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Anyone fitted these as yet? I am not sure from the only picture I can find online weather they are too low or not. So would like to see some pics of owners with them fitted from different angles and to see where the mounting points are.:grin2:

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Now I like the Holan bars!!! my choices are these so will have to research the prices before taking the plunge.

1.Hepco & Becker
2. Holan
3. S W Motech/Givi
 

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Ive ordered a set of SW Motec fairing bars and am doing the Taffy Dakar Rally next weekend so I have no doubt they will be tested more than once, I will report back.

Hi Cadoganpier,

I was about to pull the trigger on the SW bars and saw this thread. I would appreciate your feedback, especially if you had the chance to test them.

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I like yourself was looking at all of these choices and what decided was protection and how they attach. After hrs of studying and compromises I chose Touratech, they are heavy made and mounting was fantastic. The main upper bar that circles the fairing, the Honda version calls this a light bar. Yeah that is about what it is, if you crash the bar bends into your fairing. The Touratech upper uses a center mount that connect to the Frame and to you Fairing stay. This added support for the upper bars made my decision. The cost where close and I wanted something to protect the bike.

Take a look, order and if you don't like them, simply return them... that easy. I can't say enough about Touratech as a company. One of the few left in this world that understands customer service, besides their products speak for themselves.

If you look at this bike, mine is identical to it. I should get advertisement money from Touratech, but I am very happy.
 

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Howdy,

I like yourself was looking at all of these choices and what decided was protection and how they attach. After hrs of studying and compromises I chose Touratech, they are heavy made and mounting was fantastic. The main upper bar that circles the fairing, the Honda version calls this a light bar. Yeah that is about what it is, if you crash the bar bends into your fairing. The Touratech upper uses a center mount that connect to the Frame and to you Fairing stay. This added support for the upper bars made my decision. The cost where close and I wanted something to protect the bike.

Take a look, order and if you don't like them, simply return them... that easy. I can't say enough about Touratech as a company. One of the few left in this world that understands customer service, besides their products speak for themselves.

If you look at this bike, mine is identical to it. I should get advertisement money from Touratech, but I am very happy.
The lower bars look like perfect coverage but from that angle it looks like the uppers completely cover the tank decals. Shallow of me I know! :grin2:
 

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Howdy,

I like yourself was looking at all of these choices and what decided was protection and how they attach. After hrs of studying and compromises I chose Touratech, they are heavy made and mounting was fantastic. The main upper bar that circles the fairing, the Honda version calls this a light bar. Yeah that is about what it is, if you crash the bar bends into your fairing. The Touratech upper uses a center mount that connect to the Frame and to you Fairing stay. This added support for the upper bars made my decision. The cost where close and I wanted something to protect the bike.

Take a look, order and if you don't like them, simply return them... that easy. I can't say enough about Touratech as a company. One of the few left in this world that understands customer service, besides their products speak for themselves.

If you look at this bike, mine is identical to it. I should get advertisement money from Touratech, but I am very happy.
I like the looks and the fact they are stainless, how hard are the uppers to remove for servicing?
 

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The guy that did this said he didn't have a scratch on his bike after crashing and sliding down a road at +/- 50kph I will try to find a link for you.
 

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Howdy,

After hrs of studying and compromises I chose Touratech, they are heavy made and mounting was fantastic. The main upper bar that circles the fairing, the Honda version calls this a light bar. Yeah that is about what it is, if you crash the bar bends into your fairing. The Touratech upper uses a center mount that connect to the Frame and to you Fairing stay.
I personally installed the Honda OEM light bar on my AT. It has a pretty substantial center support, and it is a 1-piece design as opposed to many others that come in two pieces.

Many have criticized the little bit of initial flex in the Honda OEM bar but that is simply due the use of rubber bushings in all 4 mounting points. Once the give in the bushings are exhausted there is no further movement, at least not easily.

However, the US $500 price of the OEM bar is another story. I can certainly understand if some will chose a less expensive solution that might be just as good, but I don't think the protection integrity of the OEM bar shall be so readily dismissed.

http://powersports.honda.com/documentum/MW01/08P71-MJP-G50.pdf
 
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