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Old 05-13-2013, 06:27 PM   #61
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:10 PM   #62
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Did you have the Touratech and BMW powder coating stripped then re-powder coated?

After seeing your pics, I am convinced I want to get mine painted black along with the aluminum BMW skid plate. I am contemplating just sanding the surface enough to rough it up and then spray paint it black. Not sure what the best way to go.

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Old 05-13-2013, 08:13 PM   #63
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I like that! Bike is looking good...

I ended up going with the TT as well. It was a hard decision between them and Holan.

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Old 05-13-2013, 08:35 PM   #64
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Did you have the Touratech and BMW powder coating stripped then re-powder coated?

After seeing your pics, I am convinced I want to get mine painted black along with the aluminum BMW skid plate. I am contemplating just sanding the surface enough to rough it up and then spray paint it black. Not sure what the best way to go.

Thanks!
The TouraTech bars are stainless. They powdercoated up real nice and it was relatively cheap. I am pleased with how it has come out with all I've put on it. I like the subtle-looking protection measures. BDCW protection is subtle-except for the mongo bash plate that will surely take a beating.

I also put a full Arrow system on it with Swain Tech ceramic coating (vs Jet Hot)
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:50 PM   #65
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Has anyone tried mounting the TT upper to an ALTRIDER lower?
From what I can tell both front crossbars look to be at the same height !!
I'd be first in line for those uppers if they matched my ALTRIDER crash guard.o
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:06 AM   #66
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The crash bars are meant to be used over and again, meaning you may drop it many times over a number of years and they should still work but clearly just one good drop will crack plastic and the rad is close by.

I bought the engine crash bars when I bought my bike because at the time, Aug 2012, there were no bars available for the 2013 F800GS - certainly not on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It wasnt what I wanted, I specified that I wanted solid crash bars to the sales girl at (edit:i removed the dealer name) and she assured me that these are great. They are not
The Touratech or BMW bars look great but they do not protect the upper plastic and the first time I just let the bike over while stopped (it stalled on a grass hill as I was turning into a campsite) the bars bent in and made contact with the clutch cover. They do not seem to be really solid to me. I bent them back out a millimeter with a good solid pull and later a little more with a lever.
So I am in a similar position, as I am undecided whether to buy the $300 upper bars from Touratech or dump the engine bars and get a new crash bar complete.
I emailed Touratech and asked about the durability of the upper bars and they said there are too many variables to say but the bras have been used in the GS Trophy and said they worked well. It's difficult to say what that means but I'm thinking that perhaps the upper bar mounts solidify an otherwise not so solid setup.
I told the sales girl at (edit: removed the dealer name) about the bars bending and she replied they are designed to be bent back. Hmmmm.

I have the BMW crash bars on my 2013 F8 and i reckon they work like a charm. Solid and dont look to shabby if i must say myself. I guess you should just look aorund at different styles and see what suits you best.

I plan on giving the bars a test a good ruff around this weekend and il let you know if i encounter any major problemo's

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Old 05-27-2013, 03:46 AM   #67
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Be careful. You'll find the rad cover contacting the ground with that bar.

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Old 05-31-2013, 09:37 AM   #68
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Adventure Spec crash bars and skid plate. They have awesome protection.
I tried them out. They work!!
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:25 AM   #69
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I had the Touratech stainless crash bars stripped and powder coated. I really like the look better this way. Decided to leave the skid plate aluminum though.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:17 AM   #70
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2014 TT upper engine/fairing guard

Hopefully T/T will turn out the upper engine/fairing guard for the F800 GSA...I shall patiently wait....


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Old 06-18-2013, 09:36 AM   #71
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Hopefully T/T will turn out the upper engine/fairing guard for the F800 GSA...I shall patiently wait...

Me too! I spoke with them the other day and they said while they have not heard anything (yet) about the upper guard being available or in production they assured me that they will be in the works shortly as they predict a lot of sales of the 2014 f800GSA.
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:42 PM   #72
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Me too! I spoke with them the other day and they said while they have not heard anything (yet) about the upper guard being available or in production they assured me that they will be in the works shortly as they predict a lot of sales of the 2014 f800GSA.
I have read that you have to watch the weld quality on the TT engine guards....I don't mind forking over the $$$ but quality needs to be top shelf, clean, and professional looking. Time will tell...
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:26 PM   #73
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I watch mine everytime I get on it.....look solid to me. Going to try not test them though.


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I have read that you have to watch the weld quality on the TT engine guards....I don't mind forking over the $$$ but quality needs to be top shelf, clean, and professional looking. Time will tell...
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:54 PM   #74
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The welds look solid ... but they are not perdy by any means
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:37 PM   #75
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The welds look solid ... but they are not perdy by any means
MKorn....exactly, I am sure they will hold up fine, but it would be nice if TT would clean up those welds and make em Perdy...."Hans" the robot must have had the shakes...lol!
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