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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: Edgar on December 01, 2020, 09:14:28 am

Title: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: Edgar on December 01, 2020, 09:14:28 am
I have a set of RUMBUX crash bars on my bike, but I am looking for a product same as in the pictures or similar that I can fit to the crash bars. Is something like this available locally?   
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: PiknWyn on December 01, 2020, 09:18:02 am
Protection for the protection I should have thought of that.

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Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: Fudmucker on December 01, 2020, 09:22:33 am
Protection for the protection it is...
Are you sure that the protection for the protection won't need protecting too?  >:D

Just buy some aircon pipe insulation of the correct diameter that clips together .
Cut into lengths to suit and clip in place over the bars.

Alternatively get some HDPE water pipe with ID the size of the protection bars OD.
Cut to length.
Slit the pipe to fit over the bars.
Replace every time you lay it down and scratch the HDPE.
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: Edgar on December 01, 2020, 09:23:29 am
Protection for the protection I should have thought of that.

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If you see the price of new crash bars you will understand  8)
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: Mikie on December 01, 2020, 09:36:48 am
Use some rubber hose. (Ja ok you cant get it over a closed loop on the bars)
Yeah they  are pricey but as already said, youre looking for protection for your protection,
Besides it you do drop it and they get scratched, powder coating wont be near as much as replacing the bars, if the bars need replacing they will have been bent, no protector will stop the bars from bending though
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: Fudmucker on December 01, 2020, 09:46:03 am
One good thing about protection for the protection bars is that, in the event of a more serious spill,
it will protect the motor from being damaged...

by the protection bars !  ;)
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on December 01, 2020, 09:57:03 am
I wonder what is going to be put on the bobbins to protect them  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: Edgar on December 01, 2020, 10:08:44 am
Use some rubber hose. (Ja ok you cant get it over a closed loop on the bars)
Yeah they  are pricey but as already said, youre looking for protection for your protection,
Besides it you do drop it and they get scratched, powder coating wont be near as much as replacing the bars, if the bars need replacing they will have been bent, no protector will stop the bars from bending though

I recently had to powder coat the upper crash bars. R800 for that. So if I can buy a piece of rubber or plastic to prevent that I would be happy  ;D 

I like my bike to be spotless all the time, part of my OCD  :imaposer:



Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: Bundu on December 01, 2020, 10:36:13 am
I think I've seen them on Banggood
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: Edgar on December 01, 2020, 10:39:59 am
I think I've seen them on Banggood

Thanks will have a look there.
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: threeper on December 01, 2020, 11:34:45 am
www.twistedtrails.co.za
i bought some yesterday :thumleft:
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: Edgar on December 01, 2020, 11:54:29 am
www.twistedtrails.co.za
i bought some yesterday :thumleft:

YES, thanks, that is what I was looking for.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: Challa on December 01, 2020, 12:21:37 pm
Is it just me or are the bobbins not a bit counter productive?

I assume there is a reason why there is some daylight between the panels, motor , radiator etc and the crash bars; that in the event of a mishap, the bars can flex and/or bend without impacting the delicate bits?
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: RobC on December 01, 2020, 01:24:01 pm
I use Satin Black in a rattle can... maar dan ry ek ook 'n KLR... >:D
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: Grunder on December 01, 2020, 01:27:52 pm
Protection for the protection I should have thought of that.

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If you see the price of new crash bars you will understand  8)

I see the GS guys here have some sort of thick tape they wrap around the sensitive spots.
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: masehare on December 01, 2020, 01:30:17 pm
I saw someone using kreepy krauly pipe tied on with cable ties. It'll take you half way for a steampunk look.
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: Black_Hawk on December 01, 2020, 01:32:48 pm
This is like wearing a condom over a condom thinking that you will have extra protection  :pot:

It is a adventure bike and it will get some scratches some stage in it's life. Nothing that a touch up with a rattle can won't fix.
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: Mikie on December 01, 2020, 01:56:53 pm
Protection for the protection I should have thought of that.

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If you see the price of new crash bars you will understand  8)

I see the GS guys here have some sort of thick tape they wrap around the sensitive spots.

Thats the beer boep
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: jaybiker on December 01, 2020, 04:45:44 pm
Would I be cynical to postulate that more crash bars are bought for display than for actual protection?  >:D :pot:
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: RobC on December 01, 2020, 05:31:21 pm
Would I be cynical to postulate that more crash bars are bought for display than for actual protection?  >:D :pot:
Mine have dings and scratches... they work... :thumleft:
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: PiknWyn on December 01, 2020, 05:55:54 pm
Think I need to do that rattle can mission. My Rumbux is also a little dinged up. My riding skill makes the product look bad. I actualy saw one of the naps caused a problem where the back bars connect under the seat on my AT. Anyone here had the same yet with a possible fix? Suspect it is that plastic OEM rack that didn't make the cut

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Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: Grunder on December 02, 2020, 03:40:41 pm
Protection for the protection I should have thought of that.

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If you see the price of new crash bars you will understand  8)

I see the GS guys here have some sort of thick tape they wrap around the sensitive spots.

