Review; SWM Crashbars for XT1200Z

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Too_Tall, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Too_Tall

    Too_Tall The Belgian

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    After a long wait, I finally got my SW Motech crashbars in. I chose these because the OEM Yamaha ones are more expensive, and I have good experience with SWM parts.

    Package is heavy, 6 bolts, 6 washers, 1 A4 instruction sheet. And 2 massive crashbars!

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    1St step is to remove the OEM crashbars. They mount exactely where the SWM crashbars mount on the sides.

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    Here you can see the holes on the right.

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    And here the left. Notice the rubber plug that supports the radiator. You'll see where the crashbars connect here in a while.

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    Front mounting point. Instructions are to mount the right side first, and never undo the 2 bolts at the same time.

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    Right.

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    Left.

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    Rubber plug on the radiator side.

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    End result.

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    They look and feel sturdy, price is right, mounting is easy. Right panel comes right off with the bars attached (just put a cloth on the inside of the bars to protect the plastic when you pull it away from the bike)
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  2. yfis

    yfis Adventurer

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    Well done ! :evil
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  3. Too_Tall

    Too_Tall The Belgian

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    Thanks, more coming, watch "Equipment" section :evil
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  4. Dirt_Dad

    Dirt_Dad Been here awhile

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    Do you know if the left panel will come off without removing the bars?
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  5. Too_Tall

    Too_Tall The Belgian

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    Left side won't come off with the bars on. Not enough room!
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  6. Dirt_Dad

    Dirt_Dad Been here awhile

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    Does that mean you cannot lift the tank without removing the left bar? If I had my bike I'd be able to answer that for myself, but still waiting.
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  7. Too_Tall

    Too_Tall The Belgian

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    If you need to remove the left fairing to pull the gastank, then no, you can't lift the gastank without removing the crashbars.
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