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Re: Coast road claims itís latest victims...
« Reply #30 on: Jul 20, 2019, 01:06 PM »
The problem with all the crash bars that I have seen so far is that they do not protect the upper side fairing at all - same problem on the Mk2 V1k  :125:

This is because of the way Kawasaki mount the very long front indicator stalk to the fairing with some ridged inserts on the indicator.  :138:
When the bike has a tip-over, the indicator usually survives (with a bit of scratching) but the indicator punches through the fairing mount, wrecking it  :25:

To alleviate this I fitted some shorter oxford indicators - see this thread HERE for details  :031:
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Re: Coast road claims itís latest victims...
« Reply #31 on: Jul 21, 2019, 09:43 AM »
I fitted a set of Puig R12 crash protectors, and can confirm ( loaned the V to my brother, he dropped it twice ) that they have prevented the indicator going through the side panel, only damage was to the hand guard and a very small scrape to the top box.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qp567dsbrg6uv8v/IMG_3002.jpg?dl=0

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Re: Coast road claims itís latest victims...
« Reply #32 on: Jul 23, 2019, 09:43 PM »
Yea Iím looking at ones like that but I want more of a crash bar set than a solo bar.
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Re: Coast road claims itís latest victims...
« Reply #33 on: Jul 24, 2019, 12:04 AM »
I've got some RD Moto crash bars - but the weather came and got me when I started fitting them, so I backed out and haven't had time yet to put them on.

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Re: Coast road claims itís latest victims...
« Reply #34 on: Jul 24, 2019, 12:13 AM »
*Originally Posted by Clunkyboy [+]
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You can't take responsibility for everyone, everyone has to ride within their own limits and know those limits. Other than that sh#t happens when a group are out together, it just does. Just plan the route for a good ride and it will be alreet

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Re: Coast road claims itís latest victims...
« Reply #35 on: Jul 24, 2019, 09:12 AM »
Sorry I'm late to the party but sorry to hear about your woes NIV. The bike's plastic and metal. Blood, bones, brains and soul are more valuable. Best wishes  :031:
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Re: Coast road claims itís latest victims...
« Reply #36 on: Jul 25, 2019, 04:33 PM »
*Originally Posted by Kawaboy [+]
Sorry I'm late to the party but sorry to hear about your woes NIV. The bike's plastic and metal. Blood, bones, brains and soul are more valuable. Best wishes  :031:

Thanks mate. Yea just glad no one was badly hurt!
We got off lucky!
The girls bike is nearly fixed up too. She canít wait to get it back on the road haha.

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Re: Coast road claims itís latest victims...
« Reply #37 on: Jul 25, 2019, 04:36 PM »
Packed and ready for another adventure!!!



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Re: Coast road claims itís latest victims...
« Reply #38 on: Jul 26, 2019, 01:46 AM »
Safe journey Jay and enjoy the trip, must admit I'm slightly more than just a bit Jealous   :012:

Look forward to reading your cracking ride report upon your return!  :152:
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Re: Coast road claims itís latest victims...
« Reply #39 on: Aug 19, 2019, 09:12 PM »
A little late on this, but as TowerMan mentions, many bars don't provide protection high enough on the side. Which is why I bought the Touratech ones (yes, they're expensive). Downside is that they can't be fitted with the aux lights that are OEM for the GT, but you can always fit a different set (or just not bother if you're as lazy as me). Even these don't alleviate the indicator punch through, although when I dropped my bike, the indicator and fairing were undamaged, so either I was particularly fortunate, or the bars did help.

https://shop.touratech-uk.co.uk/fairing-crash-bar-stainless-steel-for-kawasaki-versys-650-from-2015-black.html