Author Topic: Crash bars  (Read 9390 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

superfunkomatic

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 159
  • Country: ca
  • XL1000VA8, CRF1000L Africa Twin, CRF250L
    • superfunkomatic.com
Crash bars
« on: February 27, 2016, 21:51:08 »

What did you think of the 'crash bars' or 'accesories bar'?
There's some debate as to whether it is just a place to mount lights or an actual protection piece for the bike.
I notice you also have the cowl guard on your CT.
Thoughts?


In person, it looked rugged enough to protect the bike from a drop or tip over or even slow speed get-off.

Dear oh dear, I'm going to have to sell the CT...  :o
« Last Edit: February 27, 2016, 22:43:34 by superfunkomatic »
2016 CRF1000L Africa Twin
2016 CRF250L
2008 Varadero (gonzo - one of my favorite bikes)

______________________

zebulon

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4.627
  • Country: fr
  • 2020 AT Matte Black Metallic
Re: Crash bars
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2016, 22:55:47 »
Never had , but sure I'll mount one on AT, because riding more off road. (Surely Touratech one)
Everybody who have mounted and fall are happy not to buy few hundreds €uros plastics  ;D
« Last Edit: February 27, 2016, 22:58:00 by zebulon »
Alone we go faster, together we go further

I do not ride fast, I ride far / I'm not lost, I'm just exploring

2016 AT Digital Silver - 2011 Shasta white - 2007 Bloom Red - 2001 Candy Phoenix blue

superfunkomatic

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 159
  • Country: ca
  • XL1000VA8, CRF1000L Africa Twin, CRF250L
    • superfunkomatic.com
Re: Crash bars
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2016, 23:31:51 »
Thanks, Zebulon. I was hoping to hear from MrKiwi in his review of the bike. Not sure why this topic has been moved. He's comparing features of the AT and CT which have this OEM part.
2016 CRF1000L Africa Twin
2016 CRF250L
2008 Varadero (gonzo - one of my favorite bikes)

______________________

zebulon

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4.627
  • Country: fr
  • 2020 AT Matte Black Metallic
Re: Crash bars
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2016, 07:50:00 »
Sure can be clearest in the future   ;)
David can give information also in the other thread if necessary .
Alone we go faster, together we go further

I do not ride fast, I ride far / I'm not lost, I'm just exploring

2016 AT Digital Silver - 2011 Shasta white - 2007 Bloom Red - 2001 Candy Phoenix blue

Two Plugs

  • Founding Member
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3.348
  • Country: nl
  • Took the plunge: CRF1000 ADVENTURE SPORT
Re: Crash bars
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2016, 10:26:11 »
David stated that the Honda originals don't look that confincing on aspects of counting to the bike, and his advice was actually to wait for aftermarked alternatives.
Founder of VIM, that's why I am in!
Join the Varadero International FB group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1467408023517180/

superfunkomatic

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 159
  • Country: ca
  • XL1000VA8, CRF1000L Africa Twin, CRF250L
    • superfunkomatic.com
Re: Crash bars
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2016, 18:34:45 »
Thanks for the suggestions, gentleman. I guess I'll have to make that decision before the bike arrives here. I know many were concerned about the mounting points only being on the frame and under the front fairing. I know from experience that the SW Motech crash bars on a KLR mount only to a single point on each side of the motor, and across to each other, and worked flawlessly when dropped. I guess we'll have to see if someone 'tests' them out.  :P
2016 CRF1000L Africa Twin
2016 CRF250L
2008 Varadero (gonzo - one of my favorite bikes)

______________________

MrKiwi

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1.248
  • Country: nz
  • Moto Guzzi California
Re: Crash bars
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2016, 20:24:25 »
The crash bars are the same as on my CT, look good but not sure of their strength should you drop the bike. They're good for mounting the lights on. The top mount on the AT looks not very strong. I like the looks of the after market bars better functionally and strength. Probably cheaper too.

The sump guard looks ok.

The hand guards are good.

The pannier are very light but again don't look that strong. I certainly would not waste my time with the Honda pannier.
MrKiwi
old enough that I should know better!

superfunkomatic

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 159
  • Country: ca
  • XL1000VA8, CRF1000L Africa Twin, CRF250L
    • superfunkomatic.com
Re: Crash bars
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2016, 20:28:36 »

Excellent. Thanks for the info, MrKiwi.
Have you ever dropped your CT on the bars?
To be honest, the crash bars from Touratech, Holan, SW Motech all look about the same diameter of tubing and same wall thickness (3mm). They all seem to pick a different part on the bike to bolt to. Honda is the only one with a rubber mount behind the bolt.
Also, dollar for dollar crash bars from all after market plus the LED lights are not that different in price from the OEM ones.
Decisions, decisions...  ???

The crash bars are the same as on my CT, look good but not sure of their strength should you drop the bike. They're good for mounting the lights on. The top mount on the AT looks not very strong. I like the looks of the after market bars better functionally and strength. Probably cheaper too.

