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Old Today, 04:51 PM   #1
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Damn Crash Bars!

Looks like my bike is probably totaled, from a 20mph collision. I thought "protection" was a good thing?
The Hepco-Becker crash bars broke the transmission housing, and replacing it is over half the value of the bike. Then add the other little bits and pieces, like headlight assembly, clutch reservoir and hand guard, windscreen, and valve cover.

Dammit! It's insured, but I love that bike





I'm gonna hide in the basement and feel sorry for myself.
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Old Today, 04:53 PM   #2
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Sozz dude....never good to hear...onwards and upwards...
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Old Today, 05:19 PM   #3
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I'm gonna hide in the basement and feel sorry for myself.

That leads me to believe that YOU"RE ALRIGHT..something which shouldn't be minimized...20 MPH or not.
BMW will build another one.

Glad to hear that you're well (except for that running down into the basement part).

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Old Today, 05:27 PM   #4
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ATGATT?
Yes, always. But I ended up needing reconstructive surgery on my knee anyway. Broke the collar bone too. I'll be off my feet for another 2 months!

Thankfully, the paramedics didn't choose to cut the jacket and pants off(like everything else), so I've still got them.

But my point was about protection for the bike! Sure wish it worked better!
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Old Today, 07:44 PM   #5
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Looks like my bike is probably totaled, from a 20mph collision
what did you collide with ?

any pictures.

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Old Today, 07:50 PM   #6
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I've seen more bikes totalled as a result of engine protection bars (particularly non-oem ones) then without. The engine protection bars are only good as a pivot point for turning it while on it's side when offroad or to rest your feet on while on the highway,......otherwise they are more costs, weight and higher chance they'll cause more damage then protect when the actual crashing takes place.

Heal up, I've had 2.5 fractures this year myself, all from offroad hare scramble racing but no fun none the less!
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