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Old 06-26-2013, 04:15 PM   #5656
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I want to thank everyone for the SW-Motech endorsements.
you're welcome.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:15 PM   #5657
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JD of all people I figure YOU would know...why wouldn't the Givi bars fit an early model if the frame mount points are the same?
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:35 AM   #5658
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Im going with DMV crash bars. Had my wife out for the inaugural ride on the versys the other day. For small people like us, im 5'8" she's 5'4" and we fit the bike fine, had a great ride, she was really comfortable, I was really comfortable.

tons of power, handled great. the Versys is the perfect bike for me/us.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:09 AM   #5659
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JD of all people I figure YOU would know...why wouldn't the Givi bars fit an early model if the frame mount points are the same?
sorry, haven't investigated those bars.

i use the ones that give you the best chance of riding away from a mishap.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:06 AM   #5660
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Im going with DMV crash bars. Had my wife out for the inaugural ride on the versys the other day. For small people like us, im 5'8" she's 5'4" and we fit the bike fine, had a great ride, she was really comfortable, I was really comfortable.

tons of power, handled great. the Versys is the perfect bike for me/us.


You know the Rules We need PICS!

Let's see those DMV bars. I look on the website and didn't see any listed for the Versys
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:09 AM   #5661
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Another SW-Motech endorsement

and intro pic.



My '09 on my way home from work.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:12 AM   #5662
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You know the Rules We need PICS!

Let's see those DMV bars. I look on the website and didn't see any listed for the Versys
http://www.dmvmoto.com/servlet/the-6...AWASAKI/Detail


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Old 06-27-2013, 10:34 AM   #5663
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Boy, I really like those! Still wishing for lower protection, but these look great.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:37 AM   #5664
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that actually looks pretty good and would work out pretty good in a slide.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:58 AM   #5665
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Do those really just screw over the top of the plastic frame trim piece in the back?
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:35 AM   #5666
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I suspect that it is for DEMO purposes. I know I would mount it Under the plastics.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:48 AM   #5667
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bash3r, that skidplate you are using, is it attached to the ears that come off the oil pan?
I'll snap a photo as soon as I can so you can see how it mounts.. its the one and only famous Algard bash plate.. they are gold :) Amazing craftmanship. Got the Algard adjustable windshield brackets too
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:53 AM   #5668
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Has anyone ever ordered from http://www.dmvmoto.com to let us know how the service was? I would want to buy the Engine Guard but would like to know how others felt about the company first before giving them $180.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:35 PM   #5669
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I suspect that it is for DEMO purposes. I know I would mount it Under the plastics.
I don't know.
They appear to be a copy or variant of the Hepco guards.
All the pics I found of the Hepco guards, folks installed them over the plastic.

FWIW I even found some crashed ones, and that mounting point held up OK.

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Old 06-27-2013, 06:59 PM   #5670
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I'll snap a photo as soon as I can so you can see how it mounts.. its the one and only famous Algard bash plate.. they are gold :) Amazing craftmanship. Got the Algard adjustable windshield brackets too
Looks like I asked you the same question on page 252, almost 2 years ago, here's a reminder to everyone that may have bought a Versys with an Algard skidplate and don't know the history:

((Here's a related thread where a guy did a DIY skid plate on a Versys and used the ears on the oil pan, same bad result as the example below. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=898498 ))


The first generation Algard mounted to the ears on the oil pan. A guy in SAmerica busted his oil pan when he high-centered on something. Those ears (you can see the 2 on the left side in pic 1) are for mounting ONLY non-weight-bearing cosmetic covers, and NOT a skid plate. A later version of the Algard reportedly removed the ears from the mounting technique. I kluged mine to mount to the exhaust and the frame, sometimes I go over high curbs and I can hear the skid plate hit a little.



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