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post #1 of 32 Old 10-31-2013, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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Broken OEM crashbars ???

Washing the bike tonight and noticed I had a broken crashbar right at the weld that attaches to the crossbar. Never been dropped or anything so I am not sure what happened. OEM bars, the bike is 18 months old so no warranty.

1. Can this be rewelded?

2.How much should I expect to pay?

Yes I am taking the bars off the bike. If I end up getting new bars, I think I will go with the Givi TN532. I have never been happy with these OEM bars (vibration issues) I have a yann's skidplate coming Monday so I need some crashbars one way or the other.
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post #2 of 32 Old 11-01-2013, 02:44 AM
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Yes, it can be rewelded.

If you know the welder, a case of beer is usually considered adequate compenstation , it's not a difficult job, < $50.

The bashplate usually solves the vibe problems, and the vibes are likely what caused the crack.

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Washing the bike tonight and noticed I had a broken crashbar right at the weld that attaches to the crossbar. Never been dropped or anything so I am not sure what happened. OEM bars, the bike is 18 months old so no warranty.
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In the UK accessories fitted at PDI have the same warranty as the bike ie 2 years. You don't get either 2 years warranty or the same offer?
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No help here, but I had that exact thing happen on the Givi crash bars on my Vee - broke at weld where tubing met the mounting plate. It happens, I guess.
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In the UK accessories fitted at PDI have the same warranty as the bike ie 2 years. You don't get either 2 years warranty or the same offer?
No we get 1 year here in the U.S.

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Had the same the same thing happen to my OEM bars. Luckily it was within the warranty period. Really crappy welding work on these bars. I wouldnt sign my name to that job


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i'm guessing this is something i should check for in the coming months before my warranty expires.

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Yep mine did the same thing after only 5 months of ownership. Need to take it in for a warr claim just don't wanna give up my bike! IMO Suzuki did a poor job with "factory accessorizing" the adv model. Oh well, hindsight is 20/20.


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I didn't think yann's skidplate fit the OEM/motech adventure bars anyway. That's why I'm looking at the HT plate.

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I didn't think yann's skidplate fit the OEM/motech adventure bars anyway. That's why I'm looking at the HT plate.
I have Yanns skidplate & the suzuki oem crash bars, they mount up just fine.

Though now I need to go check my bars tonight

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