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Offline Hitty

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Engine Bars - Givi versus Performance Parts
« on: August 24, 2012, 07:04:07 PM »
Folks,

I'm considering fitting a set of engine crash guards to my CT; dealer has both Givi and Performance Parts available.

Has anyone gone through the same process?  And which brand di you go for?

The alternative is to just fit crash protectors...unsure how much protection this gives the front panels though.

Thanks,

Hitty

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Re: Engine Bars - Givi versus Performance Parts
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2012, 08:32:36 PM »
As far I know, the original crash-bars are made in aluminium, and the Givi are in iron, so when I?ll have my CT I'll put the Givi crash-bar for 2 reaseons, first I like more the Givi, secondI think they are stronger, third they cost half of the price  :001:
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Re: Engine Bars - Givi versus Performance Parts
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2012, 08:49:57 PM »
Givi, for the same reasons, sturdy and inexpensive...
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Re: Engine Bars - Givi versus Performance Parts
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2012, 08:27:56 AM »
I have the Givis.
Stable, prize is OK and I trust in them. The look for me is fine.

btw. During the last 13 years I made always very good experience with Givi products (screen, topcase, side panniers).

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Re: Engine Bars - Givi versus Performance Parts
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2012, 04:13:13 PM »
Thanks for your feedback, guys.  I went to my dealer today to discuss; in the end I'm opting for R&G Aero Crash Engine Protectors, Bar End Sliders, Front Fork Protectors and Swing Arm Protectors.

Some advice I was also given around the Engine Bar mounts is that a few bikes they've had back over the years where these have been fitted the bars have ended up causing more damage then the usual, lower profile crash protectors.

Each to their own but thanks for the advice...

Hitty

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Re: Engine Bars - Givi versus Performance Parts
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2012, 04:37:48 PM »
You might be on to something there Hitty, i fitted the Honda bars on myself and the rear mounts on to the cast frame which is fine but the front mounts to a tiny delicate bracket which supports the whole fairing, clocks etc and would indeed i feel cause more damage if the bike fell a particular way than if it fell without the bars, they are a little more window dressing bars than tough adventure bars me thinks, they are made from very lightweight alm, but they look good....
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Re: Engine Bars - Givi versus Performance Parts
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2012, 08:38:09 PM »
It's one of those difficult decisions where if you did unfortunately drop the bike depending where you are and which way the bike tips you may be kicking yourself that you did, or didn't, fit the full bars.

I've learnt over the years not to get too carried away fitting loads of extras before the bike even get's PDI'd and I take it out for its first ride.  Reckon I'll fit the basics first, try it out, then I can always add the engine bars later!

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Re: Engine Bars - Givi versus Performance Parts
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2012, 08:44:12 AM »
*Originally Posted by Hitty [+]
Thanks for your feedback, guys.  I went to my dealer today to discuss; in the end I'm opting for R&G Aero Crash Engine Protectors, Bar End Sliders, Front Fork Protectors and Swing Arm Protectors.
Hi Hitty
I fitted the Hepco Becker bars.
I am interested to see pictures of the Front Fork Protectors and Swing Arm Protectors that you have gone with.
Thanks ... Jacob :018:
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