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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2012, 11:50:53 am »
I am installing lights on the fender or reflector mounts and they are smaller than most.  I am not sure if the sliders will be required but I do not want to lay it over to find out.  tks

I decided to buy a set as they are Ebay sellers with free shipping.
Here is a set on a Busa


And on a ZX14
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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2012, 02:47:54 am »
Well thanks everyone for the input.  I've ordered a complete set this afternoon.  It will be nice to not worrywart much the day it does go down.  Gives me a little more piece of mind with the added protection.
thanks against all!

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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2012, 03:58:09 pm »
@VAGTR - thats them, thanks for picture, VAGTR. I got mine yesterday, they will go on tonight or tomorrow night.
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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2012, 07:19:47 pm »
No prob.  Got mine in and on:

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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2012, 08:08:00 pm »
No prob.  Got mine in and on:

Looks good!  :great:

Do they make em for the rear swing arm too?
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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2012, 08:43:41 pm »
@ZG - I wish they did, but I ended up getting my swingarm set from ProjekD because I like how they look, and for a pair they weren't any more expensive than PCA.
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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2012, 10:47:23 pm »
@ZG - I wish they did, but I ended up getting my swingarm set from ProjekD because I like how they look, and for a pair they weren't any more expensive than PCA.


Not the thread jack but...


I had the ProjektD swing arm sliders (pic below of em) but I sold em because IMO they weren't long enough to provide protection.





I ended up going with the Top Block (your fav I know JR  :nananana:) because their swing arm sliders are about 3x longer, thus protecting the exhaust and bags in a tip-over...  :great:





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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2012, 11:25:12 pm »
No swing arm protection that I could see.  However with the rear McEnt bars I am pretty confident that the rear is protected.  I only have the single factory exhaust and if my stock one gets damaged then I will either put the 09 factory pipe back on or spend a few dollars on a pipe.   The TB's look much better as far as protection go vs the Projektd.  What was the damage on them with shipping?   The front was probably fine w/o the sliders but with the new lights hanging off the reflector brackets I wanted a little more security. 
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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2012, 11:43:47 pm »
The TB's look much better as far as protection go vs the Projektd.  What was the damage on them with shipping?   


$300 shipped for front and rear TB's if memory serves me right...

The TB fronts are same length...






The front was probably fine w/o the sliders but with the new lights hanging off the reflector brackets I wanted a little more security. 


Agreed, wise choice and good investment bro, I like the new lights by the way...  :great:  :beerchug:
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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2012, 12:17:14 am »
 :o  lol.  But the TB's are nice.   :great:  Someday you are going to tell us what your total investment...obsession is.  Thanks ref the lights.  Here are shots of the Canyons when down on the Gen1 with a TB slip on.

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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2012, 01:41:57 am »

I'm going to add long sliders to the front axle to protect my Denali 2 LED lights hanging down at the axle completely, but then I'm done I think.

Never seen anyone here say that before...

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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2012, 01:51:20 am »
I had the ProjektD swing arm sliders (pic below of em) but I sold em because IMO they weren't long enough to provide protection

- i think that these sliders from ProjektD are meant to work as a set (ie , the fork + frame + swingarm sliders).

- you will appreciate that if you only lengthen one of the sliders , the bike will simply have a different attitude on its side and perhaps parts that would never contact the ground in a "normal drop" will start to do so because of the new attitude.

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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2012, 09:44:44 am »
I have front and rear MC Enterprises bars, so already when mine drops or slides, it is protected, and the swingarm and bags won't touch the ground.

I'm putting the swingarm protectors on for added protection, but even if I low sided at 20 mph and the bike slid 50 feet, the swingarms wouldn't touch the pavement. I may actually sell my ProjekD swingarm protectors unopened, because I don't need them.

