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Hello, new to the forum, have an 08 red 650. Has givi side cases, cruise control, hand Fairfax, heated grips...few things extra.

I installed my HB crash bars the other day and had different
results than expected based on reviews.

I had good instructions that came with them, in English, along with torque ratings. Everything went on smoothly, no strippig, no trouble.

Except now the plastic covers that go above the rearsets won't fit. My first instinct was to take out the dremmel.....is this what others have done??
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I put H-Bs on my '08 about 4 years back, and the only problem I can recall, was that those nuts that are "captured" in the front of the engine began to turn, so I could NOT torque them as per instructions.

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I put the same set on my 08 about a year ago...no issues.

Maybe you dont have it completely lined up right?
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There's 4 mounting points...can't really be lined up wrong.

Mine look a little different than some that I've seen. Maybe they are a new gen of something

EDIT:

*FACEPALM* just realized the cover goes under the bars and not over..


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Hello, new to the forum, have an 08 red 650. Has givi side cases, cruise control, hand Fairfax, heated grips...few things extra.

I installed my HB crash bars the other day and had different
results than expected based on reviews.

I had good instructions that came with them, in English, along with torque ratings. Everything went on smoothly, no strippig, no trouble.

Except now the plastic covers that go above the rearsets won't fit. My first instinct was to take out the dremmel.....is this what others have done??
Are you referring to the plastic cover over the filter canister on the California model? If so, I just cut mine to acheive clearance with no bad results.
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Are you referring to the plastic cover over the filter canister on the California model? If so, I just cut mine to achieve clearance with no bad results.
Yeap! the lower side flaring need a slight shaving off. No big deal...



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