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Anyone with givi crash bars on Versys 2015?

Hi! I recently bought a 2016 versys 650 and I was wondering which crash bars are better. I have seen Touratech, SW motech and Givi. Givi bars seem to protect from below that the others. What do you think? Any opinions? Thank you!!

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Hi! I recently bought a 2016 versys 650 and I was wondering which crash bars are better. I have seen Touratech, SW motech and Givi. Givi bars seem to protect from below that the others. What do you think? Any opinions? Thank you!!
Yep, i prefer the low down protection.

Fitted some creed spots to the inside of them, not in these pics tho.



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You might want to check out this post for links to other crash bars.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ml#post1150858

Can you add a link to the Givi bars for the 2015-16 V's?

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Thank you very much for the pics and for your answers. I'll post a picture of the givi bars in that thread.
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Yep, i prefer the low down protection.

Fitted some creed spots to the inside of them, not in these pics tho.
Hi tothemark!

Did you notice any vibration increase since you fitted the bars? I fitted mine yesterday and now the bike vibrates a little more, it is a bit annoying. I made sure that everything is fitted properly.

Thanks!
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I've got the sw motortech crash pads installed. And they have saved me already once when I lost my balance. Very easy to install, will be mounted at the engine mounting bolts with a rubber cone resting on a frame tube.
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Hi tothemark!

Did you notice any vibration increase since you fitted the bars? I fitted mine yesterday and now the bike vibrates a little more, it is a bit annoying. I made sure that everything is fitted properly.

Thanks!
Hi Graimito,

No, I havent noticed any change in vibration since fitting them.

Cant see why there would be as no rubbers were sacrificed, if memory serves me correctly, and they are just extenders primarily.

Saying that one of my cree lights has given up the ghost but at $10 a go, its hardly surprising lol

The only other significant change i have done is replace the 10kg stock exhaust with a 3kg mivv exhaust

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I've got the sw motortech crash pads installed. And they have saved me already once when I lost my balance. Very easy to install, will be mounted at the engine mounting bolts with a rubber cone resting on a frame tube.
Mee too. The SW- Motech's are discreet ,robust and minimalist....
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Hi Graimito,

No, I havent noticed any change in vibration since fitting them.

Cant see why there would be as no rubbers were sacrificed, if memory serves me correctly, and they are just extenders primarily.

Saying that one of my cree lights has given up the ghost but at $10 a go, its hardly surprising lol

The only other significant change i have done is replace the 10kg stock exhaust with a 3kg mivv exhaust
Hi! Thank you very much for your answer. I think the bike doesn't vibrate more now. I fitted the bars just when I finished the first part of "breaking in" the bike (you know, not crossing the 4k rpm frontier). I think the bike just vibrates a little bit more on that rpm range (just in short gears, 1st, 2nd and 3rd) and I wasn't used to it.

Thanks for your time!
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Hi! Thank you very much for your answer. I think the bike doesn't vibrate more now. I fitted the bars just when I finished the first part of "breaking in" the bike (you know, not crossing the 4k rpm frontier). I think the bike just vibrates a little bit more on that rpm range (just in short gears, 1st, 2nd and 3rd) and I wasn't used to it.

Thanks for your time!
If you wanted to convinced yourself, just pop the bars off and see if the vibes disappear, as you know its not a big job. Just hope that neither of us ever have to call upon the use of the Givi's !

Happy riding

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If you wanted to convinced yourself, just pop the bars off and see if the vibes disappear, as you know its not a big job. Just hope that neither of us ever have to call upon the use of the Givi's !

Happy riding
Yeah I think I'll try it some day.

Thank you very much for the info tothemark, happy riding
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