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  • Offline Wassers   gb

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    Which aftermarket engine guards fit with the official Ducati aux lights
    on: July 23, 2019, 10:34:12 am
    July 23, 2019, 10:34:12 am
    Does anyone know which aftermarket engine crash bars are compatible when the bike is also fitted with the aux lights?

    eg

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    I know the official Ducati engine crash bars are compatible, but they are a bit steep at 432, and would prefer the bars being black in colour.

    Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

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    Re: Which aftermarket engine guards fit with the official Ducati aux lights
    Reply #1 on: July 23, 2019, 01:00:12 pm
    July 23, 2019, 01:00:12 pm
    Wassers I thought you already had engine bars fitted mate.

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    Re: Which aftermarket engine guards fit with the official Ducati aux lights
    Reply #2 on: July 23, 2019, 03:04:13 pm
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    *Originally Posted by thenozzle [+]
    Wassers I thought you already had engine bars fitted mate.

    Nope.
    Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

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    Re: Which aftermarket engine guards fit with the official Ducati aux lights
    Reply #3 on: July 23, 2019, 06:52:48 pm
    July 23, 2019, 06:52:48 pm
    Altrider bars can be used with OEM lights using optional fitting kit and are available in black. Expensive but best looking bars on market in my opinion.

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    Re: Which aftermarket engine guards fit with the official Ducati aux lights
    Reply #4 on: July 24, 2019, 06:04:59 pm
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    Thanks YoungF. Do you have them fitted to your 950?
    Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

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    Re: Which aftermarket engine guards fit with the official Ducati aux lights
    Reply #5 on: July 27, 2019, 11:23:40 am
    July 27, 2019, 11:23:40 am
    *Originally Posted by Wassers [+]
    Thanks YoungF. Do you have them fitted to your 950?

    No, I was all set to order a set last year but then decided to swap the bike.
    Now I have opted for the genuine Ducati/Touratech sump guard on the new bike I think I am limited to the matching crash bars :-(


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    Re: Which aftermarket engine guards fit with the official Ducati aux lights
    Reply #6 on: July 27, 2019, 01:03:55 pm
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    Actually I like that matching set and may choose them when the time comes next year to change to a 950s. Only thing that puts me off is the high cost of the Ducati official crash bars and sump guard.
    Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

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    Re: Which aftermarket engine guards fit with the official Ducati aux lights
    Reply #7 on: July 28, 2019, 06:16:28 pm
    July 28, 2019, 06:16:28 pm
    G'day Wassers.  Have you looked at the IBEX crash bars and sump guard/bash plate?  I had a problem and couldn't make their engine bars fit (could have been me) although others have had no problem.  In the end I ended up going with the SW Motech bars, although would still prefer the IBEX version (lower, better looking, fits the bike better).  Their bash plates are good too and about 146 from memory.  Available via Motea if memory serves.  May be no good for you but worth a look.

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    Re: Which aftermarket engine guards fit with the official Ducati aux lights
    Reply #8 on: July 29, 2019, 01:41:18 pm
    July 29, 2019, 01:41:18 pm
    Thanks Ducati_al.

    Good to have choices.

    I don't think they look quite as substantial - but they are very cheap in comparison.

    I thought the description was funny... it states the crash bars are "Made of sturdy material", but then doesn't say what the material is  :033:  :164:

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    Re: Which aftermarket engine guards fit with the official Ducati aux lights
    Reply #9 on: July 29, 2019, 04:47:52 pm
    July 29, 2019, 04:47:52 pm
    I prefer the term cost effective..... :001:  They are substantial though (look better in black IMO) and don't spoil the lines of the Bike so much, but having fallen off today (see separate topic) I think although not as nice to look at, the SW Motech bars I actually fitted are certainly up to the task of protection.  Don't let that put you off the bash plate though - that looks good (again in black....) and seems to almost protect the lower head and front header entirely. 
    Each to their own, you seem to prefer the... ahem...overpriced Ducati scaffolding  :745: