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Hi All, has anyone ever considered putting on rear crash bars?
I picked up a two piece set of front crash bars for another make bike, I want some more protection for the misses just in case of a mishap.
I got these for around $100, It looks like the only modification will be to add a 1 inch piece of metal on the top or bottom, I'll be putting them on the first week of January and will post pics then
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As with the fronts, they're only good for a drop. At speed or impact, forget about it, they fold right up.


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What smilie said. Precisely.

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As with the fronts, they're only good for a drop. At speed or impact, forget about it, they fold right up.
bingo,,I believe they are made to protect "hard" bags from a non moving drop. At speed they'd fold like a paperclip.


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In the Adv forums they suggest - unless you have a real good reason - to remove the hard bags before going off-road.. You go off-road, you're bike is going down, and people get hurt from hard bags as much as anything else.. Bike goes down and those bags trap the leg on the downed side.. Bike slides along..

Like has been said, to protect the bags in a drop, sure, good protection.. But as protection for rider or pillion in an off? They're just not designed to work like that..

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I'll be adding some to my bike some time in the spring.

My bike has a little different set up than yours so this one will double as a passenger peg as well. I plan on adding the full Bung King crash bar setup and some T bars when funds allow. And these are actual crash bars made for guys who do stunts, they have replaceable Delrin sliders on the ends like you'd find on sport bike sliders.





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Can't wait to see the vids of you stunting your Street Bob!

Are you changing your rear pulley as well?
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Can't wait to see the vids of you stunting your Street Bob!

Are you changing your rear pulley as well?
HA! I doubt I'll be stunting it much more than a wheelie now and then, which I can already pop the front up a few inches but nothing like the fellas I see riding 12 O'clock wheelie on Instagram! Mainly I just want a little protection in case of a small low slide or drop situation, and the front crash bar doubles as highway pegs too.

And I have swapped the rear pulled from a 66t to a 68t pulley just to get a little more out of it, they're geared quite tall from the factory and honestly before the new pulley I almost had to be doing 75mph before 6th gear was comfortable to cruise, now 6th gear is comfortable at 70mph. Lots of guys that stunt actually make the swap to a chain drive from the belt drive. Maybe one day if I go with a big bore kit, a few guys on the HD forums are tossing 120 and 124 cubic inch engines in dyna bikes and really cranking out a lot of power that a chain drive is a must!

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Maybe these guys should have some crash cages around their FXRs??

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Thanks for the feedback gang I appreciate it, . If they help in a drop, then I'm ok with that, I like the look also

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