Givi TN421 Crash Bars KLR650 2008-2016
BARS ARE WORTH IT
Ok so these bars are amazing. Now I'm not sure how well the paint will hold up. But I mainly put these bars on to protect the bike from damage in case of tipping over more than having them for off road purposes. I have a tutorial how to install the bars in case you are looking to purchase these click the following link to the video
Overall they really are nice looking and my friend didn't really notice them because of the black fenders. So they are added protection and blend in well. They don't stick out extremely far either for me was a plus hope the video helps and very happy with the purchase
March 21, 2016
Great Product; finish is iffy
This is a great product for the money. My KLR got a little sleepy and hit some rick. Protected all of the important stuff (plastics, radiator, etc). Would buy again if I had the chance.
January 19, 2016
Great product but take your time on install.
Once installed these bars give me exactly what I was looking for. Back from a hard ride this weekend, and I used them. Plastic shroud on KLR intact! During install, check out you tube. There is some video of the installation that was helpful. Leave everything loose as possible and don't over tighte front mounting bolts to pull it together. I broke one off trying. Overall, love the bars.
November 2, 2015
Great Fit and Finish, Instructions Suck
I bought the Givi Engine Guards for my 2015 KLR 650 in conjunction with the Alt Rider skid plate (see other review for that one). The instructions that come with the Givi engine guards leave much to be desired which essentially meant I had to figure it out myself, which really wasn't a big deal but seriously hard hard is it to publish a detailed step by step guide? Anyways the guard fit perfectly after I sorted everything out, just remember a few key things if you do this yourself.
1- Never tighten anything down until everything is connected.
2- The center cross bar that goes through the engine is super important, once you have that in place the rest flows easier.
3- Work from the back of the bike forward when mounting.
Overall a great product and looks super slick on the bike, highly recommend!
July 26, 2015
All the holes line up
Easy installation. Looks like it will provide good protection
June 1, 2015
Good for KLR
And now a review from someone who has done a proper drop:
Bike crashed on its left side, while offroad, onto compressed, rocky soil, while taking a small jump...you can imagine the gravity involved. I got thrown off and the bike suffered cracked headlight- and top fairings. The GIVI bars survived but were bent closer to the engine, not touching the fairing. If I had not had the GIVI bars I would have had a cracked radiator and who knows what else....I would not have enjoyed riding 300km on the back of a KTM back home.
These bars are a good investment for a beginner, but do carry a tin of rust converter (black) as the coating on these bars is thin and will scratch off easily.
May 15, 2015
Nice addition to my KLR, but installation was a bear
Really nice finish and very solid. The instructions that came with it are a joke though. They need to be better. It took me a 3.5 hours to get this baby installed. Once it was installed it was good though. Very nice and I will be happy with it. I am not happy about the installation manual though. It needs to be more detailed and the bar that crosses the engine needs to be zoomed in on. I could not tell from the pictures how to install it. As for all this, I am happy with the product.
March 28, 2015
A great addition to my KLR.
Received the bar very quick in the mail, like other reviews there were a few scrapes (there going on a KLR, no biggie) . If you can paint by number you can install these crash bars in no time, EXTREMLY easy!!!
October 4, 2014