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looks like some v650 items are discounted. sw-m engine guard is $151. just saying.

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looks like some v650 items are discounted. sw-m engine guard is $151. just saying.
you mean the little bar that is merely a frame slider? no wonder they finally lowered the price of that which nobody wants.
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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.
I have one, and it worked VERY WELL, when I was dumb enough to try starting out w/ my disc lock STILL attached...!



BUT - my saddle-bag didn't come out nearly as well!



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till I got a FREEBIE left bag from a '17 LT - thanks Joel...!
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the price went back to original at checkout. i sent a question to tt about that. will buy givi instead if they don't honor the advertised price.

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they are only good for a tip over on flat surface.
do not call these engine guards, they are not. they will protect only the radiator and a bit of fairing.
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I called them Monday. They had issues with the discounting pricing at checkout. It was fixed yesterday.

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I called them Monday. They had issues with the discounting pricing at checkout. It was fixed yesterday.

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They tried to reach you through the Forum , but was deleted as Unauthorized posting and the forum did write to them to use proper channel when posting as Vendors.
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Seems the price is $224 right now; was this a one-day thing? Been looking for a set of SWM bars for a 2012.

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Lol was looking at the swmotech footpegs but looks like someone beat me to the punch, they were down to the last pair and revzilla isnít stocking anymore.

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Seems the price is $224 right now; was this a one-day thing? Been looking for a set of SWM bars for a 2012.
it's for a 2015-
https://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-m...-versys-650-15

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they are only good for a tip over on flat surface.
do not call these engine guards, they are not. they will protect only the radiator and a bit of fairing.
Are you speaking from experience, or just assuming from looking at the design?
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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.
what engine guard do you use? pictures?

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Are you speaking from experience, or just assuming from looking at the design?
Both. Not that I wasted money on the swmotech but that I have crashed with my bars and it's not always enough to fight the digging upon a crash in/on uneven ground.

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what engine guard do you use? pictures?
I have the hebco becker.

A single bar like those swmotech would dig in the ground (if you want to argue about asphalt, then I maintain it's a rusting frame slider..).

The added contact surface and plane of the hepco becker (I think the touratech, trex and a few others try to cover more too) helps the bike to "stay afloat" sort of when dirt napping.


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Both. Not that I wasted money on the swmotech but that I have crashed with my bars and it's not always enough to fight the digging upon a crash in/on uneven ground.



I have the hebco becker.

A single bar like those swmotech would dig in the ground (if you want to argue about asphalt, then I maintain it's a rusting frame slider..).

The added contact surface and plane of the hepco becker (I think the touratech, trex and a few others try to cover more too) helps the bike to "stay afloat" sort of when dirt napping.


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So lets hear about your crash then......
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So lets hear about your crash then......
which one...!
if I wanted to claim fame for crashing, I would do youtube win/fail videos...LOL

Let's just say (so the thread doesn't derail) that shorter turn signals are a win, and any crashbar that goes as high as the turn signal and keeps the center of gravity below the contact point is a good thing for the whole side, particularly the console and tank.

But there is always that pointy rock that find a way through to the glossy finish.... (sigh). Sand is not a big deal; angel hair can be removed during winter's polishing rituals. But the avg forest road/trail is soft ground with lots of rocks.

I even considered crashbars that would be further away from the fairing (I can't recover the brand, that was 3 years ago. Just now I found "Tyrant" crashbars, but never heard of them before). Wider crashbars looked bad enough to pass, though. So I settled on hepbo becker ones.

Hope this helps understand my elimination process.
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I called them Monday. They had issues with the discounting pricing at checkout. It was fixed yesterday.

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I was purchasing my Mitas E07 Dakar rear tire from them. My CART didn't reflect the discounted price that was on their website.

Called them and their Customer Service fixed the order for me on their side with the sale price.

Tire got to me in just a couple of day. =o)


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I had a low-side crash at 20 to 30 mph eight or nine years ago, on Mt Graham in AZ (near Safford), riding AZ 366, when my front tire lost traction as it transitioned across the yellow line which is made of some sort of plastic having ABSOLUTELY NO traction!

Damage? Bent my shift-lever, got scratches on my stator-cover, on my Hepko-Becker crashbars, (which I "fixed" w/ electricians tape), and on my handguards (which I "fixed" w/ different tape!). Also busted a rib....

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I was happy w/ those Hepko-Becker crashbars, but as I was getting an SW-Motech skid-plate, and I was NOT sure they'd work "together" - I removed the H-Bs and replaced them w/ the SW-Motech crash bars.

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I was happy w/ those Hepko-Becker crashbars, but as I was getting an SW-Motech skid-plate, and I was NOT sure they'd work "together" - I removed the H-Bs and replaced them.
can you tell now if the SWM rock guard (no skid plate is that thin) would have fit along the HB crashbars? for a while I thought the HB rock guard would do just as well, but I also had the motowerks highway pegs to mount, and didn't want to leg them go...!
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which one...!
if I wanted to claim fame for crashing, I would do youtube win/fail videos...LOL

Let's just say (so the thread doesn't derail) that shorter turn signals are a win, and any crashbar that goes as high as the turn signal and keeps the center of gravity below the contact point is a good thing for the whole side, particularly the console and tank.

But there is always that pointy rock that find a way through to the glossy finish.... (sigh). Sand is not a big deal; angel hair can be removed during winter's polishing rituals. But the avg forest road/trail is soft ground with lots of rocks.

I even considered crashbars that would be further away from the fairing (I can't recover the brand, that was 3 years ago. Just now I found "Tyrant" crashbars, but never heard of them before). Wider crashbars looked bad enough to pass, though. So I settled on hepbo becker ones.

Hope this helps understand my elimination process.
i have hb guards on the caponord. they held up when needed. my issue with the v650 is the sw-motech auxiliary light mounts going on the bike. i'm afraid they will interfere with the higher guard. the givi seem like maybe something in the middle. cheaper on fleabay than tw. i'm really hoping to get the lights installed this weekend so i can have a look. onewizard has the light mounts installed and has doubts about fitting a higher guard.

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Purchased the SW Motech crashbars for $151 + tax from Twisted Throttle. Hopefully will never have to use them!

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