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Old 09-10-2013, 09:30 PM   #46
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there was a bike that left my dealership with just a combination and the truth is I didn't like it that much because the caller of the bars was slightly different and while the attachment point with adjustable enough I still think touratech upper bars are meant to be with touratech lower bars which cover more of the cylinder had in the first place. this is obviously just my opinion and I wish that I had taken a picture of that show you but I've seen it both ways and I've chosen to put the touratech on the top and the bottom... for what that's worth which I understand might be very little
The info is useful, would really like to see those non-existent pictures. Getting closer to making a decision.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:25 AM   #47
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I could, but now I won't have to. Plus, my ride to a dealer is a 300 mile round trip, I don't really want to do it without bars...
a dangerous ride ...barless ... lol
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:28 AM   #48
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The info is useful, would really like to see those non-existent pictures. Getting closer to making a decision.
I really wish I had taken some pictures and I'm happy the touratech has made their upper bars so that they are adjustable enough to fit with the BMW lower bars but somehow buying the upper and lower from the same manufacturer just makes more sense. Again this is just the opinion of one man and I could be wrong because it isn't just about appearance but about effectiveness and I'm sure that both will work just fine and after all that's the reason we are paying money (and a very high price by the way) for them to be installed
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:28 AM   #49
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a dangerous ride ...barless ... lol
LOL from ME, too
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:44 AM   #50
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We had the “opportunity” to put our crash bars to the test last weekend - our R 1200 GSW was high-sided on a hard-pack gravel logging road this weekend at approximately 65 mph. The bike hit the ground going about 50 mph. Here are some pictures of the outcome.

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The crash bars took the brunt of the impact – the only damage to the cylinder head is superficial scratches from the uneven road surface.

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The impact was so violent it actually ejected the lock cylinder out from under the seat. Even the rubber cap on the telever fork union came winging off from the impact forces. The 1.25” bars did an amazing job in such a powerful crash.

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The geometry of the crash bars completely protected the handlebars and front fairings. You can see some blemishes on the mirror where it lightly touched the ground - note that the bar end wasn’t chewed up as is normally typical in this kind of crash.

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No damage here either.

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The rear differential also impacted the ground resulting in some scrapes. However the bike was still completely rideable – no mechanical damage or harm to the controls. In fact, after the wreck the bike was ridden over 50 miles back to our shop to get these pictures. We’re also happy to report that other than a few bruises, the rider is just fine.

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While all crashes are different, we feel this is a strong demonstration of the protection our design offers. The weight of the R 1200 GSW requires a strong mounting system that is well integrated into the bike. The 1.25” bars really proved their worth by hardly flexing under tremendous load.
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:15 PM   #51
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I am sorry to hear about that high side but the results are very impressive and I'm glad that you took the time to show them to us here. Most importantly the rider was okay because that's what we care about above all else
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:38 PM   #52
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That's very impressive. It looks like the bars didn't bend at all?
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:19 PM   #53
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Impressive indeed. I think all manufacturers should "crash test" their bars.
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Old 09-18-2013, 02:44 PM   #54
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Glad that you are OK, but I have seen far more damage from far less impact speed ... could it also be your good fortune or the grace of God as much as the bars?
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:46 PM   #55
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Now you have to appreciate a company that's willing to go the extra mile and step up to the pump to show off their products abilities.
I have to admit that I didn't think too much of these fat ugly bars until seeing this demo.
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:59 PM   #56
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That really is quite remarkable. I may have to take a closer look at a set of those bars.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:49 AM   #57
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Now you have to appreciate a company that's willing to go the extra mile and step up to the pump to show off their products abilities.
I have to admit that I didn't think too much of these fat ugly bars until seeing this demo.
I think we should ask BMW, Touratech and Hepco & Becker to do the same test, and post up the results here!
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:43 AM   #58
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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?
Did my oil last weekend. No complaints with the OEM crash bars installed.
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:20 AM   #59
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:19 AM   #60
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I think we should ask BMW, Touratech and Hepco & Becker to do the same test, and post up the results here!

Now there's a great idea.

If I live up to my past it shouldn't be much longer and I'll be able to post a report on the BMW bars, knock on wood that this isn't the case though cuz now days pain hurts.
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