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Old 11-06-2013, 09:07 AM   #61
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Thumb First than all!

First thing I bought after getting my bike out from dealer...
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:58 AM   #62
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I like em...



Because of sharp pointy rocks, on some trails I ride.



I don't find them as visually offensive as others.

But if I raced it, of course I wouldn't use them or care...
Dude, that is a sweet lookin ride!
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:00 AM   #63
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I have them on my GS, thankfully they have never ben used!
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:30 PM   #64
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I ride with crash bars because,.... well,... I crash.

I've slid the bike down a section of freshly sealed asphalt on the crash bars and they saved the tanks. I've crashed offroad at least a dozen times and the bars have helped. They are difficult take on and off but worth the hassle. I ride the bike hard and go places I probably shouldn't.

Yes,... I hang them up on tight rocky sections and rutted trails with trees but I still like the protection.
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:02 PM   #65
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I ride with them for the sake of my little friend

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Old 11-07-2013, 12:18 AM   #66
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After thinking about other "elephant" enduros, specificly GS, KTM riders' concerns about the crashbars (weight, drag on a fall, width of the bike etc) is just putting a smile on my face.

That's why I love LC8 Adv!
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:55 PM   #67
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I have them on my 990 but the rh side one is damaged a bit from po. If anyone has one they don't want, I would be interested :)
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:35 AM   #68
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Took mine off...
Tried the KTM ones which aren't much thougher than Parmesan.
The Motech ones are stronger but can cause more damage if bent.
The following pics are of damage caused directly as a result of having crash bars.
Can I say that I wouldn't have incurred more damage without them? Nope, but for the PITA inconvenience of them, they now collect dust in the bin at the back of my garage!

Oil Tank from Motech cross brace. Also seen this on Big Kuri's bike.


Fairing damage from deformation.



Now added some of Crispy's heavy duty vinyl decals and Rade's carbon fibre tank guards for about the same cost of new bars
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Old 11-08-2013, 03:33 AM   #69
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My point of view is that these tanks and fairings are build to deform in the event of crash. Though i´ve seen tanks stay in the deformation, this can be helped with air-compressor and heat.

Yes we´ve seen an pointy rock or the like put a hole through these tanks. But this is where the 2 thingy tanks system shines. Shut off the busted one and ride on the other. That would work for the 950 Adv with the external fuelpump. I´m also hoping there would be an DIY description of making your own external fuelpump for the 990 Adv. It would be very valuable when changing the fuelfilter and service of the fuelpump.

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Old 11-08-2013, 09:46 AM   #70
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My point of view is that these tanks and fairings are build to deform in the event of crash. Though i´ve seen tanks stay in the deformation, this can be helped with air-compressor and heat.

Yes we´ve seen an pointy rock or the like put a hole through these tanks. But this is where the 2 thingy tanks system shines. Shut off the busted one and ride on the other. That would work for the 950 Adv with the external fuelpump. I´m also hoping there would be an DIY description of making your own external fuelpump for the 990 Adv. It would be very valuable when changing the fuelfilter and service of the fuelpump.

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Old 11-08-2013, 03:11 PM   #71
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Wink yes with crashbars...

I just put them on today. I managed to find a damaged pair for 25 Euro's. Had to find the right fittings but...
Fits good, looks good.
Hopefully not using them as he did... Orange bars on white ADV 2009. Sweet!
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:26 PM   #72
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I run with them at the moment, but they do add a lot of width to the bike. I like them as an extra place to rest my feet for those really long days on the slab. I'll have to look into what it takes to fit plastic guards or something to the 950, but for now I'm happy with my bars (motech). I might try to modify them to mount differently in the rear with that hook clamp deal, but I guess I would rather have that clamp break than bend the frame or something. Gotta have a sacrificial link somewhere.
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:27 PM   #73
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no but I have Safari tanks

I don't use crash bars but I have Safari tanks which probably don't need them; I have tested them - I fall down often.

No crash bars keeps the weight down and less hassle with maintenance.

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Old 11-09-2013, 08:10 AM   #74
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I don't use crash bars but I have Safari tanks which probably don't need them; I have tested them - I fall down often.
yep.
Safaris are phucking tough.
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:20 AM   #75
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Picked up a used set of KTM bars. Started to install them and the process changed my mind.

I just use 990 plastic protectors fitted for my 950.

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