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Old 04-11-2013, 08:58 AM   #31
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I did the exact thing I've done to every bike I've owned the last 45yrs and that is nothing. Some of those old bikes I must admit I did a few things to like getting rid of points ignition. Other than that I never see much sense in altering the factory bike. I'd like a GPS, but other than that I see no need for anything. I've ridden mine 800 miles in a day and I can do 800 miles OK factory. Good enough for me and I still think the stock setup is nicer looking than the mods added, but opinions vary. That's mine though.

In my opinion EVERY adventure styled bike requires Crash Bars, especially this one. Maybe a back brace for lifting too
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:13 AM   #32
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In my opinion EVERY adventure styled bike requires Crash Bars, especially this one. Maybe a back brace for lifting too
The Super Tenere does come with a small crash bar each side.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:20 AM   #33
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The Super Tenere does come with a small crash bar each side.

Wow, did not notice that. I have two buddies with S10's with BEEFY bars couldnt see any others.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:34 AM   #34
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This video here shows a fall at low speed and how those bars hold up:


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Old 04-11-2013, 09:55 AM   #35
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This video here shows a fall at low speed and how those bars hold up:



"VERY solid plastic protectors" D'OH!!..no wonder I didnt see any crash bars
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:30 AM   #36
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"VERY solid plastic protectors" D'OH!!..no wonder I didnt see any crash bars
Keeps the weight down so I have a chance of getting a ribbon at the main street drags when I come up against the new Triumph Explorererer!
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:38 PM   #37
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In my opinion EVERY adventure styled bike requires Crash Bars, especially this one. Maybe a back brace for lifting too
Crash bars are on my list. My friend RoyQ recommended the GIVIs. Says you can still get the side panels off if needed. I have had good results with GIVI gear in the past so I will likely give them a try.

Thanks for the input guys. Keep it coming.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:43 PM   #38
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Crash bars are on my list. My friend RoyQ recommended the GIVIs. Says you can still get the side panels off if needed. I have had good results with GIVI gear in the past so I will likely give them a try.

Thanks for the input guys. Keep it coming.

I loved my Givi's on my KLR...cant stand their option for my 800XC. Sucks as I would have given them more business.

Good luck!
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:46 PM   #39
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Keeps the weight down so I have a chance of getting a ribbon at the main street drags when I come up against the new Triumph Explorererer!

Be easy on the tacos and cerveza the night before, you'll do fine!!!
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:03 PM   #40
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Altrider makes a great set of bars and skid plate. Be sure to look at them cloesly!
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:06 PM   #41
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On behalf of all the aftermarket retailers may I offer you a simple ?

How could you not farkle a bike? That just goes against all that is holy about
bike ownership. Now get out there and buy some shit!!!
Well, look at his avatar. He's on a Goldwing. That bike has more stock accessories than my Cage.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:14 PM   #42
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Crash bars are on my list. My friend RoyQ recommended the GIVIs. Says you can still get the side panels off if needed. I have had good results with GIVI gear in the past so I will likely give them a try.

Thanks for the input guys. Keep it coming.
Was very happy with Givi on my Vfr and Strom- well made with nice fit and finish.

NOT happy with these. Welds and paint quality that look more like cheap lawn furniture than something for a m/c. The crossbar has pressed in studs instead of nuts and bolts . No torque settings in instructions- you have to look around the web to find them.

Didn't feel so bad about taking new bars and welding tabs for the Piaa lights . When I get the time, they will get bead blasted, and powder coated after cleaning up the welds ( theirs not mine).

Spend the $. Get the Alt Rider.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:14 PM   #43
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Altrider makes a great set of bars and skid plate. Be sure to look at them cloesly!
Cajun, you are the second person to recommend the Altrider skid plate. Now on my list... Thanks.
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On behalf of all the aftermarket retailers may I offer you a simple ?

How could you not farkle a bike? That just goes against all that is holy about
bike ownership. Now get out there and buy some shit!!!
100% agreed - no way on the planet I could ride this bike long haul 500+ miles with the stock windscreen. I would go insane...
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:05 PM   #45
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Cajun, you are the second person to recommend the Altrider skid plate. Now on my list... Thanks.
I scrapped the OEM plate for an Altrider plate, engine guards and rack. Good quality stuff.
Still bent the bash plate up, just didn't have to worry about the sump mount of the OEM.
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