Join Date: May 2013
Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
A month ago I installed MS-Motech crashbars and a skid plate on my 2009 KLR. Should be the same fit as yours? I found getting the 2 bolts that go thru both the crashbars + skid plate very, very challenging. Also, I found the instructions on how these parts are suppose to mesh - not very clear. To get all the holes lined up to get the long bolts thru in challenging. I did it alone, but if you had someone to help you it would go a lot easier. One person hitting the bolt with a rubber mallet, the other cursing and swearing trying to get it all lined up.
In the end I don't even know if I installed everything properly, but it seems to work and so far no vibrations.
Keep everything loose while you fight the install. If I recall correctly I'd do the rear crashbar bolts last as you can sort of leverage the bars a bit to help with alignment.
It all goes together. Cursing definitely helps!