SW-MOTECH Crash Bars Engine Guards for Kawasaki KLR650 ’87-’07

SKU:SBL.08.274.100
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Description

Constructed of heavy-duty mild steel SW-MOTECH crash bars are designed to provide maximum protection optical integration and high-quality fit and finish.

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Description

All components are protected against corrosion by sandblasting and powdercoating. High-strength frame mounting points. Black.

Constructed of 26.9mm outer-diameter mild steel tubing.

Fits with:
– original Kawasaki plastic skidplate
– Twisted Throttle’s aluminum skidplate (sold separately)

Requires modification (notches cut in plate) to work with:
– Ricochet (a.k.a. Utah Sport Cycle / Happy Trail / MSR / Moose) skidplate (made in the USA)
– Cyclops (a.k.a. Studebaker / KLR650.com) skidplate (this is an overseas copy of the Ricochet skidplate)

Does not fit with oversize IMS plastic fuel tank installed (trust us – our in-house KLR owner and metal fabricator guy tried)

The infamous KLR650 “Doohickey” (the left-side balancer chain tension adjuster) is accessible with the crashbar installed.

Includes two metric M8x70 replacement bolts to upgrade your original subframe bolt strength (located between the rear end of the tank and the front end of the seat) from grade 8.8 to grade 10.9 – stronger is better!

If the crashbar will be used with an SW-MOTECH centerstand please request the free additional hardware kit “for use with centerstand” which includes four additional M8x40 hexagon socket head screws (4x part SC.00.08.040.01.912).

Bill McConnell wrote to us on January 31 2007 and said:
I have very good and very bad news for you. The bad news is that 4 weeks ago I nearly lost my life wrecking my KLR650 (equipped with the SW-MOTECH crashbars you sold me). My leg was shattered and it will be some months before I can walk again. But that’s the risk we take to play.

Now for the good news. Those crash bars you sold me worked perfectly. The right side of the bike took a major blunt hit (maybe a guard rail… not sure). The right side compressed about an inch and allowed a small dent in the tank and in the exhaust. It sprung back a half inch and all is well. The bike appears to then have fallen on it’s left side and skidded down the road a ways. The left side crash bar prevented any injury to the engine tank or any part of the bike save but the end of the handlebar and clutch lever. The bar is all scratched but gave 100% protection to all but the end of the handlebar. I am doubly impressed that the right side took the hit and bounced back. My little $170 investment in crash bars saved me over a thousand dollars in damage. The damage was so slight my son rode the bike home. I faired much worse but those SW-MOTECH bars are wonderful for the KLR650. Thought you might want to know about those wonderful crash bars you sell.

Carg of ADVrider.com wrote to us on June 4 2007 and said:
Well I dropped my KLR650 with SW-MOTECH crashbars about 5 times today. It was a really cool ride just a bit above my skill level. The crashbars did great. I mucked it 3 times in a marshy area and proceeded to lay it down a couple of times on a really steep section with a bunch of rocks. Good paint job on them too – they don’t look really that scuffed up.

Sparke of ADVrider.com wrote on June 24 2007 and said:
Twisted Throttle told me that this crashbar was not going to fit my KLR650 Tengai model but I bought them anyway. I planned to cut and re-weld them but I had a pleasant surprise for a change. The SW-Motech crashbars fit fine with about a half inch of clearance on both sides at the bottom louver on the fairing side panels. It’s necessary to lift the back of the gas tank an inch or so for acces to the top subframe bolt to be exposed with the fairing side panels unpopped and unbolted at the bottom front but not completely removed. It took a little manipulating to pop it all back together again but I did it without damaging the footpegs. NO the plastic sump guard will not fit without a lot of trimming but I am making an aluminum one that will give some real protection. I have already made a cardboard model and hope to have it finished for my ride next weekend in West Virginia.

This item is too large to ship to Australia by USPS (international post). It can only be shipped to Australia by FedEx.

