Engine Guard suggestion Poll 2017 AT std - Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Forum
View Poll Results: Help me decide between these two or Got a guard to sell?
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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-26-2019, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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Engine Guard suggestion Poll 2017 AT std

Just a simple Poll to help me decide, or discover hidden faults.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-26-2019, 11:01 PM
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Neither, B&B Offroad, the Dakar version and Outback Motortek for Mids and Uppers.

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*sorry if the pics are upside down.
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-27-2019, 09:11 AM
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Neither, B&B Offroad, the Dakar version and Outback Motortek for Mids and Uppers.

Cheers!

*sorry if the pics are upside down.
Do you have to buy direct from Australia? How much was shipping?
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-01-2019, 06:27 PM
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I bought a used 2017 DCT that came with a set of Outback Motortek engine guards. Although extremely tough, they could have been thought out a little better.

By that I mean there's not a lot of room to get the dipstick out to check the oil, and the oil filler is inaccessible unless you have a funnel with a flexible tube.

The one other thing I don't like is the bars are in the way of the battery box. I haven't had the battery out yet, but am dreading doing so if in fact I have to remove the engine guards to do it. I'm pretty sure I'll have to remove the one side for sure to pull the battery.

I do like the look of them though. They're a very sturdy, thick crash bar. The previous owner was a little short guy, and dropped the bike numerous times as he was always tippy toed when stopped. Just some paint scratched off the guards, but that's it. Both sides are still completely symmetrical.
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I had the Altrider lower crashbars on my 2017, and just ordered another set for my 2019. Simple, rugged system and its subtle while protecting the vital parts of the engine.
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-04-2019, 11:39 PM
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I bought a used 2017 DCT that came with a set of Outback Motortek engine guards. Although extremely tough, they could have been thought out a little better.

By that I mean there's not a lot of room to get the dipstick out to check the oil, and the oil filler is inaccessible unless you have a funnel with a flexible tube.

The one other thing I don't like is the bars are in the way of the battery box. I haven't had the battery out yet, but am dreading doing so if in fact I have to remove the engine guards to do it. I'm pretty sure I'll have to remove the one side for sure to pull the battery.

I do like the look of them though. They're a very sturdy, thick crash bar. The previous owner was a little short guy, and dropped the bike numerous times as he was always tippy toed when stopped. Just some paint scratched off the guards, but that's it. Both sides are still completely symmetrical.
I don't have any problem pulling the battery cover off with the Outback Motertek guards.
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I don't have any problem pulling the battery cover off with the Outback Motertek guards.
Me either. I haven't had any issues with it.

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I don't have any problem pulling the battery cover off with the Outback Motertek guards.
I've had the cover off too, but it looked like there might not be enough room to actually get the battery out of the box with the guard in place.

Have you removed the battery?

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Altrider lower engine guards. Complete PITA to install, but worth it. They are very beefy and sturdy. I highly recommend this video over the useless instructions that came with it:
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I don't have any problem pulling the battery cover off with the Outback Motertek guards.
I've had the cover off too, but it looked like there might not be enough room to actually get the battery out of the box with the guard in place.


Have you removed the battery?

Thanks

I have these bars. They have a deliberate bend there and the battery has no problem clearing it.

I'll add I've been really happy with these, combined with barkbuster storms, b and b safari bash plate. There's been zero damage to the bike with several drops and a 35mph...front wheel slide into a muddy gully then into the ditch. The bars have not bent at all... Just a bit of rash.



Edit, I'm an idiot and read the post wrong. I have the sw motech bars... No interference with battery removal. I apologize for misreading the post.

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