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Re: Any interest in a C10 Canyon Cage?
« Reply #50 on: October 21, 2013, 02:48:46 pm »
Any chance of them coming up, with enough "meat" to mount some strap on bags, kind of like the KLR nerf bars and bags?

That's very interesting, I've never seen anything like that before. I can almost guarantee that the bars will be sturdy enough to support strapping some bags to it (heck, if they can withstand a 700 lb. motorcycle falling on them, I'm sure hanging some bags on them would be no problem), the only question is positioning and aesthetics. This is something we'll have to look into once we have the bike in our shop and we start getting the guard prototyped. If we can easily add some support bars to allow for the mounting of soft bags without detracting too much from the looks of the guards or the ability to mount auxiliary lighting or highway pegs, we'll certainly go for it.

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Re: Any interest in a C10 Canyon Cage?
« Reply #51 on: October 21, 2013, 07:58:10 pm »
Pardon my ignorance...but, what would be the general purpose of a 'Canyon Cage' for a Connie? having never seen one IRL, I'm assuming it's used for some sort of off roading application? If that's the case, is there some sub-culture of Connies that go off roading? Or is this just simply an offering of a different kind of bar?

I don't mean to come off like a jerk, but I'm not really clear on the functional purpose of these bars.

IMHO, making what will prolly be a $500 farkle for a bike that at it's youngest is 7 years old doesn't seem very practical. But hey, if there are a bunch of guys clamoring for this that have money burning a hole in their pocket, who am I judge.  :(
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Re: Any interest in a C10 Canyon Cage?
« Reply #52 on: October 21, 2013, 08:14:55 pm »
Pardon my ignorance...but, what would be the general purpose of a 'Canyon Cage' for a Connie? having never seen one IRL, I'm assuming it's used for some sort of off roading application? If that's the case, is there some sub-culture of Connies that go off roading? Or is this just simply an offering of a different kind of bar?

I don't mean to come off like a jerk, but I'm not really clear on the functional purpose of these bars.

IMHO, making what will prolly be a $500 farkle for a bike that at it's youngest is 7 years old doesn't seem very practical. But hey, if there are a bunch of guys clamoring for this that have money burning a hole in their pocket, who am I judge.  :(


Basically they're crash bars.

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Re: Any interest in a C10 Canyon Cage?
« Reply #53 on: October 21, 2013, 08:41:13 pm »
Pardon my ignorance...but, what would be the general purpose of a 'Canyon Cage' for a Connie? having never seen one IRL, I'm assuming it's used for some sort of off roading application? If that's the case, is there some sub-culture of Connies that go off roading? Or is this just simply an offering of a different kind of bar?

I don't mean to come off like a jerk, but I'm not really clear on the functional purpose of these bars.

IMHO, making what will prolly be a $500 farkle for a bike that at it's youngest is 7 years old doesn't seem very practical. But hey, if there are a bunch of guys clamoring for this that have money burning a hole in their pocket, who am I judge.  :(

They're designed to protect the fairing when the bike tips over. Our guards for the C14 have been insanely popular and although the C14 is a larger, heavier bike we figure the C10 deserves some decent protection as well for the people that want it. The fairing portions of these bikes can be very, very pricey to replace and usually one drop will cover the cost of the guards two or three times over. I'm not sure where you saw/heard the $500 estimation but our most expensive Canyon Cage is $300 and the one for the C10 will likely be less expensive than that (probably around the $250-$275 range). So, it's actually not too bad when you consider a single drop can cause anywhere from $500-$2,000 in damage. In addition to that, these guards provide a great place to mount auxiliary lighting or highway pegs if that's ones prerogative.

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Re: Any interest in a C10 Canyon Cage?
« Reply #54 on: October 21, 2013, 11:28:03 pm »

Murphs bar after"tip over" at 60mph...

I am interested.  I had murphs front tip over bars on Van Winkle when I hit that deer back in June. The bars did save the engine and other parts I am sure when the bike tumbled and slid on both sides over 200 feet down the road. Both bars bent back and crushed the lower side fairings and had road rash over 1/4 inch deep on them. They are solid steel bar, not tube, as far as I can tell.  The mounts bent and were fairly easy to bend back into shape by grabbing the bar and pulling them out away from the bike.

