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Offline Bruggen

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Honda Accessory Fitting Instructions
on: August 02, 2016, 07:49:44 PM
Hi all,

I bought and fitted the crashbars/fog light bars for my 2015 model today. Have to say they were really simple to fit and are really sturdy so should afford quite good side protection. In the box was a link to the fitting instructions for all Honda accessories. You may find the following URL useful  http://cssportal.css-club.net/honda/MCA/TERMS010.aspx access is completely free of charge. :062: Sorry I should point out that this URL is not for the American site, but is otherwise worldwide.
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Re: Honda Accessory Fitting Instructions
Reply #1 on: October 16, 2016, 12:15:08 PM
had a look on the site and couldn't find the X on there
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Re: Honda Accessory Fitting Instructions
Reply #2 on: October 16, 2016, 04:50:08 PM
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Re: Honda Accessory Fitting Instructions
Reply #3 on: March 28, 2017, 02:58:53 PM
Has anybody managed to download & save the fitting instructions? If so, please could you PM me? Thanks.
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Re: Honda Accessory Fitting Instructions
Reply #4 on: March 28, 2017, 08:28:10 PM
Honda, have taken them down for some reason, so it seems, not very helpful of them, what exactly are you wanting to fit?

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Re: Honda Accessory Fitting Instructions
Reply #5 on: March 29, 2017, 08:32:36 AM
*Originally Posted by Bruggen [+]
Honda, have taken them down for some reason, so it seems, not very helpful of them, what exactly are you wanting to fit?

I'm considering a set of engine bars to protect the bike and mount some additional lighting to fill the black hole below the LED beam and I wanted to see what the process of fitting the Honda ones was like as they seem to be the best quality ones.
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Re: Honda Accessory Fitting Instructions
Reply #6 on: March 29, 2017, 09:35:09 AM

Hi Skids, it might be worth taking a look at the Givi Bars, I fitted a pair recently and they are strong and well made, also fitted without problems. I've only seen the Honda Bars in brochure photo's but am happy with the Givi, having paid £143.00 for them.

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Re: Honda Accessory Fitting Instructions
Reply #7 on: March 29, 2017, 02:16:58 PM
*Originally Posted by JohnG [+]
Hi Skids, it might be worth taking a look at the Givi Bars, I fitted a pair recently and they are strong and well made, also fitted without problems. I've only seen the Honda Bars in brochure photo's but am happy with the Givi, having paid £143.00 for them.

Thanks for that John.

Are you happy that they are robust enough should a slow speed spillage occur? It's difficult to tell how the join to the headstock would hold up under the lateral force of a drop. But otherwise, they do look good for the money. I assume you are fitting extra lights?

Also worth remembering I suppose that Honda only advertise theirs as a mount for the fog lights, NOT as any form of crash protection.

One extra question: are the small moulded (rubber?) Givi plates on the side removable or moveable? I don't like the placement of them in the pictures as it hides that nice Honda logo.
Last Edit: March 29, 2017, 02:21:08 PM by Skids
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

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Re: Honda Accessory Fitting Instructions
Reply #8 on: March 29, 2017, 03:18:26 PM
Hi Skids, We both had the same thoughts about the Honda and Givi Bars, in that Honda only describe theirs as "Mounting Bars" and for the Givi, the positioning of the plastic Decals. I didn't like this either and it was only when I downloaded the fitting instructions that I found they are not covering a joint or anything like that and you have the choice to fit them in a position that you prefer and only if you really want to.

I am happy with the strength of the Steering Head mounting and remembering that if the bike did go over, the Bar mountings to the Engine and Frame on both sides would give additional support and not just be relying on the Steering Head mounting.

I intend to fit auxiliary lamps (should have kept the Givi Lamps from my XT1200) At the moment thinking of buying the same ones again, but immediately replacing the bulbs with LEDs as others have done, so that the Beam colour is the same as the Headlights. Trouble is that good lamps don't come cheap!


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Re: Honda Accessory Fitting Instructions
Reply #9 on: March 29, 2017, 04:57:26 PM
When I asked the supplying dealer I bought the bike, from he didn't recommend fitting the Honda bars as he said they were only for light mounting and weren't crash bars.

 


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