1. The installation was not so easy, and yes you have to remove the exhaust and the skidplate to install the engine guards.1. How was the install? Did you have to remove the exhaust?
2. Can you remove the side panels to get to the air cleaners without removing crash bars?
3. If you cant remove the panels without removing the crash bars do you also have to drop the exhaust to replace air cleaner?
@ Wouter, did you crash it badly? I crashed mine with minimum damage so I ordered the crashbars the next day
My honest opinion is that the AT's headlights are great for forward lighting and where they fall short is when the bike is leaned over in corners. Where you have the lights you'll get even more forward lighting and they might make you more conspicuous to cars but they won't help light up the corners. To do that they need to be mounted higher, like around handlebar height, and pointed outward.
I'll probably go for the stainless steel Touratech upper crashbars.
Price wise they are about the same as the givi's, but they can be mounted separately from the lower bars.
The givi's have to be mounted together, right? Or could you go for just de upper once?
I'm sure they'll be great on straightaways, the issue is when the bike is leaned over going around sharp turns (mountain roads etc), those lights will be pointing too low to illuminate the corners that have been plunged into darkness by the headlight's cutoff.I assumed they would have the same effect as the fog lights on the GSA, which is very helpful in the dark.
Hi All,I'm sure they'll be great on straightaways, the issue is when the bike is leaned over going around sharp turns (mountain roads etc), those lights will be pointing too low to illuminate the corners that have been plunged into darkness by the headlight's cutoff.
My experience with Givi stuff is it will work well but might not be as precisely assembled as e.g. stuff from SW Motech. I've had issues fitting various Givi things (one due to an improperly assembled part that got through whatever QA process they have, the rest due to precision of the design or fabrication. I've never had such issues with SW Motech.Givi products are as good as if not better than anything out there