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Offline WSJMK04

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Givi engine bars
« on: January 06, 2019, 04:10:10 PM »
Hi , Has anyone figured out if it is possible to remove what I believe are the mid cowl plastics without removing the engine protection bars made by Givi . They are a right royal PITA to remove and replace especially the under headlight bracketry . God help you if you need under the plastics on the road (even to top up coolant they have to be loosened) . I thought about removing the indicator stalk but shy away from possibly  breaking any plastics . Might just change for other bars with easier access .

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Re: Givi engine bars
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2019, 04:38:20 PM »
I adjusted my valve clearances this past summer and removed the plastics all without removing the Givi bars. A bit tight at times which necessitated a bit more work than it would be if they weren't there but still doable.
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Re: Givi engine bars
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 05:04:43 PM »
Bars in place, And panels can be removed.
On reassembly if you put silicone grease...(.get from a plumbers merchant....dont use ordinary grease..)..and put this  on the rubber grommets and the pegs on the plastic fairings, it make such a difference in easy removal.
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Re: Givi engine bars
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 06:21:42 PM »
Yes, I've done it too to perform a coolant change. I ended up taking the inner plastic parts of the panels out first with a few clips and phillips screws removed. The larger panels then pivot out OK.

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Re: Givi engine bars
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2019, 06:52:56 PM »
Yes , first time I separated the black plastic from the mid cowl , I don't like routinely screwing into plastic though , I'm sure there is a limit to how often you can before they strip out . The cowl I can detach with ease but it has to come straight up and the indicator stalk prevents this . Maybe next time ? John.

 


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