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Crash Bars -- Do They Work?

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Has anyone actually dropped their FJ equipped with crash bars?   If so, did the bars reduced damage appreciably?

I ask because it looks like lots of pieces are still vulnerable with bars installed including plastic and various engine and transmission covers.

Have bars saved you damage or not?

cb

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I've seen the following posts on this forum:

  • the sw-motech crash bars didn't adequately protect the lower part of the engine case,
  • a guy who installed the Givi crash bars and decided to lay it on it's side to show it does protect the bike (bless his soul :) ) .
  • Another guy had dropped his GT and said the Fehling bars adequately protected his bike in the drop

I'll leave you the joy of searching for the above  :)

 

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I had bars like the Yamaha Engine Guards. Tipped the bike and it layed on the panniers, bars, and, alternator case. Now added full Givi like bars.

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Hi folks

I once dropped my tracer after e donkey brake manoever. It fell to its left side and nothing got broken! I have installed the SW-Motech guards and the original Yamaha protectors for the engine (only the plastic part of the protector was scratched a little bit, but if you don't know it, you wouldn't see it) and there was a topcase on the bike which got also only two small scratches! And I had also mounted barendprotectors from Gilles, which was scratched too. That was the only part I am going to replace! The SW Motech only needed a ziny spot of black paint!

If someones interested i can look for fotos

Have a good season without testing your crash bars!

Merrill

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So i guess im going with either Givi or Sw-Motech. However i really like the look of the higdonion super sliders

 

 

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