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Re: crash bars
Reply #30 on: May 21, 2021, 12:32:12 PM
Hello All...
Does anyone have experience of the AS3 Performance engine bars ?
https://www.as3performance.co.uk/triumph-tiger-1200-xca-xcx-xrt-2018-2019-as3-performance-crash-bars-guards-black/

I bought a belly pan (for another bike) off them a while ago, which was pretty good, but can't find any reviews for their crash bars  :084:

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Re: crash bars
Reply #31 on: May 21, 2021, 06:54:55 PM
Been toying with the idea of crash bars, but after being swerved off my (955i - sorry!) bike by a black Golf, (turned right without indicating just as I was alongside). The upper bars that were fitted broke off the engine mounting casting lugs, holed the tank and the bike was written off...

Wonder if the bike would have got away a little better without the bars???
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Re: crash bars
Reply #32 on: May 21, 2021, 10:04:47 PM
*Originally Posted by Champy72 [+]
Been toying with the idea of crash bars, but after being swerved off my (955i - sorry!) bike by a black Golf, (turned right without indicating just as I was alongside). The upper bars that were fitted broke off the engine mounting casting lugs, holed the tank and the bike was written off...

Wonder if the bike would have got away a little better without the bars???
I think the two scenarios where crash bars usually save a bike are tip overs and low- side slides. High-sides and collisions are probably too much to ask of them.
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Re: crash bars
Reply #33 on: May 21, 2021, 11:09:22 PM
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
I think the two scenarios where crash bars usually save a bike are tip overs and low- side slides. High-sides and collisions are probably too much to ask of them.

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The only exception to collisions are the low-angle, slow speed glances (not collisions) in protecting your knees and lower legs. In one case a vehicle jumped from the shoulder into the road exactly as I was passing by, our vectors coming together at 10 degrees or so, resulting in me bouncing off of their side - the upper crash bar took the impact and I was already swerving right so I didn't lose control at all (thank you heavy metal mass). In another case a vehicle literally sided up against me and my leg was completely safe in the triangle between the upper crash bars and the side case - again bounced off of the vehicle with no damage to myself. In both cases the vehicles were dented - scratched and I acknowledge them with a middle finger and rode on.



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Re: crash bars
Reply #34 on: May 22, 2021, 06:00:48 PM
I have just fitted a set of Crosspro upper bars to my 2020 Tiger. very easy to fit and being made from 3mm aluminium alloy they are very light too. They also play nicely with the stock lower bars. Pics below -



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