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post #1 of 54 Old 07-07-2004, 02:49 PM
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Crashbar Vibrations

I installed Givi Crashbars recently and have noticed a significant increase in vibration. What once was a bike that impressed me with so little vibration for a Vtwin now annoys me after 5000 rpms.

Has anybody else installed crash bars and experienced this problem? Any way to dampen the vibration short of chucking the bars?

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post #2 of 54 Old 07-08-2004, 10:07 AM
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crash bars

My DL650 crash bars are being delivered today but now Im not sure if I should put them on. I don't want to get any vibration. Is everything tightened up on install? Did you install all the spacers and washers? I would like to put them on but after reading your post Im going to wait.
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I have no problems with my motec crash bars. I have even added a cross bar as a set of highway pegs. I dont know about the givies though so. . .


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I have the sw motechs coming with their center stand. Glad to here you have no problems with them. I didn't know givi even made them.Did the motechs go on easy?
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Yeah the motecs went on fine, the "through engine" bolt was a bear to get off the bike and the 2 bars get clamped together with a tube thing which was not an easy fit but if you asswemble them off the bike then fit them to the bike I found it to be a lot easer. Love the motec center stand too! Great to wash, work on, park, and fill gas on the bike because of it!

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post #6 of 54 Old 07-12-2004, 03:25 PM
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Yep, I've got the same problem. I installed the GIVI crash bars and was quite dissappointed. They were the DL650 version of the crash bars.

For my bike the vibration is also at it's worse between 5,000 and 5,500 rpm. The image in the rear view mirror is crystal clear till I hit this rpm range then it gets blurry as hell from the vibrations.

I'm going to experiment and see if there's a low cost way of correcting this, else I'll take them off and try sell them on ebay
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motech bars + stand

Just got my motech centerstand and crash bars today. Went on easy and look great. Looks like factory add ons. I will ride tomorrow to check things out. Nice to have the center stand again.
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post #8 of 54 Old 07-12-2004, 05:53 PM
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Givi makes great motorcycle luggage. I don't know why they even mess around with windscreens and crashbars - because they don't seem to be able measure up to the competition in those areas. Everyone I saw that tried the Givi windscreen on the '02, '03 V-Stroms gave it poor reviews. I tried a Givi windscreen on my AN650, simply because they were the first on the market with an aftermarket screen, and it was awful.

It seems that they get those products out quick, ahead of the competition, but they are poorly designed and tested. Their stuff looks good - but doesn't function well (except for the luggage, which is excellent).
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I agree their luggage is great. I bought a givi windscreen for my old Pegaso. The buffeting was so bad I sent it back. The motech crash bars didn't make any added vibration and I'm real happy with them. Now if I could only find some hand guards.
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post #10 of 54 Old 07-13-2004, 11:52 AM
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I have installed the Givi crashbars correctly with the spacer, washer, etc. The 5000-5500 rpm range is where I also experience the "hit" of vibration. I think the bars are acting like a tuning fork magnifying the engine vibration and sending it back up through the frame. It is excessive enough that I am tempted to use the bars as yard ornaments.

From this thread it looks like the Motech guards are the way to go and have no vibration problems. Dont waste money on Givi bars.
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