We're doing some maintenance during a lull in tours and have a challenge. We've had a couple of minor drops that have bent the Givi Engine Guards. Certainly the Guards kept serious damage from happening but they sacrificed themselves in the process. We have 3 rights and a left that are bent.
Normally the bars are 1" from the bodywork. I've got a couple about 1/8" from the body, or right against the body. The bars are stiff enough to abosrb a shock and keep from smashing the bodywork...if they have some room to bend a little. 1/8-1/4" gives them no room. If the bike gets dropped on a bent bar there will be significant damage.
I read Black Lab's thread about rebending bars but don't think it applies to the Givi bars.
I have taken bent bars off and tried to rebend to no avail. I'm not sure I know what I'm doing anyway with them. I didn't put too much muscle into it.
I've not tried doing the Come-Along Jumping Tango like Black Lab did.:biggrinjester: with the bars still attached to the bike. And we really don't want to buy a bunch of sets of bars. Besides, the bars are attached to the engine mounts and something bad could happen if I don't know what I'm doing.
If anyone has rebent Givi Engine Guards successfully, I'k really like to hear your How To story.
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