SW-MOTECH Crash Bars Engine Guards for Kawasaki KLR650 ’08-’18

SKU:SBL.08.297.10002
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Description

SW-MOTECH Crash Bars Engine Guards for Kawasaki KLR650 now bolt to the frame instead of the foot peg bolts for greater strength. read more

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SKU:
SBL.08.297.10002
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Weight:
16.79922436 lbs
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Price

$203.95

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Total

$203.95

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Description

Behind the Tech: SW-MOTECH’s Torture Tested KLR Gear

Special Note: These Crash Bars are compatible with the revised SW-MOTECH welded Skid Plate MSS.08.469.10000 with cutouts to accept the Crash Bars frame mounts but are NOT compatible with the earlier style SW-MOTECH riveted Skid Plate MSS.08.347.10001. If you’re not sure which version you have please contact our Customer Service at 855-255-5550 and we will be glad to help.

Features:

  • 27mm heavy-duty mild steel tubing
  • German engineered precision fit
  • Rear mounting point clamps to frame 
  • No foot peg mounting necessary
  • Powder coated black finish
  • Three mounting points on each side
  • Vibration-isolating bushings (front mounts)

Includes:

  • Left & right crash bars
  • Complete mounting hardware
  • Installation instructions

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.08.297.10002
Manufacturer Number: SBL.08.297.10002/B
GTIN13 / EAN Barcode: 4052572026779

Fitment

Fitment Associations

Year Make Model
Year Make Model
2008 - 2018 Kawasaki KLR650
All Years Kawasaki KLR650

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  1. MrJC

    Great crash protection Easy installation.

    MrJC

    Kept hearing how good these bars are so decided to pull the trigger. Had everything off and installed in roughly an hour.

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  2. Arh

    Well made, easy install

    Arh

    Well made and instalation was a breeze. What more can i say? Would buy again in a heart beat.

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  3. KLR John

    Excellent looks and quality!

    KLR John

    These look better than I thought they would with excellent quality and welds. I have bottom several compliments with these bars on my 2015 KLR. Installation wasn’t bad at all and Twisted Throttle has them PA ked well and shipped fast! Highly recommend

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  4. HLS

    Great protection, easy to install

    HLS

    I installed 2 sets of those in the last week on 2 KLR (obviously) and it went great. 2 Things to mention though. 1. One of the sets had a defective Subframe bolt replacement, I got one from my local bike shop and it fitted perfectly. 2. The instructions are okay but nothing will replace the Youtube videos I looked at. This made my life much easier. Last set was installed in less than 1 hour, and I’m not a mechanical (like not at all!!)

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  5. DHall

    Fast shipping, Quality Product, as advertised

    DHall

    Purchased not knowing really what the build quality these would be, but I was very pleased with the ordering, product, and install of this product. No regrets so far ordering from twisted throttle, this was my first order, but I have several other items I’m shopping and will probably order from them being that I have had a great 1st experience.

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  6. etch

    I had some concerns...

    etch

    I did a lot of reading before this purchase. I read about other brands, installation difficulties, and vibration. I had no problem with installation (though watching a guy do it on YouTube was more helpful than the instructions). The fit and finish is flawless. The product feels very sturdy, and I have experienced zero vibrations after many rides wide open. Oh, and it fits over my aftermarket skid plate -don’t know what brand as I have never seen another like it. All and all it was absolutely worth the investment.

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  7. Teddyp

    Great protection!

    Teddyp

    I got this item a month ago, installation was pretty easy. They were test, as I had a tip over on some loose rocks. No damage to body work only a broken brake lever. I would recommend this product to any dual sport rider.

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  8. Allhailczar

    Good purchase, no complaints yet

    Allhailczar

    I haven’t dumped the bike yet but going on a 6000km ride thru Baja Mexico and I’m sure they won’t look quite as pretty after. I installed on a 2008 KLR. Straight forward install took a couple of hours with a YouTube cheat vid. No special tools needed.

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  9. Martyve

    Great bars, Great fit

    Martyve

    The manufacturing and finish on the bars are very good. The installation went well and the fit is very good. Hears to hoping they are always this shiney

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  10. Ron

    Excellent

    Ron

    Great service from Twisted Throttle. And superb quality product from SW-Motech .

