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Re: crash bars
Reply #50 on: January 13, 2022, 07:21:23 PM
Really, that's interesting ! 
Did you have to ask, or did they just credit your payment method?
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Re: crash bars
Reply #51 on: January 13, 2022, 07:26:55 PM
Credited my card. Never asked them. They did it themselves the day after I bought the bars.

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Re: crash bars
Reply #52 on: January 13, 2022, 07:53:42 PM
Pretty decent of them - better check my card statement  :467:

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Re: crash bars
Reply #53 on: January 13, 2022, 07:55:23 PM
I thought so too. And will use again in future because of this

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Re: crash bars
Reply #54 on: January 13, 2022, 08:21:24 PM
Thankfully in the U.S. we don't have to worry about import fees... one of the few benefits of living in this otherwise broken country. That is super cool of HEED to credit back for import fees! I am really impressed with this little Polish company. They definitely punch above their weight class.

CraptainC, can't wait to see the pics from your Tiger once you get them installed!

Just an FYI, the top engine bolts behind the farings have nuts on the back. I found that I was able to reach the left nut with a wrench, but the right one is buried in a hollow tube, so you need a bunch of extensions with either a wobble or swivel joint on the 17mm socket that you can reach through to from the left side.
A lot of people mention having another person to help, which would be nice, but I did not have such a luxury. However, I found that getting the nut located on the socket, then climbing onto the bike and leaning over the right size to get a socket (or wrench) on the bolt also worked.
Also, I broke those two bolts free with a breaker bar before I put a socket/wrench on the nut. This seemed to loosen up the nut just enough that it was easy to back the bolt out once I got a socket/wrench on the nut.

Hopefully what I just wrote makes sense and it helpful to someone  :008:

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Re: crash bars
Reply #55 on: January 13, 2022, 08:37:23 PM
Already done mine. Managed on my own but yep those two bolts were a test to say the least!

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Re: crash bars
Reply #56 on: January 13, 2022, 11:12:05 PM
Thanks for the tips Applehugger  :467: I'll be doing mine solo, so definitely give me a head start  :002:

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Re: crash bars
Reply #57 on: January 17, 2022, 11:13:21 PM
Did you guys support the engine while installing your crashbars?
I already have the crashbars in the garage, but I'm a bit afraid mounting them and doing something wrong to the engine alignment.

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Re: crash bars
Reply #58 on: January 18, 2022, 02:06:04 AM
I don't recall if I supported the engine or not.

I did remove only and install 1 bolt at a time (and still do that when I need to move the bars for some reason) to minimize the risk of anything becoming misaligned.

I have the SW Motech uppers, and yours may install differently.
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Re: crash bars
Reply #59 on: January 18, 2022, 02:16:44 AM
Thanks for the reply JG_XRT. Guess thats the safest way to go!

 



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