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Crash bars
on: July 02, 2017, 09:52:29 AM
Hi , l am about to look at a Crossrunner next week .
What are the best crash bars for the bike .
Have looked at Givi and Mo-tech crash bars apart from the difference in
price , which one's are better or suit the bike more .
Would appreciate any info .

Many thanks Robert

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Re: Crash bars
Reply #1 on: July 02, 2017, 08:01:02 PM
Hi Robert. You don't say what year of Crossrunner you are looking at.  I have a 2015 model to which I have added the sw-motech crash bars. I looked at both sw-motech and Givi bars but went with sw-motech in the end.  My view was that the sw-motech bars were more subtle.  If you want the all-out rugged look, then the Givi bars perhaps fit the bill, but I prefered a more subtle look so went with the sw-motechs.  Luckily I haven't had to test their crash abilities but I'm very happy with the build quality and looks.  I hope the viewing goes well and that you like the bike.  I think you'll find many happy & helpful owners on this forum.
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Re: Crash bars
Reply #2 on: July 02, 2017, 08:47:04 PM
Thanks  Jon . It's a 2016 ex demonstrator ,
that's a big help..did you fit them yourself ?
I will take a closer look at the SW-MOTECH ones .
Many thanks Robert

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Re: Crash bars
Reply #3 on: July 02, 2017, 09:54:39 PM
Very simple to fit.  Just replace the engine mount bolts one at a time and take care as I think the bolt sizes differ from one side to another.  Other than that it's a straightforward job.  Now that the 2017 model is out, hopefully you'll get a good deal on the 2016 version. Let us know how your viewing goes.

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Re: Crash bars
Reply #4 on: July 02, 2017, 10:09:39 PM
Ok , hope to see it on Wednesday ,
I think your right about the engine bars
the Mo-tech look better..

Thanks Robert

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Re: Crash bars
Reply #5 on: July 03, 2017, 08:18:47 AM
I chose the Givi bars, mainly because they look more substantial than any others I looked at. Those SW-Motech ones don't look as strong on the crossbar in front of the radiator where the 2 sides are connected compared to the Givi, but I'm no expert and could be wrong.

The Givi were equally easy to fit and I am very pleased with them.  :031:
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Re: Crash bars
Reply #6 on: July 05, 2017, 05:27:18 PM
Now owner of a red crossrunner ex demo with just 500 miles on the clock .
Bike will be delivered next week after some extras are fitted .

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Re: Crash bars
Reply #7 on: July 05, 2017, 06:01:21 PM
Congratulations.  :028:

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Re: Crash bars
Reply #8 on: July 05, 2017, 09:10:15 PM
Thanks , got a couple of pictures, but having problems posting. When l click on attachment and choose a photo from my gallery , it says file to large ?
Help needed 😂😂

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Re: Crash bars
Reply #9 on: July 05, 2017, 11:33:12 PM
*Originally Posted by charlie [+]
Thanks , got a couple of pictures, but having problems posting. When l click on attachment and choose a photo from my gallery , it says file to large ?
Help needed 😂😂

Right click the file, select Edit.  That should open Paint as a generic and simple programme for modifying pictures.
Under the Home tab select Resize.  You can then chose to reduce the size of the picture by pixel numbers or by percentage.  I usually opt for a 50% reduction, save it and try again.  If it is still too large, repeat. Simple. :002:
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