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Offline greper

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Re: Lower crash bars advice
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2016, 08:50:44 pm »
Thanks for the pictures and the advice all - much appreciated!
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Re: Lower crash bars advice
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2016, 01:11:57 pm »
Here is the resulting damage to the cylinder cover after the bike falling over while parked on cobble stone with SW Motech crash bars
 

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Re: Lower crash bars advice
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2016, 01:36:14 pm »
Here is the resulting damage to the cylinder cover after the bike falling over while parked on cobble stone with SW Motech crash bars

I'm sure the bars prevented worse damage from occurring. Looking at your pic its my opinion that crash bars & cylinder head guards/protectors are the way to go.....both is necessary to limit costly damage.  :ricky:

That's if it's possible to fit both on a LC (what does the LC & GS Trophy experts say)?
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Re: Lower crash bars advice
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2016, 08:03:51 am »
My Trophy was kitted with lower crash bars and pod covers both are BMW OEM. Sorry  cant post pictures yet but will get to it when I'm back home
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Re: Lower crash bars advice
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2016, 09:10:42 pm »
My Trophy was kitted with lower crash bars and pod covers both are BMW OEM. Sorry  cant post pictures yet but will get to it when I'm back home
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Re: Lower crash bars advice
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2016, 09:09:47 am »
Definitely need both. Our Lesotho trip two years ago was ruined because one of the guys pods were punctured by rocks and he had the OEM BMW bars on his bike.
Would have not made it out if we didn't have Pratley Putty Steal.
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Re: Lower crash bars advice
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2016, 09:33:46 am »
My Trophy was kitted with lower crash bars and pod covers both are BMW OEM. Sorry  cant post pictures yet but will get to it when I'm back home

Those OEM protectors look good but they seem expensive (compared to, say Wunderlich).  Saw them somewhere on the net for something like GBP250+.

That is serious dough.  I am never sure where to find internet prices for OEM BMW stuff in SA, so I don't know the SA price.
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Re: Lower crash bars advice
« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2016, 01:56:32 pm »
Hi Copernicus,

The Rockfox Bottom Crashbars are R2 375 for the bottoms, comes in silver and black. Unfortunately i don't know if they fit with the cylinder head guards on, no one has ever told me they do or don't. Unlike the other makes though it runs across the cylinder head. They can also be interfaced with our upper crashbars, to form a complete adventure look complete with spotlight mounting points ect.

Our crashbars are the preffered accesories for a few motorcycle rental companies here in the cape, and those bikes get ashed left right and center.

Contact me at 072 461 8472 or mike@rockfox.co.za if you have a any questions.
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Re: Lower crash bars advice
« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2016, 03:06:44 pm »
Hi Copernicus,

The Rockfox Bottom Crashbars are R2 375 for the bottoms, comes in silver and black. Unfortunately i don't know if they fit with the cylinder head guards on, no one has ever told me they do or don't. Unlike the other makes though it runs across the cylinder head. They can also be interfaced with our upper crashbars, to form a complete adventure look complete with spotlight mounting points ect.

Our crashbars are the preffered accesories for a few motorcycle rental companies here in the cape, and those bikes get ashed left right and center.

Contact me at 072 461 8472 or mike@rockfox.co.za if you have a any questions.

Thank you for the feedback.  :thumleft:

I see there is quite a gap between the cylinder head and the crashbar.  I think the cylinder head cover should easily fit underneath the crashbar.
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Re: Lower crash bars advice
« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2016, 03:12:10 pm »
Hi Copernicus,

The Rockfox Bottom Crashbars are R2 375 for the bottoms, comes in silver and black. Unfortunately i don't know if they fit with the cylinder head guards on, no one has ever told me they do or don't. Unlike the other makes though it runs across the cylinder head. They can also be interfaced with our upper crashbars, to form a complete adventure look complete with spotlight mounting points ect.

Our crashbars are the preffered accesories for a few motorcycle rental companies here in the cape, and those bikes get ashed left right and center.

Contact me at 072 461 8472 or mike@rockfox.co.za if you have a any questions.

Thank you for the feedback.  :thumleft:

I see there is quite a gap between the cylinder head and the crashbar.  I think the cylinder head cover should easily fit underneath the crashbar.
I strongly recommend checking out these Rockfox bars before possibly paying much more for another brand. I have some of their products on my bike and happy as can be...price and quality wise.
 

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Re: Lower crash bars advice
« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2016, 12:28:42 pm »
So looking at the potential damage that stones can cause during a fall, I decided to get some pod protectors too.  Got it from Wunderlich.  I think the OEM parts may look better but they are considerably more expensive and they also warn that they do not fit with the OEM crashbars so I did not want to take a chance.  Anyway, here it is, left side with and without the lower crashbar.

Left side is slightly different to the right because of different anchor points.  Also, the right side you can fit without removing the crashbar.  On the left side you have to.  The fastner on the underside (not in the pictures) is also a bit tricky because the hole points down at an angle and trying to put the screw in straight, had me struggling untill I had a proper look.  Other than that, the fit is a breeze.  
« Last Edit: July 03, 2016, 07:03:33 pm by Copernicus »
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Re: Lower crash bars advice
« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2016, 09:43:54 pm »
I have the SW motech bars - good price and the black colour goes well with my trophy's black engine.
I dropped the bike on the Sani pass in Dec, and the bars really saved the day, but the bottom half of the cylinder head picked up a few scratches.
I can't see any crash bar preventing that, so I'm getting pods as well.
My advice would be to get the SW Motech bars and pods - it will most probably be cheaper than a set of OEM bars and it offers the best protection.

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Re: Lower crash bars advice
« Reply #32 on: July 25, 2016, 02:49:15 pm »
It is always better to  have both......
I have the Wunderlich Lower and Upper Crash Bars and the Wunderlich "Dakar" cylinder head protectors - the Dakar ones are great because they are "slimline" and can be fitted within most lower crash bars whereas some cylinder head protectors do not allow this.
As you can by the pic they were already tested in the one "Look What You're Missing" ride by yours truly the crash test dummy and held up well.
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Re: Lower crash bars advice
« Reply #33 on: July 26, 2016, 05:09:09 pm »
So, which combination of crash bars and cylinder head protectors would have helped prevent this on a LC GSA?

Single random rock punctures the cylinder head cover as bike slides across ground.

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Re: Lower crash bars advice
« Reply #34 on: December 02, 2016, 11:36:27 am »
Is there any Vendors for the Wonderlich products?
 

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Re: Lower crash bars advice
« Reply #35 on: December 02, 2016, 01:09:11 pm »
Is there any Vendors for the Wonderlich products?
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Re: Lower crash bars advice
« Reply #36 on: December 02, 2016, 01:11:15 pm »
Is there any Vendors for the Wonderlich products?

Denver the blingking which posted earlier in this thread. Or I think he is a vendor as well....either way he sells wunderlich and hepco becker products in jhb area
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Re: Lower crash bars advice
« Reply #37 on: December 05, 2016, 03:43:40 pm »
Got SW Motech, luckily haven't dropped it yet :)
I got mine fitted at home for R3100 for the lower. the guys comes out to your house  :biggrin:
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Re: Lower crash bars advice
« Reply #38 on: December 07, 2016, 11:04:56 am »
The SW Motech head protectors with the Rockfox crashbars looks like a good combination, has anyone perhaps fitted both?
 

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Re: Lower crash bars advice
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