 

KLR 650 Crash Protection Fitment Compatibility

KLR 650 ’08-’18 Crash Bars Skid Plate Center Stand
SBL.08.297.10002 RG.AB0014 GiviTN421 MSS.08.469.10001 HPS.08.473.10000
Crash Bars SBL.08.297.10002       Yes Yes
RG.AB0014.BK       Yes Yes
GIVI TN421       No Yes
Skid
Plate
MSS.08.469.10001 Yes Yes No   Yes
Center Stand HPS.08.473.10000 Yes Yes Yes Yes  

  

KLR 650 ’86-’07 Crash Bars Skid Plate Center Stand
SBL.08.274.100 SBL.08.297.10002 MSS.08.347.10000.B HPS.08.321.100
Crash Bars SBL.08.274.100     Yes Yes(W/ HW)*
SBL.08.297.10002     No Yes
Skid Plate MSS.08.347.10000.B Yes No   Yes
Center Stand HPS.08.321.100 Yes(W/ HW)* Yes Yes  


**(W/ HW)** With HardWare kit (Free)

Part Numbers

Our part number: SBL.08.274.100
Manufacturer part number: SBL.08.274.100

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  1. Question

    Loan Grasso

    Est-ce compatible avec la klr 650 tengai 91?

    J’ai aussi besoin d’un sabot moteur protection et de protection de mains contre le ventre et les chutes

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  2. Rvh

    Great fit

    Rvh

    I wish the made a flat finish but other then that they fit great and will stand up to severe impact and not bend. Issues, the subframe mounting bolts should be better quality as mine snapped off going in. After failed attempts to remove the snapped off bolt which damaged the frame I’ve now had to do the drill through subframe bolt upgrade just to get it back together. Not an easy task. Great bars though!

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  3. Freebooter

    SW-MOTECH Crash Bars

    Freebooter

    Fit and finish on the bars was perfect on my 2006 KLR and Twisted had them at my door the day after I ordered….AMAZING!!

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  4. Murphy mountain climber

    Excellent protection,nice stuff

    Murphy mountain climber

    2005 klr,like new,barn find 900 miles.Building her up for off road

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  5. Jeff

    Solid but cumbersome

    Jeff

    I purchased these bars about 4 years ago.

    Negatives first:
    The freeway pegs pinch the bars because they need to be over tightened or they slip around on the bar when you are resting your feet on them.
    The lower mounting point is shared between the center stand. This is an issue when working on the bike. The center stand is an important consideration for anyone who likes to tinker with their engine. The crash bars get in the way of the engine cases and require removal to access the engine. In effect, the center stand is worthless if you have to take the crash bars off to work on the engine because you also have to remove the center stand in order to remove the bars. I wish there was a better option for the lower mounting point.
    Engine guards are in the way if you work on your engine. Lets say you wish to change your doohickey, well, you have to remove the bars to access the cases in order to remove the case.
    The 10 gal tank does not fit due to how tight the bars are to the tank. wish there was more space available for the 10gal tank.

    For these reasons I will be removing the guards and replacing them with other guards that are easer to work around and allow for the 10gal tank.

    On a positive note, if you do not work on your engine, you do not desire a 10gal tank, you do not need freeway pegs, and you desire to protect your bike like a tank protects its passengers, these are the bars for you.
    The styling is great and they are heavy duty. They hold up under pressure. I have dropped my bike in the rain, on asphalt, and besides a slight scuff, the bars didn’t budge. I have also drop my bike very often when off road because I ride aggressively and traverse difficult trails.

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  6. Jeff

    Solid but cumbersome

    Jeff

    I purchased these bars about 4 years ago.

    Negatives first:
    The freeway pegs pinch the bars because they need to be over tightened or they slip around on the bar when you are resting your feet on them.
    The lower mounting point is shared between the center stand. This is an issue when working on the bike. The center stand is an important consideration for anyone who likes to tinker with their engine. The crash bars get in the way of the engine cases and require removal to access the engine. In effect, the center stand is worthless if you have to take the crash bars off to work on the engine because you also have to remove the center stand in order to remove the bars. I wish there was a better option for the lower mounting point.
    Engine guards are in the way if you work on your engine. Lets say you wish to change your doohickey, well, you have to remove the bars to access the cases in order to remove the case.
    The 10 gal tank does not fit due to how tight the bars are to the tank. wish there was more space available for the 10gal tank.

    For these reasons I will be removing the guards and replacing them with other guards that are easer to work around and allow for the 10gal tank.

    On a positive note, if you do not work on your engine, you do not desire a 10gal tank, you do not need freeway pegs, and you desire to protect your bike like a tank protects its passengers, these are the bars for you.
    The styling is great and they are heavy duty. They hold up under pressure. I have dropped my bike in the rain, on asphalt, and besides a slight scuff, the bars didn’t budge. I have also drop my bike very often when off road because I ride aggressively and traverse difficult trails.

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