Hi Folks -
Thought I'd share my recent experience with the Givi crash bars designed for the Tiger 800 xc:
After searching around I settled on these for both the style and the fact that they attached to the frame - not just the engine. The only thing I didn't like was the color - too much black!
I bought the bars and took the extra step of having them stripped and powder coated silver metallic to create some pop (similar to the F800GS factory color bars). I was excited to install them only to find that once bolted on, the rear brake pedal was being blocked by outer edge of the bar's mounting bracket. Huh?!? Surly these are supposed to be an exact fit, right?!
Calls to Givi ended up with the standard answer of "never heard of that before. Everyone else's seem to fit fine." OK great so I'm the ONLY one?! Nice. After the thought of flushing upwards of $400 away on these I went back to my powder coat guy and had him grind down the excess material around the mounting bracket causing the problem - about a quarter inch of metal. He even stripped and re-coated them at no extra charge (A+++ for service). I reinstalled them today and it's now a perfect fit. I have about 3/16" clearance between the brake pedal and the edge bar mounting bracket.
Overall I'm happy I was able to salvage the bars and they do look great. Just not too happy to have to go though this for something that should be a straight "bolt on" product. Its the fun part of bike ownership, I suppose!