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Offline Serfie

Crash Bars for 2008 DR650?
« on: June 10, 2015, 08:35:36 am »
Is something like that available...or should it be self manufactured?

Advice/comments appreciated...
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Re: Crash Bars for 2008 DR650?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2015, 08:38:28 am »
Is something like that available...or should it be self manufactured?

Advice/comments appreciated...

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Re: Crash Bars for 2008 DR650?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2015, 09:24:19 am »
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Re: Crash Bars for 2008 DR650?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2015, 09:25:06 am »
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Re: Crash Bars for 2008 DR650?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2015, 09:40:39 am »
Front/rear or both?

I once fell in thick river sand with the DR to the right. The bottom side cover bracket bent, resulting in the side cover melting slightly against the mid-pipe. Awaiting 2nd hand soft luggage racks from DJ, that were apparently made by Groenie.

On my other DR I have an imported soft pannier rack set, bought 2nd hand on WD.

With hand guards fitted, I don't feel its necessary for any crashbars at the front.

The DR crashes well, and have not had any tank damage.

I do cover the tank with some clear vinyl (VPS) though.

A proper engine bash plate helps a lot when falling over.

Hyde have indicated that they will be looking at making engine bash plates for the DR soon, mostly for the export matket. I will provide them with a DR to work from.


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Re: Crash Bars for 2008 DR650?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2015, 10:04:28 am »
With sump guard (my own design and manufacture) and Clarke tank I never managed to damage anything beyond scratching or breaking hand guards or scratching side covers and ahem - breaking a rib :lol8:
Most crashes end with me being bruised and the bike being just fine. Even breaking the OEM indicators is not that easy. Mirrors obviously are consumables. Once the original ones are broken I replace with some cheap shite after market ones.
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Re: Crash Bars for 2008 DR650?
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2015, 10:22:00 am »
Front/rear or both?

I once fell in thick river sand with the DR to the right. The bottom side cover bracket bent, resulting in the side cover melting slightly against the mid-pipe. Awaiting 2nd hand soft luggage racks from DJ, that were apparently made by Groenie.

On my other DR I have an imported soft pannier rack set, bought 2nd hand on WD.

With hand guards fitted, I don't feel its necessary for any crashbars at the front.

The DR crashes well, and have not had any tank damage.

I do cover the tank with some clear vinyl (VPS) though.

A proper engine bash plate helps a lot when falling over.

Hyde have indicated that they will be looking at making engine bash plates for the DR soon, mostly for the export matket. I will provide them with a DR to work from.


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With sump guard (my own design and manufacture) and Clarke tank I never managed to damage anything beyond scratching or breaking hand guards or scratching side covers and ahem - breaking a rib :lol8:
Most crashes end with me being bruised and the bike being just fine. Even breaking the OEM indicators is not that easy. Mirrors obviously are consumables. Once the original ones are broken I replace with some cheap shite after market ones.



Thanks guys...The bike - to date - in fact survived one crash surprisingly well... after a head on collision with a mountain biker in Normandiens pass. The result was  a scratched fender/headlight cowling/mirrors/hand guards, bent handlebar and slightly dented bashplate (SSS Racing). Just thought that if something is available it could perhaps further protect the bike...just in case...
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Re: Crash Bars for 2008 DR650?
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2015, 10:48:09 am »
Awaiting 2nd hand soft luggage racks from DJ, that were apparently made by Groenie.

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Ja, came from my old bike and made by Groenie for my Dirtbagz :thumleft:

Ask DJ if the rear "monster luggage rack" made by Blazes is still available. Only two were ever made - one for Ganjora and one for me. The fact that they both survived up till now says a lot  ;D 
 

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Re: Crash Bars for 2008 DR650?
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2015, 10:50:22 am »
Crashbars are for GS`s and other Motherships! :deal:
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Re: Crash Bars for 2008 DR650?
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2015, 10:52:20 am »
Crashbars are for GS`s and other Motherships! :deal:


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Re: Crash Bars for 2008 DR650?
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2015, 02:09:19 pm »
Awaiting 2nd hand soft luggage racks from DJ, that were apparently made by Groenie.

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Ja, came from my old bike and made by Groenie for my Dirtbagz :thumleft:

Ask DJ if the rear "monster luggage rack" made by Blazes is still available. Only two were ever made - one for Ganjora and one for me. The fact that they both survived up till now says a lot  ;D 
The rear rack is there. Needs a bit of TLC after DJ's off though.

I have PSP rear luggage racks on mine.


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