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Old 03-22-2006, 02:14 PM   #286
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Verrill site says they could cause a low to high side bike spitting you situation.

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That's the second reference to the bars causing/intensifying accidents. Can you provide a link to this site?
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Old 03-22-2006, 02:46 PM   #287
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somewhere on this site.

http://www.verrill.com/moto/moto.shtml

Now I can't find the part, so many links.
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Old 03-22-2006, 04:18 PM   #288
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Crashbars. . .

Here's a link to an article on crashbars. The author owned a BMW dealership in the early '70s, and a lot of the information in his pages pertains to airheads from the '60s and '70s. His argument was convincing enough for me to remove the one piece crashbar from my R75/5, though I have left the 2-piece bars on my 100GS - go figure.

http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/crashbars/index.htm

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Old 03-22-2006, 04:46 PM   #289
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Hola From Mexico, with an auto battery on the rack

Curt from Minnetoka Minnesota 92 R100GS that just turned 100,00 miles, currently in Mexico working my way back home after 2 weeks of riding. Had the voltage regulator fail 3 days ago so I have a auto battery strapped on my rear rack until I can find a Borg Warner R588 regulator, disconnected the head light, and I think that I am getting some charging out of the system. 15 volts with the regulator plug jumped and 12.5 volts with no light at 3000 rpm. The bike battery will drain to 8.XX volts when running the head light and the engine will die. Sat along the road with dogs barking at me, waiting for battery to be delivered, a length of wire a couple of vice grips and I was back on the road again.
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Old 03-22-2006, 04:55 PM   #290
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Here's a link to an article on crashbars. The author owned a BMW dealership in the early '70s, and a lot of the information in his pages pertains to airheads from the '60s and '70s. His argument was convincing enough for me to remove the one piece crashbar from my R75/5, though I have left the 2-piece bars on my 100GS - go figure.

http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/crashbars/index.htm

-Ken

Yeah, Duane's was the first reference I saw about this. Couldn't find it on Mr. Virgill's site, (cool site, though), but didn't exactly search all night. I'll try again later.
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Old 03-22-2006, 05:23 PM   #291
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That's the second reference to the bars causing/intensifying accidents. Can you provide a link to this site?
Only bars I know of that cause/intensify accidents are the ones that serve

beer, wine and other types of "adult beverages".

After the potential damage I've avoided due to the bars on my PD, I'll take

the "educated" risk.

Granted, the get offs were relatively low speed and in the dirt, butt, they

have proteced the heads and valve covers from cracks and punctures.
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Old 03-22-2006, 09:32 PM   #292
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Did it come with any?

I am thinking of taking mine off.

Verrill site says they could cause a low to high side bike spitting you situation.

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MY CRASH BARS AND BASH PLATE ARE OFF AT THE MOMENT AS I HAVE JUST HAD THE HEADS REBUILT AND IT WAS LESS WORK FOR THE MECHANIC TO DO IF THEY WERE ALREADY OFF. I AM TAKING THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THEM SAND BLASTED AND POWDER COATED.
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Old 03-23-2006, 06:51 AM   #293
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Only bars I know of that cause/intensify accidents are the ones that serve

beer, wine and other types of "adult beverages".

After the potential damage I've avoided due to the bars on my PD, I'll take

the "educated" risk.

Granted, the get offs were relatively low speed and in the dirt, butt, they

have proteced the heads and valve covers from cracks and punctures.
I think on GS's it's more of an even tradeoff. I'm not sure if they'd protect much from an impact while moving under any circumstances, but I do think tipovers might be more common when you're out dorking around offroad, and you wouldn't want to crack a valvecover way out in the sticks and then have to worry about making it home. Then you've got that oilcooler BMW went and hung on the right guard - you'd need to get the Touratech kit and stick that up under the tank, etc. etc. But Duane does make a pretty persuasive case for roadbikes...
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Old 03-23-2006, 09:23 AM   #294
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yeah my cooler is relocated, so all is more of a leaning toward taking it off compromise. I ride more on bad pavement than dirt so...

They are probably coming off.
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Old 04-02-2006, 07:11 AM   #295
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excellent

nice pic. Heading out to make mine look more like that.

Doubt it will get that gnarly today.

Just gravel and levee roads.
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Old 04-02-2006, 09:38 AM   #296
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And now for the opposite- just finished restoration.
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Old 04-02-2006, 09:40 AM   #297
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Old 04-02-2006, 10:12 AM   #298
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Old 04-02-2006, 04:24 PM   #299
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Old 04-03-2006, 12:29 AM   #300
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This is helgaairhead, having a rest after 5 months and 36.000 k's touring all around Australia 2005.
She is now having a rest, waiting for the snow and the slippery roades to dry up. Living in the southern part of Norway in a little town by the costal line called Arendal.

To my friends in Oz, thank's for a wonderfull time and for the support getting me and helgaairhead trough your wonderfull country.

Catch ya later.

Helge/helgaairhead :-)
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