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Offlinecanazei1200

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    Heavy bike
    « on: 2016-05-23 13:19:38 »
    I had the misfortune to drop my k on an uneven carpal at approx 2 mph.
    Horrible feeling when it starts to go and there's nothing you can do.
    Put my back out picking it up I was very annoyed with myself.
    Minor damage to to rear box but the engine bars saved much worse damage.
    As both my side box lids are scuffed going to have them sorted out.
    After my accident thinking of fitting some side box protection bars.
    Some on ebay for about 150 pounds
    Anyone use them and are they any good?
    Thanks for the answers opinions

    OfflineJim

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      Re: Heavy bike
      « Reply #1 on: 2016-05-23 15:20:43 »
      Don't blame yourself, these things can happen to any of us. They are heavy beasts and to be honest I don't think I would even try to lift mine back up on my own.


      You can get the bike back to looking like it's just come out the showroom but as I well know the back even when the pain goes is never the same again. So take care off the back.
      2014 GTL Exclusive

      OfflineCharlie747

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        Re: Heavy bike
        « Reply #2 on: 2016-05-23 16:14:00 »
        I gently laid mine down on the exit of my local filling station.  Still not sure what happened but the slow motion change in the horizontal view is sickening.


        No damage done as bars fitted.


        Picked up straight away no problem


        My thoughts are with on this one

        OfflineHDBeemer

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          Re: Heavy bike
          « Reply #3 on: 2016-05-23 19:46:49 »
          Was on a trip with a colleague two weeks ago. He rides an Exclusive, equipped with OEM bars and the BMW "rubber stripes" for the side bags. He had a similar situation as you describe and dropped his bike while trying to turn on a narrow road.
          I honestly didn't believe the "rubber" on his bags would help much, but he got away from this without one scratch on the bags nor anywhere else. Together with the bars, the protection worked very well - at least in his case. He saved a lot of money by spending the €135.- on this additional protection.
          It doesn't have to make sense. It's ok if it's just fun :-)

          Offlinesteve.med

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            Re: Heavy bike
            « Reply #4 on: 2016-05-23 21:58:59 »
            did the same slow stall
            small scratch rear cover /speaker cover
            engine bars saved the day
            not convinced rear bars would of helped /taken the strain   of the bike on the rear frame ?
            I think its more show than help 

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              Re: Heavy bike
              « Reply #5 on: 2016-05-25 21:01:40 »
              [ Specified attachment is not available ]THIS IS WHAT MAKES YOU CRY :'(

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                Re: Heavy bike
                « Reply #6 on: 2016-05-26 09:09:03 »
                Sad ......know exactly what you mean

                 

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