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Safety Bars
01/01/19 at 18:44:25
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I put these on today

I was happy when I found these because they are supposed to fit all Airheads

I am a little concerned about them blocking air from the heads but the opinion on ADV rider has been its not a problem

I had to lower them a little so I could get the leg guards on at the same time

I take the leg guards off in the spring
They are just to hot in the warmer climates but the are a God send when it is cold
  

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Re: Safety Bars
Reply #1 - 01/01/19 at 18:46:00
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I found a picture of OEM guards on a GS and they cover the heads also
  

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Reply #2 - 01/01/19 at 18:53:16
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Re: Safety Bars
Reply #3 - 01/03/19 at 16:31:39
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I put a set of Luftmeister  crash ars on my '81 R65 in '82, looks the same as your set .
No issues with engine cooling .
I had mounts welded to the bars for driving lights .
I put PIAA 40 driving lights on .
  

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Re: Safety Bars
Reply #4 - 01/04/19 at 14:52:36
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Our '84 has Luftys as well, no problem.
  

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Re: Safety Bars
Reply #5 - 01/07/19 at 04:29:40
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There's just been a long debate on the Airheads list about safety bars with several claiming they can bend the frame in a spill due to the long leverage on the mounting points. If that's the case, replacing valve covers after a spill would be much cheaper.

My bike came with them fitted but I removed them 12 years ago. What persuaded me to do that at the time was  Duane Ausherman's view that they could cause a high side in in spill.  He claimed that every bike that came into his shop after a spill had higher repair costs if it had safety bars.  Secondly the extra width wasn't helping squeeze past my car in the garage. I hadn't even thought about bending the frame. 
  

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