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    best crash bars?
    on: January 03, 2022, 12:35:38 pm
    January 03, 2022, 12:35:38 pm
    I would appreciate opinions on the best crash protection bars for parking lot tip overs.
    I practice slow speed maneuvering ALOT and want to make sure when I have to
    put her down, she will be protected.  If this includes frame sliders, please let me know
    which ones would provide the best protection.

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    Re: best crash bars?
    Reply #1 on: January 03, 2022, 01:04:27 pm
    January 03, 2022, 01:04:27 pm
    Hello mdesjard. Watch Cuban Rider crash on youtube with BMW bars and that will make the decision easy for you! (Mind you, that's for Gen 1).
    Last Edit: January 03, 2022, 01:06:40 pm by Becksy

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    Re: best crash bars?
    Reply #2 on: January 03, 2022, 03:15:06 pm
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    Still makes me smile all those years ago when we were all ummming and rrring about what crash bars then that video appeared and there was a mad rush to buy them ...he should have been on a percentage 😜

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    Re: best crash bars?
    Reply #3 on: January 03, 2022, 04:10:40 pm
    January 03, 2022, 04:10:40 pm
    those crash bars that cuban rider used on gen 1 aren't available for gen 2 that I am aware of.  I put on wunderlich crash bars but doubt they will protect the painted parts.  just doesn't seem like much coverage

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    Re: best crash bars?
    Reply #4 on: January 03, 2022, 04:40:12 pm
    January 03, 2022, 04:40:12 pm
    Probably one of the best set ups for Gen 2 XR protection I have seen is the Hepco & Becker engine protection bars (https://www.motomachines.com/hepco-becker-engine-guard-bmw-s1000xr-2020) with the Evotech handle bar protectors (https://www.motomachines.com/evotech-performance-motorcycle-hand-guards-bmw-r1200gs-r1250gs-s1000xr-2013 ). Unfortunately, there is no protection system for the Gen 2 XR saddle bags. Here is video you may find informative:


    Best,

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    Last Edit: January 03, 2022, 06:11:52 pm by garyculb
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    Re: best crash bars?
    Reply #5 on: January 03, 2022, 06:32:27 pm
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    thanks Gary!!

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    Re: best crash bars?
    Reply #6 on: January 04, 2022, 09:02:31 am
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     I fitted these bmw carbon engine bars........







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    Re: best crash bars?
    Reply #7 on: January 04, 2022, 09:39:59 am
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    *Originally Posted by jakebake [+]
    ... I fitted these bmw carbon engine bars ...

    Really nice, but over £1k  :005: :005: :005:

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    Re: best crash bars?
    Reply #8 on: January 06, 2022, 11:55:39 am
    January 06, 2022, 11:55:39 am
    .....I use GIVI Crash Bars (Givi TN5138 Engine Guards BMW S1000 XR 2020 on)- because I was told that this is the only one that did not need modification to the fairing - and true enough this does not require modifications. Cheap enough ... (£103.95).
    Since then the bike fell twice:
    - once on my right when the bike stalled in 1st gear and I was turning right.... scratched the crash bars, the bar ends, the hand guards and the top of the fairing, the front indicators, small scratch on the exhaust muffler ... the terrain was rubble and uneven.
    - next time on my left when I was trying to push my bike uphill into the garage... only scratched the crash bars, bar ends and hand guard nothing else... terrain was a black top paved driveway even surface.

    All scratches on Crash bar and bar ends touched up with matte black nail polish  :001:

    Hope this gives you some ideas on using GIVI crash bars.

    All the best!!!
    Last Edit: January 06, 2022, 12:14:59 pm by Wario

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    Re: best crash bars?
    Reply #9 on: January 06, 2022, 12:22:34 pm
    January 06, 2022, 12:22:34 pm
    *Originally Posted by Wario [+]
    .....I use GIVI Crash Bars (Givi TN5138 Engine Guards BMW S1000 XR 2020 on)- because I was told that this is the only one that did not need modification to the fairing - and true enough this does not require modifications. Cheap enough ... (£103.95).
    Since then the bike fell twice:
    - once on my right when the bike stalled in 1st gear and I was turning right.... scratched the crash bars, the bar ends, the hand guards and the top of the fairing, the front indicators, small scratch on the exhaust muffler ... the terrain was rubble and uneven.
    - next time on my left when I was trying to push my bike uphill into the garage... only scratched the crash bars, bar ends and hand guard nothing else... terrain was a black top paved driveway even surface.

    All scratches on Crash bar and bar ends touched up with matte black nail polish  :001:

    Hope this gives you some ideas on using GIVI crash bars.

    All the best!!!

    Adding some old photos to give you more idea - although none will give you complete protection like the 1250GS adventure full fairing protection.