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Question SW-Motech Crash Bars 2015 V650 Installation

I just got my set of SW-Motech Crash Bars for my 2015 V650. I would appreciate any installation tips that you might have for me. Everything looks pretty straightforward but you can't beat learning from experience.

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It was as easy as it looks.
I might've dabbed a bit of blue thread-locker on for good measure.
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It was as easy as it looks.
I might've dabbed a bit of blue thread-locker on for good measure.
I put them on. It was very easy, everything lined up perfectly.

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SOMEWHERE on here I posted that it took me ALL OF 15 MINUTES to install mine...! Haven't "dropped" it yet, so can't say HOW (or IF) they work.

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SOMEWHERE on here I posted that it took me ALL OF 15 MINUTES to install mine...! Haven't "dropped" it yet, so can't say HOW (or IF) they work.
It was about the same for me too, 15 minutes plus a couple to find my metric allen keys. I am hoping that we don't have to test them!!

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Are you still all happy with the Engine Bars?
Im thinking of putting them on my Versys 650 2017.
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Are you still all happy with the Engine Bars?
Im thinking of putting them on my Versys 650 2017.
I am, but it hasn't "fallen down", YET...!


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I am, but it hasn't "fallen down", YET...!

I am too and, thankfully, have not "tested" them either.


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I looked at what appears as a really solid crash bar in stainless, either stainless finish or stainless painted black. The US site doesn't show this product and the Canadian site you need to order expect 4 weeks. So it is something like custom, not something I am fond of doing, anyone with these crash bars?
https://shop.touratech-canada.com/ve...ml#/products/1

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SOMEWHERE on here I posted that it took me ALL OF 15 MINUTES to install mine...! Haven't "dropped" it yet, so can't say HOW (or IF) they work.
sadly, I can tell you they work just fine.
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I looked at what appears as a really solid crash bar in stainless, either stainless finish or stainless painted black. The US site doesn't show this product and the Canadian site you need to order expect 4 weeks. So it is something like custom, not something I am fond of doing, anyone with these crash bars? https://shop.touratech-canada.com/ve...category=10930
Is it my PC, or is this link broken?
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^ same here for me. Link is broken...

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Tried again

I edited my post.In case this happens again, it is top left of screen is English or French

Next Select Motorbike select manufacturer and model next select search
Under Categories select Protection
Scroll down you will see two versions, one in stainless and one painted black $346.19 Canadian





https://shop.touratech-canada.com/ve...ml#/products/1

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I like the touratech version. but the lower engine area isn't protected?

For some reason, the SW Motech bars seems.... too simple - I don't see any protection for the clutch or stater area of the bike.

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I like the touratech version. but the lower engine area isn't protected?

For some reason, the SW Motech bars seems.... too simple - I don't see any protection for the clutch or stater area of the bike.
I installed the Touratechs. They are absolutely beautiful on the bike. You won't find them on the Touratech-USA site for the 15' - 17' Versys but if you call them they will order them from Europe and get them delivered to you. The install was a breeze and I have full confidence in them. Like you, I wanted to believe the SW-Motechs would protect the bike, and maybe they will, but the single bar just seemed too skimpy (would love to hear from someone with first hand knowledge on how protective they are, because they are about $50.00 cheaper).

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I installed the Touratechs. They are absolutely beautiful on the bike. You won't find them on the Touratech-USA site for the 15' - 17' Versys but if you call them they will order them from Europe and get them delivered to you. The install was a breeze and I have full confidence in them. Like you, I wanted to believe the SW-Motechs would protect the bike, and maybe they will, but the single bar just seemed too skimpy (would love to hear from someone with first hand knowledge on how protective they are, because they are about $50.00 cheaper).

Bale - have you TRIED to take the side-fairings OFF yet? CAN you, w/out removing the crash-bars?

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Bale - have you TRIED to take the side-fairings OFF yet? CAN you, w/out removing the crash-bars?
Yes and no. As a matter of fact, I just had the right fairing off today (all three pieces - the part with decal adjacent to the gas tank, the middle piece and the little hard plastic part attached to the bottom of the middle piece). All three pieces slid up and out as one unit. I had removed the turn signal (broken off) and was replacing it. The problem then became, I couldn't get the new signal on without removing the fairing (couldn't get the rubber collar on the signal pushed into the hole on the fairing no matter what I tried). So I took the fairing off without removing the crash bar, but then had to take the crash bar off to get the fairing back on with the new turn signal attached. It added an extra 15-20 minutes but this didn't bother me. I think the German engineering is worth it.
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Bale - thanks for a VG reply!

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