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Old 06-17-2011, 12:59 PM   #376
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looking at either the givi or sw motech guards. i have the bmw skid plate and want to make sure there are no mounting issues before i order something. anybody care to share their thoughts? thanks,

jason
The givi are perhaps not the best to protect the bike but as they stand out more than the others, they just saved my leg in a big crash with a stupid car which turned left while I was passing.
I've just seen the bike at the garage and they clearly are bent due to the contact with the front car door.
Ironically I did choose the GIVI for this exact reason while reading a post in these forum... than you to the guy
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:10 AM   #377
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So unless someone has any bright insights ... It looks like I'll get the SW-Motech crash bars and the original BMW bash plate.
I'm sure this is too late for you, but perhaps for others. I strongly recommend against the BMW aluminum skid plate for this reason:
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....&postcount=206

Since I posted that, I've read more accounts of the issue and even one guy who said his skid plate welds were broken when he opened the box. It's a great looking bash plate and appears to have great coverage, but the combo of bad welds and those flat, square tabs add up to losing your oil in BFE.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:24 PM   #378
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Since most bolts torque spec isn't mentioned in the Rider's Manual, how do you know what to torque the crash bar bolts to? The paperwork for the crash bar has torque specs for M8 and M10 bolts, but I notice in the Rider's Manual that different bolts of the same size have different torque specs. And what about other farkles one would bolt on such as a skid plate or luggage rack?

Yeah, I'm overly paranoid and don't want to strip the threads on the new bike, what can I say? In the old days it wasn't much of a worry on cars or even bikes but with so much aluminum now, one needs to be careful.
I can't find the torque values for the M10 bolt that goes high on the crashbars. Does anyone have this handy?

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Old 01-02-2012, 03:12 PM   #379
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I can't find the torque values for the M10 bolt that goes high on the crashbars. Does anyone have this handy?

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Do you mean the frame to rear cylinder head bolts?? GH
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:08 PM   #380
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Do you mean the frame to rear cylinder head bolts?? GH
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:39 PM   #381
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Was with a F800 rider this weekend that hit a curb on a left turn and highsided.His motech bars saved the bike,the only damage was the r/f turn signal lense and front fender cracked.Not bad considering the possibilities...John
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:43 PM   #382
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Check the sticky at the top of the page, but I believe it is 29.5 ft/lbs. At least that's what I use when I installed mine Ad-spec bars with medium threadlock.

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Old 01-02-2012, 07:55 PM   #383
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Check the sticky at the top of the page, but I believe it is 29.5 ft/lbs. At least that's what I use when I installed mine Ad-spec bars with medium threadlock.
I checked the sticky and didn't see anything, so I asked...
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:11 PM   #384
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BMW DVD says 40Nm. GH
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:29 PM   #385
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:31 PM   #386
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BMW DVD says 40Nm. GH

I think you'll find that 29.5 ft\lbs is 40Nm.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:22 AM   #387
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Was with a F800 rider this weekend that hit a curb on a left turn and highsided.His motech bars saved the bike,the only damage was the r/f turn signal lense and front fender cracked.Not bad considering the possibilities...John
Do you know how fast you were going? I'm still torn apart between the hepco, motech and givi bars =(
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:43 AM   #388
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Was looking through the video footage from last year's rides and realized that one of the guys in our group drops his F800 at least a couple of times a week. Rocks, sand, mud and trees and so far not a scratch on the body work. AdvSpec still holding up.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:00 AM   #389
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Ordered the Adventure Spec bars a couple days ago.... from reviews/pics they have the most protection and are durable!
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:24 AM   #390
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looking at either the givi or sw motech guards. i have the bmw skid plate and want to make sure there are no mounting issues before i order something. anybody care to share their thoughts? thanks,

jason
I know it is an old question but i do now have the GIVI CB installed with the aluminium BMW skid plate. Ni issue at all.
This may help other lurkers.
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