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Offline TeacherKeith

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Crash bar recommendations?
on: 19 April, 2021, 12:58:07 AM
So there are a few manufacturers who make crash bars for the Tiger. It seems like the SW Motech are the biggest seller (and also seem to be tough to install?), but if anyone can share their experiences/recommendations with any of them, that would be great. Wondering about ease of installation, effectiveness (if you’ve been unfortunate enough to have to “use” them), the look, etc. Any thoughts appreciated.

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Offline Zevk

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Re: Crash bar recommendations?
Reply #1 on: 20 April, 2021, 12:16:23 PM
I have installed givi bars and they are well made and easy to install

I even added highway pegs for the occasional foot stretch

They are moderately priced as well

Look at my post re the install and photos


https://www.tiger1050.com/index.php/topic,40991.0.html

Regards

Last Edit: 20 April, 2021, 12:20:47 PM by Zevk
RV90, XL250, XL500, GSX750ES, CB750SC, VT750, ST1300A...took a while...2012 Tiger 1050SE

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Offline SomeOldMan50

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Re: Crash bar recommendations?
Reply #2 on: 22 April, 2021, 03:39:19 PM
I’ve got the Triumph ones, pretty ugly as all bars are IMO, but have the right colour and finish matching the frame

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Re: Crash bar recommendations?
Reply #3 on: 22 April, 2021, 04:19:21 PM
Heed Bars for me, tricky to fit and they have to come off to remove the side panels but they do look like they would give good protection in the event of a spill..  :028:

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Re: Crash bar recommendations?
Reply #4 on: 22 April, 2021, 09:33:56 PM
*Originally Posted by Zevk [+]
I have installed givi bars and they are well made and easy to install

I even added highway pegs for the occasional foot stretch

They are moderately priced as well

Look at my post re the install and photos


https://www.tiger1050.com/index.php/topic,40991.0.html

Regards


Forgot to mention... I had the unfortunate opportunity  to “test the functionality” of the engine guards.....  :172:

the bike fell over on its left side from stand still

It saved the engine and bars and the guards did not bend, only a light scratch easily repaired

The only damage was to  the rear left pannier, it  got scuffed up at the bottom rear corner (I repaired and respray myself perfectly)




RV90, XL250, XL500, GSX750ES, CB750SC, VT750, ST1300A...took a while...2012 Tiger 1050SE

 



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