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Old 08-06-2013, 02:03 AM   #16
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SW Motech for me.






















Don't forget the cheap Wunderlich final drive slider, cheap insurance!

Voz did you get them in Sydney? Whereabouts?

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Old 08-06-2013, 02:14 AM   #17
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Voz, hi

Where did you get the bars?

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Old 08-06-2013, 06:04 AM   #18
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Voz, hi

Where did you get the bars?

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Local SW Motech distributor in Australia.

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Old 08-06-2013, 07:29 AM   #19
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I got touratech, easy to fit and looks good, plus point is stainless.

However, the upper bars won't fit with the oem aux led lights. I wanted uppers which is why I went TT over BMW. Only found out by chance before delivery of the uppers when someone mentioned that issue on the forum...

Had I realised, I would have gone BMW.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:07 AM   #20
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I can tell you from personal experience that the Adventure Designs work. On both sides! They absolutely saved my ass in the middle of no where last fall. 35-40 mph low side and the bike went off a 10 foot embankment. Some minor scratches on the bars. They didn't budge. Pannier was toast but the bike was fine.

http://www.advdesigns.com/r1gsaenguex.html
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:28 AM   #21
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Went with TT myself. Lots of good reviews out there. Kinda pricey but I guess you get what you pay for (stainless). Also, as a bonus, they work pretty well when I want to kick my legs out for a bit!!
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:06 PM   #22
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Local SW Motech distributor in Australia.

www.motorradgarage.com.au
Thanks Voz

Will give them a call when home.

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Old 09-04-2013, 07:13 AM   #23
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Touratech:



Hepco Becker:



SW Motech:



MotoGeist:

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Old 09-04-2013, 09:06 AM   #24
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Some shots to add to the info here. Everything is available from Twisted Throttle in North America.





SW-MOTECH Upper Crashbars available HERE

SW-MOTECH Lower Crashbars available HERE

Good coverage in a slide.



Valve maintenance is no issue. No need to remove or even loosen the lower crashbars to adjust the valves



See Twisted Throttles R1200GS project bike HERE



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Old 09-05-2013, 05:05 AM   #25
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crash bars

Had Touratech bars on my GS for years, found the connections in front of the bike to be a real pain (for me) to line up and secure with the two bolts. Recently bought a set of ALTrider's, much better tig welds, and a solid 6" S.S. drilled bar to connect. They also fit the 2013WC. I do like the looks of the MotoGeist though.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:28 AM   #26
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Thumb SW-Motech

I've had SW-Motech bars on my 08 and '10 GSs and got them for my '13 GS LC. They seem to be the only ones that don't need to be loosened or taken off to get to the valves. High build quality and rock solid when installed. Also, a great platform for stretching my legs when need be.

Also, I was blown over by a 60mph gust while stopped by the side of a road in SW NM a couple years ago on my '08 GS w/the SW-Motech bars. I had my feet firmly planted on the ground and the wind was a steady 40mph but the gust was just too much. It really surprised us (had a pillion w/me working as a timeboard for a pro bike race). Once we stopped rolling down the embankment to the right of the shoulder, we picked up the bike and I looked for damage. The highway peg on the right crash guard was scratched a bit as was the right plastic hand guard and the front right corner of the Jesse bags was scraped. That was all! Hence my loyalty to SW-Motech bars.
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:51 AM   #27
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MotoGeist:

These look like the best 2 options, but I prefer the colour of the Hepco
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:47 AM   #28
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I have the black H & B bars. Dropped it in the dirt last week and they did a great job. I can not even see a scratch on the black powder coating. The other thing I really like is that it is very comfortable stretching your legs over the top on long rides.
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:32 AM   #29
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Bars

I did an installation for a friend just yesterday of SW's. They very well made and relatively easy to fit. Just make sure you have Torx 55. We had to run out mid installation to go buy one. Also fit the bottom first then the top.

As a matter of interest should you decide to go for SW's radiator guards fit them first before the bars cause you need to remove the side panels. With the TT guards you don't need to.
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:34 AM   #30
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Maybe this is a silly question, but have any of you tried to get an oil filter wrench on your oil filter with these crash bars in place?
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