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  11. Easy Rider

    Great fit

    Easy Rider

    Easy installation, fits perfectly with a ricochet skid plate ordered from manufacturer. Add a nice look to the bike also

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  12. SebasLaf

    Great crash bars ! Upgrade the subframe bolt too

    SebasLaf

    Very happy with these ! Installation was overall pretty easy, although I stripped the subframe bolt (back part of the bike was badly aligned) Eagle Manufacturing Subframe Bolt Upgrade Kit For Kawasaki KLR650 ’87-’17 With SW-MOTECH Crash Bars – a 30$ upgrade that saved my life! I strongly recommend that you upgrade the subframe bolt at the same time since the bike will be ready for it !

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  13. Djc

    Quality item

    Djc

    Great price. Fast shipping. Quality item with food instructions easy install. Very happy with the outcome bars feel very sturdy. Need to by loctite separately before install.

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  14. Beardog

    Fantastic fit, exceptional quality

    Beardog

    I’m very happy with my purchase not only is the quality number one, butccf the fit and finish are incredible. The engine guard and the body guard work seamlessly together ! I I’ll be ordering more SW Motech products for my BMW GSA as well as KLR, thank you Twisted Throttle!

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  15. Rodo

    Frame fit

    Rodo

    Perfect fit. Bike plastics are the misfit. Powdercoat finish A1. Thanks.

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  16. Willie

    Great product

    Willie

    The crash bars fit perfectly, easy to attach, and look great!

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  17. Grinder

    Looks Skookum , good bang for your buck !

    Grinder

    A friend and I installed the bars on a 2009 klr Kawasaki 650 in a hour or so. Not bad at all .
    All parts came in the parts bag . All parts where wrapped with lots of bubble wrap. Great job Twisted Throttle. !!!

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  18. dilligaf

    Initial rating of A+++

    dilligaf

    Just received my SW Motech crash bars and the installation went very well and was
    very easy if you follow the instructions. Note: If you get the SW Motech Skid plate at the same time ( like I did ) install the crash bar first ( not like I did ). Other then that,
    the fit was excellent and the quality of the product appears to be very good as well.

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  19. Spazz

    Perfect fit and protection second to none

    Spazz

    This is a must have if you do real offroading with your klr. I have used them a few times already and they protect everything. Especcially in addition to the sw motech handguards and skid plate. It was not hard to install but set at least an hour or two aside as you have to take the fairings and gas tank off in order to i stall this.

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  20. Eric

    Great product!

    Eric

    I review all my purchases these days since my wife got me this iPad. Knowing what’s coming in the mail with no surprises makes the process a breeze. Researched the sw motech crash bars against others and decided they were worth the extra dollars. Very well built ! No problem installing ! Took the Klr up to the trails last week and pushed it hard on some paths that were a bit to much for man and beast. Dumped it 4 times. A few scratches but no damage whatsoever ! I could be spending the next week on numerous bike repairs . But I’m not I’m going back out on the trails ! Cuz I bought these great crash bars from twisted throttle! Smart purchase. Would recommend to anyone especially riding off road!

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  21. Rod

    Sw crashbars and skid plate 2011 klr 650

    Rod

    Both products were great! Loose fit everything first! Start with the two rear screws first on the skid plate, mine took some persuasion. Crash bars are easy! Take your time and get blue loktite No drilling at all with both! Twisted throttle delivered! Although I’m not sure how the twisted throttle points work, anyhow I will be using them for all my Klr 650 needs!!! also got a fork brace by eagle Mike and subframe screws yet to install this winter I will!

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  22. Mel

    Crashers and Skidplate

    Mel

    Both items went on easily and are protecting my 2017. Zero vibration and very high quality.

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  23. Lopon Zhenso

    KLR 650 roll bars

    Lopon Zhenso

    I got this about a month ago, installed it myself with ease and am enjoying the extra protection.

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  24. Highwayrider

    The crash bars look great.

    Highwayrider

    As always instructions are not always the best. I you tubed the install and was glad I did. The fellow at Donyboy73 was super and even told me of the M8 allansocket that was critical in getting the seat bolts off the bike in order to install the bars. Something not in the instructions.

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  25. Ryan

    Protect, but they do bend

    Ryan

    I have had at least 6-8 drops/layovers with these crash bars and they have protected my plastics very well. They do however bend at the top fairly easy, but a ratchet straps and a pole can fix that with ease. Overall, I recommend them.

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  26. David G

    Caged value!

    David G

    I’m very impressed with the appearance, ergonomics and ruggedness in the improved design of these crash bars. Definitely worth every penny!