I would like to see some kind of "sliders" as opposed to bars but that is a different subject.

Perhaps some sort of triangulation in the design to keep them from being destroyed along with the fairing in a low speed low side (slip and fall) type of event. Many tip overs are at walking speed or less like the famous "put your foot down only to have it slip out from under you on some oil or loose stone" scenario.

Again, mucho interested.


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Re: Any interest in a C10 Canyon Cage?
« Reply #55 on: October 22, 2013, 01:35:11 am »
I'm assuming it's used for some sort of off roading application? If that's the case, is there some sub-culture of Connies that go off roading?
:-[  Yep... sub-culture.... off roading...  The Connie (both C-10 & C-14 ) have proven themselves as a capable dual sport... DAMHIK.   :rotflmao:    :motonoises:

I would like to see some kind of "sliders" as opposed to bars but that is a different subject.

This was my original thought of a "Canyon Cage".... more of what the name "meant" to me.  It's quite
a challenge to make a set of tip over bars that 'works' with the Connie's Appearance, as the
smooth fared sides don't lend well to bars jutting out...  I think MCE has a difficult task ahead of them,
making something functional, yet visually appealing. 

Can using mounting points in the frame to attach a sturdier "sub-frame" for the bars to mount to
even possible (maybe just a bar eg: side faring stay)?  There's so little room to begin with under the farings....
Just throwing thoughts out....   :017:     :loco:



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Re: Any interest in a C10 Canyon Cage?
« Reply #56 on: October 22, 2013, 01:38:55 pm »
This was my original thought of a "Canyon Cage".... more of what the name "meant" to me.  It's quite
a challenge to make a set of tip over bars that 'works' with the Connie's Appearance, as the
smooth fared sides don't lend well to bars jutting out...  I think MCE has a difficult task ahead of them,
making something functional, yet visually appealing. 

Can using mounting points in the frame to attach a sturdier "sub-frame" for the bars to mount to
even possible (maybe just a bar eg: side faring stay)?  There's so little room to begin with under the farings....
Just throwing thoughts out....   :017:     :loco:

It's definitely going to be a challenge but I think we're up to it. Having you guys here to help out and comment on aesthetics is really going to help us create a great product. Because we actually get to keep the bike for a while, we can continue testing new things and modifying the bar until we get to a position we (and you guys!) are happy with.

Y'know, I'm not quite sure about that. I haven't had much personal experience with the C10 so I'm not too familiar with the bike off the top of my head. Honestly, though, we can throw around ideas all day but until we get the bike in our shop and start working on it, it's nearly impossible to tell what's possible and what isn't. I know our personal capabilities, though, so I'm confident we can get something to work. It's just a matter of how it'll mount and how it looks. Aesthetics are usually an easy thing to change around, though, once you have the basic design of the bar set and the protection guidelines for the specific bike identified.

I'm excited to get working on this project!

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Re: Any interest in a C10 Canyon Cage?
« Reply #57 on: October 25, 2013, 07:55:46 pm »
very, very, very interested in this........I want.
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Re: Any interest in a C10 Canyon Cage?
« Reply #58 on: October 25, 2013, 11:56:35 pm »
very, very, very interested in this........I want.

In that case, stay tuned! We picked the bike up yesterday and we'll begin design/prototyping work on Monday morning. I'll be sure to start a new build thread here in the C10 accessories section so those of you who care to, can follow the design process and offer idea/opinions regarding various design aspects. It seems that a lot of people, even those not necessarily interested in purchasing the part themselves, like to follow the design, offer ideas, and watch as the bar develops based on those ideas. I'm really excited to start work on this little project and I already have a few interesting ideas.

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Re: Any interest in a C10 Canyon Cage?
« Reply #59 on: October 26, 2013, 04:33:51 am »
Seems like there is a bit of interest down under too. Also the new bar needs to be good for when you hit a 'roo.

Not sure how you are going to test for that in the US, but it won't take long for someone here to test it for you.   

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Re: Any interest in a C10 Canyon Cage?
« Reply #60 on: October 27, 2013, 07:39:56 pm »
Seems like there is a bit of interest down under too. Also the new bar needs to be good for when you hit a 'roo.

