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post #1 of 19 Old 02-04-2007, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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Should I return these to Twisted Throttle? (Pics)

I got my Givi engine guards in the mail on Friday, spent the better part of the afternoon putting them on, and found this.

The right side bar is approx. 1/2" further away from the fairing than the left and at a different angle.:???: Yes I installed them correctly.. There really aren't that many ways to install them. They either go on or they don't.
The guard on the left angles towards the fairing as it sticks forward while the right side stays either straight or leans slightly away.




What do you think? Should I go through the hassle of taking them back off, shipping them all the way across the USA to TT and waiting for another pair to arrive, or live with it and figure you can only see one side at a time anyway.:mrgreen:

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Tough call. Assuming that is not the way the Givi's are normally I'd probably send them back just because it would always bug me. If others told me it's the same way with thiers I'd probably live with it. Although I can't imagine why they would design more clearance on one side than the other.

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Why bother? The ones on my Vee are the same way. One fall to the wide side and they'll probably balance out nicely.

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If others told me it's the same way with thiers I'd probably live with it.
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The ones on my Vee are the same way
Hmmm, I think someone just did.

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I'd be worried about the steel quality. Not sure why they would end up like that, and maybe something else is funky. I'd ship em back. I'd be ticked if I "tested" them and found out something else was wrong after the fact.

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I'd leave them be. You cant see both sides of the bike at the same time, and if you drop it they will still do thier job. If you return them for another pair, chances are they will be the same.

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You cant see both sides of the bike at the same time.
If you return them for another pair, chances are they will be the same.
Yeah, that's what I'm thinking too.

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I don't know, if they were on my bike, that would bother me.



Course, I don't like to drop my bike at all anyway.
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Yeah, that's what I'm thinking too.

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Besides, I'm sure you've grown accustomed to having one testicle considerably smaller than the other so you'll adjust to this with no problem. With a little luck the small teste is on the same side as the lesser clearance Givi and in the event of a crash it won't get wedged between the tank and the crash bar. Don't laugh, stranger things have happened.

There is a 50/50 chance of a safety bonus here. Always look on the bright side.

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I have the SW Motech bars on my Vstrom. They are symmetrical. When I remove my front fairings, it is difficult to remove the right one with the crash bars installed (the left side comes off easily). Maybe Givi is aware of this and left an extra 1/2" on the right to make it easier to remove the fairing? I guess someone else needs to measure theirs to see if the spacing is consistent with different sets of crash bars.
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