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Old 09-13-2010, 08:38 PM   #61
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It won't be looks....
They're a PITA to work around. Getting the valve covers off for a check/reset sucks....they get in the way of removing the front cover for tuneup...the exhaust nuts want tightening occasionally.... and they're tough to clean, the breather tube speweth upon 'em...
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Old 09-14-2010, 04:02 AM   #62
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I think I misinterpreted earlier. Sounds more like you meant (or Duane meant) that a bump or catching on something in a turn could cause a loss of traction or whatever and send you into a high side.
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The bike first went down and slid. It "hit" something and high sided and flipped over to the other side and snapped the cylinder off.
I think he means it hit something after a slide. It's one mans opinion, albeit a knowledgeable one. No science behind the opinion, just observational....and via questions of owners, not direct observation.
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Old 09-14-2010, 04:21 AM   #63
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Head covers on the other hand would be nice.

Like the modern oilheads.
It's easy to make:


BTW:
I always use crash bars.
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Old 09-14-2010, 07:19 AM   #64
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I like mine ... Got them more for trying to save the head/cylinder if I went down (isn't that the only reason?) ... and of course ... my leg. But these also have the ability to be 'highway bars' ... I can put my feet on them for a stretch.

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Old 09-14-2010, 08:34 AM   #65
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Are they actually comfortable to use as highway pegs? With such an upright riding position, I find myself putting my feet on the passenger pegs quite often. To put them forward.. well, it hasn't really crossed my mind.
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:05 AM   #66
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Are they actually comfortable to use as highway pegs? With such an upright riding position, I find myself putting my feet on the passenger pegs quite often. To put them forward.. well, it hasn't really crossed my mind.

Mine are quite comfy as highway pegs ... but if you notice I also have upright handle bars ... they are actually from a /2. If you have a Cafe arrangement or RS bars ... then using the crash bars as highway pegs probably isn't an option ...

However for my bike ... it provides a much needed periodic stretch. I can either put my feet on them ... or I can rest my calves on them and have my legs completely strait. Breaks up the riding position nicely.

Edit: If your riding position is close to what your profile pic looks like ... it would probably work for you ...
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:02 AM   #67
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They're ugly. So no.
















well, at least after I learned not to drop it
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Old 09-14-2010, 12:25 PM   #68
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I do, but might take them off, don't like the looks. Also a bit annoying when needing to check valves.

I believe they are from Krauser?

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Old 09-15-2010, 08:14 PM   #69
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Bad crash bar!

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Old 09-15-2010, 09:35 PM   #70
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fishkens, I did the exact same thing to my 1979 R100RT, back in 1979. Was a lot more damage though as the fairing pretty much desintigrated as well, and put a huge dent in the right side of the tank. Cylinder & head was toast and after further inspection found crank damage and block was cracked. Not saying all the damage was due to the crash bar, but if it had not caught on that fire hydrant, I might have been able to ride it out. Was going way to fast at the time, on a poker run. I lost big time.

Insurance bought me a brand new 1980 RT, and I made certain that it did NOT have the crashbars.
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:02 PM   #71
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I like having them on my GSPD. They make a convenient anchor point to attach all manner of other worthless accessories - hey! How did I ever get by without that helmet lock? Sweeeet highway pegs, dude. What? You put MORE lights on it?! &c...
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:14 AM   #72
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Bad crash bar!

story?
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:29 AM   #73
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I wish I knew the story. I copied the photo from the Extreme Airheads thread because it was somewhat relevant.

Extreme AIRHEAD pics thread
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:32 AM   #74
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man, whatever the story, im pretty sure its jaw dropping.
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:34 AM   #75
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