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Concours 14 Discussion (C14 / ZG1400 / 1400GTR) => Accessories C14 => Topic started by: Rob9876 on May 02, 2018, 08:09:21 pm

Title: Please recommend Cages or Guards
Post by: Rob9876 on May 02, 2018, 08:09:21 pm
I'll be taking a Total Control class later this month, and think I may want to put some cages/guards on my 2015 Connie before then.  I'd love to get some recommendations for economical cages/guards that don't require a lot of drilling or cutting.  I believe I can get the MC Enterprises cages new for around $500 -- are there any cheaper options that are decent?  I am a cheap son of a gun.
Title: Re: Please recommend Cages or Guards
Post by: Egodriver71 on May 03, 2018, 10:08:21 am
MC Enterprises Canyon Cages

$500 is a hell of a lot cheaper than new Tupperware...
Title: Re: Please recommend Cages or Guards
Post by: Hosspower on May 03, 2018, 11:15:51 am
Check out the Top Blocks from Murph's for tip over protection. I am not a huge fan of the cages. The Top Blocks are very discreet. I just can't afford them right now.
Any Top Blocks users got any thoughts on the protection from them?
Title: Re: Please recommend Cages or Guards
Post by: Road Runner on May 05, 2018, 01:04:58 am
MC Enterprises Canyon Cages

$500 is a hell of a lot cheaper than new Tupperware...

Agree! They've saved my "tupperware" a couple of times now. Well worth it IMO.
Title: Re: Please recommend Cages or Guards
Post by: Not So Wild Turkey on May 06, 2018, 03:08:16 am
I've got the T-Rex guards front and back.  Saved me a couple of times.
Title: Re: Please recommend Cages or Guards
Post by: Charby on May 06, 2018, 03:20:17 am
I've got the Canyon Cages and put on highway pegs for the long rides. Makes a difference.
Title: Re: Please recommend Cages or Guards
Post by: Rob9876 on May 06, 2018, 05:30:45 pm
I've got the T-Rex guards front and back.  Saved me a couple of times.
Those are appealing as they are about $100 cheaper than the MC Enterprises set with shipping *EDIT: and the installation looks simpler & no-cut.  I saw an old 2014 thread on here saying the luggage guard design interfered with the rear suspension parts, but that they were re-designing.  Is it safe to assume that was taken care of?
Title: Re: Please recommend Cages or Guards
Post by: Jorge on May 06, 2018, 10:25:26 pm
Previous owner of my 2012 put on Top Block and the sliders. He dropped once on the right side, and there is no evidence whatsoever. He replaced the plastic piece and it was good as new.
The look like they belong, and make a great place to mount driving lights for conspicuity. Highly recommend them, but they are pricy.
Title: Re: Please recommend Cages or Guards
Post by: Doc on May 07, 2018, 11:26:42 am
Previous owner of my 2012 put on Top Block and the sliders. He dropped once on the right side, and there is no evidence whatsoever. He replaced the plastic piece and it was good as new.
The look like they belong, and make a great place to mount driving lights for conspicuity. Highly recommend them, but they are pricy.

+1 on Top Blocks - yes they are pricey but they are the only solution that looks like they belong imho.   Very sleek and effective and takes care of front and rear.
Title: Re: Please recommend Cages or Guards
Post by: Arabian Red on May 11, 2018, 05:53:12 pm
Canyon Cages all the way.
Title: Re: Please recommend Cages or Guards
Post by: Road Runner on May 12, 2018, 12:10:16 am
Canyon Cages all the way.
+1  :great:
Title: Re: Please recommend Cages or Guards
Post by: Sailor_chic on May 12, 2018, 01:05:28 pm
+2
Title: Re: Please recommend Cages or Guards
Post by: Grant on May 12, 2018, 02:58:34 pm
I am also looking at protection. I sure like the subtle look of the Top Block system but by the time one out fits a 2010 and up C-14 with the full system you are looking at $692.00 and does it really adequate protection?
The canyon cages definitely have a more invasive look but sure appear to me as if they would provide a lot more protection. I seem to have more and more trouble with leg cramping as I age and the idea of a place for Highway pegs. At this point I would have to vote for the Canyon Cages, but that's still up for debate...
Title: Re: Please recommend Cages or Guards
Post by: ChrisD on May 12, 2018, 09:04:10 pm
I'm not a fan of the Bumper car look on a bike so went with Top Blocks.  Works the same and looks better IMHO!

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Title: Re: Please recommend Cages or Guards
Post by: Not So Wild Turkey on May 14, 2018, 08:20:51 pm
Yes the T-Rex issue was cured.  I believe that was my old post about the interference.  No longer an issue.  I'm happy is all I can say.
Title: Re: Please recommend Cages or Guards
Post by: Rob9876 on May 14, 2018, 11:21:49 pm
Yes the T-Rex issue was cured.  I believe that was my old post about the interference.  No longer an issue.  I'm happy is all I can say.
Very good to know, thanks!
Title: Re: Please recommend Cages or Guards
Post by: gilbysan on May 19, 2018, 03:56:43 pm
+1 for the Top Blocks. Ordered them from Murph's and got them mounted right away.  They are elegant and unobtrusive in appearance and look like they are factory equipment, I think at some point in the past Kaw offered them as an option, but no longer. 

When you are on the bike, you can't really see the pads, only the bar that bolts in the rear engine mounting points.

Safe Riding!
Gilbysan