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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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What is the best crach gaurd for africa twin adventure sports 2018?

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There are many companies that manufacture Crash gaurd What is the best durability and look on the bike?
I need your recommendations.
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Wassup Jassem!

The best that has worked for me are:

B&B Offroad Dakar Bash Plate for the Engine protection and skid plate.

And for the mids and uppers, Outback Motortek.

Also, for the Handle Bars, Hepco and Becker.
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Thank you very much for your support Looks strong but bad looks.
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I picked up the Heed bars for my ATAS. Was a bit concerned as they are one-piece each side, but the fit perfectly without forcing anything. if you do go that route, you should pick up an 8mmx125mm with locknut and 10mmx125 mm with locknut for the bolts that go through the downtube in front of the engine. What Heed supplies is bolt stock with nuts on each end. No way to torque them. I will be replacing with a couple of Stainless bolts as described on the next oil change when I have the skid plate off.
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Don't buy any guards that hook blackberry bushes, small shrubs and tall grass when you ride through them.
When the trail is grown over and you must bushwhack it really sucks to have the crash guard load up with blackberry vines and pull you down.
The vines, then tight from forward motion, prevent you from picking up your bike until you either cut them (kinda hard when they're UNDER the bike) or spin your bike around or drag it backwards to release the vine tension.
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Supp Jassem. I have SW-Motech stuff. I haven't crashed yet but I know they are solid and world travellers have good things to say about them. I like the neat look.
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I had SW-Motech bars and the worked in a few very slow speed tip overs (less than 5mph). Then I went down on a gravel road doing 10-15mph and split open the engine case. The Sw-Motech bars did not have protection for the case so I really can't blame them. I had been eyeing the Outback Motortek bars for a while so after I got the bike back from being repaired I put the Outback motortek crash bars, engine guards, and skid plate on. I also have the Upper Crash bars coming this week.

Needless to say the split open case let all the oil out ending my ride for the day.
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I had SW-Motech bars and the worked in a few very slow speed tip overs (less than 5mph). Then I went down on a gravel road doing 10-15mph and split open the engine case. The Sw-Motech bars did not have protection for the case so I really can't blame them. I had been eyeing the Outback Motortek bars for a while so after I got the bike back from being repaired I put the Outback motortek crash bars, engine guards, and skid plate on. I also have the Upper Crash bars coming this week.

Needless to say the split open case let all the oil out ending my ride for the day.
Nate, that sucks! I have the bash plate/skid plate fitted to protect the engine cases as I know SW-Motech don't do lower bars. But I wanted a bash plate and thought if I got one good enough to protect the engine then it cuts out having lower crash bars.

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