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Offline mhartman

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Re: Crash Bars
Reply #20 on: October 27, 2018, 03:17:09 PM
Just a follow up, albeit a few months later...with regards to crash bars...I installed Hepco Becker engine guards and am very happy with them...but being the idiot that I am, I did NOT support the engine initially after removing the factory bolts (in my defense, no where in the English instructions does it mention this) ..so needless to say, I could not line up the replacement bolts correctly...quickly remedied by placing a jack under the engine and ever so gently raised it so all was back in line..tightened everything up nicely...they look as though they came with the bike...have included side views so you can see what protection they will offer...I think they will make good mounting points for some Denali 2.0 lights...ride safe and look thru your turns!









Last Edit: October 27, 2018, 03:48:01 PM by mhartman

Offline gpd323

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Re: Crash Bars
Reply #21 on: October 27, 2018, 09:37:53 PM
I too opted for the SW-Mo crash bars. Very nice and easy to install. No issues with bolt alignment during the install.

Now to add the factory ones I bought to the closet of shame. I have placed them FS on craigslist and no bites!
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Offline Smokin_Joe

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Re: Crash Bars
Reply #22 on: January 18, 2021, 06:10:59 AM
I'm thinking of fitting the Hepco Bekker bars to my Z900RS after dropping it recently.  Luckily I dropped it on the left side but still managed to scratch the case cover, clutch lever, mirror, bar end, speedo housing etc.

Can anyone who has fitted these bars tell me if they will protect the case covers or not?

Do you think the bobbins to protect the front forks and swing arms are worth considering or not?
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Offline peter88

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Re: Crash Bars
Reply #23 on: January 18, 2021, 10:19:21 AM
Why pay insurance to protect your bike in case of an accident, then pay a lot more money to protect your bike in case of an accident....while making your RS look ugly by fitting horrible looking bars, etc....Does my head in....
Last Edit: January 18, 2021, 11:09:28 AM by peter88

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Re: Crash Bars
Reply #24 on: January 18, 2021, 10:22:31 AM
It's not about you.
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Offline peter88

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Re: Crash Bars
Reply #25 on: January 18, 2021, 10:56:31 AM
Fair enough.....Still does my head in though....
Last Edit: January 18, 2021, 11:07:51 AM by peter88

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Re: Crash Bars
Reply #26 on: January 18, 2021, 12:08:21 PM
Some people don't have insurance that pays out for damage they cause themselves. At least in the UK anyway.
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Offline BASS 666

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Re: Crash Bars
Reply #27 on: January 18, 2021, 12:43:59 PM
*Originally Posted by foureyes [+]
Some people don't have insurance that pays out for damage they cause themselves. At least in the UK anyway.

i have fully comp insurance and i have dropped bikes before but i would never tell or claim off the insurance because of the way they crucify you the next time they renew your policy .... just fix it yourself is my way of doing it ....

Offline Dirty Dave

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Re: Crash Bars
Reply #28 on: January 18, 2021, 02:18:55 PM
First mod other than the radiator screen was installing unobtrusive OES frame sliders.
Kawasaki makes some cool looking ones as well.

Accomplishes the same protection in a drop, weighs less, costs less, etc.

Oh, I thought it was all about me........


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Re: Crash Bars
Reply #29 on: January 18, 2021, 05:18:27 PM
*Originally Posted by BASS 666 [+]
i have fully comp insurance and i have dropped bikes before but i would never tell or claim off the insurance because of the way they crucify you the next time they renew your policy .... just fix it yourself is my way of doing it ....

Of course, yeah. I guess it depends how big the bill might be.

A friend and I had a coming together once and we just exchanged parts! Handy having the same bike.
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