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Offline MotoGpNick

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Givi v others
on: July 29, 2013, 09:45:55 AM
I know the engine bars subject has been covered a few times.

I wanted to buy the Crazy Iron bars, however the company seems very unresponsive/noncontactable.  Has anyone bought the GIVI bars and then dropped the bike? Do they protect the engine casings or just the plastic or both? :148:
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Re: Givi v others
Reply #1 on: July 29, 2013, 12:08:50 PM
I like the look of the R&G bars but not the price. They do look like they would protect the engine casings though.
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Re: Givi v others
Reply #2 on: July 29, 2013, 12:39:16 PM
I dropped my bike 2 times, once on road and once offroad climbing a hill. Givi bars are solid, there isnt a scratch anywhere on the body except the exhaust cover.
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Re: Givi v others
Reply #3 on: July 29, 2013, 01:59:50 PM
sounds good thanks for the feedback
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Re: Givi v others
Reply #4 on: July 29, 2013, 03:08:32 PM
Youre welcome.
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Re: Givi v others
Reply #5 on: July 29, 2013, 03:15:08 PM
I have the R&G bars and they look very strong. After all, R&G are specialists in crash protection so I'm confident they will do their job in the unfortunate circumstance of a drop.

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Re: Givi v others
Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013, 09:04:39 AM
After much consideration I have gone with the R&G bars, I think they seem to offer the best engine casing protection. I am also going to get the R&G exhaust protector - just in case !
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Re: Givi v others
Reply #7 on: July 30, 2013, 09:48:56 AM
I have the Givi bars but it if you have dual clutch you need to cut away a tiny piece of the DCT cover. Not handy. A mate has H&B bars on his, and they seem to be a very nice option. I haven`t dropped mine and I`m quite reluctant to do so for the occasion ;)
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