #508
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So after reading every crash bar post on here 10+ times and looking at every picture of a 650/700/800 with crash bars on here 20+ times I finally made a decision and went with the "new larger size" GIVI crash bars TN5103 not the TN690. I'm really happy with this choice, it was a very easy install and I like the double brace across the front as well as the height on the side. The down side is they only fit 2013/14 F700/800 GS, so if you have a bike prior to 2013 it is my understanding that they will not work.
I would like to thank fellow inmate moto74 for the pictures he sent of these on his 800GS that sealed the deal for me.


























If anyone who has a 2013+ 700/800 GS has an interest in these, sport tour.com has them as of the time of this posting for $225 and free shipping. Click here: http://www.sporttour.com/products/49...ult.asp?page=2


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Old 02-19-2014, 10:18 AM   #509
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If anyone who has a 2013+ 700/800 GS has an interest in these, sport tour.com has them as of the time of this posting for $225 and free shipping. Click here: http://www.sporttour.com/products/49...ult.asp?page=2


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How was your shopping experience with them? Did they have the bars in stock when you ordered?
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Old 02-19-2014, 01:14 PM   #510
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Anybody tried these

I am thinking of these for my 2008 F650GS but don't see them represented in this thread.

Anybody try them - seems well made - I have had SW-MoTech crash bars before and they are an honest effort but expensive.

http://www.altrider.com/altrider-cra.../pid/706/cid/1


http://www.altrider.com/altrider-upp...pid/1406/cid/3
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