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  • Offline Arthurgee   gb

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    crash bungs or crash bars? That is the question
    on: October 27, 2022, 09:46:49 pm
    October 27, 2022, 09:46:49 pm
    So i hope to pick the bike up at the weekend, and it has neither bungs or bars, and wondering which way to go. Always had bungs on all previously owned bikes, but first XR, so just wondering what the general though is, and if you have any recommendations and pictures, or links.
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    Re: crash bungs or crash bars? That is the question
    Reply #1 on: October 27, 2022, 09:52:27 pm
    October 27, 2022, 09:52:27 pm
    Going back to the early days when we were all thinking the same Cuban posted a video which solved the the problem for us decision wise… :001:

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    Re: crash bungs or crash bars? That is the question
    Reply #2 on: October 28, 2022, 02:13:07 am
    October 28, 2022, 02:13:07 am
    I couldn't actually find the video mentioned by Winger ?Perhaps he can help you with the link. In the past I have put both crash bungs and/or bars onto my bikes. With my Gen 2 XR I decided to put bars as I felt , perhaps incorrectly, in the event of a spill they would do less damage to the bike than a crash bung... as the bars may spread out the force of an impact?

    So I bought these:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/325310829583?hash=item4bbe09540f:g:1FwAAOSww6RjAMMZ&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAAoOsMexa2YcK3fJ9%2BYcCJbceoXDdJ8YiZJBxkGC37izMX7OfgyKusv7mrDwM5PzzinF9Y%2FDtUsixKnyYZvivLb4CpgcQHtj3gWozFm3%2BiC6JBiJ9yUBNM4hfq2ykLsitYszf24oXMf5myZwnEbXdrlmOktXk1RJpAqVyeF5SmqvErwIJbIBxTgN9KCNFrlv2BEBsuOemasE93fSbToj%2BB2bI%3D%7Ctkp%3ABk9SR4KGhsKDYQ

    They were easy to fit and IMHO don't look too bad 😊....although if style/looks are important then probably crash bungs would be the first choice.

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    Re: crash bungs or crash bars? That is the question
    Reply #3 on: October 28, 2022, 10:12:39 am
    October 28, 2022, 10:12:39 am
    In fairness I can’t find the original vid that he posted, but just go into google and put Cuban rider crash and it opens up a world of pain 😄 cuz he’s done it more than once,and there’s plenty of photo’s on here of mine just got them powder coated black.

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    Re: crash bungs or crash bars? That is the question
    Reply #4 on: October 28, 2022, 10:26:49 am
    October 28, 2022, 10:26:49 am
    those GIVI ones was what i was actually considering. they don't seem too obtrusive.
    Cheers

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    Re: crash bungs or crash bars? That is the question
    Reply #5 on: October 28, 2022, 10:59:30 am
    October 28, 2022, 10:59:30 am
    *Originally Posted by Arthurgee [+]
    those GIVI ones was what i was actually considering. they don't seem too obtrusive.
    Cheers

    graham

    Gen 1 or 2?

    I have the Givis on the Gen 1 and whilst the design is very good and covers a lot of the bike without being in the way, construction is also good, but I've been having issues with quality... Welds cracking and rusting after less than a year.... Did save the bike when it was blown over in the wind but I'd expect them to be a bit better in terms of longevity.

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    Re: crash bungs or crash bars? That is the question
    Reply #6 on: October 28, 2022, 11:31:25 am
    October 28, 2022, 11:31:25 am
    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    Gen 1 or 2?

    I have the Givis on the Gen 1 and whilst the design is very good and covers a lot of the bike without being in the way, construction is also good, but I've been having issues with quality... Welds cracking and rusting after less than a year.... Did save the bike when it was blown over in the wind but I'd expect them to be a bit better in terms of longevity.

    I too have an issue with welds cracking on the givi and I have not crashed them. Obviously where the crack appears rust starts forming.
    Previously I had swmotech, and in the unfortunate event of the crash, I had a radiator mounting cracked, front fairing and under-fairing cracked, and nasty dents in the frame and engine casing caused by the swmotech mounting plate bending and pushing into both. Luckily it was a slowish and softish (grass) slide or I would have a hole in the engine casing. 
    but I think both are better at protecting my bike than bungs would.

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    Re: crash bungs or crash bars? That is the question
    Reply #7 on: October 28, 2022, 12:03:04 pm
    October 28, 2022, 12:03:04 pm
    I had bars on my Gen 1 and have bungs on my Gen 2.  I will say if you drop any bike with either on your bike at any speed both will help but you still get damage, the bars are better if you forget to put the side stand down or just miss your footing!

    On the Gen 1 I had I fitted sport lights to the bars so that worked and look ok.

    For me the Gen 2 bars just did not sit well in the looks department, so I went for the bunngs.

    Cost may come into the way you go as well.


    After over thirty + years behind the bars, there's still lots to do and see.

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    Re: crash bungs or crash bars? That is the question
    Reply #8 on: October 28, 2022, 12:24:31 pm
    October 28, 2022, 12:24:31 pm
    *Originally Posted by Gazk [+]
    I had bars on my Gen 1 and have bungs on my Gen 2.  I will say if you drop any bike with either on your bike at any speed both will help but you still get damage, the bars are better if you forget to put the side stand down or just miss your footing!

    On the Gen 1 I had I fitted sport lights to the bars so that worked and look ok.

    For me the Gen 2 bars just did not sit well in the looks department, so I went for the bunngs.

    Cost may come into the way you go as well.

    Even with the issues mentioned above when my bike got blown over off the centrestand, that was the bike going down at full weight full speed from perfectly upright, that's a lot of speed and the bar was slightly bent, but absolutely 0 damage to engine casings or fairings. The end of my brake lever snapped off and there was a pin head sized gouge in the hand guards and a slight scrape on the mirrors before they folded in. That's it!! Not even bar ends or indicators.

     



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