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Offline Kevin1953

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Crash bars v crash bobbins
« on: July 18, 2018, 09:41:25 AM »
Has anyone had experiences, good or bad with crash bars or crash bobbins or both, that might sway the argument one way or the other to decide which to buy and fit. Are the axle bobbins front or rear or both worthwhile or pointless?

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Re: Crash bars v crash bobbins
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2018, 12:08:38 PM »
Crash bobbins don't always protect the engine cases from damage. The right side is especially vulnerable, a small slide or tipover can cause an oil leak. Choose carefully. I put SW Motech bars on mine.

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Re: Crash bars v crash bobbins
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2018, 04:44:44 PM »
Thanks for that Skapan

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Re: Crash bars v crash bobbins
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2018, 06:08:22 PM »
Only ever used bungs on my bikes and been really happy with them.
This is the first bike i've had that really had a crash bar option. I'd imagine there would be better protection with the bars, but I was under the impression there was cutting involved to fit them?

Some of them are really Fugly as well..... :034:  (IMHO  :038:)

I suppose it depends on if your more of a sports bike kinda person or adventure bike?   There are both ends of a very large scale owning XR's.  :002:
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Re: Crash bars v crash bobbins
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2018, 07:23:58 PM »
Do a search for ‘Cuban Rider’ it’s actually a vid of him chucking his X/R down the road and then draw your own conclusions,there have been no end of threads on crash bars etc so do a search for those will probably show you such.

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Re: Crash bars v crash bobbins
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2018, 09:29:03 PM »
Thanks for that Winger. Video certainly shows the OEM bars work well. I'll have a go at squeezing the dealership on the price.

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Re: Crash bars v crash bobbins
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2018, 10:45:23 PM »
Similar thread going parallel to this one where the issue was discussed as well

https://www.s1000xr.uk/index.php/topic,2391.msg20945/topicseen.html#new
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Re: Crash bars v crash bobbins
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2018, 01:17:22 PM »
Blimey times that by about 10(at least) their have been that many crashbar threads,no one has been kind enough to throw their X/R down the road with anything but BM crash bars and if you trawl the other site I think it was Wundrlich that had an issue with theirs.

I bought mine secondhand so I have no idea if they come with any instructions hardly rocket science most difficult part is making sure you have the right tool for cutting the plastic,I presume by now half the board have gone all of a dither at the thought  :002:,I used Dremmel with a diamond disc cut it really well.

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Re: Crash bars v crash bobbins
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2018, 09:22:19 PM »
Have a pair of Evotech Bobbins. Not as obtrusive and ugly as crash bars IMO. Haven't "tried" them yet though  :001:.

Did not have to cut anything to fit them.

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Re: Crash bars v crash bobbins
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2018, 08:26:57 PM »
I've crash tested the Evotech Bobbins with a high-side with the bike landing on the left and confirm they protect the engine and frame. See my post on 2nd June. Can't comment on engine bars as not had them on the bike. Have found all Evotech kit to be well engineered and top quality. Bar end weights, Engine bobbins, Rear axle bobbins, Tail tidy , Rad and Oil cooler guards, all great.

 


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