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GTM Griso Crash Bars

Discussion in 'Griso-Bella Chat & Tech' started by GTM®, Oct 29, 2019.

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I own a Griso and...

  1. Currently have a set of crash bars installed that I like.

    10.5%
  2. Have considered them in the past.

    47.4%
  3. Tried other brands but didn't like them.

    5.3%
  4. Will be purchasing the GTM version for sure.

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  1. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Having dealt with the Hepco crash bars over the years with chronic fitment issues, and pretty much failing in function with anything other than a very slow foot-assisted tip-over, I engineered and built a superior version and am making them available on our online Store >HERE< - Pics below.
    Fit is mindlessly good, and superior in strength as we use lasso the frame stud for the top mount, rather than the fragile aluminum M5 bodywork bolt to hold them and keep them it from rotating in a crash. Made of 4130 chromoly tubing. Limited production (mostly built to order).

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    Pics added to show how they fit onto the frame. Upper mount simply lassos the tank “wing” bolt stud. The bottom mounts uses the stock engine bolt/mount location, it is a tapered fit into the frame.

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  2. Robert Gibson

    Robert Gibson High Miler GT Contributor

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    Quality.
     
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  3. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    We sold out of the first run batch. Curious if there is interest in me making more? Makes for a good stocking stuffer to yourself. ;)
     
  4. T_Guzzi

    T_Guzzi Just got it firing!

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    Interested
     
  5. MJPTexas

    MJPTexas Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Just installed these on my 2017 Griso.

    I had purchased a set of the Hepco-Becer crash bars that did not fit and have been languishing in my spare parts storage.

    The GTM bars:
    - were very easy to install
    - fit perfectly
    - look a lot better on the bike than they do in the pictures

    Hopefully I will never find out how well they work. After high-siding my RnineT I decided the exposed heads on a Guzzi (or a BMW Boxer) really need additional protection. I was about ready to drag the Hepco-Becker crash bars back out and give them a try when I saw Todd's ad.
     
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  6. groundhog105

    groundhog105 Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    These are on my radar for my 17 griso
     
  7. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Thanks Bob. I am sold out of the first batch run. Any others will by built to order, so the price will creep up after the first of the year because of material costs. Just FYI to all reading this.
     
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  8. Giuseppe

    Giuseppe Just got it firing!

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    very interested for my Griso 2017
     
  9. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Very good, are you ready to order now or after the first of the year.
     
  10. Birch

    Birch Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I'd like to put a set of these on and use them as a mounting point for some aux lighting.
     
  11. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Very good. I have two sets unspoken for; https://gtmotocycles.com/products/gtm-griso-crash-bars - beat the Jan. 1 price increase.
    Thanks for the business guys.
     
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    groundhog105 Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Thanks Bob, I have a set put aside for you, so the online count is accurate for those reading this.
     
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    groundhog105 Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    I mounted my crash bars today. Perfect fit and extremely strong. Good job on the design Todd. Much better than the HB bars and worth the extra money if they are ever needed.

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  15. Ron S

    Ron S Just got it firing!

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    Just got a set of these- anybody got a torque value for tightening the bolts?

    They look way nicer than the Hepco version.
     
  16. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Thanks, not only do they look nicer, but they will certainly do the job and not destroy the items they are intended to protect!
     
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  17. Ron S

    Ron S Just got it firing!

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    Thanks Todd,

    Easy install, and they do seem to be engineered and built very well.

    I hope that I never get to test them and they just sit there and look good.

    Ride safe,
     
  18. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Thanks Ron, hope so too!
    Now if I can only ever sell more than a few sets per year it'll make up for my $ investment to make them. ;)
    Ride on.
     
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    DrPat Just got it firing!

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    Hi Todd,
    Funny, I was thinking while cleaning up my Griso yesterday that a set of crash bars wouldn't be a bad idea. I abhor them on general principle, but for Guzzis and Beemers they do make sense. I was thinking, wonder if they still make those neat ones that bolt to the tappet cover bolts - had a pair on a MkIII Lemans in 1989-90 in West Australia, and a lot of the Guzzisti over there had 'em. Kinda dubious they would amount to much in a serious situation though (but would anything?)
    Anyway, I'd be interested in a set of yours if you'll make them (and if the shipping to NZ wasn't tooo horrific!)
    Hope you're OK mate - best, Pat
     
  20. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    From the purchase page “Why do you need these? The Griso 1200 8V valve covers are bolted to the valve rocker/lifter assembly, so even a small tip-over can result in significant damage to your engine, leaving you stranded. Due to our disappointment in failures with all other available offerings, we made our own easy-fit and massively stronger versions.“
    The 2V motor valve covers bolted to the cylinder head, not the valve gear. The plug guards were a good attempt to save the spark plug. In all of the crashes I saw, they failed miserably most of the time, especially the cast versions that came stock in the ‘00+ era.

    I have a few sets left; https://gtmotocycles.com/products/gtm-griso-crash-bars
     

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