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post #21 of 472 (permalink) Old 02-28-2016, 02:53 AM
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I ordered the TT bars for DCT.
On my S10 the TT-bars did their job well.
You can't expect the bars to protect your bike in any accident.
But it wil protect your engine and plastics when it falls over or when you make a slide at 50kmh. If they are fixed to strongly, they wil harm more than protect I think.
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An "Adventure Bike" is likely to go down more than once on a longer trip (not necessarily RTW). It would be nice to know that when this happens, all you need to do is put it back on two wheels and continue your journey, rather than call road assistance.

My KTM 990 was like this



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Let's hope that at some point somebody will come up with proper engine and bodywork protection. This bike is "hot" so third party accessory manufacturers also want a slice of the cake (people are assessing strength / quality on the basis of photographs and ordering on-line). Once owners start using the bike as designated (also off road) they will know what is needed and the market (probably niche players) will respond. So I hope
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Does anyone know how much AT panels and such like cost? I haven't found any links yet although I believe there are some around...
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Does anyone know how much AT panels and such like cost? I haven't found any links yet although I believe there are some around...
Did you check this site?
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Thanks @Juha - that is very enlightening!

I remember, back in the very distant past, that some mag or paper ran an article that said it would cost 3 - 4 times the price of the original bike if you built it from official spares. Seems things haven't changed much. Sadly.
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Did you check this site?
Crikey, 1700 for two wheels !
I was thinking of sourcing a spare set to have with off road tyres (and in gold), but that blows that idea
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Interesting that SW Motech now has 'engineering in progress' on Crash Bars for the AT. Completely different design again that doesn't even go up to the plastics. I guess you pick what you think will work and hope for the best or wait until someone drops their bike to tell you if they worked.


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Now those look really nice! I guess, as you say, the concern would be whether they offer enough coverage to protect the fairing. But on looks alone, these would be my favorites so far! Looking at the install instructions, plenty of mounting points too
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I like the bash plate better then Honda's
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post #30 of 472 (permalink) Old 02-29-2016, 03:36 AM
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Had a close look at the 'accessory frame' on a show AT at my Honda dealer (15 minutes on the bicycle from my house). Honda clearly does not mention it a crash bar, but a frame for installing accessories.
The steel tubes may be strong enough, but the mounting to the bike is very flimsy. With moderate force by hand you can push the frame towards the tank. Useless for protection.

The SW-Motech looks better in my opinion, but I think crash protection by any crash bar will be very little. It is more for the looks and for the mounting of accessories of course.
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