Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Hobart, Australia
Which crash bars?
I’ve never fitted them to a bike in over 30 years of road riding. Probably because I’ve never put a bike down.
But yesterday the unthinkable happened....I NEARLY laid it down. Pulled up to a stop to park the bike on an offcamber, left foot down onto some gravel I didn’t see, and it was a close fought thing for a few seconds there... I’m a big bloke and strong as an ox, but **** that was as close as I can ever recall being to putting a bike down. My bum will give my undies back soon I hope.
Anyway it got me thinking that as I get older I’m not as physically strong as I was in my 20s and 30s, so maybe....maybe time to fit some bars.
I guess the thing is, I understand the Feejer isn’t perfect, but at the moment I am more attached to this bike than I have been to any previous bike I’ve owned. I’d never forgive myself if I damaged it.
So talk to me people - if I do this, I want protection for the bags and fairings in low or nil speed lay down scenarios.
What is the best on the market in your opinion? I’d prefer discreet fitment if possible, although I understand that any bag protection will sit out in front of the bags.
Thank you in advance for your advice.
Last edited by doc; 03-23-2018 at 01:32 AM.