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Has anyone installed the Ducati Crash bars themself? I'm receiving mine tonight and will be installing them tomorrow because I'll be going offroad Saturday and Sunday. The instructions look pretty straightforward. The only thing that gave me pause was exactly how to support the engine when I take out the spindle. But I saw a YouTube video of a guy installing crash bars on his v2 Multistrada where he just used the new spindle to push through the existing spindle so that the engine is supported the entire time. It seems like a much easier approach.
 

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Posting here in case anyone comes across this in a search. I finished installing the crash bars. It wasn't difficult. But I did learn a few tips. Here is the list of things you have to remove and replace:
  1. side fairings
  2. Windscreen
  3. lower headlight cover
  4. headlight subframe assembly screws
  5. splash guard
  6. Engine frame screw (replace with new spindle that holds crash bars)
If anyone does this themselves, feel free to reach out. I'll post a writeup when I have time.
 

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Hello avigil
Yes I’ve installed the said engine protection bars with the water pump protection bar included.
Its not hard an I just followed my gut as I had no instructions from Ducati ,but it’s not rocket science and you basically strip the front end off an fit bars an refit an make sure it all lines up correctly.
I didn’t fit the plastic lower that’s supplied to change under the headlamp area as the standard one is fine and the re- fit one is basically 5mm less at the front edge to miss the bar support to the headstock mount .
I think most people are waiting for an alternative to come to the marketplace instead of the Ducati protection bars that are available if your lucky enough to have received them an not on a long waiting list 🫤👍
Anyhow to anyone thinking about ordering these bars they are very well made and all welds are perfect an offer great protection where needed just in case shit happens 😲🫣😆😆
 

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Got my bike last week. I ordered it in May and was told Dec or Jan delivery, so I was pleasantly surprised. I also ordered the off road package and the aux fuel tank, nothing yet. Very interested to see SW-Motech design before I mount things up. I like their bash plate design better already. The Ducati design still leaves a portion of the front cylinder head exposed. SW covers completely. Traveling the country in a toy hauler, so I should be able to take it to interesting places.
 

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Hello avigil
Yes I’ve installed the said engine protection bars with the water pump protection bar included.
Its not hard an I just followed my gut as I had no instructions from Ducati ,but it’s not rocket science and you basically strip the front end off an fit bars an refit an make sure it all lines up correctly.
I didn’t fit the plastic lower that’s supplied to change under the headlamp area as the standard one is fine and the re- fit one is basically 5mm less at the front edge to miss the bar support to the headstock mount .
I think most people are waiting for an alternative to come to the marketplace instead of the Ducati protection bars that are available if your lucky enough to have received them an not on a long waiting list 🫤👍
Anyhow to anyone thinking about ordering these bars they are very well made and all welds are perfect an offer great protection where needed just in case shit happens 😲🫣😆😆
I attached the instructions I found at:
 

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For anyone who needs accessory installation manuals in the future, they are all linked from the accessory pages on the Ducati accessory website. The PDFs don't work well on a Mac but render fine in Chrome/Edge PDF viewers, and will work okay in Acrobat on the iPad or iPhone. You'll have to exit and reopen the doc as you move through pages because they'll go blank as you scroll.

The install guides include details instructions including the torque values and noting fasteners which require grease and/or Loctite so it's really worth reviewing them. Crash bars link:

ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
 

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For anyone who needs accessory installation manuals in the future, they are all linked from the accessory pages on the Ducati accessory website. The PDFs don't work well on a Mac but render fine in Chrome/Edge PDF viewers, and will work okay in Acrobat on the iPad or iPhone. You'll have to exit and reopen the doc as you move through pages because they'll go blank as you scroll.

The install guides include details instructions including the torque values and noting fasteners which require grease and/or Loctite so it's really worth reviewing them. Crash bars link:

ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
Some of the accessories have them. Some of them don't. Some that don't have instructions are:
center stand
water pump guard
 
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