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Old 09-02-2014, 06:59 PM   #1
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Various F700 crash bar pics / notes / prices inside - thoughts on which one to buy?

Alt rider (nice mounting system, USA made, but I don't like that I would probably have to buy "another" bar to protect the upper area; Expensive $376 but that's necessary for made in usa usually; oh, and they say made from stainless steel which many folks say is not as strong):

Givi "new" TN5103 (I like that these are a full system; appear to 1" diameter, powdercoat not as thick, and do stick out quite a bit like the Adv-spec but only $250):

Holan Pro (nice contour, not as high but still solid, good idea on "sacrificial" mounts" - I think?, protects side case, and I like the triangular bracing - but I think these will stick out pretty far on an F700, like the adv spec; $265 from advmotorrad; did see a post on here that one person had a set that snapped at the connection in the middle cross brace - but then he bought a new set anyway, hmmm.):

RockFox (come up high, love the father / son company dynamic, good reputation as being very strong, not designed specifically for new F700 / F800 panels' lines, I think these will also stick out quite far on F700; well priced at $230):

Adv-spec (see other post for pics, great product with good rep, great powdercoating, "regular" steel, $348)

Puig (if you can find it, inexpensive at $162, I think they will stick out quite a bit - perhaps too much, don't know much else):

SWM (not sure I like how close these seem to fit to fairing; good rep with lots of people using them; photo of guy standing on bike resting on them - but that's not a "real world" crash; priced well at $265 or so):


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Old 09-04-2014, 11:22 AM   #2
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I'm quite pleased with my SWMotechs.

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Old 09-04-2014, 01:45 PM   #3
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I know it's not a 700, but I can say that I have thoroughly tested my SWM bars and they are holding up very well!

This year TCAT

This year TCAT

Buck Bald
Cherokee National Forest

No pics of it on the ground, but I broke my collarbone and after some minor tweaking of the bars here's how they look:

Done 2 yrs ago at Horseshoe Valley BMW off road training.

2 years ago

That's all the photo evidence that I have. I ended up dropping the bike on park of the TCAT 4/5 times in one day...I will definitely get SW Motec crash bars again!
Damn I wish all roads were dirt.
Current ride : 2011 White F800GS, 29,000 km's
Toronto to Maine and back, Toronto to Boston -The Long way, To the Dragon, 2days TCAT
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Old 09-13-2014, 07:51 AM   #4
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If you ever want to add aux lights the Givi TN5103 does offer some mounting options so you can have them inside the bars where they are more protected from possible (likely) drops/crashes.

By no means am I trying to say the TN5103 Givi's are the best out there but I've had a number of different crash bars on bikes over the years and very pleased with this new design by Givi.


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