Not sure how you are going to test for that in the US, but it won't take long for someone here to test it for you.

It's funny you say that there seems to be more interest in Australia recently because I've received 3 emails in the last 3 or 4 days from people in Australia wanting to purchase our guards for either the Concours or FJR. Very interesting but definitely welcome!

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Re: Any interest in a C10 Canyon Cage?
« Reply #61 on: October 27, 2013, 11:09:30 pm »
Seems like there is a bit of interest down under too. Also the new bar needs to be good for when you hit a 'roo.

Not sure how you are going to test for that in the US, but it won't take long for someone here to test it for you.
Oh that's nothin' Try hitting a Caribou....

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Re: Any interest in a C10 Canyon Cage?
« Reply #62 on: November 18, 2013, 11:15:38 pm »
interested too.

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Re: Any interest in a C10 Canyon Cage?
« Reply #63 on: April 12, 2014, 12:26:39 am »
And..........any updates?  Still very interested in this!
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Re: Any interest in a C10 Canyon Cage?
« Reply #64 on: April 12, 2014, 06:43:20 pm »
And..........any updates?  Still very interested in this!


They are real and there is a group buy thread... http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,49459.0.html

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Re: Any interest in a C10 Canyon Cage?
« Reply #65 on: April 13, 2014, 03:50:35 pm »

Do these require any cutting of the fairing?  I am still looking for the anticipated delivery date......  they are a nice design.

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Re: Any interest in a C10 Canyon Cage?
« Reply #66 on: April 13, 2014, 05:07:13 pm »
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Re: Any interest in a C10 Canyon Cage?
« Reply #67 on: April 13, 2014, 11:40:39 pm »
Thanks,   so is May the estimated delivery date for these?    And did the video showing how well  they work every pop up?

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Re: Any interest in a C10 Canyon Cage?
« Reply #68 on: April 14, 2014, 05:37:59 pm »
Thanks,   so is May the estimated delivery date for these?    And did the video showing how well  they work every pop up?

We're hoping to have them ready to ship by late May, yes. Also, the drop video will be posted to the Group Buy thread in the Emporium section this afternoon. I know we've had some delays getting that put up but it's been a tough time for me personally and I've also been out of the office more than usual because our driver ended up leaving the company. So, I've had to do the majority of our pick ups and deliveries until we get a replacement. I really apologize for the delay as I know a ton of you are waiting for the video. I promise it's coming, though!

On a related note, we're now up to 12 orders for the Group Buy. If we can get up to 20, I'll bump it up to tier 3 pricing for the maximum discount. I'm guessing we'll probably get quite a few orders once the drop video is posted as I know quite a few people are waiting for that.

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Re: Any interest in a C10 Canyon Cage?
« Reply #69 on: April 14, 2014, 05:46:10 pm »
Thanks for the reply...... looking forward to seeing the video, and will get ready to place an order as well......   as I run my own business as well, I know the issues with wearing multiple hats.... best of luck on getting everything in order.....



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Re: Any interest in a C10 Canyon Cage?
« Reply #70 on: April 15, 2014, 10:54:34 am »
I've also been out of the office more than usual because our driver ended up leaving the company. So, I've had to do the majority of our pick ups and deliveries until we get a replacement.

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Re: Any interest in a C10 Canyon Cage?
« Reply #71 on: June 24, 2014, 04:01:35 am »
Hey, I would love to have a bar that might actually protect me as well as the plastic. Count me in as an orderer !

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Re: Any interest in a C10 Canyon Cage?
« Reply #72 on: June 26, 2014, 04:20:29 pm »
Hey, I would love to have a bar that might actually protect me as well as the plastic. Count me in as an orderer !
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Re: Any interest in a C10 Canyon Cage?
« Reply #73 on: March 07, 2015, 03:33:48 am »
Any reviews?
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Re: Any interest in a C10 Canyon Cage?
« Reply #74 on: March 07, 2015, 04:49:15 am »
Yes, I have only the front ones but they preformed exactly as I thought. It was a gentle standstill layover and nothing got scratched except for the bars and a spot on my left hand mirror. No damage to plastics or foot peg. Very pleased with outcome and worth the price if you ask me.

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