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Offline Con 14

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Re: Damage Prevention
« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2011, 03:21:59 pm »
Were the MC Enteprise bars easy to install. The front sounds more complicated according to their instructions which they emailed to me. There was a little cutting involved behind the fairing on the 2010-11. I'm considering getting a set like yours.

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Re: Damage Prevention
« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2011, 03:39:47 pm »
You can see the drop at 1:54.

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Re: Damage Prevention
« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2011, 08:51:57 am »
ah, probity cycle...thats the other company from that video!  you may be able to tell those bars are slightly different as they are more triangular than the traditional mc ent bars.  either way they work great.

installation wasnt bad iirc.  you have to remove the side panels and install new, longer bolts in the engine for the engine mount, which is where the bars attach.  make sure you only do one side at a time for that reason!

they do add one more step when doing maintenance such as valve adjustments.  i only needed to remove the right side bar to pull the valve cover off.  there was plenty of room on the left side with the bar still mounted to check the valves on the left.

if you cut a small piece of non-visible plastic from between the upper two vents on the side panel, you will be able to separate the panels from the bars. this is convenient if you need to remove the panels for access, but dont want to remove the bars. otherwise they are attached like two magicians rings.  doing so also allows you to remove the bar in one piece for maintenance.  the cut does not effect the plastic fins whatsoever.  this advice is for the 08/9's, i do not know how it applies to the later models.

the cut...


you can see how the bars and panel would be intertwined if not for the cut...


also, what they look like from the riders perspective...through a camera at least..
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Re: Damage Prevention
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2011, 09:32:56 am »
One of our members was working on a solution that looked like it was going to be almost as good, but I haven't heard anything in a while from him, so I don't know how he is coming along.

That was like Big Dog?  I emailed him a while back and he was going to get back to me when he was done with a vacation but I've never heard anything.  Anyone know how to get a hold of him?

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Re: Damage Prevention
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2011, 09:35:43 am »
Did you mean bygdawg? He posted yesterday in the industry member section.

http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,27004.msg137208.html#new