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    Givi TN1139 Crash Bars and Lomo bags
    on: April 23, 2020, 04:49:42 pm
    April 23, 2020, 04:49:42 pm
    Well I’ve just fitted a set of Givi 1139 crash bars to my 2016 CR, what a job it proved to be.

    I checked the forum and found some useful tips from those who have already fitted them. I followed the diagrams in the instructions. The problem I had was trying to align everything to slot together and for the bolts on the sides to align and fit.

    After much pulling, pushing and general faffing, I discovered that if I removed the bolts that connect the steering head mount it gives you a lot more to play with when aligning them. Once the side bolts were fitted it was easy enough, with a bit of assistance from my patient wife, to slide the bolts home again on the steering head mount. Tightened everything up and all fitted now.

    Why are these things never easy and why are instructions always difficult to follow... maybe it’s just me!
    I want to add some crash bar bags for 2 up weekends away, post Covid 19. Has anyone tried the Lomo Crash Bar Dry Bags?

    Cheers
    Mick
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    Re: Givi TN1139 Crash Bars and Lomo bags
    Reply #1 on: April 25, 2020, 07:28:23 pm
    April 25, 2020, 07:28:23 pm
     Hi mick  I fitted the lomo bags to the givi crashbars not a bad fit  have just used them around town.  :152:                   

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    Re: Givi TN1139 Crash Bars and Lomo bags
    Reply #2 on: April 25, 2020, 08:04:05 pm
    April 25, 2020, 08:04:05 pm
    There are some bad reviews about the lomo bags, but no first hand experience here. I use the givi crashbarbags and they are fine.
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    Re: Givi TN1139 Crash Bars and Lomo bags
    Reply #3 on: April 25, 2020, 09:35:13 pm
    April 25, 2020, 09:35:13 pm
    CROSS MICK… I have the LOMO bar dry bags... absolutely great product. Very well made and look good on the bars. They are only 6,5 litre each, but I have one with my waterproof 2 piece, spare gloves and socks, and the other with my emergency kit, first aid kit, tyre guage, lock and bits. So they stay on the bike and free up my space in the topbox.
    They are completely waterproof and Ive powerwashed the bike with them on no problem. Highly recommended.
    I am thinking of getting the larger ones for the back (13L each) but at the mo I have fitted the small ones to the back of the bike using the anchor points for the honda panniers if you know what I mean. I fed the straps through the holes and they fit great and small enough to be out of the way. This means that you could have two sets fitted to the bike.

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    Re: Givi TN1139 Crash Bars and Lomo bags
    Reply #4 on: April 25, 2020, 09:38:49 pm
    April 25, 2020, 09:38:49 pm
    VooDoo… I cannot believe bad reviews of LOMO bags, They are excellent. My mate has two roll bags for camping, I have these and will no doubt buy the bigger ones if they fit my bike, or another pair of these. Also very fair price.

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    Re: Givi TN1139 Crash Bars and Lomo bags
    Reply #5 on: April 26, 2020, 08:49:03 am
    April 26, 2020, 08:49:03 am
    Thanks All for your comments.

    Voodoo, have you had any issues with rust around the connection joints at the front of the crash bars? I made sure I put plenty of ACF50 fluid in that area, it looked a little open to the elements to me. 

    GeoffTheChef, I appreciate your Feedback on the Lomo bags, good idea for the back, will you need a rack to hold the larger Lomo panniers?

    Cheers
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    Re: Givi TN1139 Crash Bars and Lomo bags
    Reply #6 on: April 26, 2020, 09:30:21 am
    April 26, 2020, 09:30:21 am
    Here is the link to a dutch review, you might need a little help from google translate
    https://www.motoravonturist.nl/therightmood/admin/lomo-tassen-lekker-links-laten-liggen/

    No rust so far on the crashbars. I do ride all year round, but the bike sleeps inside and I don't have to ride (e.g. for commuting or such) so in reallty crappy conditions it stays inside.
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    Re: Givi TN1139 Crash Bars and Lomo bags
    Reply #7 on: April 26, 2020, 10:49:34 am
    April 26, 2020, 10:49:34 am
    Mick...
    I'll try them without rack. Don't wanna fit one. If they don't work I'll return and exchange for another pair of small ones. So then I'll have them back and front. If they do I'll have them on back smaller ones on front as matching full set.
    I'll let you know if I decide to try them.
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    Re: Givi TN1139 Crash Bars and Lomo bags
    Reply #8 on: April 26, 2020, 12:15:56 pm
    April 26, 2020, 12:15:56 pm
    Thanks Voodoo,
    Interesting review through the convenience of Google Translate. They looked like the larger bags in the review, good job I’m a weakling :152:. Surprised about Lomo’s response though.
    Good to hear about the rust free crash bars, I’ll keep an eye on mine as my bike is locked on the drive, well covered in the winter with ACF50 and a good quality winter cover. No issues this winter.

    Thanks GeoffTheChef,
    Based on your experience I think I’ll give the small crash bar bags a go. I look forward to finding out how you get on with the panniers.

    Cheers
    Mick
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    Re: Givi TN1139 Crash Bars and Lomo bags
    Reply #9 on: April 26, 2020, 12:32:49 pm
    April 26, 2020, 12:32:49 pm
    *Originally Posted by CrossMick [+]


    Voodoo, have you had any issues with rust around the connection joints at the front of the crash bars? I made sure I put plenty of ACF50 fluid in that area, it looked a little open to the elements to me. 


    Mick

    Those bars are definitely vulnerable to rusting at the front. The bars off my old Cr showed signs of water ingress and lifting of the black coating due to rust. I also used ACF50 and wrapped them in insulation tape to try to keep the worst out, but they did cover 3 English winters and all the crap they throw on the roads.
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