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Offline wilge1

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Engine Bars
« on: November 20, 2019, 04:13:27 PM »
Just wanted to gauge other xr owners views on engine bars as to are they an alternative to engine covers, do they look ok when fitted and if there are any that don`t need the plastics trimming

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Re: Engine Bars
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2019, 04:15:36 PM »
Do a search on here or Google ‘Cuban Rider’ all you need to know about crash bars and X/R’s.

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Re: Engine Bars
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2019, 10:02:11 PM »
Another alternative might be the Evotech Performance crash bobbins: https://evotech-performance.com/collections/all/products/ep-bmw-s-1000-xr-sport-se-no-drill-crash-bobbins-2018

I'm trying to decide between those bobbins above and the the SW motech crash bars.

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Re: Engine Bars
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2019, 10:23:43 PM »

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Re: Engine Bars
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2019, 10:40:09 PM »
Didn't like the "Zimmer frame" look so went with R&G Aero crash protectors...
https://www.rg-racing.com/browsetype/Crash_Protectors/BMW/S1000XR/#
Me thinks they look ok... and haven't "tried" them in earnest!  :305:
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Re: Engine Bars
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2019, 12:17:57 AM »
SW Motech bars require no cutting, but fitting the front cross bar is a bear.  Not obtrusive.  I like 'em.





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Re: Engine Bars
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2019, 06:03:57 AM »
I went with the SW Motech, sliders, not the bars.  Such a clean install.  They seem strong as they are reinforced by a bar across the front of the engine and do not detract too much from the look of the bike as bars sometimes can.
« Last Edit: November 22, 2019, 12:53:01 AM by PicRR »
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Re: Engine Bars
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2019, 08:53:26 AM »
Fell off my 955 Tiger some time back a habit I hadn’t done for while when the bike was on its side realised that someone at Touratech had done their home work as they actually keep’t the handle bars off the floor and prevented damaged.

Hence when Cuban put his vid up of both he and his bike skating down the road at a great rate knots I could see the BM bars work cutting the plastic was going to be a minor detail.

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Re: Engine Bars
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2019, 06:33:53 PM »
Just a quick point about the SW motech frame sliders and crash bars.

I had their frame sliders and they do look great.  I decided I needed/wanted a bit more coverage so I switched to the bars.  The good news is that the bars and the frame slider use the exact same engine crossbar (same part number), so once the cross bar is in place, you can pretty easily switch between the frame sliders and bars. 

doubt this will impact too many, but it was helpful to me.
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Re: Engine Bars
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2019, 02:04:09 AM »
*Originally Posted by Speedy [+]
Just a quick point about the SW motech frame sliders and crash bars.

I had their frame sliders and they do look great.  I decided I needed/wanted a bit more coverage so I switched to the bars.  The good news is that the bars and the frame slider use the exact same engine crossbar (same part number), so once the cross bar is in place, you can pretty easily switch between the frame sliders and bars. 

doubt this will impact too many, but it was helpful to me.
Would you mind posting some pictures of your bike with the bars please?