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Offline bajakirch

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Used tip-over bars
« on: June 27, 2012, 08:07:55 pm »
As a new C10 owner I keep hearing stories of people knocking their bikes over, since they're so top-heavy. I pretty much spent everything I had available on my bike, and really can't afford to be replacing mirrors, fairing bits or pegs. I checked out some aftermarket tip-over bars, but they're out of my budget for now. Searching on ebay turned up only 1 damaged set, and that was $200. I even did a nationwide Craig's List search and came up with bubkis.

I do have a buddy that owns a machine/fabrication shop, but I have no idea what would go into the creation of a custom set, or what it would cost.

Any suggestions for lower cost bars? I'd love some protection from my own ineptitude.
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Re: Used tip-over bars
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012, 05:54:02 pm »
From memory, but I'm sure someone will correct it if I mess up.

Basically the fronts attach to the upper motor mounts on each side, and 'I think' bolts on each side toward the front of the engine.  I remember having to cut holes in the inner duct work.  It's been so long I don't remember exactly where.  You can look at pictures of them mounted and probably figure it out.  If you can't, your buddy should be able to.  If I remember the early discussions, Skip's biggest challenge was figuring out where was strong enough to put 'em, followed by how to get those outside the fairing without cutting too much :)

The rears go through the muffler and bag mounts.

I'd just be careful until you get the cash for the bars.  Worry and concern make you more careful-er.  :))
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Re: Used tip-over bars
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2012, 06:01:50 pm »
I have heard that Highway pegs can "help" prevent damage from a low speed drop.

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Re: Used tip-over bars
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2012, 08:04:20 pm »
Man seeing a Connie on it's side like that scares me. :a102:
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Re: Used tip-over bars
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2012, 05:26:12 pm »
Man seeing a Connie on it's side like that scares me. :a102:
Not as much as it scared me >:(
No damage, I even laid her back down a second time with a spotted tomake sure it wasnt a fluke.
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Re: Used tip-over bars
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2012, 10:58:33 pm »
Tipover protection or not . I can't see why anyone wouldn't want the tipover bars with highway pegs . Look great and you have to stretch those legs and cool off on long rides....at least I do .
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Re: Used tip-over bars
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2012, 12:07:04 am »
I checked with my buddy who owns the fabrication shop. He doesn't have the high-end tube-bending equipment to do a project like this. But he said a shop that did would probably START at around $450. So I guess that option's out.

It looks like my best choice is the set from Murph's @ around $340. The reviews are generally positive, but it looks like installation isn't exactly a quick bolt-on.
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Re: Used tip-over bars
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2012, 01:26:37 am »
Its not too tough . I haven't done the rears yet .great instructions from Murph .
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Re: Used tip-over bars
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2012, 04:18:42 pm »
Bajakirich.  After the instalation, it helps to take a spare 5/8 box end wrench and put a 45* bend in it.  It makes removale for valve adjusts much easier.  Just leave the brackets in place and remove the bars.
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Re: Used tip-over bars
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2012, 05:17:12 pm »
Good idea.....and throw that wrench in your toolkit on the bike .
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Re: Used tip-over bars
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2012, 05:09:05 pm »
Agree on bending the wrench. I went a step further and ground it thinner. This makes it easier to fit between the fairing and the bolt.