I just added the givi, sw motech skid plate and adapter last weekend.
Fortunately did not put it off as my bike was dumped in the parking lot by high winds Thursday. Givi bars scratched, lost blinker and bent bar end.
To the topic at hand, be sure not to use the side stand as those bolt for the back of the skid plate mount hold the kickstand on. Removing these two bolts were the hardest part, they require lots of torque to remove. I started on the side kickstand for some reason, and could not get them out. So i put it on the centerstand so i could add a longer lever for cranking. They finally broke loose and i unscrewed them. To my horror the side kickstand came off. Fortunately i had moved to the centerstand. I assmued the bolts were there specifically for attaching a skid plate. WRong.
I reused these bolts, as I am not sure if the skid plate is suppose to come with longer bolts. I bought it used and the owner did not send any longer bolts. Anyone know if the back three bolts are provide with the skid plate or was it ok to install with existing bike hardware?
There were no directions for the skid plate adapter. I found a good picture of what they look like installed on the twisted throttle web site.
Download the photo and blow it up. It gives you a good idea how to install it.
It appears the plate for the adapter will bend to conform with the bar when cranking down on the ubar nuts.
The skid plate bolts on the front did not flush mount very nicely against the spacers IMO. It seemed to get them to mount flush, the top of the skid plate also was bent.
The rubber grommet should be installed in the front and rear mounting holes to isolate vibration for mounting hardware. The rubber will stick out both sides of the hole.
I can do pictures tomorrow if you like.