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post #1 of 58 Old 11-11-2009, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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09 Motech Crashbars

Maybe I missed the memo, but I was searching for crashbars and it looks like Motech has updated the Wee version of their engine guards. Does anyone have experience with the latest model. It looks like it will offer more protection like the GIVI.


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I'm tempted to order some just to check them out. It looks like they address most of the complaints about the older version, and here's betting they won't induce the vibey-buzzy hell that is my lead-shot filled, RTV enhanced Givi bars (it's tolerable with the lead-shot and RTV, but only just).
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That's a better design for SW Motech by far...and the price point is just right at the same as Givi. Maybe it is time to replace my beat up Givi bars.

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figures that they would come out a bit after i just equipped my wee.
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Yes, they are a new design,I am putting them on Friday.Let you know how it goes.
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Report on the new SW Motech Bars

I just purchased a set of the new designed SW Motech crash bars. I installed them yesterday. They are very solid and with their crossbar connector they look more solid than the GIVI's. Installation was easy except for breaking loose the Suzuki bolts. Suzuki uses some super Locktite on these bolts and I had to use an 8" Crescent as a cheater on my Allen wrench to break them free. Even broken loose they were tough to remove.

There does not seem to be any hint of the dreaded vibration at about 5,000 rpm that some have reported on the GIVI's and the Motech bars.

So, maybe another question is why did I buy them? I rarely ride in the dirt and when I do it is on maintained two track fireroad type surfaces. I don't expect to drop the bike in that situation, but maybe I will. I have had a couple of near zero MPH fall overs and I figure the bars will protect the plastic in that case. Since the plastic costs more than the bars, I should come out ahead.

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I've had about a half-dozen bad dreams since I got my Wee in January, in which I drop the bike while standing still, getting off it, getting on it...

Fortunately I'm pretty well coordinated in waking life, and the bike has not ever gone down.

Gotta tell ya, those dreams suck though.

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put some on last week

Here are some shots. No vibes and fit pretty well.


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post #9 of 58 Old 11-12-2009, 08:03 PM
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only one notable issue , they now use 4 screwes instead of the main bolt through the engine and one front screw. So should hold on great but because of the change you can no longer use frame sliders with the crash bars as some have done. So in the end if thats a issue to you then better find some old stock else get the new ones. I wish I knew the new ones where on the way when I ordered the stock suzuki crash bars with my new bike what 2 month back. Especialy sicne the stock suzuki are the motech old style bars
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I just ordered mine. Lookin' forward to setting them up.

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