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Offline boco818

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CBF1000 MkII - what crash bars?
« on: 05 October, 2015, 09:35:47 PM »
Hi all CBF1000F (MKII) owners,

I own this great bike (MY2010) since 4 year now and unfortunately I had first fall (crash) recently. My bike is fitted with crash bars from Givi (model TN460) but even these bars were unable to fully protect front cowls and mirrors. Bike fell on the left side first, then stand-up, then stood-up and fell on the right side. As result, Givi bars are totally scratched (expected, this is their job), left and right front cowl scratched and also both mirrors scratched at their base. Mirrors were folded at the time of crash as I was praticing training on closed circuit but were mounted on mirror extensions.

To be honest I expected more from Givi crash bars, in fact they protected engine well, but did not protected cowls and mirrors bases.

So now I'm thinking what crash bars to put on the bike after repair that will be able to protect at least plastic side cowls?

I did some resarch on the internet, I found only following 3:
- Givi TN460 (same as I had: http://www.moto24.co.uk/givi-honda-cbf-1000-st-hornet-specific-engine-guard.html) - nice design, can put feet during ride on it to take a rest, but not protecting fully cowls and creates vibrations (minor mod necessary to mitigate)

- SW motech: http://shop.sw-motech.com/cgi-bin/cosmoshop/lshop.cgi?action=showdetail&wkid=144390486925964&ls=en&nc=1443904934-27572&rubnum=brands.honda.cbf1000f&artnum=SBL.01.110.10000/B&id=84&gesamt_zeilen=50Tshowrub--brands.honda.cbf1000f&typid=190376862

- Hepco & Becker: https://www.hepco-shop.de/meinbike/honda/cbf-1000-f/motorschutzbuegel-schwarz.html#product_tabs_description_tabbed

So, those having some experience with crash bars on this bike, can you share your experience / recommendations?
Maybe there are some other crash bars existing that I did not find and would be better than 3 mentioned above.

Many thanks

Some pictures from crashed/damaged parts

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Re: CBF1000 MkII - what crash bars?
« Reply #1 on: 05 October, 2015, 09:49:36 PM »
Bad news but they are Engine protectors and looking at your pictures they did the job.

Doubt you will find anything to protect the bits you want as these stick out the furthest

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Re: CBF1000 MkII - what crash bars?
« Reply #2 on: 06 October, 2015, 06:37:08 AM »
Ouch!
Check out theSW Motech bars.
I seem to recall they offered better protection for the fairings, but maybe at the cost of less protection for the engine casings.
http://www.motohaus.com/acatalog/SW_Motech_-_Crash_Bars_-_CBF_1000_2010_onwards.html
Personally, I'd prefer to protect the engine.

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Re: CBF1000 MkII - what crash bars?
« Reply #3 on: 06 October, 2015, 08:01:37 PM »
Thanks guys. Winter will be long so maybe I will go for some own made bars...

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Re: CBF1000 MkII - what crash bars?
« Reply #4 on: 07 October, 2015, 09:01:48 AM »
Hi Boco, if you put 'crash bars' into the search bar it should bring up a few threads of alternative bars to give you some ideas.

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Re: CBF1000 MkII - what crash bars?
« Reply #5 on: 07 October, 2015, 10:16:20 AM »
*Originally Posted by boco818 [+]

.....So now I'm thinking what crash bars to put on the bike after repair that will be able to protect at least plastic side cowls?

I did some resarch on the internet, I found only following 3:
- Givi TN460 (same as I had: http://www.moto24.co.uk/givi-honda-cbf-1000-st-hornet-specific-engine-guard.html) - nice design, can put feet during ride on it to take a rest, but not protecting fully cowls and creates vibrations (minor mod necessary to mitigate)

- SW motech: http://shop.sw-motech.com/cgi-bin/cosmoshop/lshop.cgi?action=showdetail&wkid=144390486925964&ls=en&nc=1443904934-27572&rubnum=brands.honda.cbf1000f&artnum=SBL.01.110.10000/B&id=84&gesamt_zeilen=50Tshowrub--brands.honda.cbf1000f&typid=190376862

- Hepco & Becker: https://www.hepco-shop.de/meinbike/honda/cbf-1000-f/motorschutzbuegel-schwarz.html#product_tabs_description_tabbed

...Maybe there are some other crash bars existing that I did not find and would be better than 3 mentioned above....
To me the SW Motech bars look as though they will provide the best protection to side cowls (upper fairings)



....but as you've asked, here's a very similar alternative.....

Honda CBF1000 2009-11 MP Engine Crash Bar finished in Black

http://www.bikermart.co.uk/sw_engine_bars.asp?filter=cbf1000
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Re: CBF1000 MkII - what crash bars?
« Reply #6 on: 07 October, 2015, 10:42:14 AM »
Thanks all.
During searching I found that many times there are different crash bars for CBF1000F 2010-2011 and for 2012+. I wonder why - do you know what has changed on the model 2012+?

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Re: CBF1000 MkII - what crash bars?
« Reply #7 on: 07 October, 2015, 11:17:47 AM »
*Originally Posted by boco818 [+]
Thanks all.
During searching I found that many times there are different crash bars for CBF1000F 2010-2011 and for 2012+. I wonder why - do you know what has changed on the model 2012+?
I don't think any design or parts changed, but it could be that the 'SC64' (CBF1000F 2010 production  onwards) bike only then became available for local purchase in certain parts of the world in 2012.
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Re: CBF1000 MkII - what crash bars?
« Reply #8 on: 22 October, 2018, 08:09:46 PM »
Anyone fitted the sw-motech crash bars and can show a photo of the bike from the front?

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Re: CBF1000 MkII - what crash bars?
« Reply #9 on: 22 October, 2018, 11:01:31 PM »
Ibex crash bars look ok and like they protect the fairing, but engine crash bungs like I have on my bike might project as far out.
You can get them on ebay made in Sheffield for about ú30.