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I bought a 2012 XC in May and thought I scraping the floorboards in turns that didn't feel were that deep. It turns out it's not the floorboards but the Crash bars. They're the wide chrome bars and this worries me because they've got no give like like floorboards or foot pegs. Has anyone else had this problem and what can be done about it? Seems weird that the Crash bars would extend lower than the floor boards... thanks!

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Wow. I don't have the forged bars, so I can't give you a definitive answer. But I have touched footboard a couple times. The rear corner of the footboard should touch before the bars. Looking at the lower mounting points for the rear pegs, it would appear they've met pavement a time or two as well, although I'm not sure how it's possible I've never noticed that while it was happening...or whether it's even possible.

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Is your bike lowered? Guessing you bought it used being a 2012. I have a 2011 Cross Roads(XR). If it is lowered it will scrape parts sooner of course. Now here is one for you. I bought my bike new. The dealer told me they were going to lower my bike because I was so short (in there eyes, ha, ha). I am 5'7" , stopped growing taller a long time ago. I told the sales guy, no do not lower the bike. Dealer asked why not? I said I do not want to scrape the bike in turns. Well I had to change out the rear shock not to long ago. While I had it all apart I found the top pivot for the shock/linage hookup was installed upside down, thus they went ahead and lowered the bike. I flipped it over with the new shock(Penske). Yes now the bike sits taller and I am reaching further to the ground of course, but the bike has more ground clearance. I have scraped my bike before on the right side. My bike had the round engine guards from Victory on it, and I scraped the right engine guard. I did not know I had scraped it until I noticed it changing the front tire one day. The draw back to the bike being taller? Yesterday leaving a friends house he had to help me push the bike backwards out of his yard, could not pull it forward were it was parked. So yes all said I have scraped the engine guard, but at the time the bike was sitting lower than stock.

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Is your bike lowered?
Lowering would make him rake pipe shield before crash bar, I would think.
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You positive you're hitting forged bars? Mine have scrapes from speed bumps, etc, but the only thing that touches on mine are bottom outer edge of front side of tri-ovals. Never touched down the bars, and have only hit the floorboards on goofy intersection gutters & bumps in town - never on an actual clean corner while riding.
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I bought a 2012 XC in May and thought I scraping the floorboards in turns that didn't feel were that deep. It turns out it's not the floorboards but the Crash bars. They're the wide chrome bars and this worries me because they've got no give like like floorboards or foot pegs. Has anyone else had this problem and what can be done about it? Seems weird that the Crash bars would extend lower than the floor boards... thanks!

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Your right to be worried. If you hook the crash bars hard they will lift the tire and you will most likely go down short of a miracle.
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You positive you're hitting forged bars? Mine have scrapes from speed bumps, etc, but the only thing that touches on mine are bottom outer edge of front side of tri-ovals. Never touched down the bars, and have only hit the floorboards on goofy intersection gutters & bumps in town - never on an actual clean corner while riding.
I'm pretty sure it's the crash bars. The corners of them appear to be lower than than the floor boards. I bought the bike used but only had 5900 miles on it. I wonder if there isn't something screwy going on...

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They are lower, but the low part is right against the frame - have a couple buddies help lean it over & see what hits. Are the fork tubes sticking out the top of the triple clamps? Should be flush....
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I'm thinking now, thanks to y'all, that the bike may be lowered. I'm not quite 5' 8" and my feet are planted and knees bent. But still, shouldn't the floor boards scrape? How would the forged crash bars be lower than the floor boards? Everything should go down proportionally if lowered, right? Or am I missing something? By the way, y'all are great. Thanks for responding!

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