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Ok, so I want to loosen the mounting bolts on my 2011 dl650 Givi crash bars (on both sides of the frame) so I can pull out the center pin and hit it with some rtv to get rid of that annoying vibration. My question is are these actually the engine mounting bolts? Do I need to Block up the engine somehow when loosening these bolts?



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The engine is sufficiently supported by other fasteners. You don't need to block it up. If you use a torque wrench, the bolts need 16.5lb-ft, not the 25.5 in the service manual.
 

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The SW Moteck instructions say to use the service manual torque unless there is no instruction then use 16.5 ft / lb. Which is it? I did mine to 25.5 ft/lb per the service manual.
 

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or get some alt-rider bars and forget about having to deal with vibration. sure they're expensive. but worth it.

and no, i don't work for them...
 

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The SW Moteck instructions say to use the service manual torque unless there is no instruction then use 16.5 ft / lb. Which is it? I did mine to 25.5 ft/lb per the service manual.
The service manual is wrong. 16.5lb-ft is correct.
 

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I cannot for the life of me remove the small bolts needed to install the SW Motech crash bars. Has anyone else had this problem? I am afraid of stripping the bolts (allen wrench). If anyone has any tips or tricks, I would appreciate it. Thanks.
 

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Stick a soldering iron in the hex for a minute to heat the thread locker. If no joy, try another minute, etc..
 

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I cannot for the life of me remove the small bolts needed to install the SW Motech crash bars. Has anyone else had this problem? I am afraid of stripping the bolts (allen wrench). If anyone has any tips or tricks, I would appreciate it. Thanks.
Go buy a set of metric hex bit sockets.
 

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I'm getting charged 2 hours of labor to remove and reinstall new ones. Is that sound about right?
Think that's what ALL mechanics now charge no matter how little the job. I had a front bearing replaced on my truck, took the mechanic 15 minutes, I paid for two hours labor and parts, $195....... Didn't do it myself, was worried I could ruin the radiator....learned my lesson
 
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