Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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SW-Motech crash bar install problem
Man, nothing but problems this weekend. I'm installing the SW-Motech crash bars on my 2011. I've got everything in except the left side u-bolt. The bars don't seem to line up with the frame correctly, and I can't get the bolt into both holes. The U has to angle downward into the holes, and the bottom part won't even go in far enough to get the nut on the end of it. The right side U-bolt went in nearly horizontal, but the left side is way off. Have I got a defective bar, or am I missing something here? Also, what is the purpose of the U-bolt? Is it vital to have this secured, or is it just to keep the bars from vibrating against the frame? If I don't get this figured out today, I'd rather not have to completely undo everything I did, but I also don't want to be riding around if that piece absolutely needs to be secured..