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post #361 of 409 (permalink) Old 10-18-2016, 07:42 AM
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I like the Rumbux because they look like that can do the business. I have also come across the Rockfox bars.

It looks like a either of them will provide adequate protection. I just don't know anyone with experience with the Rockfox.

I am dropping Rockfox a line to enquire if the engine bars will fit with the OEM Honda uppers. Nice looking products.
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My bike is DCT but Rumbux stuff works on DCT or manual.

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I think I will drop Rumbux a line to enquire about this product because that lower bar/plate looks like it will protect the Alternator cover in a drop. However I need to know if they will sell the bashplate ensemble separately. Any chance of a closer pic on that side using a flash ? Thanks
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When I bought my DCT bike my plan was not to add crash protection. As if it's not heavy enough already. The 1st page of this thread changed my mind. Taking a good look at the bike and how vulnerable the radiators are helped change my mind too.

I'm leaning toward the SW Motech. It affordable, I expect it to be sufficient, and I think their stuff is well made. The other one I'm thinking about is Outback Motortek. Maybe more protective of DCT area? Heavier?

How do either of these interfere with maintenance tasks? Is there another one I should consider that's not too expensive or heavy?
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When I bought my DCT bike my plan was not to add crash protection. As if it's not heavy enough already. The 1st page of this thread changed my mind. Taking a good look at the bike and how vulnerable the radiators are helped change my mind too.

I'm leaning toward the SW Motech. It affordable, I expect it to be sufficient, and I think their stuff is well made. The other one I'm thinking about is Outback Motortek. Maybe more protective of DCT area? Heavier?

How do either of these interfere with maintenance tasks? Is there another one I should consider that's not too expensive or heavy?
Actually the SW-Motech is heavier than Outback Motortek. I've asked the weight's of different crashbars:


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- 7,2 kg ("middle") - 169 eur


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- 5,5 kg ("middle") - 210 eur

Both SW-Motech and Outback Motortek crashbars does not to be removed when uninstalling fairings.


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- 4,6+4,7 kg (upper + lower) - 199+119 eur<


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(aluminium) - 3,9 kg (upper + lower) - 239 eur


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- 3,6+1,4 kg + mounting kit (upper + lower) - 169+85 eur

The weight of
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crashbars I could'nt find.

I quess all those upper crashbars need to be removed when uninstalling fairings, at least partially.

I think I'm going to Outback Motortek's since they seems to have good weight/protect -ratio, maybe with SW Motech bash plate.

In my mind
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uses the right term of Honda crasbars, "Dekorrahmen" also decoration. Same can be said about the Boano's aluminium ones.
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post #365 of 409 (permalink) Old 11-16-2016, 03:00 PM
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The touratech bars are mounted to brackets on the frame.
You can actually take them of within a few minutes with two hex keys.


Also, If you buy the upper and lower once both, than you have 2 brackets as spares.
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just reading through this thread to get some ideas for what bars to buy. I had decided on the alt riders but they are taking an age, now I've gone for the sw motechs. FWIW the bikes at the Honda Centre in Wales have the standard Honda bars and they get crashed a lot. I mean, a lot, far more than any sane owner would ever manage. They hold up really well and protect the bikes brilliantly. They've only had one crank case holed and that was a direct hit from a rock which nothing other than full armour would stop. So, based on that, I'd say all the bars I've seen here would do the job as most seem better built than the Honda ones. The one item that proved to be rubbish was the standard hand guards, every bike had them held on with zip ties. Good business for BarkBusters et al.


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I've had my Outback Mortotek bars for a while now and am very happy. I like the size and the look. No real spills yet so no crash test results
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The install wasn't too bad and the package came with Skittles. Oh man that made me smile
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I didn't tighten a couple bolts tight enough and they vibrated loose and fell off. Couldn't find matching bolts at the hardware store and had a wrong order from Amazon so decided to contact the company directly. Lorry, the owner, was very quick to respond and kindly sent replacement bolts free of charge. Very happy with the purchase.
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Hi,

I eventually fitted the Rockfox crashbars. I must say, it went better than expected. I only had a bit of a problem getting one of the bolts behind the exhaust headers loose.

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I fitted the SW Motech bars today. 2 hours, pretty straightforward other then the usual 'every nut, bolt and Allen key being different sizes'. You need to drill out a 18mm hole in one of the plastic guards, easy if you have a cone or step drill bit. Liberal use of thread lock, and a dab of grease on the long connecting rod, beyond that it's all in the box and the instructions are clear. I like the look of the bars and will post some photos later. Seem very sturdy although I'm hoping I don't get to test them!


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Hi Leo / Kingleoj2, in your video you're saying it wasn't as easy as you thought it was going to be. What happened? Just a lot of work or mal fitting or anything ? Cheers
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