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This guide doesn't pretend to replace SW-Motech instructions, but help in areas where the instructions are not enough clear.

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Required tools:
  • Jack (to support engine)
  • 4mm (to remove covers)
  • 5.5mm (to use on sw-motech screws)
  • 8mm hex (Allen) key (to help remove original bolt)
  • 15mm for original screw nut
  • 17mm for sw-motech bolt head.
  • Knife or scissors (to cut a zip tie)
  • zip tie (in case you cut it)

1. Remove covers using the 4mm hex key. Once the screw is removed, use enough force to put away it from the frame, It has two kind plastic pins that insert into the frame.
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2. Put the jack below the engine. I put it using the stand; it just needs to hold the engine while working, especially when changing the original. I tried to avoid put pressure where the oil screws are. As I said, it just needs to be there to avoid engine displacement when removing the bolt. Remove the "engine bolt"

3. The first problem I found is that there is no much space behind frame tubes, especially on the right side (where the zip ties, because several cables pass behind the frame, like the clutch line. I had to cut one of the ties to make room and be able to pass one of the clamps. Is important to also, at the same time, put on of the clamp adapters. I had to ask for help, because, as it is very tight, I couldn't hold and add the clamp adapter at the same time.

4. Once the clamp is in place, you can put the first bar. The bolt needs a spacer right after the bar, then you put the bolt. This will help to hold the bar while you screw the clamp to the bar. Instructions said that thread locker is required, and I did use it, but before use it, I just placed it everything without tightening up just to be sure everything is in the right place, so tightening will be done after placing both bars.
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5. Do the same on the left side. Here is easier, since there isn't much cabled behind the bars (and no zip ties) so it should be pretty straightforward to place. I also put the spacer and the original nut on the bold so it was easier to hold the bar.

6. With both bars in place, what is left is to add are the screws that connects both bars, those are the only ones that need nuts (instructions said that clamps also need but they already have screw thread plus there is no more nuts to use)
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7. Tightening. So I removed one of the screws in a clamp, put thread locker and then put it back. I did the same for all the other screws, one by one, to avoid lose the position. Once all clamp screws are placed back with the thread locker, I tight them up. I didn't use thread locker on the screws that connects the bars. Finally, tight the big bolt.

8. So at this point you are supposed to put back the covers, but I'm having trouble to put them, since the clamps requires much space where the covers belong, so I'm trying to figure out what to do. I sent an email to SW-Motech, hoping to get feedback about what to do, since their bars pictures displays the covers in place with the crash bars.
EDIT: So another user mentioned the templates that I totally missed to use, here is how I used them: Installing SW-Motech Crash bars

Let me know if something is not clear, so I can rewrite it :)

This is how the bike looks with the crash bars on


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Awesome! Now I know what to do with the templates hahaha thanks!

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Discussion Starter · #5 · (Edited)
This is how I used the templates to cut the covers

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I almost lost one of this "plugs" (not sure how to call them) so be careful :)

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An this is how they look in place with the crash bars :)

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