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post #1 of 19 Old 08-25-2009, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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Ordering crash bars..do the Hepco & Becker vibrate as much as the Givi's

Hi Everyone

Placing an order for crash bars today or tomorrow..I read about the Givi's vibrating a lot and needing ball bearings and expansion foam to quiet them down

From the Hepco & Becker owners, do you also have this vibrating problem..Where did you find the best price and especially those in Canada..how about the price and shipping

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post #2 of 19 Old 08-25-2009, 10:50 AM
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Not everyone experiences vibration with the Givi's. Of the dozen or so Strom riders I know who use Givi's only one has reported vibration issues. Nothing wrong with the H-B and I'm not saying to get the Givi's over any other, but I wouldn't avoid them either.

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good point Rocky Mountain..look forward to hearing from anyone else
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post #4 of 19 Old 08-25-2009, 11:27 AM
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I've got the HB Crash Bars and Amotostuff Skidplate on my 05 DL 1000 and I have NO vibration whatsoever.

I can attest to the fact that the HB Bars can protect your bike in a fall...10mph in wet grass, left side, no damage to the bike at all. Pushed in the bar maybe 1/4".

I don't know about Givi's...but can recommend HB's.

Adventure Motostuff is where I bought mine...but I live in the US.

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I just wanna know why anyone would be grabbing the crash bars while the bike is running. I have no idea if the H-B bars vibrate or not and I've got 60k miles on them.

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I just wanna know why anyone would be grabbing the crash bars while the bike is running. I have no idea if the H-B bars vibrate or not and I've got 60k miles on them.
I don't think they are complaining about the (HB) bars vibrating, they are talking about the bars causing vibration that can be felt in other parts of the bike. Handel bars, seat, pegs and so on.

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I just wanna know why anyone would be grabbing the crash bars while the bike is running. I have no idea if the H-B bars vibrate or not and I've got 60k miles on them.
The presence of any excess vibration whether perceived in normal riding position or not would seem to be of interest or concern - bolts coming loose, metal fatigue, etc. That is why I felt my Givis and was concerned. The addition of the skidplate and HT highway bars may have moved those vibs into the perceptable range - 5-6k is rather vibey. 4.5k dead smooth, 6+k not-so-bad.

That said, I might someday try a different set, but feel no real need to do so. The Givis appear to come up farther and offer more protection, but also make access to the lower, rear cowling fastener (the one going into the radiator) a pain.

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23k miles with my Givi bars so far and I've had no vibrations issues.
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HB rock solid

I've go HB Crash Bars and an Amotostuff Skidplate on my 09. Both are rock solid.
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My HB Crash Bars and Amotostuff Skidplate were bought earlier this year from Adventure Motostuff. Cost for the two was $450 USD + $50 USD shipping.
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