Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Avondale (just west of Phoenix) Arizona
I just installed GIVI bars, and found that I had to use my bike jack, and needed a second pair of hands. The hands of my 11 year old daughter were sufficient. :-)
It helped to read all the scant instructions first, and visualize what I was doing before I began.
I had to remove the skid plate, and putting it back on with the new mounting kit took some wiggling. I still have the plastic OEM plate. Not sure an aluminum one would have gone back on.
The crashbars attach on the rear to the bolts connecting the front part of the frame to the rear part. As soon as the bolt is removed, I lost alignment of the hole. Hence the requirement to jack it up.
There is (on the GIVI) a connection piece with dampening o rings that connects the front of the crashbars left and right. Easy to insert, extra hands required to keep it in place while aligning everything.
The through bolts that hold the brackets for the skid plate are nut and bolt, requiring extra pair of hands on other side to hold the second wrench you will need.
This is all on the GIVI. Perhaps you will find something useful that applies to the SW Motech.
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