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Canyon Cages *extension?*

I'm posting like crazy today...ha! So I've got Canyon Cages already for my 15'....but I've noticed when my vents are in the summer (outer) position, they MAYBE come out exactly even with the vents or the vents possibly stick out further. I would love the peace of mind since those cages are beastly already, that the fairings wouldn't hit the ground. Has anyone fit slider pucks to the main front upper bolt on the cages to extend the protection further? If so, what did you end up buying? I've been creatively looking with no luck so far. I see on ebay there's one of those Russian brand cages that has sliders on them already...thanks!

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Atl, T-Rex guards come with the slider already, I was also thinking of adding one of those "Winch cable stopper rubber" towards the top of the engine guards to prevent the mirrors to hit the floor in case of bike tumbling on the side, since the bike might want to continue rolling pass the slider pivot point. Here is some info for you:

https://www.fjrowners.com/forums/10-...rs-guards.html

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I have those sliders on my canyon cages. I got mine several years ago from eric_f, a former inhabitant here who made them up on order. I think Garauld Engineering, find a link here on the forum, uses the same pattern.

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The R1 style that stick out further are a good idea, similar to the longer ones Garauld had for the Canyon Cages.... however, good for parking lot tipovers... in all those pics/videos of bike laying on cardboard, suspension is not loaded nor is there any momentum involved, imagine would be different empty tank vs full tank.
Going back to my '07 with Racing 905 bars and some 3" sliders I made, those did stop tipovers in parking lots... never crash tested them.... basically saying the more they stick out the better kind of thing.

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Concerns would be.....are the big long bolts supplied with the cages long enough to fit through the slider and be still long enough to do the job? I'm pretty sure they go deep into the engine right? Are the R1 style the same bolt hole?

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I'd think you need longer bolts..... M12 fine thread... might have to look around to find them.

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in all those pics/videos of bike laying on cardboard, suspension is not loaded nor is there any momentum involved, imagine would be different empty tank vs full tank.
Considering that 90% of drops happen in the parking lots and gravel at no or minimum speed, the pictures are still a good representation of how the FJR will come to rest. We all know that at speed the engine guards and sliders will not save the bike, especially when it start tumbling over rocks, and the Insurance will declare a "write-off" in most high speed accidents, since fixing is always more then the bike is worth (for them).

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I'd think you need longer bolts..... M12 fine thread... might have to look around to find them.
I’m starting to think that one of those little collars pictured above ^^ might buy me an extra inch on each side. Or perhaps a set of highway pegs even when folded up buys you maybe another inch...

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Considering that 90% of drops happen in the parking lots and gravel at no or minimum speed, the pictures are still a good representation of how the FJR will come to rest. We all know that at speed the engine guards and sliders will not save the bike, especially when it start tumbling over rocks, and the Insurance will declare a "write-off" in most high speed accidents, since fixing is always more then the bike is worth (for them).
I would want these in the event of a lowside, say when you’re in the twisties and you might be cornering really heavy at 35mph and you wash out on something...i bet these would still really help minimize the damage at that speed... but you never know

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FWIW, since Canyon Cages have ceased being made I am no longer making sliders for them. The longer bolts I used can be purchased from www.AllensFasteners.com. I think they are the only ones that sell them. Here's the info if you wish to buy them:



Product ID: 70307
Product Name: 12mm-1.25 8.8 HEX BOLT
LENGTH: 12mm-1.25 X 160 8.8 HEX CS (part thread)

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I would want these in the event of a lowside, say when you’re in the twisties and you might be cornering really heavy at 35mph and you wash out on something...i bet these would still really help minimize the damage at that speed... but you never know
Yes I installed the TRex guards to protect my bike fairings in case of slow speed lowside or a mishap in the parking lot or gravel, I am not expecting a miracle but I know they will minimize the damage on the fairing. I will do my best not to drop it anyway 🙂

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