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Murphs Kits tipover bar hardware....
« on: May 24, 2015, 01:52:06 pm »
Howdy, I had a screw from my tipover bars backout recently, and I cant seem to find a proper match at my local hardware store. Anyone have the tech specs on the bolts that secure the tipover bars to the mounts?
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Re: Murphs Kits tipover bar hardware....
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2015, 11:24:40 pm »
Hellllooooooo?
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Re: Murphs Kits tipover bar hardware....
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2015, 01:26:25 am »
I don't have those on my bike so I have no idea on the size, but I have had good luck finding "hard to find" fasteners at Ace Hardware if you have a store nearby give them a try.
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Re: Murphs Kits tipover bar hardware....
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2015, 04:07:15 am »
Have you asked Murph?

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Re: Murphs Kits tipover bar hardware....
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2015, 01:17:18 pm »
If you email Murph he will tell you.
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Re: Murphs Kits tipover bar hardware....
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2015, 02:10:02 am »
We'll see if he replies....hasnt the last few times I've emailed.

This is by far one of the best accessories, while at the same time being the most inconvenient on the planet. I tried to pull one out this evening to take to a hardware store, and it went right into the fairing with more to give...not sure how I even got it in there.
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Re: Murphs Kits tipover bar hardware....
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2015, 09:11:57 am »
I'm thinking of getting these. How much of a PITA are they to install? And I've always had good luck with Murph's customer service.

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Re: Murphs Kits tipover bar hardware....
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2015, 01:04:16 pm »
I have no problem removing mine. Just remove the two bolts holding the round bar to the bracket and it comes right off. They are snug up against the plastic in places, but that has not been a real hindrance. My bike came with them installed, however it looks like the brackets are a bit fiddly. Once those are installed it's a piece of cake.
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Re: Murphs Kits tipover bar hardware....
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2015, 02:28:06 pm »
I'm thinking of getting these. How much of a PITA are they to install? And I've always had good luck with Murph's customer service.

A HUGE ONE! But, I think in the end, it pays off if you ever have a spill. One suggestion if you go for it.....DONT SECURE ANYTHING until the very end. The fasteners and brackets need to be able to move a bit to fit things around so mock it up while everything is loose, THEN go and secure things. Also, get a thin 17mm, or 5/16 wrench from ebay. Put it in a vice, get a torch, heat that bad boy up and give it a 45 degree bend. It makes secureing/unsecuring those bolts so much easier.

A bigger PITA: Putting a trailer hitch on if you have the tipover bars already installed!

I like the design of the other bars that are out there more, but those were expensive and just emerging as I bougth the murph bars. I ended up stripping the powdercoat and spraying down with plastidip.
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