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post #21 of 27 Old 08-14-2019, 03:36 PM
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SW-motech maybe the superior product. That said, I have Givi on my 1st Gen and 2nd gen DLs and haven't had any problems with resonance or weld failures. I did notice that the the fitment was a little challenging on my DL1000A, but nothing a little patience and bolt tightening didn't resolve. Maybe there's a little variation in bend accuracy.

Overall thumbs up on Givi.
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post #22 of 27 Old 08-15-2019, 08:49 AM
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I personally have the Givi... the MoTech looks to have held up well. I'd be concerned about metal fatigue and weld integrity...if you were to straighten them.
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I personally have the Givi... the MoTech looks to have held up well. I'd be concerned about metal fatigue and weld integrity...if you were to straighten them.
This is why I discarded my thoroughly-beat-up Givi bars after that one crash last fall. After many many drops and a couple of low-speed slides I figured they'd done their job.

Maybe work hardening etc. is not a big deal with simple mild steel (which is what they're probably made of), but I look at crash bars as a consumable. Especially when they're as reasonably-priced as the Givis.

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Check out T rex Racing! I have there skid plate and crash bars. I haven't dropped the bike but I have sure put the skid plate through some abuse. You won't beat their price and quality.
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post #25 of 27 Old 08-15-2019, 03:52 PM
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. I wouldn't spend a penny on anything Givi. The crash bars are absolutely trash.
I have Givi bars on my '03, I also offroad and have dropped it many times in the dirt and rocks. I have been in a not at fault collision and gone down around 30mph like the OP. Similar damage. I would say they are fine, but maybe vboost has more to backup their statement?

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post #26 of 27 Old 08-16-2019, 08:23 AM
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I have Givi bars on my '03, I also offroad and have dropped it many times in the dirt and rocks. I have been in a not at fault collision and gone down around 30mph like the OP. Similar damage. I would say they are fine, but maybe vboost has more to backup their statement?
5200RPM buzz Givi refuses to address, welds breaking where the bars meet the frams, rusting through from inside out etc.
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post #27 of 27 Old 08-16-2019, 12:36 PM
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5200RPM buzz Givi refuses to address, welds breaking where the bars meet the frams, rusting through from inside out etc.
FWIW, a $0.17 thick rubber garden hose washer resolved the buzz for me. Can't speak to the weld or rusting issues as I haven't experienced them.

My Givis have worked fine for my intended purpose: mounting points for highway pegs and aux driving lights, and protecting plastic bits from no- or low-speed drops on pavement.
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