Thats the beer boep
:lol8:
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: Bordercollie on December 03, 2020, 01:03:01 pm
Wrap the bars with stick tape (ASK for Ice & Inline hockey stick tape).

Extremely though and abrasive resistant. Comes in black & white.

Easily removable and not that expensive.
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: Edgar on December 07, 2020, 12:08:54 pm
Wrap the bars with stick tape (ASK for Ice & Inline hockey stick tape).

Extremely though and abrasive resistant. Comes in black & white.

Easily removable and not that expensive.

good idea, thanks  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: GhostSixFour on December 07, 2020, 03:07:44 pm
Wrap the bars with stick tape (ASK for Ice & Inline hockey stick tape).

Extremely though and abrasive resistant. Comes in black & white.

Easily removable and not that expensive.

This, or cycling handlebar tape as well. I think you get more in a roll than you do with hockey/tennis racquet tape.
Or, if you really want to add protection take a road bicycle inner tube and wrap that around the crashbar - gets use that way to protect the bicycle chainstay from getting wacked with a chain, so it'll take some knocks.

Like this:
(https://static.bikehub.co.za/uploads/monthly_04_2019/post-17716-0-96481000-1555838271.jpg)
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: briv on December 08, 2020, 08:50:05 am
The Fiber cable layers usually leave some cutoffs after work has been done, lekker KTM orange, Honda red, Suzuki yellow, Yamaha blue  :peepwall: :pot:
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: ktmmer on December 08, 2020, 08:51:45 am
How are you planning on protecting the crash bar protectors ?  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: briv on December 08, 2020, 08:56:39 am
How are you planning on protecting the crash bar protectors ?  :peepwall:

Take spares along  :deal: :peepwall: :pot:
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: Edgar on December 08, 2020, 08:59:07 am
The Fiber cable layers usually leave some cutoffs after work has been done, lekker KTM orange, Honda red, Suzuki yellow, Yamaha blue  :peepwall: :pot:

Yes, daai kan ook lekker werk :thumleft:
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: 2StrokeDan on December 08, 2020, 09:18:38 am
In the event of a slide on tar, only the Nylon/Teflon? sliders will work, the tape will just rub through in a millisecond.
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: Operator on December 08, 2020, 09:22:54 am
How are you planning on protecting the crash bar protectors ?  :peepwall:

 :sip:
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: briv on December 08, 2020, 11:13:27 am
How are you planning on protecting the crash bar protectors ?  :peepwall:

Take spares along  :deal: :peepwall: :pot:
How are you planning on protecting the crash bar protectors ?  :peepwall:

 :sip:

 :deal:     :pot:
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: Bundu on December 08, 2020, 07:43:31 pm
Nooit ous, cut Edgar some slack - I'm sure he doesn't want to protect his bars from serious crashes, but more for the inevitable unintended drop - nobody wants to admit to scratches for forgetting to put the sidestand out, or slipping on oil or sand when stopping
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: Mello on December 08, 2020, 08:30:02 pm
Saw this on takealot...
https://www.takealot.com/bmw-1200-1250-gs-gsa-crash-bar-protection-bumpers/PLID70981456

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Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: 2StrokeDan on December 08, 2020, 10:07:48 pm
Nooit ous, cut Edgar some slack - I'm sure he doesn't want to protect his bars from serious crashes, but more for the inevitable unintended drop - nobody wants to admit to scratches for forgetting to put the sidestand out, or slipping on oil or sand when stopping

This has of course never happened to me before...... :pot:
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: Bundu on December 09, 2020, 12:37:05 pm
Nooit ous, cut Edgar some slack - I'm sure he doesn't want to protect his bars from serious crashes, but more for the inevitable unintended drop - nobody wants to admit to scratches for forgetting to put the sidestand out, or slipping on oil or sand when stopping

This has of course never happened to me before...... :pot:
only happened to me once.......... once too many  :lol8:
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: Edgar on December 10, 2020, 09:48:39 am
Nooit ous, cut Edgar some slack - I'm sure he doesn't want to protect his bars from serious crashes, but more for the inevitable unintended drop - nobody wants to admit to scratches for forgetting to put the sidestand out, or slipping on oil or sand when stopping

Thanks! Yes like I stated, I am pedantic when it comes to my bike, so if I scratch my crashbars I would have to have them powdercoated again and I would like to avoid that.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: Vulcan on December 10, 2020, 09:49:42 am
Nooit ous, cut Edgar some slack - I'm sure he doesn't want to protect his bars from serious crashes, but more for the inevitable unintended drop - nobody wants to admit to scratches for forgetting to put the sidestand out, or slipping on oil or sand when stopping

This has of course never happened to me before...... :pot:

And this never happens when you are alone - always a few spectators.  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
Post by: Vulcan on December 10, 2020, 09:52:16 am
Rustoleum makes a nice range of textured paints for touch ups if you like the rough look.

https://www.builders.co.za/Paint-%26-Adhesives/Spray-Paint/Textured-Spray-Paint/Rustoleum-Stops-Rust-Textured---Black-%28340g%29/p/000000000000418456