Crash Bars, what is in the works ??

Jun 2013
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Canada eh
Finally got decent crash bars!!!

We met a custom bike maker living close to our house who embraced the challenge of making decent crash bars and a modified side stand for my wife's HyperStrada.

Rob from Bullit Custom Cycles in the Halton region (ontario Canada) can make a custom set for anyone else interested. Although he has a template, he prefers working on the bike itself so all bars are unique. You can also choose the powder coat color, combinations are limitless.

Our project took over a month, due to the powder coater who was backlogged. Normal time would be about 3 weeks. Cost, including the side stand modification was $480 CAD, but note that every project cost will be different.

Here are some pictures:
 

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Mar 2013
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Naples, IT
Cool. I don't need them but do like the highway pegs. Are they comfortable when you prop your feet up on them?
 
Nov 2013
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Inland SoCal
Those bars are totally in the way of your knees! :eek: I already hit the side panels if I slide all the way forward. You'd have to ride with your knees outboard of them. No way will I put up with that.
 
May 2014
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Charlottesville, VA
If I was planning a major trip through Africa or from Virginia to Chile, for example, I would remove the plastics and get crash bars built to suit me. Otherwise, I'll keep the plastic and hope to keep it upright. I dropped the V-Strom 1000 off the rear bike stand once and the only damage was a front brake lever, so I guess I have been lucky... It's fun that different riders like to outfit their bikes so differently. Bikes are far more individual than cages are...
 
Jun 2013
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Canada eh
Those bars are totally in the way of your knees! :eek: I already hit the side panels if I slide all the way forward. You'd have to ride with your knees outboard of them. No way will I put up with that.


when we went to see the mockup that's exactly what happened, the top mounting point was right at the side of my wife's knees. We sat there for 30 min with Rob and figured out how to deal with it. The pics posted above dont show the bar thinning out. If you check out the pic here it shows it getting much thinner and the part that bolts on being very thin as well. I and my wife tryed it liek this and yes we know its there but its not interfering with our knees at the moment. But neither of us have long legs so that makes a difference as well.

Also its the only mount point we could find, anything else was ubolt to the frame with is just a bad idea. But considering everything i really lie how these turned out, they follow lines on the bike and don't block to much. the paint also is a sweet setup. these should easily work well in case of a drop or as accessory bars for lights and the foot rests.
 

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Jun 2013
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Canada eh
Cool. I don't need them but do like the highway pegs. Are they comfortable when you prop your feet up on them?
she wants to adjust them a little bit but the good part wit the design is unbolt the double boat and rotate the things a bit to get it right where you want them :D
 
Feb 2020
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Slovakia
Its 5 years since the last update of this issue. Are there any choices now for Hyperstrada 939 crashbars?