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Crashed my brand new AT on the tarmac at 75kph.Took a decent hit.
The crash protection paid off big-time.

The engine bars are Outback Motortek.
They're extremely sturdy and mount well. They took the brunt of the hit.
Without them the rhs of the bike would have been totally destroyed, and prolly my leg too.
As it is, the bike is repairable, and I can still go on a planned xmas trip.
Suffice to say I'm super happy with them, and will be replacing with same. Lorry from OM is great to deal with too.
Those flimsy crashbars that wander around the front wouldn't have done much (you know who I mean)

The handguards are from Hepco and Becker.
They saved my hands big-time. They look unobtrusive but still work well. I'll be replacing these with same as well.

I came off without any major injuries, and the bike is repairable.
Thank you decent crash bars.
 

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Looks to have offered up pretty good protection,but my guess is you will still have to replace the faring which I think is quite pricey ,I have the outbacks on my AT along with the DCT guard and
i am glad to see they do there job even though it is unfortunate for you and your ride,glad you came out of it with no injuries,thanks for posting
 

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Good to see also that the pillion footpeg seems to have saved the silencer. Good that You came out of it relatively unscathed.
 

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thanks for the concern, I certainly got off very lightly
there is a lot of damage, which is being covered by insurance.
but the bike is not a right-off, which is the main thing.
it just needs footpegs, mirror and indicator to get on the road for our xmas trip.
it'll need muffler, fairings, tank when I get back
over here they put the bike back as-new

i nearly got barkbusters, which i've had on all my bikes.
went for the H&b for there integrated look.
i think they actually performed better than barbusters would have, because the way they are mounted on the posts makes them resist twisting upwards.
i suspect the barbusters would have spun around in this particular crash.
 

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thanks for the concern, I certainly got off very lightly
there is a lot of damage, which is being covered by insurance.
but the bike is not a right-off, which is the main thing.
it just needs footpegs, mirror and indicator to get on the road for our xmas trip.
it'll need muffler, fairings, tank when I get back
over here they put the bike back as-new

i nearly got barkbusters, which i've had on all my bikes.
went for the H&b for there integrated look.
i think they actually performed better than barbusters would have, because the way they are mounted on the posts makes them resist twisting upwards.
i suspect the barbusters would have spun around in this particular crash.
Glad your safe and will be back in the saddle by Christmas.
Do you mind sharing on how things went down? At least let us know that the bike was not at issue?
Cheers and Good Riding during the holidays!
 

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going around a 75k corner in the pouring rain
smooth patch of tar right on the corner (+ water + MT90's == no grip)
back let go

nothing to blame on the bike.
traction control does not help in this case - as I found out
perhaps coming from a non-TC/ABS Tiger 800XC, get a bit over over-confident in the wet
we just have a lot of poor condition roads over here that are terrible when wet on a bike
 

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Hopefully others wearing those MT90's will be more cautious in simillar conditions.
Thanks for Sharing @nzteddy.
 

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Thank's good that you are OK. The AT would be repaered easy on the other hand you can not be so easy. Take care and thank's for posting. Nice riding throgh holidays.
 

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Hi there
Just had a prang myself. Got caught by loose gravel on a corner. No crash bars so fairing disintegrated along the road during the slide. Also broke my ankle so no riding for 3 months I am told. Barkbusters worked well. Saved levers and mirrors. Did you source the Outback bars from within NZ ?
 
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