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post #31 of 53 (permalink) Old 03-14-2020, 05:25 PM
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This looks interesting....
(NB: Maybe not... the single review on the site says the saddlebags won't go back on after you install these... NOT the best design.)

https://www.bikehps.com/acatalog/inf...ors_Bungs.html
If you drop the bike on those with any forward momentum they look to be able to snap off the entire bracket.
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Remember to loosen the pinch bolt on the main engine bolt before trying to install engine guards. This is located by the left top corner of radiator.
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This looks interesting....
(NB: Maybe not... the single review on the site says the saddlebags won't go back on after you install these... NOT the best design.) https://www.bikehps.com/acatalog/inf...ors_Bungs.html

Correct, bags won't go back on with these. They will if you have the Gen2 version. Click on the picture for a breakdown of the kit.

https://www.bikehps.com/acatalog/Yam...rs.html#a51867


I had the original design of these on my '07, the stainless steel plate runs back to the muffler mount. The rather long-shafted slider was tipover tested by me more than once and the bags never got a scratch. They looked good and I think they would do OK in a crash/slide but just OK. You'd have to ask them if they fit Gen3, they may.

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I had too much time on my hands and went hunting for any crash guards I could find.
The t-rex or R-gaza will do just fine.
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So here are some photos of the final installation. I've seen some of these gloss powder coated, but these are matte finished. The first shows the T-Rex Highway Pegs installed, and also the one irritation I had with the installation.


My bike is the AE model, with the electronic clutch. You can see just to the left of the triangular plate is a part of the shift mechanism that should be covered by a cowling. T-Rex's materials say this is a "no cutting installation." I didn't have to cut the cowl to install, but I did have to remove it, and will have to remove part of its corner to get it back in place. Probably belt sander as my band saw is out of commission right now.


I tried the highway pegs farther forward, but it felt like the stirrups on an OB/GYN table. Here, I can get a little stretch, and if the bike should take a nap/slide, they are less likely to bend into anything really expensive. If I decide I don't use them enough, they'll get moved to the V-Strom.



Next photo shows the bag bars. I had my wife test-sit after installation. She did lose a little foot room, but her heels are well on the pegs.


Last shot shows both.
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My bike is the AE model, with the electronic clutch. You can see just to the left of the triangular plate is a part of the shift mechanism
Looking good, Looking good let's hope you'll never need them

Q: "Why do you still have the gear shifter on your bike?"
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The AE gives you the option of using the foot shifter or the trigger on the left grip.


The pattern of the shift had to be changed to accommodate the automation: it is N-1-2-3-4-5. There is also an "on button" on the grip you have to press if you want to use the trigger shift. I assume it is to keep you from accidentally downshifting instead of hitting your horn button, as they are stacked one below the other. I don't use my thumb to downshift, instead flicking the trigger forward with my index finger; I seldom use the foot shift anymore. When learning they system, I got tired of beeping...
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Loved the photos. Thanks for sharing those. The luggage guards look espcially well made.
what was more difficult to attach?
the front or the back?

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My wife rests her heels in the t-Rex luggage guards. She loses no foot room. Part of why I like them.

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I'm hoping they'll come back in stock soon. Mybe next month...

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