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post #1 of 7 Old 08-05-2018, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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Dirtracks Crash Bars

Hi folks,
Found what looks to be a fantastic deal on KLR crash bars, but it looks as though Dirtracks are a Canadian company. Is this so? Also, have any of you here in the states ever ordered from them? If so, any issues?
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-05-2018, 10:03 PM
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I have a set and like them. Ordered them from san diego and they shipped here no problem. Good quality, installs easily. Don't tighten the rear mounts too tight or you'll strip the lower subframe bolt holes.
Dirtracks is also the only company that makes crash bars explicitly compatible with the IMS 10gal tank (as far as I know), and I can say that they're a little bit of a tight fit but feel very secure.

(I know that everyone says the ims tank is robust enough that you don't need crash bars, but I have.... reservations about using a gas tank as physical protection.)



Had mine powdercoated to match the bike.
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Mine came fast. Great quality. And they work. I have dumped the bike on them repeatedly. No problem.
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Does anyone know how they compare in design, price, and function with the Tusk bars?

I have a CycleRack and really like it, but it doesn't accommodate my hard cases very well. I've had to fab up my own Rube Goldberg arrangement to mount them. I'm considering a switch, though I hate to lose the CycleRack rear rack area.

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post #5 of 7 Old 08-13-2018, 04:07 PM
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I'm a new guy here, and don't know much (yet), but I do know that:

1) Yes, Dirtracks is a Canadian company, aka West Coast Moto Shop in Langley BC.

2) They promptly shipped well made crash bars to me I'm very pleased with.

Not that I have a lot of experience to compare to, but these are strong bars, precisely made and bolted right up with the new, longer bolts that were included.
I bought the "full body" model with the wrap around cross bar, and they are rock solid.

The only thing I would do different is spending the extra to have them powder coated from Dirtracks instead of raw and painting them myself.

I would buy from them again.
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Does anyone know how they compare in design, price, and function with the Tusk bars?
My brother and I bought '18 KLR's and I went with Tusk and he went with Dirtracks crash bars. My Tusk have an awful vibration around 2700rpm. The Dirtracks on my brothers bike dont have a weird vibration. Although the bar that runs across the front for the mounting tabs are bent and not lined up.

We both have the side racks from Dirtracks. Welds are not the best and were smoothed with a grinder to not make it look so bad. I've had to bend the right side away from my bike because it was rubbing against my plastics.

My brother wishes he would have went with Tusk. I'm not a fan of the wrap around crash bar around the front but that's personal preference. Overall I'm happy with my Tusk crash bars they seem solid and sleek. Neither of us have crashed yet but I should be able to let you know after this weekend.
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Thanks Hagan!

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