AltRider Crash Bars Suzuki V-Strom 650 2004-2015
Great product. Install could be easier.
Fit, finish, and quality are apparent in the product. Installation instructions should be updated, some of the bolt and nut sizes listed, in case you're looking around in your toolbox for the size listed, are incorrect. Not a deal breaker, but it slowed the installation. Overall, very satisfied and even with the instructions being off, I still completed this in one evening after work.
July 9, 2015
Bought bars and skid plate for the V-strom at the same time as the Super Tenere. The crash bars for the v-strom had a chip in the finish and was missing several 8mm lock nuts.
The chip will not affect me and I sourced the lock nuts locally but it did delay installation a couple daysl
Overall satisfied and would buy again.
March 2, 2015
very well made product
I bought this set up because it seemed to give the plastics the best. The installation was very easy only took about 20 min. They seem very well made although time will tell. They are a little pricy but seem like they will last forever.
September 8, 2014
Very solid construction,looks great on my Strom.Installation went pretty smooth. Very satisfied with this choice of bars.
September 1, 2014
Best crash bars out there
These are definitely not the cheapest crash bars available, and it took me some time to decide on these. But ultimately, these bars have the highest quality. Now that I have them I will order the skid plate.
June 2, 2014
crash bars and skid plate
Revzilla got them to me quickly and with free shipping -- I like that.
I bought this particular setup -- 1] because the crashbars are stainlees and because of how they fit to the frame. 2] I wanted a skidplate that did not bolt to the engine and that I did not have to remove to change the oil.
The parts are beautifully made and finished. I am a blacksmith and I appreciate nice metal work, this stuff is Nice. Everything fit up well and bolted together.
Now to pick the fly stuff out of the pepper -- so to speak.
There was no Locktite in either kit. They said there would be. = trip to the hardware store.
If they refer to a bolt size, it is bolt they give you not what is already on the bike.
First step to install the skidplate is to remove the 2 bolts holding the side stand on. Glad my daughter was home to hold the bike. Also, Suzuki uses some sort of Godzilla thread lock on these bolts = deadblow hammer and combination wrench. Holy cow! I didn't think that thing was ever going to come loose.
The rear bolt on the right of the skid plate takes some serious contorting and cussing to get started.
Those are all my whines. All put together it looks great and sturdy. Well thought out by whoever engineered the setup. Install of the crashbars is easy enough for about anyone. The skidplate -- you are going to need some skills. Seems like it all took an hour or so. A lot of which was cussing the side stand bolts out.
May 12, 2014
can't beat alt rider stuff. Superior finish materials and well thought out
March 25, 2014
Easy Install, Looks Great
These crash bars are more expensive than the competitor's products, but after shopping around and looking a the amount of protection provided, I went with these. Installation instructions were easy to follow and start to finish it took all of 15 minutes. Look great on the bike and no noticeable change in performance or noise.
October 23, 2013