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  27. Texas Jack

    Almost Perfect

    Texas Jack

    These things are stout and looked great once installed on my 2018 KLR but do yourself a favor and recruit a second pair of hands. Once they were mounted, I was pleased but ready for a nap and not a ride

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  28. truckmanonfire

    Good fitment

    truckmanonfire

    Got the sw motec crash bars and skid plate and they weren’t to crazy hard to install. Skid plate covers complete engine with a cutout for the drain plug. Factory drain plug is protected nicely, engine cases fully protected. Crash bars are a nice fitment as well. Total install time for me was 3 hours. Skid plate Installed easyer with a helper. Both are built well to protect you ride

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  29. Eryx66

    They work!

    Eryx66

    Great investment!!! Waited until I got these to go out in the trails and happy I did! They work great lol !

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  30. Advman

    Easy install and looks good

    Advman

    Saved the plastics more than once. No damage done at all. Good finish on bars.

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  31. sleorna

    Extremely Happy Customer

    sleorna

    Shipping and packaging was better than any company I’ve ever ordered a product from. Everything was very nicely bubble wrapped. The product is great quality and worth every penny. Install couldn’t have been easier. Very Impressed.

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  32. Dale

    Item 35, Trottle cable

    Dale

    Speed of the order was awesome.
    I knew the item was used but the photos hid a tear in the housing. Would not have paid that much had I know about that.
    Would recommend this site but I suggest parts inquiries be extensive.

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  33. highridin4x4

    Well made and easy to install.

    highridin4x4

    I bought these crash bars about a month ago. They are the new style that clamps to the frame. They were very well packaged and also feel very sturdy when mounted. I hope to not have to use them but atleast there there if I need them. My only complant is that at the time i ordered them no one had the new skid plate that works with these bars only. From what I here you cant use any other skid plate except for the new SW Motech designed skid plate.

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  34. MotoADVKenya

    SW-MOTECH Crashbars/Engine Guards for Kawasaki KLR

    MotoADVKenya

    I run a moto adventure company in Kenya with 20 plus KLRS and I have bought the crash bars here at twisted throttle- items are well priced, good quality and do what they are supposed to do. They are packaged well with very thorough packaging and installation manual s and kits. Id highly recommend this parts and Ill keep buying as they have saved me and my clients tons of money and inconveniences while out on tour

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  35. 6un5m17h

    cheap insurance

    6un5m17h

    Well worth the money! Install was very straight forward although probably a 2 person job.

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  36. Bob

    KLR SW-MOTECH CRASH BARS

    Bob

    Being concientious about easily damaged radiators and body panels, I decided to source out some protection. There are others worthy of looking into, but….having past experience with SW-Motech products and super service from TT, my choice was easy. Installation was straightforward, product quality is as expected {above average!}, and fit and finish was great. I cannot comment on how they “work” though………..!!!! Ride Safe.
    Bob

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  37. Gerònimo

    A real crash bar for klr.

    Gerònimo

    It’s very strong, mounted on 3 points on each side. Comes with high quality hardware, easy to install and looks awesome!

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  38. chasjonesaz

    Relatively easy installation

    chasjonesaz

    I purchased these last week and recently installed the crash bars. They were relatively easy to install and the most challenging aspect was to get the subframe bolts aligned with the holes through the frame. That wasn’t trivial, but it was relatively easy after I scratched my head for a while. Otherwise, I was impressed with the installation. The product seems solid at this time and the relatively minor vibrations of the crash bars are well dampened by the rubber pads and rubber bushing provided with the installation materials. The instructions were clear and easy to understand. I was also able to use my existing stock skid plate, which was nice since I was not ready to replace that yet.

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  39. GSMoto

    Great Value

    GSMoto

    We are outfitting our fleet of KLR650’s with these crashbars. They have been dumped, crashed, dropped and slid across the dirt and saved a fortune in damage. Hit them with a little light sandpaper and new black paint and they look like new. Great value and a good product.

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  40. rider121a

    Great fit & finish

    rider121a

    Easy product to install, looks great. Good protection points.

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  41. Valride

    Investment Used

    Valride

    I appreciated the easy install instructions. Even at my slow and steady pace, it took less than two hours from start to clean-up. The worse part of the whole experience was when I scratched the bars all up exactly 45 minutes after installing them. The good part is it saved hundreds in potential damage to my KLR when I laid it down on a steep/rocky mountain trail. Small dent on tank, would have been a complete puncture without the bars, not to mention the faring would have been toast!

