Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Sister Lakes, MI
Givi engine guard screw question
For the past couple weeks, I have been getting an annoying buzz around 5000 RPM. It sounded like it was coming inside the front cowling, which I had apart recently to do a valve check. But after checking every fastener, tab, wire harness, etc. about 4 times, I couldn't find it. So on a whim tonight, I pulled on my Givi engine guards, and lo and behold, one side was loose. Not where it mounts to the frame, but where the upper bar attaches to the mounting plate.
Trying to be proactive, I did a little searching on Givi's website and found the instructions, which includes a parts list. The part in question, screw #7, should be an easy replacement from Lowes or an auto specialty store - except that the Italian lists it as M8x20, and every other language shows it as M6x30. Does anyone know offhand which is right? Did they get it right in their own language, and screw up the translation? I really don't feel like taking apart both sides to find out, and am hoping someone knows off hand.
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