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post #1 of 14 Old 12-21-2018, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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First mod in the books

Aside for some minor adjusting of suspension and the shift lever I got my first mod finished. Installed a set of Givi crash bars this morning. Terribly simple process other than getting my chubby hands under the fairing to mourn the forward brackets to the radiator mount.


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post #2 of 14 Old 12-21-2018, 10:19 AM
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Awesome! Now try them out and let us know how they work!

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Yah, do something spectacular and send us pictures!

Crash bars are for crashing!
We so bad......
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Looks just like mine.
SW Motech makes this cool little guard for the R. brake reservoir. And they make one even cooler for the exhaust valve gizmo down there too.
You bike wants these. It really does.

According to the VIN's, mine rolled down the line 698 bikes after yours.
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This bike is so clean, just for show???
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Nice, another forum full of smart-asses. Cheers


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Awesome! Now try them out and let us know how they work!

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Already tried mine. Tires went out from under me while leaned way over. It slammed me down hard on the left side. Just about wore thru the left side bar, but I was a bit surprised to see they were bent up a good bit too. Bars were bent, mirror and hand guard broken as well as left peg mount. Without the guards, the damage would've been much greater.
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Take off those plastic Givi advertisements!

"How rare that we can point ourselves inevitably west and go, go, go. Run out the highway and the hills. Slide our fingertips over the creases and the valleys of the impossibility that is America. You canít grasp its vastness from a plane. Itís diversity from a map. You have to put your feet on the ground. Your hands in the dirt." - Zach Bowman

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hand guard broken as well as left peg mount. .
Did your peg mount snap ?

I fitted Wee brackets to my V2, the Wee brackets are steel not cast like the V2.

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It's almost always best to assume the smart assed comments are humor.

Unless they are obviously not. Which is VERY rare. In that case I suggest pretending they are humor.
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