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  42. Jim

    SW- MOTEC PRODUCTS

    Jim

    Foot Pegs, Crash Bars, and center Stand. Super products. Center Stand and crash bars went on superbly. Great directions. Foot pegs had a little of a challenge. The foot peg bolt to the mount must be put on to PULL the mount and foot peg together. Not enough room for socket or gear wrench. Must use open end and work 1/8 turns to get them together. 20 minutes per side! But boy do they work GREAT! Twisted Throttle, thanks for your super service! Next will be Crash plate.

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  43. HillbillyfromAL

    Excellent so far

    HillbillyfromAL

    I am pretty new to the dirt on a motorcycle, and I have done my share of picking up my bike while making the transition from just street experience. If I had of had these sooner I could have saved my plastic some nice deep scratches from gravel. I haven’t had to test these out yet but they feel incredibly solid on the bike. I also used these with the Eagle Mikes upgraded bolt meant to work with these guards and it worked without issue. I do all my own work and these were easy and straight forward to install.

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  44. toconnor126

    These are great crashbars!

    toconnor126

    Quick shipping and they look great on my 2014 KLR 650. Instruction are clear and all needed accessories are provided. Highly recommend.

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  45. tiezto

    Great product, BE CAREFUL when selecting skidplate

    tiezto

    After figuring out which skidplate to purchase with these bars, the install was not too bad. Took my inexperienced & cautious self about 3 hrs to install these + the skidplate. The fit was good, although I couldn’t get an equal gap between the fairings & bars on each side. The new model bars have clamps that mount just forward of the foot pegs, which render all other skid plates (to my knowledge) un-mountable without serious trimming/grinding. The plate was a bit of a pain to install, the holes didn’t align well with the KLR’s front bracket (possible factory variance?)

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  46. rocksroad

    Good fit

    rocksroad

    This is my second set of SW-MOTECH crashbars for my 2009 KLR650. The first set, purchased in 2010, fit well and looked good but the left one bent when I went down hard one time. The bars did the job of protecting the radiator and plastics but I could not bend them back properly. Twisted Throttle does not sell the bars individually so I had to buy a new set. There have been a few design changes since the original bars. The mounting to the front downtube now has rubber grommets on the thru-bolts, presumably to reduce vibration. This seems like a good idea but I can’t really tell much difference. Second, the rear-lower bars no longer mount to the footpeg bolts, but now they clamp to the frame with rubber insulation. This change may also have been to reduce vibration but again, I didn’t notice much difference. Lastly, the original bars used to have a bracket for cruiser-pegs and/or riding lights. This has been replaced with a simpler piece of reinforcing steel. It looks like it might be a little stronger. All in all the bars are effective and I think worth having though the price is the additional weight.

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  47. tpibob

    Kawasaki KLR 650 Engine Guards

    tpibob

    As General Manager of TPI Motorcycles, offering parts and accessories for the KLR 650, we are proud to be an authorized distributor of Twisted Throttle. We demand our suppliers ship in a timely manner, back their warranties and offer a quality product. Twisted Throttle meets all our qualifications and more. Offering excellent service and a dedicated dealer program, Twisted Throttle comes highly recommended.

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  48. Dennsco

    Great Product, check Skidplate fitment!!

    Dennsco

    I purchased these a month ago but did not research the skidplate fitment well enough. I researched many older photos on the net that indicated these motech bars should fit with most skidplates as the rear lower mounting bracket bolted to the footpeg mount. I received the bars in a timely manner, they were packaged very well, thank you TT! But when I went to install, big problem!

    I had installed a new Richochet aluminum skidplate and these bars would not fit. The problem was the lower mount for the motech crash bars had apparently recently been modified to instead now clamp to the lower frame of the bike forward of the footpegs! So most (all but motechs?) skidplates will not work. Upon further reading on their website (something I did not do thoroughly) SW Motech indicates you must now purchase one of their new skidplates in order to fit with the bars. Very proprietary and specific so BEWARE of this change!

    Having no desire to purchase another new skidplate I installed several spacers underneath the rear portion of my skidplate lowering it around 3/4 inch in order to provide room for the c-clamp of the bars to fit. I have now rode over 1k miles with no issues, and am confident the skidplate will take any bashing I can throw at it.

    Overall these bars are very well made, good fitment everything lined up perfectly, high quality, good finish, good looks, and will take a lot of bashing. These are my first purchase from Twisted Throttle and it went smooth as silk, thank you TT! I will be buying more in the future!

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  49. connor

    thumbs up

    connor

    purchased for my ’13 klr650 and love them they have taken a beating on the trails so far and protect the bike really well

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  50. ddr

    bars

    ddr

    I recently bought the crash bars for my new Klr650 2014.5…they’re tough, large diameter tubed bars. It took approximately two hours to install. ..without rushing. I put a lot of research into my search and would definitely make the same purchase again, as I feel the provide more protection for the plastic than most of the other brands.

