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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-18-2010, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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engine guards on a custom

Hey all,

I am waiting to take delivery on my "new-to-me" 07 900 custom and I was wondering if anyone has pics of their custom with engine guards. I am trying to decide if I like the look or not. If you have pics could you post them up and tell me what brand they are?

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Like the looks or not, you will LOVE them the first time you find your bike over on it's side. They have blacked out ones listed for the 2010 SE if you want them to be more invisible.
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Like the looks or not, you will LOVE them the first time you find your bike over on it's side. They have blacked out ones listed for the 2010 SE if you want them to be more invisible.
I saw the black ones... the look pretty cool. Actually I think I am going to go the black out route on my 07... it is the red though so I'll have to see how it looks... thanks for the tip.

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I was choosing the "right" set of crash bars over the past few weeks. After much thinking and looking, I got the OEM type about two weeks ago.

I personally like the looks. The Cobras seem too round to me, the MC Enterprises too big (too tall). The OEMs have the right amount of curvature and blend with the bike perfectly.

If you want them to be even more invisble, go for the black version. I do not like anything flashy but the chromes are just right for the overall looks, but then again -- we are talking looks and aesthetics, so everyone's opinion is probably rather different.

There are a few comprehensive crash bars threads on this forum with a lot of pictures and opinions already. Check them out.

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Here is the MC on a Custom. A little more squared off look in comparison to Cobra. Easy install just be aware an OEM light bar would interfere if you are thinking about one.

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I have the "Show Chrome/Big Bike Parts" guards on my Custom, here are some pics:





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Here is the MC on a Custom. A little more squared off look in comparison to Cobra. Easy install just be aware an OEM light bar would interfere if you are thinking about one.

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Thanks Blue, looks good. My brother has the cobra bars on his classic, it is nice to see a set on a custom.

Can you tell me how the bars attach up top? I know the bottom mounts to holes in the frame, is the top attached via supplied clamps?

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aaron,

Great looking bike, I actually wanted a black custom, but I ended up with a used red custom.

Are those 2 separate parts or one piece?

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I have the "Show Chrome/Big Bike Parts" guards on my Custom, here are some pics:





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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-19-2010, 09:17 AM
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Thanks!

They are 2 separate pieces, they bolt to the controls at the bottom and clamp to the frame at the top, surprisingly they are very sturdy. I am happy with them.

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MC Engine Guard

The MC Engine Guard bolts into the frame at the top. Very simple install.

You do have to relocate the horn since it uses those holes. I changed the horn out to a Fiamme AM80 for more volume.


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