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crash bars VS sliders

Hi Eveybody

I am totally new to the motorcycling community. I just bought 2 bran new Versy 2009 for my spouse and I and have thousans of questions.
We are now taking driving courses and won't drive before next spring.
Inexperienced as we are we will for sure drop them and we'll need either crash bars are sliders and I would like to read as many opinions and experiences I can on this.
Which one will best protech our bikes.

Sorry for my poor english I'm from Quebec and french speaking person
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For all around protection highly recommend Crash bar. H & B

and and your English is okay and I am from Malaysia.

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+1 on Hepco & Becker crashbars.


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The H & B crash bars have really saved my V - big time.
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H&B have saved a few of us from becoming stranded, let alone the replacement cost of a radiator!

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I believe if you're ever sliding along on the bike's side, crash bars will slide where sometimes 'sliders' can dig in and flip it.

Et, bienvenue a la Versys, monsieur!

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Merci,

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Sorry for my poor english I'm from Quebec and french speaking person

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Nice to ear from someone close to home! (from St-Eustache )
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I have dropped my bike already and wished I had crash bars. Sliders would not have helped when I tipped it over. I was lucky, minor damage, but am planning on crash bars for spring!

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crash bar

Obviously crash bar would be the way to go and H & B seems the best.

I thank you for such fast response

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De rien, notre ami. Bienvenue!

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Amazing I'm from Ste-Dorothée 10 min about

Je ne sais pas comment moi et ma blonde on va faire pour attendre jusqu'au printemps, on est déjà très impatient d'essayer nos premières motos. Nous en sommes à suivre nos cours théorique et la pratique le mois prochain.
Tout ce que j'ai lu sur les Versys est juste du positif, ça semble être la moto parfaite pour débutant comme nous.

Avez vous des Crash Bar H&B ou autre modele?
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Amazing I'm from Ste-Dorothée 10 min about

Je ne sais pas comment moi et ma blonde on va faire pour attendre jusqu'au printemps, on est déjà très impatient d'essayer nos premières motos. Nous en sommes à suivre nos cours théorique et la pratique le mois prochain.
Tout ce que j'ai lu sur les Versys est juste du positif, ça semble être la moto parfaite pour débutant comme nous.

Avez vous des Crash Bar H&B ou autre modele?
Mes regrets, mais votre anglais est bien meilleur que mon français! That being said...

Once you've taken the rider course, you should still have another month or two to practice before the weather turns bad - just enough to be ready for next spring. Les Laurentides et les Cantons de l'Est should be wonderful regions to ride through. Enjoy!

And to answer your question: I do not have crash bars yet, although I expect to buy them (probably the H&B) in the next few months. In addition to the protection they offer, I look forward to having a sturdy place to mount highway pegs, which always provide extra relief on long trips.

All the best on your journeys.

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Welcome Rleblanc! That is awesome that you and your wife will be riding together and both on V's!

Your English is much better than a lot of native tongues I know!

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[QUOTE=bill_milstead;

Your English is much better than a lot of native tongues I know![/QUOTE]



Hmmmmmmmm All the American Indians i've met spoke perfect english.


Anyhow, and a big Howdy from texas where we speak something close to english.
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Anyhow, and a big Howdy from texas where we speak something close to english.
No you don't speak english, you speak texan, which is bigger than english
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No you don't speak english, you speak texan, which is bigger than english
but here's a little joke.

How do you bury a 6'5" 250lb Texan?

Take 245lbs of s**t out of him and bury him in a hat box.
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but here's a little joke.

How do you bury a 6'5" 250lb Texan?

Take 245lbs of s**t out of him and bury him in a hat box.
one more off topic then i off to get some sleep.
Ask a Texan how tall he is, when he gives you the height measurment say i did not know you could stack **** that high just joking of course so any Texans don't take offense
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one more off topic then i off to get some sleep.
Ask a Texan how tall he is, when he gives you the height measurment say i did not know you could stack **** that high just joking of course so any Texans don't take offense
Naw we know how to take a joke. If we didn't we would be starting that fun filled gun thread all over again.
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