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Heed's (crappy) instructions show spacers "between the L-brackets and engine, #10 in photo:
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The same instructions clearly show spacer on the LEFT side of the bike "between the L-bracket and AT frame"
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the spacer location on the RIGHT side of the bike is not clear or explained (photo below)
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Can somebody that installed the bars, clarify this, pls...A,B or C? :)
(The way I think, it would make more sense to have spacers "between the L-brackets and AT frame" like in photo-A. Meaning the whole flat side of brackets would be supported against the engine, giving the brackets "no room to bend" in case of crash?) Heed should have welded these spacers to make it less confusing and easier to install. (like they did for some older AT)
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Not sure if "solution-A" would carry MORE vibration from the engine, then "solution-C" for example.
Also why are these brackets and spacers not dampened to minimize vibration from the engine, that some owners are reporting, (I.e. some rubber joint where "crash guards connect to L-brackets)
 

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Heed's (crappy) instructions show spacers "between the L-brackets and engine, #10 in photo:
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The same instructions clearly show spacer on the LEFT side of the bike "between the L-bracket and AT frame"
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the spacer location on the RIGHT side of the bike is not clear or explained (photo below)
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Can somebody that installed the bars, clarify this, pls...A,B or C? :)
(The way I think, it would make more sense to have spacers "between the L-brackets and AT frame" like in photo-A. Meaning the whole flat side of brackets would be supported against the engine, giving the brackets "no room to bend" in case of crash?) Heed should have welded these spacers to make it less confusing and easier to install. (like they did for some older AT)
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Not sure if "solution-A" would carry MORE vibration from the engine, then "solution-C" for example.
Also why are these brackets and spacers not dampened to minimize vibration from the engine, that some owners are reporting, (I.e. some rubber joint where "crash guards connect to L-brackets)
Likewise here I'm afraid. I fitted mine to a 2019 CRF1000 DCT. Didn't get any 'L' brackets with them for that year and model and no spacer at all for the top forward bracket join under the headlight.
 

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I'm about to install the same Heed crashbars (but in silver) in a couple of weeks. Here is the installation video I found that might be helpful:
I watched that video already but:
  • His AT is not ATAS
  • His AT is MANUAL nit DCT
  • His HEED kit has brackets with spacers welded one on the "outside" and one on the "inside"

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Discussion Starter · #6 · (Edited)
Heed's (crappy) instructions show spacers "between the L-brackets and engine, #10 in photo:
View attachment 78811
The same instructions clearly show spacer on the LEFT side of the bike "between the L-bracket and AT frame"
View attachment 78812
the spacer location on the RIGHT side of the bike is not clear or explained (photo below)
View attachment 78813
Can somebody that installed the bars, clarify this, pls...A,B or C? :)jk
(The way I think, it would make more sense to have spacers "between the L-brackets and AT frame" like in photo-A. Meaning the whole flat side of brackets would be supported against the engine, giving the brackets "no room to bend" in case of crash?) Heed should have welded these spacers to make it less confusing and easier to install. (like they did for some older AT)
View attachment 78814 View attachment 78815 View attachment 78816
Not sure if "solution-A" would carry MORE vibration from the engine, then "solution-C" for example.
Also why are these brackets and spacers not dampened to minimize vibration from the engine, that some owners are reporting, (I.e. some rubber joint where "crash guards connect to L-brackets)
To answer my own questions (since nobody on this forum installed HEED bars) :) , today I installed the bars on my '22 ATAS DCT, very happy with fit and finish, instructions are garbage, uncomplete and confusing.
I installed my spacers like this:
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which is opposite from the spacers #10 in one of the drawings from HEED:
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HEED and CLARIFICATION :unsure: :ROFLMAO:

@Evgueni I suggest you try the "opposite" from HEED instructions (like i did with picture A) ;) the worst that can happen is you may end up with 12mm misalignment (on one or both sides) in which case you'll just flip the spacer(s) around.
Pls report back after you install the guards (y)
 

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I found another installation video on YouTube, for 1100 DCT -
The only issue it's in German, but the video is detailed enough to understand the process. And yes, the guy was installing it the same way (picture A). He even used some grease to "glue" the spacer for easier installation.

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And yes, the guy was installing it the same way (picture A). He even used some grease to "glue" the spacer for easier installation.
I used a small piece of double-sided sticky tape, but it only worked on the RIGHT bracket, the left bracket near the battery couldn't go in with the spacer attached.
 

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@Evgueni before you remove the two long bolts, it would be a good idea, a day before removal to squeeze a drop or two of silicone or hot glue around those spacers, to keep them attached. Otherwise they will fall out and they are in very tight space, and hard to place them back.
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