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Givi Engine Guard 2010 Installation

Hi Folks, I purchased a 2011 Versys in June.I had ordered a Givi engine guard when it arrive it had 2010 written in it.I went to install it and it doesn't fit. Have they changed it ? Do they make a 2011 engine guard? Has any one had this issue? Do I need to exchange it? Can some help me out.

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Do a search. I recall reading that Twisted Throttle stopped carrying it because there were fitment issues and GIVI was supposed to be redesigning. Where did you buy it from? I saw the competition accessories carried it but have been hesitant because of QC issues with paint being rubbed off and fitment.
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There are fitment issues.I bought it from Headingley Sports Shop in Manitoba.Waited I.5 months for it to arrive. I see where the guard can be attached to the frame but the threaded bar on the bottom came with only one nut and my question is how do you connect the other side?
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Mine fit Perfectly

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One nut was used from the original Bolt.

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Thanks for your photos ! I see how the it clamps around the tube and bolts under the front piece.I do not know about the long threaded bar.Does it attach through the engine mounts on the bottom of the bike.If so could you send me close up photos if you have them? This is the part that I don't get. I see one long thread bar and one nylock nut.How do you connect the other side once it is on the other side? Am I just replaciing the existing bar and using that nut? Any advice would be helpful. Thanks
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I contacted GIVI USA and they said they have not heard of any fitment issues. They do recommend they get installed by a mechanic because they are not considered an easy install.

I contacted Twistedthrottle.com to see if they were going to carry the GIVI engine guards and they said no but have the SWMotech.
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When I contacted Givi USA they advised me that it would not fit on a 2011 California model of the Versys. No current plans to make another version of the guards. The other manufacturers of crash bars also said that the charcoal canister on the California models present an installation problem.

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There is a shorter version of the bar under the engine. I unbolted it and used the one supplied by GIVI to push the original one out.

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There is a shorter version of the bar under the engine. I unbolted it and used the one supplied by GIVI to push the original one out.
Thanks! I am going to try installing the Givi bar in the next few days with a hand from my buddy.Thanks for the advice.
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When I get a chance, I'll post pics of the Givi guard on my V, paying attention to the mounting points. It was installed by my bike shop.

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Perhaps itís just the picture but that bolt looks like itís a tad short... like itís barely making it to the Nylock portion of the nut.
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Thanks,for the photos they were very helpful.I am a visual learner and I now see what needs to be done.Givi is not very detailed with their installation instructions.I am installing mine tomorrow with foot pegs,so I can stretch out from time to time.
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Thanks Everyone ! I got a buddy to give me a hand today to install the Givi Engine Guard,it went easier than I thought.I also installed a pair of foot pegs in order to stretch out every once and while. Once again thank you.
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Thank you, Leslie for the pics. Will be putting the Givi guard soon with some loctite.

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I got my Givi crash bars today. I installed crash bars before but these stumped me. I too thought they wouldn't fit. The directions are really bad. The pictures are all I needed for the install. They look great,thanks..
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