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post #41 of 50 (permalink) Old 05-31-2019, 03:00 PM
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My Heed Bunker crash bars arrived yesterday. Piece of cake to fit and no need to touch the exhaust down pipes. Given the price, good design to fit the AT and ease of installation I am happy customer. Of course this all may change when the bike become non-rubber-side-down, until then happy days!
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post #42 of 50 (permalink) Old 05-31-2019, 08:23 PM
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Researched a lot, saw guys buy 1 brand only to switch to AltRider crashbars. I ordered mine and got them on, plus their skid plate too. If you’re looking for a stout product made to last, buy AltRider gear. Military and LEO’s qualify for a nice discount too.
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Hello all,

I never see any comments regarding the OEM crash bars. I'd imagine they are expensive, but I'd like to think since they are factory built they'd be among the best (though it sounds like thats not true with the OEM panniers). I've got my eye on the new Africa Twin Adventure Sports and it comes with them stock, so I am curious if they'll do the trick or I need to look at an aftermarket set.
I will go against the crowd here and say the OEM crash bars work great and don't weigh much compared to other bars. They are fairly hard to bend compared to other products that I have seen damaged. I have taken a slide or two down the road and they did their job 100%, over here they are about $450. Depends what you want to do, trying to make the bike so you don't put a scratch on it often means that you are adding a LOT of weight and that load has to get transferred some place. I would rather bend and replace a bar than bend a frame on the bike.

There are photos on here some place of my crash bars after a hard drop at 60kmh, I just filed the burs down and resprayed the bars.
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post #44 of 50 (permalink) Old 06-01-2019, 01:27 PM
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Totally understand your loyalty, as a European I always look for made in Europe or Japan. The Heed are manufactured in Poland, are great quality, fast delivery, free postage. I guess we are lucky to be spoilt for choice. The challenge is to hope the crash bars are like a fire extinguisher in that they are never needed, one can only dream!
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My Heed Bunker crash bars arrived yesterday. Piece of cake to fit and no need to touch the exhaust down pipes. Given the price, good design to fit the AT and ease of installation I am happy customer. Of course this all may change when the bike become non-rubber-side-down, until then happy days!
Can you post a pic of the shifter side of the bike? I have a 2017 AT DCT with the optional foot shifter installed. The foot shifter gets in the way of most of the crash bars available. I'm curious to see if your bars would work. Thanks.
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Please bear in mind that this is a Bunker (Heed's reference to complete one piece bar set to protect upper and lower) areas, They are also the NON-DCT version. Not sure if the pictures help. I think I would refer this to Heed and ask for their recommended solution for your DCT with manual shifter. I have been in contact with them and they seem to know their stuff. Their email is: [email protected]

Without knowing which continent you live its hard to comment as I only speak from an UK rider perspective.

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Thanks mate. Looks like I'll run into the same situation as before with the foot shifter being in the way. I sure someone comes up with a workaround.
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Might be worth asking the manufacturer
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Just wanted to add a +1 for heed bunkers. I've had them on my standard 18 DCT since I bought it in August, but just now have used them. I went to an OHV area over the weekend and dropped my bike at least 10 times. All low speed (less than 20mph), mostly in soft dirt or silt, but I did run into a few rocks. As far as I can tell, the bars didn't budge and definitely saved my important parts.
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I am new to ATAS bike as just got it but have ordered and received a set of Heed. Saw them on a bike owned by a serious off-roader who reckoned they were brilliant. They looked the part as well. Couldn’t believe the cost of them either. Full set with bar bands for £208 ! Bargain and delivered all the way from Turkey in 3 days. Impressive
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