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post #1 of 59 (permalink) Old 02-05-2016, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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Holan crash bar

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1st off, Honda need to drop the drop the price of accesories, total rip-off.

So I ordered some crashbars from Holan.

http://holan.pl/gb/africa-twin-crf10...l#.VrTy8j-WZz0

146:00 including delivery..obviously cant coment on the quality yet. and my Bike wont be here till April.
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I like that they have mounting points for auxiliary lights pre-drilled by the looks of things...
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I totally agree, I get mine 1st week of March fingers crossed and saw the price of the fog lights and crash bars.......795.00 !!!!!!
Any idea how much the lower bars are ????
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Like the looks of that set up. And going back to the other offerings for the AT on their website, the lower protection bar is great... it actually protects the center of the engine on both sides. The other brands have an upper and lower engine protection bar, which looks nice enough, but that actually leaves the center of the motor on both sides more exposed. I like the Holan design better. It's simpler, cheaper (only 65 euros, not the 100+ of the Hepco-Beckers), and maybe even more effective for what it's really supposed to be doing there.

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Wow. I just double-checked the price for the HP bars. I didn't remember that right at all. The Hepco-Becker lowers are a whopping 198.50 euros... yowsa. Yeah, those Holans are looking VERY nice now.

Kudos to you, tjjj, for coming up with that info!
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The reason the Honda bars are so much more expensive is because they are made of an aluminium alloy, light and strong. All the after-market crash bars I've seen are steel, strong but heavy.

People keep saying that the motorcycle already weights 220+kg so what's a few more kg's. If you say that with every after-market accessory then everything adds up eventually and you will effect the handling. Personally I will try to keep the bike as light as possible and with manual I've got a 10kg head start already ;-)
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The reason the Honda bars are so much more expensive is because they are made of an aluminium alloy, light and strong. All the after-market crash bars I've seen are steel, strong but heavy.

People keep saying that the motorcycle already weights 220+kg so what's a few more kg's. If you say that with every after-market accessory then everything adds up eventually and you will effect the handling. Personally I will try to keep the bike as light as possible and with manual I've got a 10kg head start already ;-)

Well I know one thing that will be lighter if you buy O.E. parts, your wallet, I will put up with the extra Kgs.
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Yeah, and the other "flip side" of that argument is the fact that old fashioned steel is tough and pretty easy to repair and/or touch-up w/paint after it actually gets some use. Aluminum, not so much. So yes, the aluminum alloy is lighter, but more expensive and harder to fix if you actually go down.

I think it may depend on how much off-road riding you actually do, and if you are putting yourself in situations where you might dump it more often.

That said, marsbeetle, you point is very well taken. If you aren't careful, it is pretty easy to turn a bike into any overladen pig if you just keep throwing gear on without considering the total extra weight of all those farkles.
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I think the crash bars is one area where the weight can take a hit. The Holan set seems to cover everything important, especially the engine.
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Aluminum is indeed harder to work with, so much that whole processes have to be changed just to accommodate for the complexities, at least on the passenger vehicle end of production it is.
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