MC Enterprise Canyon Guard and rear protector bars are fantastic protection.
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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #38 on: September 14, 2012, 12:27:58 pm »
@VAGTR - with our Canyon Guards, the rear (small) protector bars don't even touch the ground in your "gently lower it to the floor" example. Which is pretty darn good. I think the rear guard will come into usefulness in a real drop or slide, where the bike rocks a little. Looks like the front wheel is held at a good high angle too, and so is the rear. So we are well protected.

And of course, our friend who posted the pictures after a low speed low-side slide prove it. We have excellant clearance of fairing parts and bars off the ground too.
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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2012, 05:53:57 pm »
Unless one uses the police bathroom bars, there's always going to be a chance of damage because
in real life most of us are not going to drop our bikes on a perfectly flat polished cement floor. There will
either be a rock, a curb, or one of those parking bumpers when I drop mine. Even if in my own garage
there will no doubt be a toolbox or something that hits my C14 in between the Top Block slider
and my rear MCE saddlebag protectors.

IIRC Somewhere (this forum?) someone (Fred H.?) warned about the extra long TBs on the right side interfering
 with the stock bazooka if the suspension is compressed enough, just thought I'd mention it here.


I'm going to add long sliders to the front axle to protect my Denali 2 LED lights hanging down at the axle completely, but then I'm done I think.


Never seen anyone here say that before...
Yeah, he's either dreaming or contemplating a new bike.  He meant to say "..but then I'm done. I think. Maybe. Possibly, unless...I see something else
that I really want."  :)

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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #40 on: September 14, 2012, 06:47:03 pm »
IIRC Somewhere (this forum?) someone (Fred H.?) warned about the extra long TBs on the right side interfering
 with the stock bazooka if the suspension is compressed enough, just thought I'd mention it here.



Yet another reason to not have that massive potato launcher on your Connie...  ;)
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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #41 on: September 14, 2012, 09:02:06 pm »
IIRC Somewhere (this forum?) someone (Fred H.?) warned about the extra long TBs on the right side interfering
 with the stock bazooka if the suspension is compressed enough, just thought I'd mention it here.



Yet another reason to not have that massive potato launcher on your Connie...  ;)


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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2012, 10:57:21 pm »
Took the ERC this weekend.  Didn't need the cages!  :)

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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2012, 10:52:10 am »
Ok, whats an "ERC" ? Experienced Rider Course, as in MSF ?
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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #44 on: September 16, 2012, 12:45:48 pm »
Yes.

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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #45 on: September 16, 2012, 03:23:23 pm »
Yes.

Cool. Did it in 2010 with my ZX14. Guess I'll do it again next year with the C14. Have the cage and rear protectors, shouldn't need them.

Yesterday I did a super-tight u-turn and amazed myself how easy it was with the Connie. The ZX14 fought me every inch of the way whenever I tried it.
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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #46 on: September 19, 2012, 07:33:58 pm »
I got the front sliders but couldn't find the rear, do they make em?

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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #47 on: September 20, 2012, 10:40:39 am »
I got the front sliders but couldn't find the rear, do they make em?

Who, "they" ?  And we would use swingarm sliders. I have a brand new pair from ProjekD not even removed from the packing yet, if you want, cheap.  :great:
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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #48 on: September 20, 2012, 12:14:51 pm »
I got the front sliders but couldn't find the rear, do they make em?

Who, "they" ?  And we would use swingarm sliders. I have a brand new pair from ProjekD not even removed from the packing yet, if you want, cheap.  :great:


Sorry I meant T-Rex fork sliders, do they make something for the rear, I don't mean to be ignorant, I came from a cruiser to the C14 and I'm trying to get it set up.

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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #49 on: September 20, 2012, 01:22:54 pm »
I don't think T-Rex makes them for back. They make for front, but for the ZX14 (2008-2011) but those fit our C14s because its same same.

For the back, you put sliders on your swingarm, where the black domed protector already is.

Like I said, I have a brand new, unopended Projek swingarm slider kit which I would ship anywhere in the continental US for $55, which is a steal.  I don't need them because I put the MC Enterprises rear guard bars on, and they keep the swingarm and drive shaft/wheel unit off the ground.
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