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can you tell now if the SWM rock guard (no skid plate is that thin) would have fit along the HB crashbars?....
All I can say for sure, is that they did NOT look like they would, so that's why I replaced the H-B ones, back in '13, near as I recall.

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you mean the little bar that is merely a frame slider? no wonder they finally lowered the price of that which nobody wants.
so i finally decided to go with the swm guard. i'm going to say that they are more stout and cover a lot more territory than any sliders i've had before. while they don't go as high as i'd preferred i am satisfied with the product. they are typically overbuilt and appear to be ready for more than a simple tip over.

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Well, I never had to use the crashbars as the effing deer that hit me wrecked my bike, and nearly wrecked me, before I could fit them!

Returning them to Twisted Throttle for a full refund. They were pleasant and helpful to deal with.

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so i finally decided to go with the swm guard. i'm going to say that they are more stout and cover a lot more territory than any sliders i've had before. while they don't go as high as i'd preferred i am satisfied with the product. they are typically overbuilt and appear to be ready for more than a simple tip over.
Ah. I stand corrected; some people do want that mere little bar. ;-)

I'm only suggesting that this protection is unlikely to increase your peace of mind in anticipation of dirt napping. It's probably ok for pavement people. Have fun.
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...I'm only suggesting that this protection is unlikely to increase your peace of mind in anticipation of dirt napping....
DIRT NAPPING...? Oh - you mean like THIS...!

DSC01658 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

VERY little damage done - just 'scraped' some reflective tape on the hand-guards....

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last i heard a dirt nap was a permanent thing. not likely to care much about crash bars at that point.


the r&g crash puck is much smaller than the engine guard. i do like the bigger bars but this is how it's ending up and i'm liking it.
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I had a pair on the 08 that I had . The great thing that I didn't plan on was the ability to put a set of clamp on pegs on the frames that were greatly appreciated on a weeklong 3000 mile bucket list ride thatI did with some friends
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