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Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
« 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?   
 

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Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2020, 09:18:02 am »
Protection for the protection I should have thought of that.

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Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2020, 09:23:29 am »
Protection for the protection I should have thought of that.

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Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
« Reply #4 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
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Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
« Reply #5 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 !  ;)
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Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2020, 09:57:03 am »
I wonder what is going to be put on the bobbins to protect them  :laughing4:
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Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
« Reply #7 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 

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Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2020, 10:36:13 am »
I think I've seen them on Banggood
 

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Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2020, 10:39:59 am »
I think I've seen them on Banggood

Thanks will have a look there.
 

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Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2020, 11:34:45 am »
www.twistedtrails.co.za
i bought some yesterday :thumleft:
 
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Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
« Reply #11 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:
 
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Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
« Reply #12 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?
 
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Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2020, 01:24:01 pm »
I use Satin Black in a rattle can... maar dan ry ek ook 'n KLR... >:D
 

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Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
« Reply #14 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)

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Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
« Reply #15 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.
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Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
« Reply #16 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.
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Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2020, 01:56:53 pm »
Protection for the protection I should have thought of that.

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Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
« Reply #18 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:
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Re: Where can I buy Crash Bar Protectors?
« Reply #19 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: