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Hello all
I have decided to fit engine protection bars and also upgrade my 05 TA braking system to include braided lines. I have read several threads on the forum regarding each subject and can see that cost is a decisive factor in choice. I have found a set of Hepco & Becker crash bars for £119.00 at the following link:
http://www.motorbikesandparts.co.uk/hepcobecker-black-engine-bars-for-honda-xl-650-transalp-00on-p-11892.html
Does anybody have this specific make/style of protection bar currently fitted? If so can you please offer any feedback (pro’s/con’s) prior to purchase? Or can anyone offer advice on an alternative make? I do have a centre stand fitted and one of the reasons I chose the Hepco-Becker style for the simplistic fittings and design.
With regard to braided lines, my bike is now 5 years old, and although the lines are still in a reasonable condition, i think that i would rather take the leap now whilst i can afford it and ensure reliability for a further 5 years. Can anybody offer a specific manufacturer based on performance and cost?
Thank you for your time


Lee
 

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Cost is not the deciding factor in crash bars! Get cheap ones that fold on impact and don't do their job and you'll have an equivalent repair bill to no crash bars, plus the cost of getting a set of crash bars that actually work! I advise graves stainless, though I realise that these are probably the most expensive ones out there. If you're just doing road work then givi should do the job pretty reasonably.
 

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Also with some bars its a bitch to change the oil, spend the money and get some Africa Queens or like Jarl`s as they are really strong and :thumb: save the fairing not to mention your legs.
 

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Can't comment on the bars but I can recommend Motorbikes and parts, the supplier you mention. I got the Givi ones for my 700 and their service was very good. Free postage for the Givi ones as well.
 
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