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Re: Crash bars could save you money but not your embarrassment
Reply #10 on: October 02, 2020, 04:31:20 AM
*Originally Posted by Dragon88 [+]
I got caught with some very fine dust on a shiny tar surface somewhere in the north of Pakistan last year. Downhill corner and suddenly was sliding down the road at about 50klm/hr. Watched as I and the bike parted company and she slid a further 10 metres or so down the road. Aside from a graze on the Heed upper (RHS) and a grind on the front corner of the Triumph plastic box there was ZERO damage. For mine, upper crash bars should be the very first upgrade a rider makes.

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Re: Crash bars could save you money but not your embarrassment
Reply #11 on: October 02, 2020, 06:26:41 AM
When you flip the bike at speed, they work but do end up looking rather used....



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Re: Crash bars could save you money but not your embarrassment
Reply #12 on: October 02, 2020, 04:29:33 PM
they did their job, and did it well! clean it up, tape it up/paint it up & keep on riding. those battle scars are proud little things.  :047:
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Re: Crash bars could save you money but not your embarrassment
Reply #13 on: October 17, 2020, 09:59:38 PM
well this afternoon I put a deposite down on a new shiney white  Tiger....1st thing I did when i got home  was order a pair of SW motech crash bars for the top half....cannot understand why Triumph make crash bars for the bottom half ...but dont have anything for the top ....
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Re: Crash bars could save you money but not your embarrassment
Reply #14 on: October 18, 2020, 09:44:16 AM
When you flip the bike at speed, they work but do end up looking rather used....
Stillwobbling which bars are they? 
Reason I ask is I had a "SaD" last year when it rolled off side stand on a slope (thought it was in gear but obviously not).  SW Motech uppers did their job but only just - left bar was bent in very close to tank plastics.  I don't think if it were going down the road it would have been such a lucky escape. Just saying as it may save someone else. 

and yes I did manage to straighten it at home with a crow bar...................
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Re: Crash bars could save you money but not your embarrassment
Reply #15 on: October 18, 2020, 03:00:53 PM
These were the HEED bars

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Re: Crash bars could save you money but not your embarrassment
Reply #16 on: October 18, 2020, 03:10:52 PM
These were the HEED bars
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Re: Crash bars could save you money but not your embarrassment
Reply #17 on: October 26, 2020, 01:14:27 AM
Hi, my name is Paul911 and I have a problem. I too dropped my bike.

I had to make a tight left hand turn from a stop, stalled it, and dropped it. It was very slow so I was fine (I bailed). The bike needed a new clutch lever, new signal, new Triumph badge on the left and the silver metalized plastic bit behind that. The blue pieces needed some careful epoxy work on the screw holes inside but the outsides weren't damaged. Total bill for the drop was $250 so I feel like I got off easy. Replacing the parts was mercifully easy too.

So, do I need both upper and lower crash bars if I'm never going to ride off road? I suspect the answer is "more is better", bit I don't love the looks of the upper bars.

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Re: Crash bars could save you money but not your embarrassment
Reply #18 on: October 26, 2020, 05:17:04 AM
*Originally Posted by Paul911 [+]
So, do I need both upper and lower crash bars if I'm never going to ride off road? I suspect the answer is "more is better", bit I don't love the looks of the upper bars.

Without question... The uppers and lowers are worth their weight in gold. You'll get over the looks. I have the OEM lowers and SW-Motech uppers. The only issue about the uppers is they can make taking the tank off a bit more tedious. Worth it though.

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Re: Crash bars could save you money but not your embarrassment
Reply #19 on: October 26, 2020, 09:52:39 AM
Without question... The uppers and lowers are worth their weight in gold. You'll get over the looks. I have the OEM lowers and SW-Motech uppers. The only issue about the uppers is they can make taking the tank off a bit more tedious. Worth it though.

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