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Hooked
2008 MP3 400
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Posts: 112
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
 
Hooked
2008 MP3 400
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Posts: 112
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
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I've had this bike since 2010 and it's fallen over many times from various circumstances, always when not moving.
Each time, the fairing takes a beating; the calipers have both been snapped off and a steering alignment is sometimes needed.
Just recently it blew over in a severe windstorm.
It's going in for repairs ($$$$$)!!
I'm wanting to install some kind of crash bar design to protect the body from future falls which I'm sure will continue to happen.
Any design/suggestions would really be appreciated.
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Molto Verboso
2015 MP3 500 ie Business
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Posts: 1082
Location: Belgium
 
Molto Verboso
2015 MP3 500 ie Business
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Posts: 1082
Location: Belgium
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Never seen anything other than "ornamental" crashbars for the MP3 since the bars attach to the Tupperware (plastic) rendering them next to useless.

If you want or need crash bars, buy a Honda Africa Twin.
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Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 and 2 MP3 500s
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Posts: 22628
Location: Nashville, Indiana
 
Moderatus Rana
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MP3 250 and 2 MP3 500s
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Posts: 22628
Location: Nashville, Indiana
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You will probably need to fabricate your own and attach to the frame.
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Hooked
Piaggio MP3 ie 400 (RIP)
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Posts: 204
Location: Sydney
 
Hooked
Piaggio MP3 ie 400 (RIP)
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Posts: 204
Location: Sydney
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DennisL wrote:
I've had this bike since 2010 and it's fallen over many times from various circumstances, always when not moving.
Each time, the fairing takes a beating; the calipers have both been snapped off and a steering alignment is sometimes needed.
Just recently it blew over in a severe windstorm.
It's going in for repairs ($$$$$)!!
I'm wanting to install some kind of crash bar design to protect the body from future falls which I'm sure will continue to happen.
Any design/suggestions would really be appreciated.
if you search the old forum messages, I remember I saw someone put bars and had the website address too in his post, I think that was couple of years ago.
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