Givi Engine Guards - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
V-Strom Modifications and Performance The brag page, good and bad.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 15 Old 01-18-2009, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
$tromTrooper
 
MTNAdventureRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: East of the Peak, Colorado
Posts: 1,741
Givi Engine Guards

I installed the Givi Engine Guards yesterday....and WOW do I like the looks. IMHO, these are the most attractive guards on the market.



Of course, the trying test will be if I tip or lay it over. Hopefully, I plan to never have to report on that happening!!!!

Big John

2007 DL650 - Gone but not forgotten
MTNAdventureRider is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 Old 01-19-2009, 08:31 AM
$tromtrooper
 
Heavy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: The gateway to Cottage Country, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,406
Don't worry. If they protect the 650 anywhere near as well as they do the 1000, you'll be okay.

Mine have been tested....on both sides.


DL1000K6
Proud to be a Road Toad...Member #5
Heavy is offline  
post #3 of 15 Old 01-19-2009, 09:04 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
prothos's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Humble, Tx
Posts: 302
I'm in the market for a set myself. Who has the best price on them right now.
Those look nice on your bike.

Flat Black Club Member # 29

2008 Suzuki DL 650 V-Strom
prothos is offline  
 
post #4 of 15 Old 01-19-2009, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
$tromTrooper
 
MTNAdventureRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: East of the Peak, Colorado
Posts: 1,741
Quote:
Originally Posted by prothos View Post
I'm in the market for a set myself. Who has the best price on them right now.
Those look nice on your bike.

There are two or three good places to order. I started to order through Twisted Throttle, but simply did a Google search for "Givi DL650" and found a company selling them for the lowest price with free shipping (I think that was a Christmas special).


By the way, I have read from several that they had difficulty with the installation. I will admit that the Givi instructions suck and say nearly nothing, but putting on the bars is straight forward and only took me about 45 minutes.

Big John

2007 DL650 - Gone but not forgotten
MTNAdventureRider is offline  
post #5 of 15 Old 01-19-2009, 12:52 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 10
Testing

My Dad dropped my 1000 on my driveway and the Givis protected the bodywork just fine. The crash bar did bend inward though.

Heavy, what prompted you to remove the black plastic lowers or wings from your V-Strom? Is that a home-made concoction you have in their place?
mooner is offline  
post #6 of 15 Old 01-19-2009, 03:56 PM
$tromtrooper
 
aldntn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Nashville TN
Posts: 442
I've got Givi guards ready to go on. No thanks to the instructions I've figured where all the parts go though.

My problem. The four bolts per side that need to be removed. Mine are extremely tight (K9). So much so I'm afraid I'm going break the bolt or the Allen wrench (from the Zuki tool kit).

Any suggestions?


09 DL650 ABS

MadStad + stock shield, JCW large topbox, Tuturo chain oiler, Heaterz grips, Suzuki hand guards, GIVI side guards, Aprilia Tuono mirrors, 36l Givi panniers, Richland Rick fork brace, Pipercross Air Filter

http://www.aldntn.bravejournal.com/
aldntn is offline  
post #7 of 15 Old 01-19-2009, 04:22 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: So. California
Posts: 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by aldntn View Post
I've got Givi guards ready to go on. No thanks to the instructions I've figured where all the parts go though.

My problem. The four bolts per side that need to be removed. Mine are extremely tight (K9). So much so I'm afraid I'm going break the bolt or the Allen wrench (from the Zuki tool kit).

Any suggestions?

To get my bolds out, I used vise grips to "mount" an allen wrench to my breaker bar (dumb). It worked, and I used it to tighten the new bolts back up, but I couldn't get them tight enough. Went to Sears and bought the allen wrench sockets... that's the way to go. no problems.
hollowas is offline  
post #8 of 15 Old 01-19-2009, 06:57 PM
$tromtrooper
 
Heavy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: The gateway to Cottage Country, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,406
Quote:
Originally Posted by mooner View Post
Heavy, what prompted you to remove the black plastic lowers or wings from your V-Strom? Is that a home-made concoction you have in their place?
There is interference between those plastic inserts and the Givi bars that makes it very difficult to remove the fairing side panels. I got fed up with undoing all the fasteners for the cowling side panels and then screwing around, reaching inside the panel to undo the insert before I could fully remove the panel so I replaced them with a piece of black screen. I was, originally, going to paint all the visible stuff, behind the screen, black, so it would look better but, 3 years later, I haven't bothered. My Strom ain't pretty and the screen works to make life easier. Good enough for me.

DL1000K6
Proud to be a Road Toad...Member #5
Heavy is offline  
post #9 of 15 Old 01-20-2009, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
$tromTrooper
 
MTNAdventureRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: East of the Peak, Colorado
Posts: 1,741
Quote:
Originally Posted by aldntn View Post
I've got Givi guards ready to go on. No thanks to the instructions I've figured where all the parts go though.

My problem. The four bolts per side that need to be removed. Mine are extremely tight (K9). So much so I'm afraid I'm going break the bolt or the Allen wrench (from the Zuki tool kit).

Any suggestions?


Yep, these puppies are heavy with Lok-Tite. I used a 'cheeter bar' over the Hex Wrench and they easily broke. Yeah, it is a little scary....but all eight worked spendidly and spun free. After the first one, it was a piece of cake.

Big John

2007 DL650 - Gone but not forgotten
MTNAdventureRider is offline  
post #10 of 15 Old 01-20-2009, 01:12 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
donstrom6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Philadelphia Burbs
Posts: 543
Quote:
Originally Posted by prothos View Post
I'm in the market for a set myself. Who has the best price on them right now.
prothos...xtremeparts is an ebay seller that I just bought an OEM DL650 centerstand from. While looking at his feedback, I saw several buyers who bought Givi bars for $130.00. Reason I went with these guys is low shipping charges. My center stand cost $185 plus $10 shipping...worked out to be the least expensive I could find.

I found them by typing the center stand p/n in ebay search...you could try the same for the Givi bars (of which I intend to get soon also!!).

The only caveat is that this seller has a couple of feedback gripes for long ship times...but with the snow on the ground I am willing to wait.

DonStrom6 - PHL
Comfortably numb

DL1000K5 - Black
DL650K8 - Yellow (Sold)
donstrom6 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome