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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 02:01 AM Thread Starter
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Crashbars or Sliders?

Thinking about buying crashbars. I found these:

Are crashbars or sliders the way to go? Which are sexier on the bike while offering the most protection? Anyone have photos to share?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 05:00 AM
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I have a set of Givi crash bars and they are great... Mostly because of the highway pegs that are an option.
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Neither one by themselves provide the protection needed (upper + lower). With the SW Motech Engine bars, one also needs sliders for the left-side engine case as well as for the right side engine case. Upper protection is pretty good with the SW Motech bars; however that is for a zero speed drop. For slow speed drops, the Triumph handguards along with the engine bars provide better upper protection. Axle sliders for the front axle are a wise investment also to protect the front fork in case of a low speed drop.

Good frame sliders are as good as most of the engine bars; however, they cost more--but there is NO vibration created with them. All of the engine bars create some vibration with SW Motech creating the most, IMHO. I pulled mine and sold them to a member on that other forum after posting exactly why I was selling them--VIBRATION...if I wanted a vibrating Hardley, I would have bought one.

I bought GSG frame sliders (from Twisted Throttle) and a right side case slider...I made my own left side case slider after a low speed drop which ground the case down a bit. I could't find the GSG frame sliders for the Tiger 1050 on Twisted Throttle the last time I looked. A pic of the left side should be attached. A pic of the right side is in the last post of mine on the Remus PowerCone thread:
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 03:11 PM
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I don't know about sexier, but I have those SW Motech bars on my 1050. Didn't see any increase in vibration.
Have not field tested them so can'T speak to their effectiveness.
I like how they look on my gray/black se, look like they belong there to my eye anyway.

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I looked at the sw motech bars from TT, opted instead to go with the givi bars. Good lower engine protection as well as a place to mount some pegs or more lighting. Haven't noticed any vibration at all.
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I'm bringing this back up because I have a 1050 and the SW Motech bars, which I have not yet installed. I've heard mixed reviews on them - vibrate or don't vibrate, depends on how they're mounted, etc. I have to get them on this week (hopefully.) I also bought the Triumph service book, mostly for the torque specs. They translate to just under 60 ft.-lbs on the bolts, and I planned to use blue Loctite. I have all the replacement hardware, so I will not be reusing any parts.

Any comments or tips on how to ensure a solid mount and no vibration?
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My SW bars do not vibrate at all. I did block the motor in position when changing bolts so everything was lined up just right.
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They're on

Well that wasn't so terrible.

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Save the weight...go for sliders.
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those look pretty nice.
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