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Old 04-08-2014, 07:20 AM   #1
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Givi Crash Bars Tiger 800XC?

Anyone have the newer version Givi crash bars for the Tiger 800? Not finding much for reviews on these as I understand they have changed to an updated version for 13-14 model years.

For the money, it seems like they can't be beat, looking for some real world feedback on them.

These are what I am looking at.

http://www.sporttour.com/products/36...iger-800800XC/


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Old 04-08-2014, 04:05 PM   #2
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Anyone have the newer version Givi crash bars for the Tiger 800? Not finding much for reviews on these as I understand they have changed to an updated version for 13-14 model years.

For the money, it seems like they can't be beat, looking for some real world feedback on them.

These are what I am looking at.

http://www.sporttour.com/products/36...iger-800800XC/


Thanks
I was looking at those as well. They look very pretty but I can't see how they would acually protect in case of a crash. The cross bar is flat where it bolts to the side peices. I would gues that they would buckle under pressure
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Old 04-09-2014, 01:03 AM   #3
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Mmm - appears to be only 2 rear mounting points on each side of the bike. I can't see how the bars would resist sideways forces in a lay-down. Unless those mounting flanges are *really* strong the bars are going to bend into the radiator housing.
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:53 AM   #4
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Mmm - appears to be only 2 rear mounting points on each side of the bike. I can't see how the bars would resist sideways forces in a lay-down. Unless those mounting flanges are *really* strong the bars are going to bend into the radiator housing.
There are braced to the front engine mounting points as well. Cant see in the photos but the install documentation shows it. That was my concern as well.

So they are attached at the rear lower by the footpeg, rear top frame support, front engine mount point, and the cross brace.


http://media.givi.it/Prodotti/istruzioni/TN6401A.pdf
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:56 PM   #5
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There are braced to the front engine mounting points as well. Cant see in the photos but the install documentation shows it. That was my concern as well.

So they are attached at the rear lower by the footpeg, rear top frame support, front engine mount point, and the cross brace.


http://media.givi.it/Prodotti/istruzioni/TN6401A.pdf
Hummm

I may go Givi now instead of Altrider.

Givi looks better while I thnk Altrider would be more solid

Thks for the info
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:24 PM   #6
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Not much engine protection...which is normal if you compare to most bars except the stock engine guards. We bought three 2013 800XCs last August, and after a lot of research felt the stock bars provided the best engine protection. All three bikes have these and all three have been crash tested without issue....

Tough choice since they are all so expensive. I've contemplated adding these upper bars as well since they work with stock engine guards...

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/3...iger-800-800XC

...but have not had any issue on any of the bikes in a crash that would indicate the additional protection is warranted.
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:30 PM   #7
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Question

I've dropped my bike plenty and the plastic fairing above the touratech bars is the one that gets crunched the most. that and the handguards. Not sure how much protection these upper crash bars help.. Especially for the $$$.
Any one have any experience with these?
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Not much engine protection...which is normal if you compare to most bars except the stock engine guards. We bought three 2013 800XCs last August, and after a lot of research felt the stock bars provided the best engine protection. All three bikes have these and all three have been crash tested without issue....

Tough choice since they are all so expensive. I've contemplated adding these upper bars as well since they work with stock engine guards...

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/3...iger-800-800XC

...but have not had any issue on any of the bikes in a crash that would indicate the additional protection is warranted.
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:31 PM   #8
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My Tiger's been down a few times. The AltRider bars I've installed have kept the engine and plastics very safe. The handguards and mirrors do get scuffed though.
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Old 04-11-2014, 08:06 AM   #9
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My other option is the Adventure Spec bars, but at twice the cost, its a tough decision.

I am also not sure what bash plate would work with the Givi bars as well.
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:01 AM   #10
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My other option is the Adventure Spec bars, but at twice the cost, its a tough decision.

I am also not sure what bash plate would work with the Givi bars as well.

Wont they all, since the plate mounts to the sump. I havent seen a sump guard that ties into the bars for the Tiger
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:48 AM   #11
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Wont they all, since the plate mounts to the sump. I havent seen a sump guard that ties into the bars for the Tiger
I have read that the alt rider (?) bash plate wont work with the Adventure Spec bars as they hit each other.
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:31 PM   #12
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Ive had Holans for 2 years now and offroad a lot. They have held up amazingly well from tip overs to skipping down a dirt road at 30mph.
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Ive had Holans for 2 years now and offroad a lot. They have held up amazingly well from tip overs to skipping down a dirt road at 30mph.
Where did you get them from?
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:45 AM   #14
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Where did you get them from?
I ordered them through Motorcycle Insight but they dont import them any longer. I buddy of mine just picked up a set a month or so ago and I ll check with him to see where he got them....
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:52 AM   #15
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I ordered them through Motorcycle Insight but they dont import them any longer. I buddy of mine just picked up a set a month or so ago and I ll check with him to see where he got them....
I have sources a set. Still on the fence between the Givis and Holans though. Trying to get a few questions answered about the Givis and that will be my deciding factor. Hopefully order a set this week.
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