Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SoCal- Orange County
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.