AltRider lower crash bars

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    #2 egary1974, Jan 16, 2018
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    Stayed with Honda skid plate. It actually covers quite a bit. I think upper bike will actually be protected enough from handlebars which stick out far and have barkbusters.



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    The foot brake is a little harder to get to. Have to retrain my foot, too far in and all you press down on is bar.



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    Yes and no. Simply drop the bike and you’ll be fine, go down with some speed and it’s a whole new ballgame. Don’t ask how I know.

     
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    You’ll get used to it, or you could bend the tip out just a touch.

     
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    I think you will adjust to the brake easily, I still hit the bar on the shift side more often!


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    Well, I’ve done both. Simply dropping the bike, no damage, throw it on the ground with some speed resulted in the need for $600 worth of parts.

     
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    I pulled my foot brake out by hand about 1/2 an inch.
     
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    By bending it?



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    Looks like I now have the same problem, first high speed off in heavy gravel but the AltRiders saved the major bike parts just allot of gravel rash ! Upper right side crash bar bent in about a 1" and may need to be replaced if I cannot bend it back. ![​IMG][​IMG]


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    Sorry about the drop but the bars did their job!

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    Bend’em back, file any sharps, call it fixed. The rash adds character, and it’s a good lead in for a story.

     
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    Fixing to order my crash bars, after seeing that, I will get full set! Thanks for sharing pics BobSill.
     
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    #15 BobSill, Jul 16, 2018 at 11:25 AM
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    I did not post this but that crash was at 50 mph in heavy gravel and silt, I am sure I would have lost complete right side back to the foot pegs. There are NO cracks or broken welds that are visible at this time.


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    That should have read " NO cracks or broken welds"


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