Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Vancouver BC Canada
Frame bolt RE + RE, torque spec, Givi crash bar installation
I searched all over but I'm coming up short on details. I settled down this morning to install the GIVI crash bars on my 2017 DL650. The bars bolt to the wide 'V' shaped frame piece that sits just under the large sloping frame pieces. I stopped out of fear of screwing something up, and came looking for info. Nothing I could find, so I'm coming, hat and wrench in hand, to the group.
The bolts are 6 mm allen/ hex bolts. I realized that a conventional allen key and extension bar is not the correct way to go at this, so I'm going to get hex sockets for my torque wrench.
The factory bolts come out and get replaced with the GIVI bolts. Fine.
So, any guidance about the removal and reinstall of these bolts? How best to remove them... heat first to break the thread locker that is clearly there?
Should I do one at at time or the front RE +RE then the rear?
Do these bolts hold the engine up? (gulp)
Do I have to support the engine from below?
Any idea what the correct torque values are for these bolts? Can't find this anywhere.
I see this as a relatively simple installation, but there are not details at all in the instructions, and I'd really rather not screw up a new bike.
I'll add the Ravetech skid plate after and I will use a dab of thread locker.
Thanks in advance for the help.
2017 DL 650, 2018 Vespa GTS 300
I'm having an adventure- so, its an adventure bike.
I'm retiring so I can ride full time.