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post #1 of 49 Old 03-18-2010, 05:07 AM Thread Starter
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Engine Guards

I didn't think there were enough posts about engine guards so thought I'd start another

Seriously, it's tax return time and got alittle extra somethin', somethin' this year. And would like to purchase some guards for my '09'. Something that comes up high enough to offer protection for those wacky radiators shrouds as well as something to attach extra foot pegs to.

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Thanks and hope you all were given a gift from ole' Uncle Sam this year.
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post #2 of 49 Old 04-27-2010, 12:59 AM
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im also in the market, high priority now since i went down the other day and cracked the fairing. bump for good info
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post #3 of 49 Old 04-27-2010, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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im also in the market, high priority now since i went down the other day and cracked the fairing. bump for good info

That's exactly what happened to me and why I want some kind of protection. I'd rather blow 250bucks on a new muffler but figure its better to pay now then to pay more later replacing plastic or worse, radiator or engine parts.
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post #4 of 49 Old 04-27-2010, 09:10 AM
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check out Happy Trails Nerf bars, I'm happy with them.

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post #5 of 49 Old 04-27-2010, 06:55 PM
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Dont have any pictures but I have the Happy Trail bars as well, I have tested them a few times and am still happy. One small issue is you have to pull the nerf bars to pull the fan shroud and or the fuel tank. If you can live with that they will serve you well. The highway pegs are more comfortable then they look. They have a nerf bar/highway pegs/skid plate combo for a pretty good price. Or at least they did, and the skid plate is a quality unit as well.

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post #6 of 49 Old 04-27-2010, 11:25 PM
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I too have the Happy Trails with highway pegs. I installed them just a few weeks ago, so I haven't had a chance to "crash" test them. I purchased them to protect the engine guard, which I've crunched a few times and decided enough was enough. I like. Seem very sturdy.
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post #7 of 49 Old 04-28-2010, 12:05 PM
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How easy were these to install. I can do some "minor" stuff on my bikes --- but if it gets too intensive it just isn't worth the pain
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post #8 of 49 Old 04-28-2010, 07:06 PM
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How easy were these to install. I can do some "minor" stuff on my bikes --- but if it gets too intensive it just isn't worth the pain
Mine took about 30 minutes or so, a second set of hands would have helped. It was really a pretty easy project. You will have no problem at all.

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post #9 of 49 Old 04-29-2010, 09:33 PM
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Mine took a lot longer than 30 minutes (a few hours). I installed them by myself and have had very little experience working on motorcycles. But it was worth it.
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I sell happy trails combo and I'm trying to get enough people to get a sw motech deal together. Contact me at 510 889 7900 ask for Paulo during business hours PST

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