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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-06-2019, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Question Crash cages - limited options?

I've decided that within the next few weeks, I am going to purchase crash cages for my 2018 FJR. I've been reading all that I can find and it seems that my choices really boil down to T-Rex or R-Gaza. It doesn't look like Canyon Cages are around anymore? If there are any other nice brand options that I've somehow missed, please let me know. If not, then the next step is to decide which of the two to purchase, or maybe a combination of them, as in one for the engine and one for the saddlebags?


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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-06-2019, 08:10 PM
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I've got a '18A coming and also have been looking. You're right, those are the only 2 options besides sliders only.

Used CC guards do come up sometimes, but have to be quick. I think I'm going with the R-Gaza police version, they seem about the cleanest design - something I really liked about CC guards! I bought a set of those for my Gen II. I know the rears will work on the new bike, but front is different.

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I ordered the R-Garza engine and saddlebag guards because that's about all I could find. Haven't arrived yet, I'll let you know what I think when they show up in a week or so.
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I've decided that within the next few weeks, I am going to purchase crash cages for my 2018 FJR. I've been reading all that I can find and it seems that my choices really boil down to T-Rex or R-Gaza. It doesn't look like Canyon Cages are around anymore? If there are any other nice brand options that I've somehow missed, please let me know. If not, then the next step is to decide which of the two to purchase, or maybe a combination of them, as in one for the engine and one for the saddlebags?


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Saturn here is my TRex post, they are pricey but nice fit and quality product (don't know much about R-Gaza):

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

and in the pics below, after I added some LED aux lights and Hwy pegs:
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Saturn here is my TRex post, they are pricey but nice fit and quality product (don't know much about R-Gaza):

Those do look nice!

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I've got the T-Rex case guards and the R Gaza bag guards. The finish on the R Gaza pieces is similar or identical to the T-Rex, and they fit just as well. The mounting hardware is not quite as nice.

The T-Rexes are joined with fairly nice MIG welds. The R Gazas apparently use stick welding, well-done, but thicker and cruder-looking. Also, they don't have the sacrificial, replaceable strip of metal the T-Rexes have.

On the bike, the differences aren't really noticeable, and, besides the metal strip, seem functionally identical.
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I just put on the R Gaza bars. Purchased the YCCS model, which I was told is better adapted to mounting highway pegs on. I had absolutely no problem with the vendor and communication was surprisingly good. I know these are coming from Russia, so I was expecting shipping to take quite a while, but I received them in the mail almost a month before the due date.

I had my mechanic install the set and all four bars were completed within a couple of hours. I'm not a mechanical genius, but I'm willing to bet that bolting these on isn't overly complicated.

Purchased the saddle bag bars as well. I'm very happy with the complete set and have more peace of mind knowing that the next time I drop this thing, that I won't be causing big damage to all the plastic...

Good luck with your choice!!
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I just put on the R Gaza bars. Purchased the YCCS model, which I was told is better adapted to mounting highway pegs on. I had absolutely no problem with the vendor and communication was surprisingly good. I know these are coming from Russia, so I was expecting shipping to take quite a while, but I received them in the mail almost a month before the due date.

I had my mechanic install the set and all four bars were completed within a couple of hours. I'm not a mechanical genius, but I'm willing to bet that bolting these on isn't overly complicated.

Purchased the saddle bag bars as well. I'm very happy with the complete set and have more peace of mind knowing that the next time I drop this thing, that I won't be causing big damage to all the plastic...

Good luck with your choice!!
Thanks for this post, I ordered and am about a week away from receiving my R Gaza bars sent all the way from Russia. The photos look I made a good decision. I think these look as nice as cages can look on a bike.

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