Step-By-Step Install for Motech Bars? - Kawasaki Versys Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Aurora Colorado
Posts: 114
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Step-By-Step Install for Motech Bars?

Bars arrived yesterday. All the parts are there. Instructions are every bit as bad as I was warned they were. Are there step-by-step instructions anywhere for the average Joe that will tell me how to install these?
I'm picking up a 15mm socket, which I apparantly need for the nut on the main lower engine bolt, and some locktight today. I already have a tourque wrench.
Murph is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 09:51 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: North NJ
Posts: 285
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Murph View Post
Bars arrived yesterday. All the parts are there. Instructions are every bit as bad as I was warned they were. Are there step-by-step instructions anywhere for the average Joe that will tell me how to install these?
I'm picking up a 15mm socket, which I apparantly need for the nut on the main lower engine bolt, and some locktight today. I already have a tourque wrench.
I installed them myself, just followed the enclosed instructions. It is important though that you have the right tools. I have a 60 pc stanley ratchet set. If I remember correctly, there are 3 connections-one towards the front which you will have to take the original bolt off, use the bar's with a spacer. Next is the U bolt to be attached to the frame. Note to use the plastic protector between the frame and u bolt. Lastly, and this is not too difficult, but this is where the 2 bars are connected. There is a long bolt going from one side to the other, you need to remove this and replace it with the one with the bars.

IMPORTANT: MAKE SURE THAT YOU ATTACH THE FRONT END OF THE BOTH BARS FIRST LOOSELY SO THERE'S ENOUGH PLAY TO ATTACH THE U BOLT AND THE LONG ROD AT THE BACK END OF THE BARS.

Hope this helps! Good luck, enjoy and ride safely.
ESE_VERSYS2013 is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 12:59 PM
Super Moderator
 
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 18,391
Mentioned: 34 Post(s)
When I installed mine (TWO sets), I found the LONG, lower rear bar VERY difficult to install as per their instructions, so I reversed it (NOW the nut is on the LEFT side). It's a question of fitting the spacers in limited (at least for MY fingers...) space while fitting that bolt. Here's 2 pics.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 11-lt rr mount revrsd copy.jpg (46.2 KB, 125 views)
File Type: jpg 12-lt rr nut on copy.jpg (57.2 KB, 114 views)

Ed
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


'08 V AZ, '15 V650LT BC
Ride to D2D 2013, June '13

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2015, June '15

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2016, June '16

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
fasteddiecopeman is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Aurora Colorado
Posts: 114
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Got them installed yesterday, with a little help from friends.
Murph is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-23-2013, 01:26 AM
Member
 
MaverickAus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia
Posts: 2,039
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by fasteddiecopeman View Post
When I installed mine (TWO sets), I found the LONG, lower rear bar VERY difficult to install as per their instructions, so I reversed it (NOW the nut is on the LEFT side). It's a question of fitting the spacers in limited (at least for MY fingers...) space while fitting that bolt. Here's 2 pics.
No trouble installing mine the normal way
MaverickAus is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome