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05-02-2019 03:45 PM
samuel
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Originally Posted by jfederline View Post
If considering SW Motech for better placement of bars, also consider Alba Racing's KLR crash bars. I picked these up last year for my gen 2. Same geometry, better bracing, easier install, less expensive ($164), Calif. company. Works with skid plates designed to work with SW, and no vibration at all, too. A better version of SW in my opinion.

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Ooh those are better braced…

https://teamalbaracing.com/i-2390076...rash-bars.html
05-02-2019 07:05 AM
jfederline If considering SW Motech for better placement of bars, also consider Alba Racing's KLR crash bars. I picked these up last year for my gen 2. Same geometry, better bracing, easier install, less expensive ($164), Calif. company. Works with skid plates designed to work with SW, and no vibration at all, too. A better version of SW in my opinion.

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04-25-2019 04:38 PM
samuel Seems to me this is one of the reasons peopel say SW Motech's kit is the best:







Seems like Givi is actually the worst, at least of those three.

Here's an article about different bars on a site site that is, I believe, run buy one of the guys here:

https://kamoklr.blogspot.com/2015/12...r-options.html
04-25-2019 03:09 PM
Dicky
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Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
What, exactly, was the damage to the CARBURETOR?

As in, cracked casting, etc.

Looks like, possibly, the carb may have been only disconnected from its rubber hose "manifolds," no obvious carburetor per se damage obviously visible to me; not saying it ain't THERE!

A 15-foot fall? Not sure I'd want join THAN trail ride, given my lack of skill and competence.


Yes, the bar touched the carburetor. It did not cause rupture, just moved it a little bit. What I did not like was the direction where the bar was bent, entering the area of the engine.
04-25-2019 02:44 PM
samuel Looks like Givi bars, am I right?
04-25-2019 02:39 PM
Dicky
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Originally Posted by Voyager View Post
Not sure what you mean by “slipped by 5 meters.” Do you mean the bike fell from a height of 5 meters? If that is the case, then I would say the crash bars did a remarkable job. What brand are the bars?

the bike fell and continued to slide for 5 meters. Is Givi
04-25-2019 12:23 PM
pdwestman I'll suggest that that crash bar & bag bracketry did as good of job as possible if you were in rocky terrain.

Without the forward crash bar the forward shroud probably would have been ripped completely off the bike & the tank majorly dented.

Best to CHECK the wire bundle going to the fairing, between fuel tank and coolant reservoir bracket, is Not Trapped and rubbing on the tank seam, Dicky.

Glad to hear your friend is OK!
04-25-2019 11:11 AM
Damocles What, exactly, was the damage to the CARBURETOR?

As in, cracked casting, etc.

Looks like, possibly, the carb may have been only disconnected from its rubber hose "manifolds," no obvious carburetor per se damage obviously visible to me; not saying it ain't THERE!

A 15-foot fall? Not sure I'd want join THAN trail ride, given my lack of skill and competence.
04-25-2019 10:17 AM
Voyager
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Originally Posted by Dicky View Post
The motorcycle slipped by 5 meters and thus the crash bar was bent. The bike is from a motorcyclist friend. He received no injuries or serious blows.
Not sure what you mean by “slipped by 5 meters.” Do you mean the bike fell from a height of 5 meters? If that is the case, then I would say the crash bars did a remarkable job. What brand are the bars?
04-25-2019 10:06 AM
DPelletier Bars can only do so much but I'd much rather have that bike the way it is than if it didn't have crash bars as the damage likely would have been much worse.

2 cents.
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