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post #1 of 15 Old 01-31-2007, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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Givi engine guards have been updated (pics)

At least when you order them from Twisted Throttle they are. I don't know about other suppliers. I just got mine this morning and the welded ends have been updated.

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post #2 of 15 Old 01-31-2007, 02:53 PM
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Read the 3 or 4 hundred threads about engine guard rattles before you install them. Must save you asking about it later on.

Ah hell, I'm feeling generous this afternoon....Before you install the joiner/spacer for the cross bars, squooge in a bunch of silicone adhesive, or similar. That way the bars won't vibrate at the join.

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Thanks for the tip, but I thought I'd read that the new design did away with the rattle.:???: (that's why I posted this)
Oh well, no biggie, I've got some squooge around here somewhere.

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I had a rattle develop due to the new improved joint. The bolt backed out one day during a ride and made an awful sound b/w 3000 and 5000 rpms, maybe put some locktite on there to prevent that.

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Good. Now I know I can order from TT and get the newer design. Maybe that and and SW Motech GPS mount????

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I had a rattle develop due to the new improved joint. The bolt backed out one day during a ride and made an awful sound
I actually had a problem with the new bolt (upper mount) myself but it didn't back out.. I couldn't get the counter-sink bolt to tighten down all the way, and because I don't read Italian, I didn't know if it was designed that way or not (I'm assuming not). When cranked all the way down it allowed the upper bracket to swivel freely. This didn't seem right so I stuck a flat washer between the two surfaces and tightened it down.

Now all I have to do is buy a shop manual so I can figure out what the torque settings for the bolts I just loostened are.:mrgreen:

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Now all I have to do is buy a shop manual so I can figure out what the torque settings for the bolts I just loostened are.:mrgreen:

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Do a search. There is a free manual for download on .pdf somewhere.

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per the PAPER manual (I hate online manuals, were you gona wipe your greasy fingers, on the key board?) the torq specs are as follows:

-large, main nut (lower, center of the v) 67.5 lb-ft
-the two sets of smaller nuts on the ends of the bracket: 25.5 lb-ft

You'll want a braker bar for that main one unless you have a really long wrench. Also, at least on the Hepco's they advise you to do one side, then the other to avoid having the engine shift.
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PS- since the large bolt goes all the way thru the engine, odds are you'll want to keep a wrench on the other side to prevent it from spinning from the look of it.
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Thank you.

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-the two sets of smaller nuts on the ends of the bracket: 25.5 lb-ft.
That's the only one I need, thank you very much. .

The Givi engine guards don't use the HUGE bolt in the middle (Thank God), just the eight smaller bolts. Still, those eight were a bitch to break loose. I don't have any allen wrench sockets so I had to put an allen wrench on the bolt and whack it with a BFH 'till it broke free.

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