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Hi all,
My love for my @ hasnt dwindled and I want to lavish cash on it and get some crashbars. But which ones?

I like the RuggedRoad bars, but the Fehling bars seem to cover more fairing, the Dessert bars look cool, SWs look alright.....

What have you got and what would you recommend???

Too many to choose from!
 

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I've had SW Mo-Tech crash bars on two of my ATs (the same set of bars). They have never got in the way of servicing, even when the engine came out on AT number 2. They wrote off a car that tried to occupy my piece of road with just some loss of paint. In all they did about 200,000 miles on both bikes combined.
 

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I have SW Motech on mine, which have worked fine, but have started corroding quite badly. I think the next set I will buy are the Rugged Roads ones, which have a heavier and thicker tubing, and also that little sticky out bar which will certainly put more space in between the bike and ground WHEN (not if) I drop it again!! I figure that little extra bar might save my leg being crushed.

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I've had SW Mo-Tech crash bars on two of my ATs (the same set of bars). They have never got in the way of servicing, even when the engine came out on AT number 2. They wrote off a car that tried to occupy my piece of road with just some loss of paint. In all they did about 200,000 miles on both bikes combined.
These were the ones I figured were the weakest! :thumbup:
 

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I have SW Motech on mine, which have worked fine, but have started corroding quite badly. I think the next set I will buy are the Rugged Roads ones, which have a heavier and thicker tubing, and also that little sticky out bar which will certainly put more space in between the bike and ground WHEN (not if) I drop it again!! I figure that little extra bar might save my leg being crushed.

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I saw the same advantages, but they look a bit low, surely bigger is better?
 

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Ha you beat me to it , this was going to be my next question :thumbup: ok will sit back and wait for the replys ;)

Hi all,
My love for my @ hasnt dwindled and I want to lavish cash on it and get some crashbars. But which ones?

I like the RuggedRoad bars, but the Fehling bars seem to cover more fairing, the Dessert bars look cool, SWs look alright.....

What have you got and what would you recommend???

Too many to choose from!
 

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I have Touratech on the RD07a and SW Motech on the RD04 - I have dropped the RD07a many times on the TT ones resulting in nothing more than a mark on the paint

The SW ones are well made too and they have been extensively crash tested by several members on here

RR ones are new. The are thick like the TT ones and the bit on the side (ooh err madam) adds extra protection and would help in carrying smaller storage packs tied to the sides

The Desert Bars fit to the bashplate lugs and these could snap in a heavy fall whereas all the others mount to the frame

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Wow AT porn , very very nice :thumbup:
Thanks Packman

Mine are tidy examples - now Jonathan's from Rugged Roads - they're porn
 

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I've got these;



No idea what make they are, but they've been, erm, tested a few times on low speed drops:color:

One thing though, they mount directly to lugs on the frame, one of which on mine has broken off...

The new Rugged Roads ones however, mount on to a u-bolt which seems a much better idea. I'm certainly very tempted...when I'm back in civilisation.

There's a thread on here somewhere about the RR bars...
 

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I've no idea either Andy but you have experienced the shortcomings of mounting to the bash plate lugs
 

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Thanks Packman

Mine are tidy examples - now Jonathan's from Rugged Roads - they're porn
Perfect timing Paul :-D

Here's my RD07A with Rugged Roads Crashbars mounted - in a fall or if binning it down the trail only the outer 'winglets' and bar ends have touched down leaving the paintwork untouched :thumbup:



Take a quick look at this thread for more details.

I'm not one to bash other manufacturers products, but I like to fit the best products to my Twin, hence we decided to manufacture our own crashbars. Read into it as you choose :toothy10:

Suffice to say that I think the Rugged Roads Crashbars are the best available for the Africa Twin - certainly the strongest and offering the best protection for your bike. :D:D
 

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Right here's my view and yes i will be biased :toothy10:

we set out to make our bars to cover the best range of protection we felt necessary to the twin .now since ive been involved with Africa twins i would say i get visited by owners at least 2-3 times a year to have their crash bars welded up or their bash plate mounts welded due to the vibration , and the Fehling bars are the worst culprit for this the more spaced out the frame the worse the vibration travelling through it.

i could spend ages typing how we arrived at our bars but im crap at typing so wont ( but safe to say we arrived at a set of crash bars we are happy to fit to our own bikes ) :toothy10: i shall post some pics instead:thumbup:

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RD07/A customers bike after a wee slide decided to fit our bars:thumbup: he wished he had them sooner;)





 

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When I bought my 1st 07a it had GIVI bars on and had been given a little punishment, but had been straightened out & repainted. I fitted a set of GIVI bars to my 2nd 07a but was never happy with the flimsy fittings. As soon as I saw the Rugged Roads items it was a see / must have moment. I was impressed with the fittings and construction when fitting to my @. A minor off-balance moment occured a couple of weeks ago which saw no damage BUT I don't think I would have been so lucky with the GIVI bars.

PS. They look the Nuts!!
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Hahahahahahahahhahaah! Thread hijacked by the manufacturer! Would Fehling and Motad like to join us too?:D:D
 

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This thread is filth, all this bike pron is making me want to buy bars and a sheep skin, but I have bars already :thumbup:

Please keep the pics going :D
 

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Please keep the pics going :D
OK then...............:thumbup:

Hahahahahahahahhahaah! Thread hijacked by the manufacturer! Would Fehling and Motad like to join us too?:D:D
(Not hijacking - we were riding Africa Twins long before Rugged Roads was established - so we know what works and what doesn't..........of course it helps that all of us here are very much opinionated :-D:-D:-D )







 
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