Stolo Posted August 5, 2021 Share Posted August 5, 2021 Hi, Some impressions about the above mentioned crashbars. It’s a good looking pair, and the lower part is doing the job particulary well, protecting the engine case from the sharp rocks in the eventuality of a fall (and if everythings goes well, the fall should come). Based on a recent experience, I think it is worth mentioning a design flaw, maybe it will help somebody prevent a potentially costly damage. The problem is with the left side upper segment. It is fastened into the engine case using a 100mm screw. After a couple of falls on the left side, all at very low speeds (when the speed is high enough, this motorcycle refuses to fall, no mater what), I notoced a slight play in the bar. It proved that the thread in the engine case was severely damaged (i.e completely). I had to insert another bolt, longer, to make use of the remaining thread. Unfortunately the HB provided bolt uses only a half of the existing thread, and is a long bolt… A bolt that is 107 mm long is perfect. This was my bike. Today I found out that a friend of mine has exactly the same problem, on the same side, the left one (on the right the bolt is significantly shorter, so less leverage in case of fall on the ceashbar). So I would assume a design flaw. And here is my advice: either put a longer bolt, and use Loctite (the instalation manual or the service manual is not mentioning that), or check frequently the bolt for looseness. 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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