Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro
This is mine after a couple falls. So far so good!
Yes. The setup seems to be sufficient for most falls, but some off-road terrain could be different.Are you running the lower OM bars on this? Im thinking staying away from the upper bars is a good idea and from the pics it seems this provides what is needed for some light falls. I just bought a 850 sport and will be 99% road riding but i want a skid plate and some sort of protection for a random soft fall. Im thinking of having the dealer install them as well so it takes the heat off me.
The SW Motechs do not fit with the OM lowers -- they replace them but go up higher. I dropped my bike a few times in class this past weekend and the SWs did the job!Agree. The lowers are good, and I too was looking at SW Motech. It appears they might fit with the OM lower bars, and if so, I would look more carefully at them. It is hard to know how much protection is necessary, or reasonably useful, or wise. Those of us who's off pavement skills are modest are perhaps more likely to fall over when the seasoned riders would power through it. So, different fall scenario possibly?
Correct me if I am wrong, but I have not read any issues with the stock lower bars. It has been the upper bars that are causing the problems. I would leave the lowers on, they do work(ish).Im thinking like @flyingburritobrother says to maybe leave crash bars off mine being that its a road princess but I’d like a skid plate for the roads around my area being chip and seal and sometimes gravel and i don’t want a pesky stone hitting that filter or exhaust any recommendations on one that doesn’t require the lower crash bars?
THere was one guy (Blak_duc) on ADV rider. He went down in a light crash, the factory lower crash bar punched a hole in his engine case. That had to be a freak thing though.Correct me if I am wrong, but I have not read any issues with the stock lower bars. It has been the upper bars that are causing the problems. I would leave the lowers on, they do work(ish).
In my case the bolt was analyzed and was found to NOT be overtightened....nor was the bolt faulty.All this talk of bolt failures has made me paranoid. I have the Hepco & Becker originals. No idea what I torqued them too, as I used a Allen key and a ring spanner as a lever. Just checked and mine are fine at about 16K Kms. Maybe some have been over torqued or just a bad batch of bolts.