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post #21 of 32 (permalink) Old 05-30-2018, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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So far so good. The "mouse" seems to be doing its job. However, it does seem like a design afterthought. All they would have needed to do was to put a 1/4" kink in tube and it wouldn't be an issue. In any case, the part of the faring that touches the crash bar isn't even were you would see it anyway, so it'll never be an issue for me.
Great. Thanks. I'm going with the Givi racks for my side cases, so I'm considering the Givi engine guard as well.
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I bought mine with the Kawasaki Engine Guard & T Rex bash plate. Engine Guard seems very sturdy but the T Rex bash plate seems a little wimpy. Ok for deflecting rocks from front wheel but you wouldn't want roll it over a large log or rock .
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I have the T-Rex exhaust slider and crash bars on the Versys-X 300 that I share with my son. He is a new rider and has dropped the bike twice on the right side. There is a barely noticeable scuff on the puck and exhaust slider. The only damage to the bike is a scrape on the heat shield. I think the muffler itself might have been damaged without the exhaust slider.

I like that the T-Rex crash bars have replaceable pucks so the bars themselves don't get scratches and scrapes.

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I finally got around to installing my crash bars. Thought I'd share a couple of photos. Thanks for the advice!

I went with the T-Rex bars.

There were a couple of minor cosmetic quality issues, but I'm very pleased with the bars. They are very solid and follow the lines of the bike well.



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Another X300 Active Crash Bar Thread

https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forum...ggestions.html
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I just fitted a Ricochet bash plate, it’s an excellent bit of kit. Looks like you could bash it hard & bottom it over logs or rocks etc. I bought the bike new in the Adventure version, which came with factory crash bars which are quite sturdy. Not tested them yet, but they look & feel like they could take a good hit, I can lift the bike around with them.

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Pic of Bash plate in place.
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I have the OEM crash guards. Saved my leg in a near head-on collision. It had bent 20 cm backwards, so it had to be replaced. However, no injuries.
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Here's what the Givi/Richocett combo looks like...
Planning on the same combo! Looks great!
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After some thought, I've decided on the OEM crash bars.

1) They're slim and easy to install
2) I'm mostly looking for a place to mount driving lights to augment the pathetic stock headlight, and they have places built in to bolt driving lights to them,
3) I don't need the greater strength of the aftermarket bars that attach to the upper engine mount because my bike is a street-only bike and the only tipovers likely are at the gas station.
4) They look good. They don't look like some industrial monstrosity on the side of my bike.
5) The price is competitive.

Photos when I get it installed...

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Have any issues with installing your t-rex guards? I found the long spacer wasn't long enough, but I was able to crank down and get things tightened up. Now I'm concerned there is some undue force on the guards or elsewhere...

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