The sump guard looks ok.

The hand guards are good.

The pannier are very light but again don't look that strong. I certainly would not waste my time with the Honda pannier.
2016 CRF1000L Africa Twin
2016 CRF250L
2008 Varadero (gonzo - one of my favorite bikes)

______________________

zebulon

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4.627
  • Country: fr
  • 2020 AT Matte Black Metallic
Re: Crash bars
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2016, 21:55:21 »
I'm looking hardly Touratech crash bars, and Givi outback panniers ...
1 of our friends on others French forum said Honda crashbars for CT are like butter  ;D
Alone we go faster, together we go further

I do not ride fast, I ride far / I'm not lost, I'm just exploring

2016 AT Digital Silver - 2011 Shasta white - 2007 Bloom Red - 2001 Candy Phoenix blue

Two Plugs

  • Founding Member
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3.348
  • Country: nl
  • Took the plunge: CRF1000 ADVENTURE SPORT
Re: Crash bars
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2016, 11:18:06 »
Thanks for the suggestions, gentleman. I guess I'll have to make that decision before the bike arrives here. I know many were concerned about the mounting points only being on the frame and under the front fairing. I know from experience that the SW Motech crash bars on a KLR mount only to a single point on each side of the motor, and across to each other, and worked flawlessly when dropped. I guess we'll have to see if someone 'tests' them out.  :P

I can really vouch for the SW Motech crashbars. Had them on all my previous bikes; performed where they had to flawless. Not sure if they are available (yet) for the new CRF1000, but most likely soon.
Founder of VIM, that's why I am in!
Join the Varadero International FB group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1467408023517180/

MrKiwi

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1.248
  • Country: nz
  • Moto Guzzi California
Re: Crash bars
« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2016, 12:35:20 »
No, I haven't dropped my CT on the bars so can't vouch for them.
MrKiwi
old enough that I should know better!

Jyrays

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1.623
  • Country: fi
  • Crazy Finn!
Re: Crash bars
« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2016, 19:40:49 »

Excellent. Thanks for the info, MrKiwi.
Have you ever dropped your CT on the bars?
To be honest, the crash bars from Touratech, Holan, SW Motech all look about the same diameter of tubing and same wall thickness (3mm). They all seem to pick a different part on the bike to bolt to. Honda is the only one with a rubber mount behind the bolt.
Also, dollar for dollar crash bars from all after market plus the LED lights are not that different in price from the OEM ones.
Decisions, decisions...  ???

The crash bars are the same as on my CT, look good but not sure of their strength should you drop the bike. They're good for mounting the lights on. The top mount on the AT looks not very strong. I like the looks of the after market bars better functionally and strength. Probably cheaper too.

The sump guard looks ok.

The hand guards are good.

The pannier are very light but again don't look that strong. I certainly would not waste my time with the Honda pannier.
I did fall down on speed of 38 km/h and crash bars didn't even touch the ground. it was all on handle bar protection and side bags...
Current: HONDA CRF1000L Tricolor DCT
Honda NC700X DCT
Past: Honda VFR 1200 X Crosstourer / Honda SLR 650 / HONDA XLV 1000 Varadero / Honda XR 650 R / KTM 640 LC4 / Honda CB1100 / Yamaha XJ 850 / Honda CB 500 1977...

aboynamedsue

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 114
  • Country: NIreland
  • HAR Member
Re: Crash bars
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2016, 11:31:24 »
I commented to my dealer when I went to see the AT that I didn't think the bars would protect the bike in the event of a drop, regardless of speed and he fully agreed. He told me that they are called Accessory Bars and they are just expensive bling to mount the expensive lights on and that you'd be better sourcing proper crash bars like GIVI or such. I have GIVI bars on my Mighty Varadero and even though i've never dropped it they do look like they will protect the engine, plastics and even the exhausts.

zebulon

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4.627
  • Country: fr
  • 2020 AT Matte Black Metallic
Re: Crash bars
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2016, 00:07:45 »
I can say, Touratech crash bars have done the job!  VCIF_ThumbUp  CRF1000L against Suzuki Alto . Crf1000l + Touratech crash bars wins  ;) still some aftermath ...
Alone we go faster, together we go further

I do not ride fast, I ride far / I'm not lost, I'm just exploring

2016 AT Digital Silver - 2011 Shasta white - 2007 Bloom Red - 2001 Candy Phoenix blue

superfunkomatic

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 159
  • Country: ca
  • XL1000VA8, CRF1000L Africa Twin, CRF250L
    • superfunkomatic.com
Re: Crash bars
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2016, 04:57:20 »
Yikes! An accident already? Are you okay?
2016 CRF1000L Africa Twin
2016 CRF250L
2008 Varadero (gonzo - one of my favorite bikes)

______________________

 

SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal