My own take on "Rock the Casbah" by the Clash. And the song that kept going through my head as we were discussing installing the crash bars on the Versys.
Sometime before Christmas we ordered a T-Rex Racing skid plate and SW Motech Crash Bars for my Versys 300x. While the skid plate arrived right away, the crash bars didn't arrive until a week or so ago. Last Saturday after coffee, we finally got around to installing them.
Luckily, Troubadour did an oil change for me a few days prior. I've now got 1,000 miles (1,609 km) on it and was a wee overdue for the first oil change.
Please note before you continue reading that the skid plate and crash bars are the cleanest part of the bike. It hasn't had a bath since.......ever. No spa days in sight either since it is still winter.
|(T-Rex Racing Skid Plate)|
|(Alternate view of T-Rex Racing skid plate)|
|(Prior to install, nice exposed exhaust and oil filter)|
|(With skid plate installed)|
Next up were the crash bars. Two pieces and a little bag of install necessities. I must say that I was impressed with how well packaged these were when they arrived. Inside the box everything was double wrapped in bubble wrap and taped closed. No way were they even going to get a scratch before arriving.
|(SW Motech Crash Bars for Versys 300x)|
|(All the bolts, nuts and washers required for install)|
|(A dirty Versys 300x before the install)|
|(SW Motech Crash Bars installed)|
|(Left side before)|
|(Left side crash bar installed)|
|(Right side prior to install)|
|(Right side after install)|
|(Skid Plate and Crash Bars installed)|
Now I just need another nice day to get out and ride. Alas, it is still winter.
- Au Revoir
" Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as warm as it was in the summer, when they complained about the heat." - Author Unknown.