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As with everything I have purchased from SWMOTECH the fit and finish is beyond perfect. :clap: The mounting kit (hardware) is OEM quality or better. My son and I spent maybe 30 to 45 minutes installing them last night. There is one minor tight fit and that is because of the California Emissions canister that’s on the left side of the bike (do non-Ca models have this?). In the area of the red circle the clamp is a very tight fit with the canister cover but it can be done. :thumb:
 

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Those look good. I am still trying to decide between those and the H&B. The SW look like they could bend toward the bike in a crash. Like they need a cross bar connecting the two halves.

Oh, and I don't have the canister.
 

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Those look good. I am still trying to decide between those and the H&B. The SW look like they could bend toward the bike in a crash. Like they need a cross bar connecting the two halves.

Oh, and I don't have the canister.
I was worried about the same thing until they showed up. The tab that bolts to the front is 1/4" steel (or close to it). They are VERY sturdy, if you crash hard enough to bend them there will be way more to worry about than radiator damage. I am very happy with my choice of crash bars. :D:thumb:
 

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i wondered about that possibility also..so i made an easy fix...no way it will fold in on the radiator! made a support bar that goes from one side to the other...i posted pix of it in another thread
 

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they look great. will they protect the gas tank side panels in a minor drop? could you drop your bike so we could find out? just kidding. if they do i will have to have them for mine.
 

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I am very happy with my choice or crash bars. :D:thumb:
Do you have to remove the header pipes to get those on, or are they two separate crash bars?
 

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I put a set of the SW-Motech crash bars on mine too. Very impressed with the quality and workmanship. I don't see a problem with the crash bars not connecting to each other. The front mounting tab is close to the front of the bars.

I chose the SW-Motech's over the HB because I liked the way they looked on the bike. I felt the SW-Motechs were more streamline and kept with the lines of the bike. Yes, you do have less top protection than the HBs so I fixed that by putting frame sliders on the fairings.


For the CA riders - notice no emissions canister.
 

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I put a set of the SW-Motech crash bars on mine too. Very impressed with the quality and workmanship. I don't see a problem with the crash bars not connecting to each other. The front mounting tab is close to the front of the bars.

I chose the SW-Motech's over the HB because I liked the way they looked on the bike. I felt the SW-Motechs were more streamline and kept with the lines of the bike. Yes, you do have less top protection than the HBs so I fixed that by putting frame sliders on the fairings.


For the CA riders - notice no emissions canister.
Ocean,

What type of framesliders did you put on?
 

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i love theses...slipped on some broken glass backing out of a spot once and dropped the machine. all i got was a 4 inch scratch on the bottom of the bars, barely noticeable, and a small scrape on the end of the handle bars. theses saved my baby from horrible disfigurement.
 

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The most important thing to protect is the
engine side cases (which many bars don't
appear to). I'm told if you slide on either
side you may well lose the bike. These
bars look like they protect the vital areas.

Thanks for posting.
 

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Good enough. I've been on the fence with these & Hepco-Becker's for months. I finally pulled the trigger on the SW Motech's.

:D:D

Looks great!
 

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you do have less top protection than the HBs so I fixed that by putting frame sliders on the fairings.


For the CA riders - notice no emissions canister.

Where did you get thoses sliders?
 

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And since you're answering questions, what
are those lights on your forks??? (If you already
posted about those just link us. thanx)
 

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As with everything I have purchased from SWMOTECH the fit and finish is beyond perfect. :clap: The mounting kit (hardware) is OEM quality or better. My son and I spent maybe 30 to 45 minutes installing them last night. There is one minor tight fit and that is because of the California Emissions canister that’s on the left side of the bike (do non-Ca models have this?). In the area of the red circle the clamp is a very tight fit with the canister cover but it can be done. :thumb:
Hey gti20vturbo, that is a great pic, with the sunlight shining through the chainlink:thumb:
 

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I installed the SW Motech Crash Bars. They pit perfect and I also don't see a need to connect them in front of the radiator. They serve the purpose of protecting the engine and can"t see a problem damaging the radiator. I think if the radiator gets damaged you will probably have worse things to worry about. I purchased mine through Twisted Throttle and everything went well except the huge brokerage fees from UPS. Use USPS or Air freight ALWAYS when shipping to Canada, I was warned but now I know.
 

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Viva success! Got mine installed last night... a bit more of a PITA than I'd expected, but they're on none the less.

Pics to follow.
 

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PITA bars

Elaborate about 'PITA' Personal problem or tough fit?

Looking forward to the pics (and buying my own —
wife'$ cut me off for the month)
 

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For the CA riders - notice no emissions canister.
SW motech should add this view of their bars to their web page. I always thought they were attached by two points only.
 
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