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Old 02-18-2009, 05:48 PM   #1
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F800GS Holan Crashbars report

Can anyone that has the Holan Crashbars installed on their F800GS give me a bit of info?

1) Did they install easy?

2) Do they actually protect the side panels?

3) What are your general thoughts on them?

Thanks!
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:57 PM   #2
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Can anyone that has the Holan Crashbars installed on their F800GS give me a bit of info?

1) Did they install easy?

2) Do they actually protect the side panels?

3) What are your general thoughts on them?

Thanks!
I do not think they are shipping yet. I like the design concept with the "sacrificial bolts" to the engine. They look very similar to the Hepko-Becker in terms of coverage and general layout. I installed the HB's in about an hour, and I am very slow. I would expect the Holan's to bolt right up no problem at all. I know of several people with Holan's on order (not all F8 BTW). I do not know of anyone who has received any actual product.
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:54 PM   #3
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I've had mine for a couple of months now. I went down once in the ice. Can't find a scratch.
I would recommend them for fit and finish, and being very out of the way.
When I take a real digger, I'll report back.


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Old 02-18-2009, 07:31 PM   #4
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What is that ginormous bolt in your brake pedal for?


Nice lookin' bars, btw.
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:52 PM   #5
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What is that ginormous bolt in your brake pedal for?


Nice lookin' bars, btw.
The bolt is gone since I put the lowboy footpegs on.
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:06 PM   #6
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lowboy footpegs?

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The bolt is gone since I put the lowboy footpegs on.
What's the "lowboy footpegs"?
I would like to lower the footpegs to open my knee angle.
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:09 PM   #7
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http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog...roducts_id/428

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Old 02-18-2009, 11:57 PM   #8
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How are they for vibe dampening at speed though? I've got a bad knee so i'd be concerned about losing the rubber.

... and sorry for hijacking the thread a bit

thanks, Mark
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:02 PM   #9
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I do not think they are shipping yet. I like the design concept with the "sacrificial bolts" to the engine. They look very similar to the Hepko-Becker in terms of coverage and general layout. I installed the HB's in about an hour, and I am very slow. I would expect the Holan's to bolt right up no problem at all. I know of several people with Holan's on order (not all F8 BTW). I do not know of anyone who has received any actual product.
Mine are sitting in my garage awaiting the arrival of my F800GS so I can install them. So I can confirm they are shipping. But due to the lack of the bike I can't comment on the installation. They do look well made, and I don't expect any trouble fitting them up by their appearance.
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:47 PM   #10
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I have had the Holan bars in my garage for a month. I will mount them tomorrow as my bike now, after 3 months, is back from repairs.

They seem to fit easy also with BMW big bashplate. I will mention tomorrow if there is any problems.

I think they represent the best balance between beeing robust but not too dominant and not in the way for my knees
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:52 PM   #11
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I just recently put a set on the F8. They look like OEM, great lines. For me they were not the easiest to install, it took a couple hours to work out the sequence to get everything to fit properly. The workmanship and material are very good. They contour the plastic very well and feel solid as a rock. I haven't ops checked them (and don't plan to) but feel confident that they will do the job. I'll shoot some pics and post later.
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:10 PM   #12
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These look very nice, but are "out of stock" at the US distributer (according to their website). They are also $250 + shipping here in the US. In their home country they list for the euro equivalent of $200. I won't deny they appear better engineered than most.

Guess I'll wait for them to re-stock before I agonize over price.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:28 PM   #13
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These look very nice, but are "out of stock" at the US distributer (according to their website). They are also $250 + shipping here in the US. In their home country they list for the euro equivalent of $200. I won't deny they appear better engineered than most.

Guess I'll wait for them to re-stock before I agonize over price.
I got mine from F800Depot just a few weeks ago. Might want to see if they still have some of them there.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:56 PM   #14
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Yup - they are out of stock at the moment, and we're having difficulty keeping them in stock. The shipment due in tomorrow is sold out, and there are only a grand total of 3 remaining from the shipment due to leave the EU next Wednesday / Thursday, arriving in the US close to the end of the month.

I'd be more than happy to answer any questions about the product or lead time, as I pretty much run the show when in comes to Holan in the US.




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Old 02-20-2009, 06:54 AM   #15
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I've got them on my F650GS. I had issues with the right side mounting plate (mounts to engine then bars bolt to plate) not fitting due to interference with the clutch cover. I had to grind considerable metal off the plate before it fit. Only other issue was the alignment of the parts that cross in front of the engine ( took a little force to get them aligned so they could be bolted together). I am, however, very happy with the holans. Very nicely made, pretty light weight, look good and (hopefully) give good protection. -- alonzo
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