SW Motech crash bars

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Just to clarify my post yesterday regarding the SW MOTECH crash bars. The right hand bar lower forward attachment point is the where a portion of weld is missing .
The crash bars appear very well made and finished, but one weld does not cover 100%
Have a look at the pictures.
I hope to hear from Motech on Monday and I'll share what they have to say.
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Thanks for the picture of your bike, red crash bars, now that sets a bike ahead of the others.
Interesting, on your right side crash bar, you state your lower RH attachment point is NOT a 100% solid weld.
Motech must have a reason for this, but logically I don't see why.
I'll share their answer with you.
EricV. explains that today Quality Control has been eliminated so the welders themselves are inspecting their own work. Agree with Eric on that the use of jigs is pretty much a given. I used to be a production welder many years ago and I would occasionally have skips in the weld area. The inspectors would find the skip(s).
We'll see.
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yer looked at
mine when i read your issue, mine were shot blasted and powder coated 6 months ago because the black standard colour had corrosion and peeled so when i looked today its hard to judge but the red powder coat in the area where the weld is missing is a different shape, you can see the powder coat on the welded part so i would say for sure mine was the same
 

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yer looked at
mine when i read your issue, mine were shot blasted and powder coated 6 months ago because the black standard colour had corrosion and peeled so when i looked today its hard to judge but the red powder coat in the area where the weld is missing is a different shape, you can see the powder coat on the welded part so i would say for sure mine was the same
Ok, thanks for that.
I'll be sure to share what Motech has to say.
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Yup agree with you on that.
For now, give SW MOTECH the benefit of the (my) doubt and I will post the results of why my crash bar (right hand) have a weld that is not a 100% weld.
Thanks...SHUMBA
 

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Re: SW Motech crash bars missing some weld on lower right attachment point on the right side bar.
I received an email from SW Motech (Germany) and they advised me ("you are right") about the area in question not welded 100%. In addition they said to return the bars and order another set. Thank you to all who chimed in and offered advice....SHUMBA
 

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Ooh, stainless, are they a shiny silver colour?
Mine are blek in colour.
All that I want is some crash/drop protection.
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Just to let you know there is a place called Outback MotorTek that is in Pickering, they sell out of Dual Sport Plus and they will be coming out with a skid plate and uppers around the end of March. They look really good and strong, don't watch the video's unless you are prepared to cringe. They literally drop the bike on its side and pick it up and inspect it. I saw some of their work when I was at the Toronto Bike show and I have to say I was pretty impressed. The skid plate looks like it comes up high enough to be level with the front fender and the workmanship looked good.
 
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