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post #1 of 15 Old 07-03-2008, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Installing SW-Motech Engine Guards

Got a quick question.
One of the mounting points for these bars is the top front engine mount. If I pull the long bolt from there, should I block the engine up so it doesn't drop or will it stay in place? I'd rather not screw this up too badly . . .
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Don't worry, the engine will not drop when you pull that big old bolt.... I thought the same thing, but there are other mounts holding the engine in place.
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It baffled me as to what you were talking about, since the SW Motech bars do not mount to the big through-bolt, they mount to the four smaller bolts holding that bracket to the frame... then I realized that you must be talking about the DL1000 rather than the DL650.

Different bikes. Different engine mounting systems. Different mounting systems for the crash bars. Might want to tell us beforehand, you might have gotten a reply sooner if people knew what motorcycle you were talking about :rolleyes:.

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It baffled me as to what you were talking about, since the SW Motech bars do not mount to the big through-bolt, they mount to the four smaller bolts holding that bracket to the frame... then I realized that you must be talking about the DL1000 rather than the DL650.

Different bikes. Different engine mounting systems. Different mounting systems for the crash bars. Might want to tell us beforehand, you might have gotten a reply sooner if people knew what motorcycle you were talking about :rolleyes:.
No, the current DL650 ones mount using the through-bolt motor mount. Check the web site instructions here.

CSR67 - Thanks, that will save me a few minutes tomorrow morning.
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Huh. Now I remember why I didn't buy the SW Motech guards .

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Just remember these little tidbits of information:

You don't have to swap the front mount thing around to mount the skid plate if you got that as well. It will go on as the directions state.

The directions are, however, incorrect as to what spacer goes where. You need to do a mock up with everything loose first, then swap crap out one spot at a time until everything lines up correctly. I installed mine about 6-8 weeks ago and found this to be true.

You don't have to block anything up, but I only removed a couple bolts at a time just in case. I was a bit nervous about that myself.

Hope that helps some.

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Aren't forums like this wonderful? You ask and people give you answers . . .

Thanks everyone, I'll post how the install went.
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I pushed the long bolt out with the SW Motech long bolt so I had a bolt in the hole all the time, doing this the nut ended up on the opposite side. Here are a few photos of the DL650 SW Motech Skid plate/Bash Bars installation:





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Huh. Now I remember why I didn't buy the SW Motech guards .
And I'm reminded why I did. Rode home after getting knocked over by a cage at 35-40mph...Damage to bike: some paint scrapes and a broken turn signal. They are extremely strong.

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Just installed mine today along with a fork brace. They look good; hopefully I'll never have to find out if they really work.
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