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post #21 of 47 Old 06-24-2013, 11:58 PM
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Skid plate add on, kick stand switch guard

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I just ordered the GIVI one for my '13 how easy was the install? Any thought about using that spray on Rubber paint. I'm not sure how it would hold up to all the rocks etc.. but stuff only costs about $6 can

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I also have the givi plate, I had mine powder coated black with a slight textured finish.
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I just installed the Givi on my bike. The only really pain in the arse part is the bottom bolts connecting to the braces. As stated by someone else its painted and and they dont want to line up. Once its on its good enough for me, the bike isnt going rock-hopping.

But I am kinda dreading oil changes now...
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post #25 of 47 Old 07-26-2013, 11:39 PM
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I have installed my Givi skid plate I'm happy with how it looks and performs installation was easy except for the painted lower bolts as reported earlier

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bahaha, first run with it on on the off.



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bahaha, first run with it on on the off.



F'n tin foil.
This is why I went with Yann's skid plate and Hwy bars. The Givi is a cheaply made piece of crap with the Givi price.
I rode some gravel yesterday. Didn't even think twice when those big rocks hit the skid plate. (Happy ringing sound bouncing off)
It takes less than 5 mins to take off to change oil. No hole in the bottom to drain oil. But the good point is you wont take a rock off drain plug, Cracking the case.

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post #28 of 47 Old 07-27-2013, 07:48 PM
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At least you had it!!! That could have been a case breaker, so in effect, the plate did its job. So that's the good news. Plus, a banged up skid plate can add character.

In the FWIW department, I like my AdMoto purchased plate better.

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F'n tin foil.

See http://whiskeytangohotel.com/gpi
to build your own V-Strom GPI and save, save, save!

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bahaha, first run with it on on the off.



F'n tin foil.
That little ding? :mrgreen:

I reckon you must have hit something pretty hard, I have hit some decent sized rocks and branches with mine and it doesn't look like that.

It looks like you caught it right on the edge of a rock, and in that situation something has to give! Personally I would rather replace the plate then have engine/frame damage.

But if it's not for you then go buy a more heavy duty plate, like a B&B one. Best thing about this bike, so many choices

For me personally I find my Givi fits right between functionality, weight and looks, and that suits me fine
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That little ding? :mrgreen:

I reckon you must have hit something pretty hard, I have hit some decent sized rocks and branches with mine and it doesn't look like that.

It looks like you caught it right on the edge of a rock, and in that situation something has to give! Personally I would rather replace the plate then have engine/frame damage.

But if it's not for you then go buy a more heavy duty plate, like a B&B one. Best thing about this bike, so many choices

For me personally I find my Givi fits right between functionality, weight and looks, and that suits me fine
haha you're not going hard enough! ....oops, I shouldn't say that on this site, should I?

You should be a Givi rep!!

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