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Givi crash bars with sw motech skid plate

Has anybody here installed sw motech skid plate with Givi crash bars? I have givi bars and wanted to know how hard it was to make them both work.
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I can't speak to GiVi w/ SW-Motech, but I could NOT get H-B bars to work, so I bought SWs....

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Well not the SW Motech, but I put the Givi engine guards together with the Hepco Becker skid plate, happy with the result (already saved my bike once!) but getting it on was a bit of a struggle. I got a mechanic to help me with it and it was a fiddle, can't remember how many bolts etc. We ended up having to extend/add a longer a cross bolt to get the back end of skid plate to fit (see the back fasteners on the engine guard and skidplates, the latter are hidden but above the two stainless steel bolts just in front of the exhaust can). The other thing is with oil changes I basically have to undo the back bolts of the skid plate so as to be able drop the back of the plate a bit to be able to get in to the sump, but it's not such a biggie. Better than having it sheared, which would have happened the other day when I had to ride over some road repairs and hit a dip a bit deeper than expected and gave the plate a good whack!
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Thanks for the reply. That skid plate looks good on that bike. I hadn't considered that skid plate but it looks close to the sw motech in quality and shape.
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Thanks for the reply. That skid plate looks good on that bike. I hadn't considered that skid plate but it looks close to the sw motech in quality and shape.
Looks to have an extra vertical bit just left of the pipes, compared to the SW-M ones.

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