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Offline ykalra

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Crash bars for Concours 1999
« on: April 25, 2015, 09:01:00 pm »
Hello friends,

I am looking for crash bars for my Kawasaki Concours 199 model..can anyone please suggest me where I can get them from?

Thank you very much.

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Re: Crash bars for Concours 1999
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2015, 11:27:36 am »
You would get more help in the c10 section, http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/board,42.0.html

There is a vender directory that should help

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Re: Crash bars for Concours 1999
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2015, 04:47:47 pm »
Mad this is the C10 section.  :-[
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Re: Crash bars for Concours 1999
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2015, 08:38:56 pm »
Mad this is the C10 section.  :-[
This thread was in the C14 section...

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Re: Crash bars for Concours 1999
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2015, 09:25:32 pm »
Hello friends,

I am looking for crash bars for my Kawasaki Concours 199 model..can anyone please suggest me where I can get them from?

Thank you very much.


Now, back to the business at hand  -  did you try Murph's? http://www.murphskits.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_90&products_id=127
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Re: Crash bars for Concours 1999
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2015, 10:14:29 pm »
MC Enterprises for C-10 Canyon Cages.

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Re: Crash bars for Concours 1999
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2015, 11:50:45 pm »
Mad this is the C10 section.  :-[

Yes it was ;)  We Mods have to have something to do.
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Re: Crash bars for Concours 1999
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2015, 12:01:33 am »
MC Enterprises for C-10 Canyon Cages.

www.mcenterprisesusa.com

Pros/cons between these and Muph's?

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Re: Crash bars for Concours 1999
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2015, 12:22:28 am »
Murph's bars are 'standard'  u-shaped tip-over bars.  The canyon cages are more stylish, and I think they are stronger.  Here's the canyon cages on my '98.
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Re: Crash bars for Concours 1999
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2015, 11:52:05 am »
How do the Canyon Cages compare price wise with Murph's bars?  I like the look of the Canyon Cages, but curious about cost?  They appear to sell thru dealers, which frankly I try to avoid for something like this.  Prefer not to pay a dealership mark-up. 
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Re: Crash bars for Concours 1999
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2015, 07:48:05 pm »
+1

Jwh360, I am curious about the cost of the Canyon Cages compared to the Murphs' bars as well since you can't get a price off of the manufacturer's website?  I'm also curious about how far they stick out and how much protection they might give in a fall.  I DO think they look better than the Murphs' bars, but they don't look like they stick out as far and might not actually stick out far enough to protect all your plastic and mirrors, etc.  What's your take on that?

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Re: Crash bars for Concours 1999
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2015, 08:36:26 pm »
Who cares what they look like, buy for what they protect... I am going with the Murphs. :)
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Re: Crash bars for Concours 1999
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2015, 08:45:15 pm »
I can't tell you how much they cost, as mine were given to me by MC Enterprises for allowing them to use my bike to make the prototypes.  You purchase them directly from MC Enterprises.

As far as protection, check out the pictures on page 2 of the C10 Canyon Cage Build thread.  And yeah, that is my bike laying on it's side in those pictures.

http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,47173.50.html

They show the contact points if the bike gets tipped over.  Remember, no matter whose bars you buy, they are all called TIP-OVER bars.  They are designed to protect the bike in the event of a tip over, or at worst, a very low speed drop, IE: parking lot speed.  The MCE guys did an actual hard drop test, and the bike never rotated any farther over than the main contact point of the bars, so no worries on the mirrors.  I'm sure the Canyon Cages will do a reasonable job of protection if you have a low-side slide type crash, but I don't think anyone's bars will protect the mirrors or any of the upper fairing if it's more than a low-side slide.  If it goes farther over than that, you need a roll cage!

I'll say this, the Canyon Cages are really heavy duty.  The mounting brackets are extremely strong, and allow for easy removal of the bars when you need to take the plastic off.  I posted install pics on page 4 of the same thread.

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Re: Crash bars for Concours 1999
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2015, 09:32:39 pm »
I called MC enterprises and they are $325 for the fronts and $300 for the rears!
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Re: Crash bars for Concours 1999
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2015, 08:58:06 pm »
Yeah, I kinda figured they'd be REAL expensive when the didn't list the price on the web site :)
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Re: Crash bars for Concours 1999
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2015, 12:41:42 am »
Canyon cages look much easier & faster to remove than ghe others- is that true?
As for protection, the bars Murph sells will offer a lot of protection even at speed.
Friend and I were riding about 40-45 MPH in a right hand turn when his front wheel hit fine gravel, he went down on a low side and the bike flipped, tumbled, and ended up in the ditch. He had front and rear bars installed.
He broke right peg, bent one handlebar, some minor scrapes on fairing (and mirror I think), bent right rear bar and the bag support (steel piece where the antler rests), and small crack where the right tip-over bar "folded" into the fairing.
Without the bars damage would have been extensive.
They clearly protect even at higher speeds.
He was able to straighten the bars, replaced handlebar and peg, and was good to go.
BTW... that incident is also the reason I got riding pants with armor.
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