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post #1 of 7 Old 09-03-2008, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
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Just curious. After visiting SV's ebay site and saw an ad for them I wondered if anyone had used them as an alternative to engine guards. If you have, I'd love to see a pic of them installed.

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Just curious. After visiting SV's ebay site and saw an ad for them I wondered if anyone had used them as an alternative to engine guards. If you have, I'd love to see a pic of them installed.

Don't know bout engine guarding, but you need 'em to change the back tire if you don't have a center stand.

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I have engine guards and sliders. A 20mph low side on snow melt runoff last spring resulted in replacing a rashed slider and taking a magic marker to a minute paint scrape on the engine guard. A new mirror and hand guard were also required.


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Just curious. After visiting SV's ebay site and saw an ad for them I wondered if anyone had used them as an alternative to engine guards. If you have, I'd love to see a pic of them installed.
That's the route I went on both front and back. The install, strength, and look are good. I'll try to get a pic.
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I have the same engine guard / SV frame and swingarm slider setup as Greywolf. I flopped my bike in a gravel wash the other day. Slider took all the hit, scuffed, no damage. The engine guard bars alone would have sunk right through the gravel to the fairing. I have a center stand, so don't really need the swingarm sliders as lifting points, but they are the easiest thing ever to install.

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I have the GIVI bars with the SV sliders. Max protection before my first drop.
The sliders do need a slight mod to fit with the Givi. Not hard to do just file a flat spot 1/8 deep by 1 1/2 inch in. A wood rasp works best.
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That's the route I went on both front and back. The install, strength, and look are good. I'll try to get a pic.
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