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post #11 of 24 Old 05-15-2016, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
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Their stuff sure seems well designed and fabricated!
They are, but they ruin it right at the very end with the stickers they put on. They aren't curved to fit the tube very well, but thankfully they are very easily removed
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So, here the success story. Second attempt was a no go.

Third attempt...

I started the bike and waited until I got nearly full bars on the temp guage and the AUX fan came on. I turned of the bike, was mindful of the hot exhaust and main bolt came off like butter. It was very easy to get off. It appears that a very small amount of loctite is used.

That does the trick.

Hot tip: If it won't come off, warm up the engine first and try again. Don't strip the bolt or ruin your tools.

Good luck!
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They are, but they ruin it right at the very end with the stickers they put on. They aren't curved to fit the tube very well, but thankfully they are very easily removed
I like the stickers on mine and consider their contouring to be entirely satisfactory. Perhaps yours were fitted by the 16 year old apprentice

I have both the SW M crash bars and rack. Quality, design, fit , finish, instructions, packaging and value all very good in my opinion.

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So, here the success story. Second attempt was a no go.

Third attempt...

I started the bike and waited until I got nearly full bars on the temp guage and the AUX fan came on. I turned of the bike, was mindful of the hot exhaust and main bolt came off like butter. It was very easy to get off. It appears that a very small amount of loctite is used.

That does the trick.

Hot tip: If it won't come off, warm up the engine first and try again. Don't strip the bolt or ruin your tools.

Good luck!
A nicely elegant solution !

Don't know if I would have thought of that, probably would have just reached for my propane heat gun.
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Does anyone know what the torque specs are?
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Does anyone know what the torque specs are?
I can't find my install thread. I posted the torque specs. If you have the directions, just convert from N-m.

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The directions don't mention anything about how much to torque the (6) bolts.
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Use the service manual and factory spec for those bolts.
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Found it! ??
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Can you confirm if those crash bars won't drag at high lean angles, in a track environment?
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There's absolutely no chance of the SW-Motech bars hitting the ground @ high lean angles.
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I eyeballed a planes between:

- The crash bar, the swingarm bobbin & the pillion handrail.
- The crash bar, the swingarm bobbin & the rear tyre.
- The crash bar, the front fork bobbin & the handlebar end.
- The crash bar, the front fork bobbin & the front tyre.

and in these cases everything expensive seemed to be protected. Foot controls might cop a beating in any case.

The engine cases looked vulnerable in a plane between the crash bar, the the swingarm bobbin & the front fork bobbin, but I believe its very unlikely the bike would slide touching those 3 points 'coz I reckon it'll fall over more.
Phil, I'm switching to the SW Motech bars from the KTM Powerparts-style Chinese bars I have currently. I dragged the right side ever so slightly at the track on Saturday so want to gain more clearance. Keep in mind this is with a lowered Duke (45mm F&R) so not expected otherwise.

My question is, per your comment above, do you still feel the engine cases are exposed?

If so, I'll look to order the R&G covers I think, but just the regular ones and not the Race version with replaceable pucks. I think with crash bars, it's unlikely the pucks would come into contact with the ground...

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I think the SW Motec bars, along with the new R&G engine case sliders, would be a very protective -and cost-effective - combination.
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