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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-13-2019, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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Lower Crash Bars - Adventure Sport

The inevitable happened - bike fell over and fortunately no damage but the scratches on the sidecase for the DCT highlighted how vulnerable things are.
I have a 2019 Adventure Sport DCT. Can anyone reccommend lower crash bars that will fit it with the standard upper bars that come on the Adventure model? Thanks guys
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-13-2019, 02:15 PM
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I was just about to ask the same question, but for the manual version


I have seen R&G do lower bars designed to protect, but they look a bit short


There are others a bit more prciey from Hepko and Becker or from another make I forget lol

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Not got them myself but what about these?
Good quality stuff from RR so I bet they're up to the job.
https://ruggedroads.co.uk/epages/00cbb604-5d1c-407e-8207-580e14387ec5.sf/secabdd1fc503/?ObjectPath=/Shops/00cbb604-5d1c-407e-8207-580e14387ec5/Products/4702B

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A lot of us run Heed. Have never heard a complaint about them, and at about $300 for the full set (the ATAS "Light Bar" is not a crash bar) the price is right.

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I just installed the Hepco and Becker Lower Engine Guard on my 2018 ATAS with the stock light bar.

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The inevitable happened - bike fell over and fortunately no damage but the scratches on the sidecase for the DCT highlighted how vulnerable things are.
I have a 2019 Adventure Sport DCT. Can anyone reccommend lower crash bars that will fit it with the standard upper bars that come on the Adventure model? Thanks guys
Just get a proper bash plate that protects the casings; safer, lighter, much better protection and easier to install than more metalwork. Even the big ones work with standard crash bars.
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I just installed the Hepco and Becker Lower Engine Guard on my 2018 ATAS with the stock light bar.
Hey FLRider! How hard was it to install? I quickly read through their instructions and it stated that you have to disassemble the exhaust system!?
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Dansome: I did not remove the exhaust system. You just need enough room to install the new brackets. I put a bungee cord near the O2 sensor since I did not want to remove that and then removed the back bolt, the lower center bolt and the flanges around the exhaust pipe. You just have to be careful and make sure the pipes are reseated when complete. If they are not you will be able to tell just as soon as you start the bike. Also, keep the flanges near the top when you install the bracket, otherwise you can't get the flange up the pipe and by the new bracket, so I did that twice.

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Alrighty then, not as bad as I thought. And how happy are you with them? They look uber sturdy...
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I went with the Outback Motorteck Crashguards System Combo, which includes the engine case guards and crash bars. This doesn't work with the Honda light bar, it replaces it. But all the better, I am not a fan of the bars that wrap around the front of the bike anyway and those light bars are prone to bending into the plastics.
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