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t-rex bars..waiting

Finally did my research (here and on amazon) and settled on the T-Rex bars for engine and luggage! Liked the design better than the russian-made stuff.

Luggage Bars are out of stock, so I'm saving more pennies and waiting.... sigh....

'Not much of a mechanic, but I can watch the Youtube videos to see how to put them on.
Road trip from California to Omaha, NE this summer , and I'd really like to have these in place for that!
Pictures when they get here!

(If they do, worried they're not coming back in stock and I'll have to go with something else.)
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When I decided to replace my sliders with engine guards, they were out of stock. Wasnít too long before they were back.
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They have a set for sale on Ebay, I found out they run out on their website but replenish stock fairly quickly

https://www.ebay.com/itm/T-Rex-Racin...UAAOSw5YhdYBXS
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When you install the main engine guard bolts (fine thread 12mm), use some anti-seize and reduce torque to below 30 ft. lbs. It will keep those bolts from freezing in there.

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Thanks for the tip. Doing mine this weekend.
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They have a set for sale on Ebay, I found out they run out on their website but replenish stock fairly quickly

https://www.ebay.com/itm/T-Rex-Racin...UAAOSw5YhdYBXS
(smile) found those too...it's the luggage guards the t-rex folk are out of.

I'm hoping to buy the front and rear together when both are back in stock.


bought one set of luggage guards based on the photo then realized that wasn't what the seller was sending! nice! Ebay was good about refunding that.

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When you install the main engine guard bolts (fine thread 12mm), use some anti-seize and reduce torque to below 30 ft. lbs. It will keep those bolts from freezing in there.

Thank you for that advice. I was hoping folks would offer good tips like that when I put up the post... (smile) I'll look for something at the local Home Depot.


It's been raining for a week here, and another week and a half are coming...!!
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Thanks for the tip. Doing mine this weekend.

Looking forward to pictures and advice should you decide to post either or both!.... good luck with the project.

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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 Iím 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.

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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.
Sorry to hear about your mishap 😞 I suggest you fix it yourself (I did) you will probably save a thousand, and as far as you doing more research on the effectiveness of TRex, you'll be wasting your time, just order a set, the sooner the better, (if you can get it, they are on backorder) it's the only insurance against the future low speed drops. TRex or R-Gaza those are your choices and they are both good, search this forum to see more info on both. Good luck with your repair.

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