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Givi Engine Guard / Crash Bar Installation

Well...I received a free set of Givi crash bars that had the front right mounting bracket broken off. It was cracked right around the weld so my guess is the factory had the welder set just a little hot and made the material brittle.

Anyway. I can post before photos when i get back to the office, but here are some final installation images.

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Have you ridden with these yet? If so are these good makeshift forward pegs for giving your knees a break?

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Givi engine bars are noted for breaking at their welds. 919 members have gone through 2 or more bars before removing them all together.

Good luck with yours.

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Givi engine bars are noted for breaking at their welds. 919 members have gone through 2 or more bars before removing them all together.

Good luck with yours.
Maybe some of us. I'm going on five years W/O problems.

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you can prop your feet on em up where they connect to the frame, but its a bit precarious...your riding boots may not feel comfy perched there. i've been doing this since I got my bike, which came with givi bars. I like em.

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Looks like you got the bars installed a few miles too late gauging from the stator cover.

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Have you ridden with these yet? If so are these good makeshift forward pegs for giving your knees a break?
I have ridden over 1,000 miles with them on. They don't work well for resting your feet on, but you can do it.

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Givi engine bars are noted for breaking at their welds. 919 members have gone through 2 or more bars before removing them all together.

Good luck with yours.
If they break, I'll just tig them up again.

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Looks like you got the bars installed a few miles too late gauging from the stator cover.
I bought the bike with the stator cover messed up and a ding in the tank. I've since replaced the cover and going to leave the tank for now. If I get feeling bored this winter, I'll pull off the tank and plastics, fix the tank, and repaint everything a metallic black with matte clear coat.

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Anyone who doesn't like theirs, hollow at me, I'll give them a good home, for $$$ of course.

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they saved my ass 3 days after I got the bike, day after I installed them!



best $150 I ever spent.


If anyone has crashed on the left side I would love to buy a new right side!

I would recommend using some high temp RTV on the little steel spacers that go between the bars. Mine rattled like a bastard and I had to take em apart and goop em up.

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I love mine, almost a year with no weld problems. I gooped the spacers with RTV too, those spacers vibed like crazy.

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+1. I RTV'd mine, and cut the front bolt spacer enough to make everything tight.

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love my givi bars. saved me when i broadsided a truck that flipped a uturn!

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I think i've said it before but I suspect they're engineered to "fail" at the weld in a crash before they take any part of the mounting points with it ( meaning the frame/engine mounts).

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I have put miles and miles on mine. I assembled the whole cage on the bike loosely. Then I snugged it up a tad. Then torqued it good. Rode a few days, and removed each bolt one at a time, and re-torqued with blue loctite. I also have sliders on the frame. There are places for your feet, just not as relaxed and laid back as the Harley Boys.
I read all the hype on broken welds, so took the extra trouble time to do it right. If a joint had pulled to one side I would have reamed out the hole a bit.

Oh, the vibration. The plug doesn't fit tight in the ends. I wrapped a layer of duct tape on each plug and I hear nothing.

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