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post #41 of 44 (permalink) Old 10-22-2018, 11:08 AM
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I'm running the Heed crash bars. They are a good fit, but do have to be removed to take the bodywork off. Not a big deal really and have already done this twice. I can also now confirm the crash worthiness of these bars. They work GREAT! I had a 15 MPH get off in the dirt last weekend. Lost the front in a long pile of sand, gravel and rocks. I went down on the right side and nothing touched the ground except the right bar end/hand guard, crash bars and me! The powder coat finish on the bars is scraped up pretty good, but no bending or collapsing on the bodywork at all. Some semi-gloss Rustoleum should make them look new again (almost). The Heed bars are very affordable, look great (before you jack up the finish), fit tight to the bike, but not too tight, and are pretty easily removable if necessary. The fact that they saved a ton of money on factory body work, cases, muffler, and possibly radiator, they have obviously already paid for themselves several times over. I highly recommend the Heed bars.
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I'm running the Heed crash bars. They are a good fit, but do have to be removed to take the bodywork off. Not a big deal really and have already done this twice. I can also now confirm the crash worthiness of these bars. They work GREAT! I had a 15 MPH get off in the dirt last weekend. Lost the front in a long pile of sand, gravel and rocks. I went down on the right side and nothing touched the ground except the right bar end/hand guard, crash bars and me! The powder coat finish on the bars is scraped up pretty good, but no bending or collapsing on the bodywork at all. Some semi-gloss Rustoleum should make them look new again (almost). The Heed bars are very affordable, look great (before you jack up the finish), fit tight to the bike, but not too tight, and are pretty easily removable if necessary. The fact that they saved a ton of money on factory body work, cases, muffler, and possibly radiator, they have obviously already paid for themselves several times over. I highly recommend the Heed bars.
Thanks for posting about the crash! I have the HEED bunkers on mine but have not heard how they held up in a crash until now. Good to know they worked well for you.
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Has anyone figured out which lower crash bars work on the DCT version with the optional foot shifter installed? Everything I've found so far attaches where the foot shifter is installed. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
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post #44 of 44 (permalink) Old 10-28-2018, 12:01 PM
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I have a '17 w/DCT, has anyone installed the ACD bash plate with the HEED bunker upper and lower crash bars? I have the ACD bash plate and looking at pics of the lower HEED crash bar on the left side and it seems they will hit the bash plate, has anyone installed both of these ACD bash plate and HEED bunker and if so how much trimming of bash plate to fit the HEED?

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