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Received Givi’s new TN2139 bars yesterday and they were just a little bit awkward to fit. 

Fitting the right bar - the bolt at the top front was 10mm too long, if I had forced it in it would have damaged the alloy engine block. Had to cut 10mm off bolt (have informed Givi). The rear top bolt needs an extra 3 washers to make bars align comfortably. Washers disappear into bar tubing so can’t be seen.

Fitting the left bar - the rear lower bolt which goes through the rear engine mount has to be withdrawn, it can be gently tapped out using a long cross head screwdriver. The engine did not move. I replaced the bolt the other way round with the nut on the left. This makes it very much easier to remove the crash bar in the future.

To me they look good, but more importantly they will give lots of protection should I ever have to lay the bike down.

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Did you get a response from Givi on whether this was a packaging issue? That business with extra washers and having to cut bolts just shouldn't be. They should be sending you a replacement fastener kit. These are your engine mount points.

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Hi Piotrek,  yes I have informed Givi who are urgently looking into it. Being an engineer I decided to get on with it and fix the problem myself. It’s not a package fault but a design error as the drawings show an M19x80mm bolt, the thread depth will only take 70mm.

Bugie, ref your request for photos, I can post but the bars look exactly the same as on all the dealer photos.

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On 1/11/2019 at 12:27 PM, happyrider said:

Received Givi’s new TN2139 bars yesterday and they were just a little bit awkward to fit. 

Fitting the right bar - the bolt at the top front was 10mm too long, if I had forced it in it would have damaged the alloy engine block. Had to cut 10mm off bolt (have informed Givi). The rear top bolt needs an extra 3 washers to make bars align comfortably. Washers disappear into bar tubing so can’t be seen.

Fitting the left bar - the rear lower bolt which goes through the rear engine mount has to be withdrawn, it can be gently tapped out using a long cross head screwdriver. The engine did not move. I replaced the bolt the other way round with the nut on the left. This makes it very much easier to remove the crash bar in the future.

To me they look good, but more importantly they will give lots of protection should I ever have to lay the bike down.

Am I the only one who can’t see the original post ?? showing as white lettering on a  light background. 

 

Vic

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3 hours ago, happyrider said:

Hi Piotrek,  yes I have informed Givi who are urgently looking into it. Being an engineer I decided to get on with it and fix the problem myself. It’s not a package fault but a design error as the drawings show an M19x80mm bolt, the thread depth will only take 70mm...

Good call spotting an issue and not cranking it to hell. I have the FJ version of these and I am very happy with them. Only 'issue' I encountered was access to the crankshaft bolt. Had to modify a 14mm hex key to be able to open the cover.

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1 hour ago, vic said:

Am I the only one who can’t see the original post ?? showing as white lettering on a  light background. 

 

Vic

@vic - You must be using the light theme for the page.  You can switch at the bottom of the page, use the "theme" drop down.  I have to use the dark theme, the light is too hard on my eyes.

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Or just "Select All" text on page and the highlighting will make it readable .  No need to change settings...

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On 1/11/2019 at 1:27 PM, happyrider said:

Received Givi’s new TN2139 bars yesterday and they were just a little bit awkward to fit. 

Fitting the right bar - the bolt at the top front was 10mm too long, if I had forced it in it would have damaged the alloy engine block. Had to cut 10mm off bolt (have informed Givi). The rear top bolt needs an extra 3 washers to make bars align comfortably. Washers disappear into bar tubing so can’t be seen.

Fitting the left bar - the rear lower bolt which goes through the rear engine mount has to be withdrawn, it can be gently tapped out using a long cross head screwdriver. The engine did not move. I replaced the bolt the other way round with the nut on the left. This makes it very much easier to remove the crash bar in the future.

To me they look good, but more importantly they will give lots of protection should I ever have to lay the bike down.

I received my tn2139 crashbars already 2 months ago and encountered thesame problem with the top front bolt on the right side. I added 10mm of washers that just fitted the mounting tube. Here are the pictures I send to the supplier but all they said was that the partnumber was correct for the GT. Like you stated, it's a design fault. Givi should take action.

At the first pic you can see the gap with the bolt completely turned in.

 

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Hey There,

i just received  my new givi crash bars for my GT, and they have seemed to remedy the issue. My crash bars went on super easy and bolt/spacers were a perfect fit!

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On 1/11/2019 at 5:27 AM, happyrider said:

Received Givi’s new TN2139 bars yesterday and they were just a little bit awkward to fit. 

Fitting the right bar - the bolt at the top front was 10mm too long, if I had forced it in it would have damaged the alloy engine block. Had to cut 10mm off bolt (have informed Givi). The rear top bolt needs an extra 3 washers to make bars align comfortably. Washers disappear into bar tubing so can’t be seen.

Fitting the left bar - the rear lower bolt which goes through the rear engine mount has to be withdrawn, it can be gently tapped out using a long cross head screwdriver. The engine did not move. I replaced the bolt the other way round with the nut on the left. This makes it very much easier to remove the crash bar in the future.

To me they look good, but more importantly they will give lots of protection should I ever have to lay the bike down.

did you change your text to white?  I just changed it back so people in the white theme can read it. 

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i ordered a set last week & was told there is a two to three week waiting list from givi ...could be sorting the problem out ?

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