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Old 09-19-2013, 10:26 AM   #61
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Impressive indeed. I think all manufacturers should "crash test" their bars.
Does this qualify as a test:

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Old 09-20-2013, 04:40 PM   #62
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That's very impressive. It looks like the bars didn't bend at all?
The bars did not bend. The impact was hard enough to dimple them slightly where they hit the ground, but other than that (plus a few scratches) they came out fine.

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Old 09-21-2013, 12:40 AM   #63
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The bars did not bend. The impact was hard enough to dimple them slightly where they hit the ground, but other than that (plus a few scratches) they came out fine.

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Very impressive. They look the part now, as well!
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:17 PM   #64
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After much debate I finally went with the Touratech crash bars, upper & lower, in fact I went with several other of their items as well. As luck would have it, ordered yesterday, and while I was out UPS attempted to deliver mid day today, but with signature required... They'll be back tomorrow!!
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:22 PM   #65
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While I currently have BMW bars and a pan on my bike, I have purchased the Altrider set. They should be here before the end of next month.
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:53 AM   #66
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While I currently have BMW bars and a pan on my bike, I have purchased the Altrider set. They should be here before the end of next month.
I'm thinking of ditching my BMW bars and going for something else instead.
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:09 AM   #67
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I'm thinking of ditching my BMW bars and going for something else instead.
I had a slow drop and the BMW bar has bent slightly. I think that they are only good for parking lot drops.
Altrider products are expensive and slow getting to market but they are always top quality. I have them on the K1600 and had them on the Triumph Tiger XC.
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:22 AM   #68
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I'm thinking of ditching my BMW bars and going for something else instead.
Why is that?
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:58 AM   #69
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I just got the production version of the MotoGeist bars. The fit, finish, and overall quality is fantastic. As I don't ride dirt much I wanted something that was not over done and looked like it belonged. The OEM bars looked like they would bend in a tip-over and didn't match the powder coat of the frame.

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Old 10-12-2013, 03:50 PM   #70
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:19 PM   #71
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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.
I had a stupid parking-lot drop months ago, very low speed, and the bar easily bent - I guess that's why they put a rubber stop at the inside of the bars

I'm going to replace the bars over the winter, haven't decided which ones yet but definitely not the BMW ones again.
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:29 AM   #72
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BMW bars are shit, as said slow speed spill and they bend in and allow the cylinder to be exposed to the ground.

Here's one i made earlier.
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:56 AM   #73
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BMW bars are shit, as said slow speed spill and they bend in and allow the cylinder to be exposed to the ground.

Here's one i made earlier.
You're not wrong. Mine rolled off the sidestand a couple of months ago, and scratched the cylinder cover. I was not happy. I'm still in two minds to get the BMW bars off altogether, and not bother with any, but know that if I do, I'll regret it.
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:29 AM   #74
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Are crash bars really necessary if you don't ride dirt?

I took mine off my 1150 a few years ago just to get rid of the weight since I don' ride offroad these days.

Has anyone weighed each of these bars - I'd be interested in that (yes, I am getting a new 1200 early next year).
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:20 AM   #75
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I'd rather have them and never need them, then need them and not have them.
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