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  51. shaine

    Fast shipping & great products!

    shaine

    Great service very nice product. Sturdy, great finish and perfect fit.

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  52. doodah67

    Looks great, protection iffy

    doodah67

    I’ve had these since October of 14. Look sharp and weren’t bad to install.. I was hoping to have these to protect the plastic and engine.. I was letting the bike idle last month to warm up and I had a right side tip-over in my driveway.. My fault, didn’t have the front wheel cocked all the way to the left.. but just a tip-over bent the bar far enough to bust my right fairing.. so maybe I had a unreasonable expectation that these would protect at least just falling over.

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  53. lonecabron

    Perfect Fit, Look great!

    lonecabron

    Before buying crash bars for my 2011 KLR, I did a lot of searching and comparison.
    Of all of the bars I found, the SW Motech bars were the most robust and in my opinion,the best looking and overall the best value. The installation was straight forward and simple, the fit perfect. Thankfully, I have not had occasion to put them to the test, but I feel that they would be solidly up to the task

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  54. TEC

    Love SW-MOTECH Products- Crash Bar just installed.

    TEC

    These were a dream to install. Life the tank was the hardest part, but make sure you put the skid plate on after. Great Fit and Finish.

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  55. LowCountryStinkFist

    Good Protection

    LowCountryStinkFist

    Installed with some difficulty, due to bad threads on supplied bolt that screws into frame. The fuel tank really needs to be removed for access to the frame bolts. Adapted and overcame.
    Still have not throw the bike on the ground, but the bars seem to be the best on the market for the KLR.

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  56. thebaldguy

    Solid and Great looking

    thebaldguy

    These bars mount solid and strong to the frame in 3 places on each side. They give my ’13 KLR some much needed protection. Love these bars!

    Installation was a little more difficult than anticipated. Needed to remove all lower panels and tank as well. The real difficulty however, was when I tried to mate the SWMotech aluminum skid plate with the crash bars. They both mount to the lower front frame. I was forced to make some minor modifications to the skid plate in order to make them fit together.

    Now that it’s all said and done, I love the look and the quality of the parts.

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  57. Mark

    Great product!

    Mark

    Bars came wrapped, packed and taped in blankets of bubble rap.
    Could have dropped package from an airplane. NICE JOB!
    Installation was easy because fit and finish is superb.
    Design and fabrication was VERY well thought out.
    I have no doubt, if needed this crash bars will hold up
    and protect vital parts from damage.
    Also after installed, I was very impressed with how ridged
    these bars are.
    Worth twice the price!

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  58. Hillfarmer

    Svelte Bars

    Hillfarmer

    The bars were an easy install they look outstanding on the bike.

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  59. DMc

    Great Quality

    DMc

    Install was interesting. Best to have help with the front part holding bars up while getting bolts through the bracket. Wasnt that bad but for the front. They are great after installed. Solid and sturdy. They also look great!

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  60. Mike

    SW Motech Crash Bars

    Mike

    Just bought a set for my 2015 KLR 650 and really like them. Easy to put on, solid construction, and good looks.

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  61. aprilak

    Great Product!

    aprilak

    Fast shipping and great product! Great investment!

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  62. Deltabravo440

    Fits like a glove

    Deltabravo440

    Easy to install. They look great. Hopefully will make the plastic last a few more years. Haven’t tested them yet, but they feel like they would take a big hit and keep on going.

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  63. fightingNoise

    Great product, great fit

    fightingNoise

    I bought these crash bars and I couldn’t be happier. They were easy to install, and were very well designed. The construction joints were reinforced and very strong. They included all hardware and the install was clean and professional. They have saved my plastics several times and decrease the damage I could have got!

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  64. Shaunflash5000

    Great looking insurance

    Shaunflash5000

    I’ve been wanting these bars since I bought my new KLR in ’17. I pulled the trigger this summer and began outfitting my bike for TAT ride next spring. I have come close to laying down my bike a couple times, but always rode a little more cautiously then I wanted. I knew that without these bars, a cracked cowl or a damaged radiator would be very costly. Now I can ride like I want knowing that these bars will protect my front end. Not to mention: They look BAD A**!
    Installation was fairly simple. Start to finish took about an hour. I do recommend watching a couple videos (plenty on YouTube). I also recommend having a friend to help.

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