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post #41 of 53 (permalink) Old 03-18-2020, 06:10 PM
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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?

The rears took about 15 minutes to do both.


The fronts took me well over an hour, not including the highway pegs - but I wasn't watching time that closely. I work slowly, as I don't like to mess things up. I still do, though. I also took a break halfway through to go inside and thaw out my feet. Should have worn warmer boots.



Besides the AE cover, I dinked around with the rear long bolt more than I had to. Also, the way the fronts mount, you bolt a plate in place, and attach the bars to that. On the right, the plate is reversible, depending on whether you own a Gen 2 or Gen 3. It doesn't say that in the printed instructions, but does in the installation video, so I messed around with that for a while, too, because it comes pre-mounted in the Gen 3 configuration. On the left front lower bolt, I had to use an Allen key as I couldn't get another tool in there. A T-wrench with a ball head would have worked better.


The highway bars are very well made. They have the bolt heads on the back, and were fiddly to get attached once I decided where to put them. The cages are pretty close to the body, so there is not much room to work. If I were to put them on the GIVI bars on the V-Strom, there is a lot more space for tools. One very nice feature is that you get two different lengths of rail that goes between the mount and the peg so you can tailor the placement quite a bit. If you look at the mount closely, you see a barrel that the extension attaches to. That is tapped on each side about every 2mm for a stub screw to hold it in place. The taps are offset on each side so you can get a pretty fine range of adjustment. I thought they were kind of expensive, but after handling them I see why.


For quality I say 10/10. For documentation 7/10. There are enough installation videos to overcome that, though. Shipping weight was 23#, so I've probably lowered my center of gravity 10mm!



Now that I've done it, I could probably get both done in an optimistic 45 minutes.
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thanks for the detailed response. It's good to know about the reverseable plate ahead of time.
The front bars are coming first for me, so I'll set aside a day for that effort.


I'm thinking of taking it to my mechanic and having him put it on... but that's giving up before even trying it once!


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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 anyt
What a sensible place to put highway pegs.
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What a sensible place to put highway pegs.

I zoomed in and saw that the pegs are "T-Rex" as well. Think I'll duplicate the equipment and placement.
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What a sensible place to put highway pegs.

Thanks. The odd piece is that on the left, it sits at an angle of about 30* to the rear, and on the right, it is perpendicular to the engine because of the design of the bars. I thought it would feel odd, but not really. When I get the bike out again, I'll take a photo of the right, too, so you can see the difference.

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And if anyone cares - I have a set of barely used T-Rex complete for 2013 to 2019 (I think ) FJR1300.
I sold my 2014 FJR, I have a youtube video up showing how to install, so if you google it,
that is me.
And the complete kit is for sale with axle sliders. Never scratched or down.
Sorry to post this here, I am sure I have them listed in the for sale part of the website.
Good luck to you all.
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Just got this message from T-Rex Racing.

https://www.t-rex-racing.com/Product...e=N69%2D13LGB5
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I finally got around to getting photos of the right side. Also including some of the left, and top-down, so they are all together.
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Does R-gaza have a web site to go to or just ebay? I have a 2005 and t-rex isnt an option for engine guards
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Sadly, as I was backing out of my garage a week ago, all ready for a nice long spring time in the Rockies ride, lost control and my beautiful 2016 Blue Angel went down. Today I got the estimate for repair, labor and parts, right at $2400.!!!!!!! So I’m in the market for some armor. Has anyone used the Yamaha OEM tip over guards, and if so, are they any good? Sure are expensive for what they are. Going to look for some reviews on the T-Rex bars, may be the way I go. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
I'm sorry to hear that. I hope you are ok.

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