SW-MOTECH Crash Bars Engine Guards for Kawasaki Versys 650 ’07-’14

SKU:SBL.08.508.100
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Description

Constructed of 26.9mm outer-diameter 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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Note: Diameter of lower portion of bars (commonly used for footpeg mounting) is closer to 23.5mm.

  ****Special Note: These bars will not fit the California model without removing the special emissions package which we do not endorse.  We have been told that if you have a high degree of mechanical aptitude you can make the crashbar fit.
All components are protected against corrosion by sandblasting and powdercoating. High-strength frame mounting points. Black.

One of our customers put together a nice little “Photo-Blog” of his install to see it follow this link.

Check out our accidental Twisted crash test in the Alps:

 

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Our part number: SBL.08.508.100
Manufacturer part number: SBL.08.508.10000/B

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  1. Andrew

    Nice product

    Andrew

    Purchased these bars for my 2008 versys 650. Service from twisted throttle was great. The bars are well made, nice clean bends and welds, the instructions leave a little to be desired. Had some minor paint imperfections on mine, almost looked like air bubbles that had popped and left pin head sided holes in the paint. The right side bar rear mounting bolt sticks out just enough to catch your shoe on it while going for the brake lever, something to keep in mind. All in all a decent product and added protection for your bike is always a plus.

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    • Ernie C

      Do you have engine guards for the 2018 Kaw Versys 650?

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  2. Jorge

    great product

    Jorge

    The crash bars did their job well. The very next day after installation I hit a speed bump and forgot what gear I was in, stalling and dropping the bike, no damage and I went on my way.

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  3. Jeremy

    They work

    Jeremy

    So I bought these crash bars back in 2013. Today I finally got them installed.

    So first the instructions are not great they only show one side of the bike and give minimal details. That being said I still managed to find all the attachment points without much trouble. The main problem I had was that the quality control on these was not the greatest.

    So the first time I tried to install these it appeared to me that there was no way I could get them on. The bracket which the U-bolt attaches to on the right side was welded on pretty wonky. I tried for several hours and could not for the life of me get it to fit the bike. I contacted Twisted throttle and they said send them some pictures and they would ship me a new set. Mind you this was a year after I had first purchased them, props to Twisted throttle I have had nothing but good experience with their customer service!

    So I ended up moving and being busy for a year or two and finally figured I would just grind out the welds and re-weld the bracket then I would have crash bars.

    Before I did all that though I decided to try one more time to install the bars as is. Well I did it and the secret was to get the U-bolts started FIRST then do the other attachment points. So success I finally have crash bars.

    Here are some photo’s of the attachments points since the instructions don’t even show any on the right side.

    Note on the right side the forward attachment point has a factory spacer that you must use when you install the crash bars.

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  4. Naitramde

    Great accessory

    Naitramde

    I wanted something to protect my 2011 Versys that looks good too. SW-Motech’s crash bars are perfect.
    And now I have a place to mount my highway pegs. Although I would like to see SW-Motech come up with their own hardware for adding pegs/accessories. I had to do some searching for the right parts or was going to have to make it myself. Luckily I found another mfg (Bike Master) who makes 7/8 bar clamps (with accessory mount) that worked nicely with a slight modification. I used my passenger foot pegs, welded up my own brackets so the pegs use their own mechanism to lock in the in or out position. These work great. Now just need SW-Motech to mfg these.
    Later when I can afford my driving lights, these bars will provide an excellent location for mounting the lights.

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  5. David

    Definitely the best way of protecting your Versys

    David

    Superb quality. it could have a better design features, but I wanted the best protection possible and I got it.

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  6. NilesS

    Installed Easily, thankfully haven't tested them!

    NilesS

    Installing the Crashbars went quite easily on my 2008 Versys. I had some caps that I put on the bolts and it cleaned up the install quite a bit. After reading about other people’s installs, I would suggest putting black tubing on the U-Bolts before installing them – it will clean it up a bit more and also add some padding to prevent damage.

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  7. Barb

    Excellent fit, super easy to install!

    Barb

    I did a few searches online to see what folks were mounting on the Versys 650, these bars seemed to give the best coverage for the engine as well as the upper plastics. I like that they match the Versys’ frame lines and give you more placement options for bolt-on accesories like auxiliary lights.

    They were very easy to install, and all the parts have a perfect fit. The only thing I’d improve on is the U-bolt clamps, which are your simple hardware store parts and look it…..but the Versys is so rare that this lowers the cost for the whole kit.

    I didn’t notice any more vibration than before I mounted them, an issue some have reported. My bike is a second gen, so it may have been an issue with the first gen only?

    All in all, I know that if/when the Versys ever goes down….it will be well protected, and the peice of mind it well worth it.

    Great job, SW-Motech!

    Oh, and a note about purchase/shipping…..there was only one place to get these from in Canada, but that is no issue as Twisted Throttle has a decent price, fast shipping and great sales staff!

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