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Crash Bars...
« on: July 09, 2013, 11:57:53 pm »
I saw the MC Enterprise crash bars for the Connie online... Anybody had those installed?

What do they set you back at, cost wise?

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Re: Crash Bars...
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2013, 02:42:18 am »
if you go with crash not canyon cages it was about 550 $  and i put them on myself.
used a dremel tool to trim plastic on the right side. instructions were very good.
just watch your tork settings and do not overtighten (like i did and strip the threads on your motor mounts)
it took me and a buddy an hour and a half to do the front end,rear was about 45 min total.
buy the way i dropped my bike at .5mph and didn't hurt a thing,I'm already ahead of the game on cost
good luck.
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Re: Crash Bars...
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2013, 01:17:20 pm »
Caynon Cages here

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Re: Crash Bars...
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2013, 01:31:33 pm »
Who cares what they cost, they will pay for themselves if you have one of those uhoh moments.  ;D This fortunately was just flat tire in the middle of no where, not a crash.

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Re: Crash Bars...
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2013, 01:33:49 pm »
if you go with crash not canyon cages it was about 550 $  and i put them on myself.
used a dremel tool to trim plastic on the right side. instructions were very good.
just watch your tork settings and do not overtighten (like i did and strip the threads on your motor mounts)
it took me and a buddy an hour and a half to do the front end,rear was about 45 min total.
buy the way i dropped my bike at .5mph and didn't hurt a thing,I'm already ahead of the game on cost
good luck.
jay

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Do you have a pic of how/where you trimmed the fairing "gills" on the right side with your Dremel, and can you post it for those of us who are just at that point of the installation?

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Re: Crash Bars...
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2013, 01:56:00 pm »
Currently, we have two different versions of guards for the fairing and one for the saddle bags. For the fairings, you have a choice between the Canyon Cages ($300 MSRP) and the Law Enforcement Guards ($365). The Canyon Cages, pictured above, are much lower profile and designed more for civilian use as they allow for more extreme lean angles. The Law Enforcement guards stick out a bit more, are a bit heavier, and have a bracket welded to them to allow for the mounting of auxiliary lighting, sirens, baton/flash light holders, etc. If you're considering mounting highway pegs, the Canyon Cage would be your best bet as there's much more room to adjust the position of the pegs. As for the saddle bags, our small saddle bag guards are the way to go and they run $175. Shipping is included in all of these prices as long as you're located in the continental U.S. If you have any further questions, you can ask here, PM me, email me, or call us directly at the office!

Do you have a pic of how/where you trimmed the fairing "gills" on the right side with your Dremel, and can you post it for those of us who are just at that point of the installation?

Dave R.


Below is a photo of where the gills must be trimmed in order to remove the fairings without removing the Canyon Cages.

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Re: Crash Bars...
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2013, 02:10:09 pm »
Why do you have two cuts on the fairing Ryan? I only had to make the top cut and I have removed my firings twice now, HID light issues  >:(

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Re: Crash Bars...
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2013, 01:22:10 pm »
Why do you have two cuts on the fairing Ryan? I only had to make the top cut and I have removed my firings twice now, HID light issues  >:(

Y'know, I'm not entirely sure. It may be because the photo I posted was in relation to the modification needed to remove the fairing with our Law Enforcement guards installed and not the Canyon Cages. I was relatively sure that the modification was the same for both applications but apparently I was mistaken.  :-[

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Re: Crash Bars...
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2013, 01:26:04 pm »
For the Canyon Cages on my `09, I only clipped the upper.
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Re: Crash Bars...
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2013, 02:12:11 pm »
For the Canyon Cages on my `09, I only clipped the upper.

Thanks guys! I'll be sure to note the fact that the Law Enforcement guards require both gills to be notched and the Canyon Cages require only the upper.

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Re: Crash Bars...
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2013, 12:06:47 am »
Currently, we have two different versions of guards for the fairing and one for the saddle bags. For the fairings, you have a choice between the Canyon Cages ($300 MSRP) and the Law Enforcement Guards ($365). The Canyon Cages, pictured above, are much lower profile and designed more for civilian use as they allow for more extreme lean angles. The Law Enforcement guards stick out a bit more, are a bit heavier, and have a bracket welded to them to allow for the mounting of auxiliary lighting, sirens, baton/flash light holders, etc. If you're considering mounting highway pegs, the Canyon Cage would be your best bet as there's much more room to adjust the position of the pegs. As for the saddle bags, our small saddle bag guards are the way to go and they run $175. Shipping is included in all of these prices as long as you're located in the continental U.S. If you have any further questions, you can ask here, PM me, email me, or call us directly at the office!

Do you have a pic of how/where you trimmed the fairing "gills" on the right side with your Dremel, and can you post it for those of us who are just at that point of the installation?

Dave R.


How about Canada? Do you have a reseller here?
Below is a photo of where the gills must be trimmed in order to remove the fairings without removing the Canyon Cages.


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Re: Crash Bars...
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2013, 12:24:44 pm »
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How about Canada? Do you have a reseller here?



Chris, http://www.motorcycleinnovations.ca/ carries them.  Great communication and quick delivery. 

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« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2013, 12:13:26 am »
I only had to put one cut in and removed nothing. It bends enough  to go around the Canyon cage  bar without removing anything
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Re: Crash Bars...
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2013, 12:26:53 am »
I put an order in today for both the front and rear.  I need to find the right highway pegs To go with it next.  I would love to see some photo of the highway pegs.  BTW Ryan was a pleasure work with on the phone at MC Enterprises.

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Re: Crash Bars...
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2013, 11:35:41 am »
I put an order in today for both the front and rear.  I need to find the right highway pegs Tom go with it next.  I would love to see some photo of the highway pegs.  BTW Ryan was a pleasure work with on the phone at MC Enterprises.

+1!! Would love to see pics of highway pegs.  :great:


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« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2013, 02:18:51 pm »
Is this what you are looking for?



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« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2013, 03:15:02 pm »
Yes sir!! Nice. Having a hard time finding the right size clamps for the bard diam.


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« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2013, 03:50:10 pm »
Awesome!! Thank you sir.  :great: :beerchug:


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« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2013, 04:20:46 pm »
Is this what you are looking for?





Yes, Thanks for the Photos.  I need to stretch my legs on long rides.  Doctors orders since I had DVT's in the past.  I guess I can mount the pegs on any part of the bar depending on personal comfort and my leg size.  I will just need to remember to not nap on long rides stretched out with the c-control on.  lol
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« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2013, 05:31:38 pm »
I will just need to remember to not nap on long rides stretched out with the c-control on.  lol


I load up my Saddleman bag and use it for a back rest, throw my feet up on the hwy pegs, and ride.  :great:

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This is the only picture I could find with the bag. I was waiting for MCE to make the canyon cages, minus a few other farkles as well.

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« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2013, 06:25:14 pm »
Looks mighty comfortable!!  :motonoises:


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Re: Crash Bars...
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2013, 08:36:01 pm »
Uuurrrrggggghhhhhh!!!!!! The upper bolt for canyon cage on right side just snapped while tightening!!!!! >:( :-[ :truce:


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« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2013, 08:43:26 pm »
Pic.  :'(


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Re: Crash Bars...
« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2013, 01:27:46 pm »
Uuurrrrggggghhhhhh!!!!!! The upper bolt for canyon cage on right side just snapped while tightening!!!!! >:( :-[ :truce:

Is that our hardware or a stock bolt? Looks like some of the stock hardware. We use extremely high-grade stuff that usually strips engine blocks before snapping itself. However, if it is one of the bolts included in the hardware kit, PM or email me and I'll replace it for you.