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OfflineWard-p

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    Re: Heed Engine Crash Bars
    « Reply #30 on: 2017-01-24 19:38:34 »
    I have the heed bars on my 06 RT easy to fit and remove once the bracket set is on never had cause to use them in anger thank god but for me I like them got my camera mount and aux lights on them.


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      Re: Heed Engine Crash Bars
      « Reply #31 on: 2017-01-27 17:29:38 »
      I just ordered a set of crash bars for my 2015 RT. $338 CAD, how can you beat that!  Amazing price and so far a great company to deal with. Looking forward to receiving them and putting them on. Will post some pictures once on. 

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        Re: Heed Engine Crash Bars
        « Reply #32 on: 2017-03-13 15:14:31 »
        Have you got them fitted yet?

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          Re: Heed Engine Crash Bars
          « Reply #33 on: 2017-04-02 23:53:20 »
          Heed pictures attached
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            Re: Heed Engine Crash Bars
            « Reply #34 on: 2017-04-03 12:07:58 »
            Heed pictures attached


            They're quite unobtrusive for crash bars.  Do you reckon they'll do anything that the OEM head-guards won't, or are they just a simple alternative?

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              Re: Heed Engine Crash Bars
              « Reply #35 on: 2017-04-04 22:00:03 »
              I feel they might keep the side panels off the ground in a stand still drop. They also will keep the bike from going so far over.
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                Re: Heed Engine Crash Bars
                « Reply #36 on: 2017-04-06 10:58:25 »
                I use Ilium Works bars.
                Good quality and easy fit.

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                  Re: Heed Engine Crash Bars
                  « Reply #37 on: 2017-05-19 14:44:07 »
                  I think the bars look fine - like they serve an obvious purpose. I just did a slow freeway crash on a 1000 V-strom when someone looked up from their phone and noticed some space in the next lane.
                  I almost stopped in time but no joy (no ABS). Other than very sore ribs, I'm fine but the bike was a total. I know it's not even close to the same bike but steel guards would have helped a lot. Looking at the RT, I think bars will be my next addition. Sure, the plastic head covers are better than nothing but even a minor crash like the one I had would have totaled the RT as well.
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                    Re: Heed Engine Crash Bars
                    « Reply #38 on: 2017-05-19 15:01:03 »
                    I think the bars look fine - like they serve an obvious purpose. I just did a slow freeway crash on a 1000 V-strom when someone looked up from their phone and noticed some space in the next lane.
                    I almost stopped in time but no joy (no ABS). Other than very sore ribs, I'm fine but the bike was a total. I know it's not even close to the same bike but steel guards would have helped a lot. Looking at the RT, I think bars will be my next addition. Sure, the plastic head covers are better than nothing but even a minor crash like the one I had would have totaled the RT as well.




                    Would just point out that the OEM head protectors are heavy guage stainless steel with rubber inserts on the LC.   Bars can lead to the bike rolling over them causing a lot of damage to items like the top,of the panniers and front panels.  In addition in a forward moving drop if they bend back you can end up with severe head damage.

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                      Re: Heed Engine Crash Bars
                      « Reply #39 on: 2017-05-20 02:42:01 »
                      I ordered a set from Heed directly and saved some money, you can go to their web site and contact them. The only thing I have is it will scrape if you ride a lot of twisties, I scraped mine while riding 2 up in Santa Monica mountain slow speed. Hind sight, may be spend a bit more and look at the other manufacture like Illium or so IMHO.

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