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Do engine/cash guards use the bike's screws/bolts?

hey yall

i am researching a black crash bar ( didn't know thy were so exp. i am seeking to pay less than $100)

any way, the rep at online place said the crash bar doesn't come with screws, that the bike provides the mounting hardware......i am confused?

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It depends on who made it. On the bottom they probably all use the Peg/Floorboard mounting bolts. On the top some use the horn bracket screw. I think I've see some that use the radiator guard screws. I had Cobras on my 900 Custom. That used a special bracket on the down tubes and came with those screws. For under $100 I would think you'd need to buy something used, or it's probably not worth the money.
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I bought a set of stainless crashbars for my VN900 for £120. ( I think about $140-150.) They fit using the floorboard mounting nuts at the bottom and U-bolts which go around the frame for the upper mounts.
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thanks guys

i would think i need TOP part screw/horn brackets , no?? then where whould i find those, if their not included....
now i am thinkn y even bother with crash guards really........

hey off topic, created a post this week, and never got any replys, WOULD yall happen to know if the classic spoke wheel is chrome or stainless steal?

try to find something to clean and polish, so it depends on what the metal is made from so i buy the right one , thanks and god bless?
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Standard rims on the 900 Classic are chromed mild steel, as far as I know. Definitely not stainless. Mine are rusting in places.
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thanks guys!!

would you happen to know what works best to clean and polish up the chrome spokes??

products ets...

i heard a brillo or steel whool and coca cola (b/c of the acid in it)? would help scrape grime and rust
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thanks guys!!

would you happen to know what works best to clean and polish up the chrome spokes??

products ets...

i heard a brillo or steel whool and coca cola (b/c of the acid in it)? would help scrape grime and rust
turtle wax chrome polish (inexpensive) for cleaning, polishing, and light surface rust removal. tools: soft cotton fabric strips (think old tee shirt) to ‘floss’ the spokes, a toothbrush, time and patience (a tedious job). obviously an easier task with the wheels off the bike...


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thank you guys, prolly those cone type buffing pads you stick through the spokes on a drill gun might make it easier......
i wana try the coca cola 1st to wipe off the dirt/some rust, maybe a foam cleaner? than the turtle wax

any other products that can do all 3 wash polish wax the chrome spokes? thanks

ps thats where it helps to have a hi raise jack so it can get pretty high so your not bent over flossing spokes
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Another alternative is to find a decent all surface paint like Smoothrite or Hammerite and paint them silver/aluminium finish. If you choose the right shade you need to be very close to them before you realise it's not chrome. That's how mine were done by a previous owner and you need to be within a foot or so to tell it's actually paint. And they're weatherproof. I have coated my rims with wax polish which is keeping the weather at bay but think I will try to treat them with Vaporust rust remover and then rewax them sometime soon.
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great advice!
so wait, you have to wax them to?

so does turtle wax have the 3 steps: clean, polish and then wax (for harsh outdoor elements)?


or is it seperate bottle? if there is any chrome polish i would try that, if you can recommend it...

i just want to make sure i do the process right, polish the chrome than add wax
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