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Those Illusive Crash Bars !!
« on: 07.02. 2019 00:13 »
After Months of surfing the Net and you know where !!. Found some decent Crash bars  *smile*.

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Re: Those Illusive Crash Bars !!
« Reply #1 on: 07.02. 2019 10:59 »
I think your lens may be mucky. It's a problem with phone cameras; they get finger grease on the lens.

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Re: Those Illusive Crash Bars !!
« Reply #2 on: 07.02. 2019 11:01 »
I think I'd like a set of crash bars, to save damage if I drop the bike.

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Re: Those Illusive Crash Bars !!
« Reply #3 on: 07.02. 2019 13:48 »
I have an original set of Britax front crash bars on my A65 they are quite heavy, I did by a set of new crash bars at an auto jumble some years ago which I fitted to a A10 and they were really light may protect the bike from falling over but would not have withstood any major impact they were a copy of the original Britax ones. The originals do come up sometimes on ebay but usually the chrome is not very good.

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Re: Those Illusive Crash Bars !!
« Reply #4 on: 07.02. 2019 19:50 »
The Crash Bars did save the day one day as my old Body lost balance when putting the Bike on the centre stand and lost control !!  *eek*. They took the brunt and worked well  *smiley4*.As for the phone lens, my fingers are always covered in oily residue  *smile*

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Re: Those Illusive Crash Bars !!
« Reply #5 on: 07.02. 2019 22:23 »
The crashbars look good oldnyk - are they new or second hand?

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Re: Those Illusive Crash Bars !!
« Reply #6 on: 07.02. 2019 22:51 »

 They look shiny, or that an illusion....eludes me   *conf*

 I had a set that came with my Road Rocket, but long gone now
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Re: Those Illusive Crash Bars !!
« Reply #7 on: 07.02. 2019 23:44 »
The crashbars look good oldnyk - are they new or second hand?

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They are as good as new,but are second hand and very sturdy ones

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Re: Those Illusive Crash Bars !!
« Reply #8 on: 07.02. 2019 23:47 »

 They look shiny, or that an illusion....eludes me   *conf*

 I had a set that came with my Road Rocket, but long gone now

Shiny enough for me dutch  *smile*.not too bothered what they look like,I feel safer with them on,could save me old legs in a drop. *eek*

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Re: Those Illusive Crash Bars !!
« Reply #9 on: 08.02. 2019 09:00 »
Crash bars look good. As do the indicators! What does the note on the steering damper say? Check oil return, drive on the right,buy milk?
 *bright idea* *good3*
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Re: Those Illusive Crash Bars !!
« Reply #10 on: 08.02. 2019 11:33 »
or fix kickstarter return spring ?? *whistle*
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Re: Those Illusive Crash Bars !!
« Reply #11 on: 08.02. 2019 14:44 »
I run crash bars on my Guzzis - for more obvious reasons. Riding Enfield up in the Himalayas that were also equipped, and we took plenty of tumbles on -  the bars tended to tip the bikes onto their noses. By the end of the week I don't think we had an unbroken headlamp between us.

It's all a bit of a trade off really I suppose. 
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Re: Those Illusive Crash Bars !!
« Reply #12 on: 08.02. 2019 21:48 »
Crash bars look good. As do the indicators! What does the note on the steering damper say? Check oil return, drive on the right,buy milk?
 *bright idea* *good3*
OPEN THE OIL TAP!!!  *smile* *smile* *smile* *smile*
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Re: Those Illusive Crash Bars !!
« Reply #13 on: 10.02. 2019 04:56 »
Taking advantage of this topic, I don't really know what style of Bars I have on my 1960 GF.
They are identical to the ones fitted to my 1957 500 A7 I owned in 1968-70. I just loved them at the time. I dropped the bike on a muddy track and it slid for 10-15 metres with me trying to catch it. No damage though.
When I was restoring my A10, I spotted the identical set at Gatton Swap Meeting in Queensland. A Qld bloke was making them from Stainless Steel, so I just had to have them.
Can any members put their finger on the style.??
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Re: Those Illusive Crash Bars !!
« Reply #14 on: 10.02. 2019 06:36 »
This is a photo of my 1954 A7 SA taken about 1957 with the original crash bars that came with it (fool sold it not long after *angry*)

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