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Offline smootz

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Tipover bar
on: September 15, 2021, 12:01:23 AM
The choice of crash bars is mind boggling. I don't need a big cage that  looks like a Mad Max movie vehicle. Mostly just want some protection from possible low speed or stopped tip-over. (Tall bike, old man). My only way to preview accessories like bars are on-line pics. Will a small set like the Hepco & Beckers save the fairing and radiator from scratches if the wind blows the bike off the stand? (seen it happen more than once to other guys). Thanks  Scott

Offline Vespista1960

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Re: Tipover bar
Reply #1 on: September 15, 2021, 09:07:21 AM
If the wind blows the bike off the stand or if you drop the bike when stopped you'll have a pannier, a handguard and a mirror scratched. No crash bar will save them.
So I see no reason to add weight to your bike and take it off your wallet with unnecessary crash bars.
Just my opinion... :002:

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Re: Tipover bar
Reply #2 on: September 15, 2021, 10:50:25 AM
Givi bars on my 2019 bike 

   
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Offline sweatmachine

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Re: Tipover bar
Reply #3 on: September 16, 2021, 05:21:27 PM
The most vulnerable part of the Versys, even with crash bars, are the front turn signals.  If the bike falls over they will hit the ground first and usually break the fairing panel they are mounted to.  I added OEM frame sliders to my SW Motech engine guards to add a little width to protect the turn signals and fairings.  It was a bit of a job, but I'm happy with the result.



I posted a thread on this project here:

https://www.versys1000.com/index.php/topic,21794.msg249714.html#msg249714

Offline RaYzerman

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Re: Tipover bar
Reply #4 on: September 16, 2021, 06:06:02 PM
What you did is the right idea, to get more width, as I have found out on other bikes.  It lessens the odds of rolling over further.   I have the Givi bars, and I added some of these protectors that stick out a tad further and don't look too bad..... I'd like if they stuck out more.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001061695714.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.27424c4dC9Xw8f
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Offline smootz

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Re: Tipover bar
Reply #6 on: September 16, 2021, 06:36:34 PM
I ordered the Hepco Beckers and a front fender extension yesterday. Thanks for all the advise.

 



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