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I got told today that it is unwise to fit side protection bars with the akrapovic exhaust on my gts300, they said it can smash the carbon end cap as they touch when riding?.

Is this correct?

Has anyone got akra and side bars? Any problems.
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Not sure what crash bars they are talking about, but I have never seen a set that would even come close to the tip of your exhaust. I suppose if you had a passenger and hit a big enough bump you could flex your swing arm enough, but you would have to hit pretty hard I would imagine. If you are concerned, look into a set of bars with a lower profile and maybe stiffen up the rear suspension a bit. The Faco bars look like they would work well. I am considering these bars myself.

http://www.scooterwest.com/items/?_pageCCS=t#page=/item_details/GTS-Rear-Chrome-Bars-FACO/217
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It says on that link that those bar's may interfere with certain aftermarket exhausts, so I guess it is an issue
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Maybe these then? http://www.scooterwest.com/items/?_pageCCS=t#page=/item_details/GTS-Cuppini-Rear-Bars-%28GTS-GTV%29/1762
I know I have seen a few people running both the Akrapovic exhaust and crash bars. Someone on here will surely have some experience with the subject.
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