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  • Offline Pegasus   gb

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    Re: Bodywork protection
    Reply #10 on: March 23, 2021, 10:58:46 am
    March 23, 2021, 10:58:46 am
    This is something i looked a lot into. The opinions I have are purely my own and shouldn't deter you from you're own. However, when looking into frame sliders, i noted one incident where the slide and impact on the frame slider managed to bend the chassis/frame. This is more likely to happen as all the force is going through one point in the frame. Sure on a lighter drop, the slider should take the grunt of it, but it's when the force is higher (say from a high side), it will only be able to take so much force. I heard one review from a bike with the official ducati bars, they bent from a single drop. I subsequently got some heed bars which provide 2 connection points on the frame, as well as being able to send the shock around the front two crash members at the front. I can personally vouch for them as they protected the bike perfectly whilst also protecting the fuel tank/fairing. Then i also have the Hepco & Becker hand guards which look great & provide solid protection to the leavers, so no risk of snapping them.
    I have just fitted the R&G fork and swing arm sliders to provide the 3 points of contact when sliding down the black stuff if that happens. Very happy with them.
    At the end of the day, any protection is good protection!  :028:
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    Re: Bodywork protection
    Reply #11 on: March 24, 2021, 02:18:01 pm
    March 24, 2021, 02:18:01 pm
    Wife's Multi has the SW Motech Crashbars, which seem very well made. I installed these after the GIVI crash bars completely shattered on one side after only two easy drops. I would trust the SW Motech bars a lot more, also they are really nice looking on the bike nice and low profile. I will likeley get the same for mine.

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    Re: Bodywork protection
    Reply #12 on: March 24, 2021, 03:56:28 pm
    March 24, 2021, 03:56:28 pm
    I spoke with local DMC who advised against bobbins since they are more likely to damage the frame, I'm still not sure whether or not to do bars....

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    Re: Bodywork protection
    Reply #13 on: March 24, 2021, 04:30:00 pm
    March 24, 2021, 04:30:00 pm
    Bars like the SW Motech set distribute energy through to the other side when the bike it dropped, they are very firm bars but you can tell well designed to absorb impact of a drop whereas others may direct that force straight to the frame, like the bobbins you referenced. Though sliders look a lot sleeker, if worried about force of drop/frame, I'd go with bars like SW Motech or similar, again the GIVI ones we had were rigid, but also proved to be brittle when dropped, as they literally broke apart on one side during no-speed tip over.

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    Re: Bodywork protection
    Reply #14 on: April 04, 2021, 08:49:07 am
    April 04, 2021, 08:49:07 am
     I have found some interesting crashbars made bu SRC Thailand . They look bulky but protective in the same time. I think I will go for that option

    https://www.facebook.com/1905749252974406/posts/2392567310959262/

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    Re: Bodywork protection
    Reply #15 on: June 07, 2021, 08:26:33 pm
    June 07, 2021, 08:26:33 pm
    *Originally Posted by shutterrev [+]
    Wife's Multi has the SW Motech Crashbars, which seem very well made. I installed these after the GIVI crash bars completely shattered on one side after only two easy drops. I would trust the SW Motech bars a lot more, also they are really nice looking on the bike nice and low profile. I will likeley get the same for mine.


    Nice bike!  (have the same...)  are those tires Trailmax Missions??  If so, how is your wife liking them?  Had them on the GS and really thought they performed well on gravel and dirt roads....

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    Re: Bodywork protection
    Reply #16 on: September 30, 2021, 04:09:24 am
    September 30, 2021, 04:09:24 am
    *Originally Posted by shutterrev [+]
    Wife's Multi has the SW Motech Crashbars, which seem very well made. I installed these after the GIVI crash bars completely shattered on one side after only two easy drops. I would trust the SW Motech bars a lot more, also they are really nice looking on the bike nice and low profile. I will likeley get the same for mine.


    nice signal / fog light on the crash bar. mind to share what are those?

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    Re: Bodywork protection
    Reply #17 on: September 30, 2021, 12:19:59 pm
    September 30, 2021, 12:19:59 pm
    Those are the Cyclops LED Aurora Lights, with the DRL option.
    https://www.cyclopsadventuresports.com/Aurora-2-Inch-19-Watt-Auxiliary-Light-Set_p_245.html

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    Re: Bodywork protection
    Reply #18 on: September 30, 2021, 01:31:28 pm
    September 30, 2021, 01:31:28 pm
    Last Edit: September 30, 2021, 01:58:34 pm by zetaetatheta

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    Re: Bodywork protection
    Reply #19 on: October 13, 2021, 08:09:49 am
    October 13, 2021, 08:09:49 am
    I went with sliders, i am not fussed on the crash bars, and i bought a second hand set of SW Motech and i kept getting bruises on the inside of my Knees so i went back to my sliders.

    As for damaging your frame in an accident you would have to put some serious force on those sliders to bend the frame.

    Attached is some photos of a low speed lowside i had earlier this year and the slider did a pretty good job minimal damage just some minor cosmetics and the i reckon the bark buster and the footpeg took more of the impact than anything else.

    Without damage




    Damaged









    Last Edit: October 13, 2021, 08:14:17 am by Jimmychenga

     


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