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Offline tomcat

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Crash bar test.
« on: February 12, 2020, 10:23:52 AM »
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Offline RIMark

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Re: Crash bar test.
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 01:13:52 AM »
Awesome!  Who takes a new bike and drags it over rocks with a fork lift?  Best crash bar demo I've ever seen! :005:
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Re: Crash bar test.
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 07:19:39 PM »
*Originally Posted by RIMark [+]
Awesome!  Who takes a new bike and drags it over rocks with a fork lift? 

someone who wants to sell enough crash bars to buy a new bike :P

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Re: Crash bar test.
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 08:29:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by AdamChandler [+]
someone who wants to sell enough crash bars to buy a new bike :P
They'll have to sell a lot of crash bars to buy a new 850, then again, I see on the Outback Motortek website that the $285 crash bars are "Sold Out".  $285 seems like a good deal, I paid $260 for my Givi crash bars but I might like the design of these better.  The Givi are plenty stout enough but I can't find a decent spot to mount highway pegs, all the tubing is at weird angles.  I did recently "test" the Givi crash bars with a very gentle drop on a narrow trail, it did the job, not a scratch anywhere.   :028:
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Offline duncanmacster

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Re: Crash bar test.
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2020, 08:45:37 AM »
I have had the misfortune of falling of four times recently, albeit at very slow speeds, going up steep, dry, rocky tracks. The crash bars and pannier racks have a few minor scratches, the rest of the bike is unmarked. I am probably very fortunate. But I am also very chuffed.

« Last Edit: February 20, 2020, 08:48:48 AM by duncanmacster »
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Re: Crash bar test.
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2020, 03:45:10 AM »
Duncanmacster, what skid plate do you have. I have a 750 without one and I like the coverage of yours. Thanks
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Re: Crash bar test.
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2020, 03:50:11 AM »
Hi Pablo, it is BMW. Cheers
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Re: Crash bar test.
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2020, 04:17:05 AM »
Thanks. I was hoping not to spend that much but it looks like Iíll have to bite the bullet.
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Re: Crash bar test.
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2020, 03:06:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by AdamChandler [+]
someone who wants to sell enough crash bars to buy a new bike :P

Ok so I have a set of these due to arrive late this week, once I have had some time over the next couple of weeks i will do a review.  :173:
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Re: Crash bar test.
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2020, 08:34:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by duncanmacster [+]
I have had the misfortune of falling of four times recently, albeit at very slow speeds, going up steep, dry, rocky tracks. The crash bars and pannier racks have a few minor scratches, the rest of the bike is unmarked. I am probably very fortunate. But I am also very chuffed.

Further to the above, this past weekend I attended a two day BMW Adventure off-road training course. The instruction was excellent and the opportunity to practice the skills under supervision was so helpful. There was quite a bit of guys tumbling off - even doing ultra slow turns in the gravel car park - as well as going up some of the embankments and hills. I am pleased to say I stayed upright; but know that in the afternoons I did not push myself too hard because I was tiring. (I am approaching 69.)

It was quite amazing to see how the skills and confidence levels of the participants improved over two short days. Unless you are a natural, doing such a course is highly recommended.
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