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Old 04-27-2009, 02:10 PM   #1
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COOL! Givi engine guard (doesn't block oil filter)

at the local dealer i saw this fizz and it had this engine guard. at first i thought it's oem but it's givi. too bad it's back ordered until mid june. this is way better than sliders. what ya guys think? i never knew givi makes those. better than oem!
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:16 PM   #2
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Re: COOL! Givi engine guard (doesn't block oil filter)

Just fitted them, I think they are great, see thread:

http://www.fz6-forum.com/forum/fz6-m...bars-pics.html
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Re: COOL! Givi engine guard (doesn't block oil filter)

I'll agree it's better protection than sliders but ...........
I don't really like engine guards on a bike like the FZ6, - IMO engine guards belongs on "Paris/Dakar Rally" bikes, - and not on street bikes.
But that's all in the eye of the beholder. If you like it, - go for it!!!

Anyway it would not fit on mine, since I got the lover fairing on as well
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Re: COOL! Givi engine guard (doesn't block oil filter)

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Just fitted them, I think they are great, see thread:

http://www.fz6-forum.com/forum/fz6-m...bars-pics.html
nice!!! you said the centre stand spring was tricky. what did you mean exactly?
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Re: COOL! Givi engine guard (doesn't block oil filter)

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nice!!! you said the centre stand spring was tricky. what did you mean exactly?
The bars replace the spigot that the centre stand attaches to, coming off is no big deal, just loosen the bolts, but getting it back on.... Well I tried several methods, and its a tough ol' bird. In the end I needed a square bar through the spring plate levered against the stand, which was wedged up with a wooden mallet as far as it would go to shorten the distance the spring had to be stretched.

There probably is an easier way though.... but buggered if I know what it is.
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Re: COOL! Givi engine guard (doesn't block oil filter)

Cool. Looks like they'd protect the bike pretty well.

I've got the SW-Motech guards and I really like them. Easy to mount pegs on them too (and the oil filter can be changed - it's a bit tight with when using a large filter). I bought mine more to mount pegs on them for long rides that for the protection.

Could pegs be mounted to the Givis? It looks like the guards curve in at the front, which would make it a bit tougher to fit them I think. I wonder how cost compares.
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D-Mac any chance of a pic of the pegs mounted?
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Re: COOL! Givi engine guard (doesn't block oil filter)

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D-Mac any chance of a pic of the pegs mounted?
do you weld those pegs on? or fasten it?
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Re: COOL! Givi engine guard (doesn't block oil filter)

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The bars replace the spigot that the centre stand attaches to, coming off is no big deal, just loosen the bolts, but getting it back on.... Well I tried several methods, and its a tough ol' bird. In the end I needed a square bar through the spring plate levered against the stand, which was wedged up with a wooden mallet as far as it would go to shorten the distance the spring had to be stretched.

There probably is an easier way though.... but buggered if I know what it is.
You just need a spring tool. When I reinstalled my center stand, I used a spring tool that I had from a drum-brake tool kit. Sort of like these:

K-D Tools 280 - Bendix Drum Brake Spring Tool
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Basically, it's a long shaft with a notched end. You slide the spring over the shaft, put the notched end on the pin that the spring slides onto, and then lift the shaft/lever, sliding the spring up the shaft onto the pin. I too struggled with reinstalling the spring until I remembered that I had such a tool in the cabinet.
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D-Mac any chance of a pic of the pegs mounted?
Here are a few old pics. You can see that the pegs are clamp-ons. Twisted Throttle sells the right clamps/pegs (if you search for the SW-Motech engine guard on their website you'll see a note about which pegs to buy - the pegs are also listed under the FZ6 pages). I put a small piece of rubber (from an inner tube) under the clamp to be sure it would hold. It works great!

The oil filter is a longer (3.25") one. It came off without having to remove the pegs.





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