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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 09:07 PM
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I love my Canyon Cages on the '05, but they were spendy.

We just got an '06 with YCCS, for Jodie ... I think these bars will be going on it.
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Information varies, but torque values with a lubricated thread as these will be with anti-seize should be dropped at least 20%, meaning to 27. Technically, I think the experts say more like 30+%, but I have a mental block with that too. I wouldn't even take them back out to re-do it if they're already in at whatever. The less that goes on with these threads in the frame the better.
to Bill, likely they were a plainer steel and the shafts got rusty I'm guessing. Plain steel reacts less with aluminum than some platings... stainless in aluminum is just plain wrong without anti-seize, while chrome would be good.
Story....... I worked at an OEM automotive, the guys would steal the aluminum valve caps from the TPMS sensors and put them on their brass rubber valve stems.... found out later when they needed to add air that they couldn't get them off.

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Information varies, but torque values with a lubricated thread as these will be with anti-seize should be dropped at least 20%, meaning to 27. Technically, I think the experts say more like 30+%, but I have a mental block with that too. I wouldn't even take them back out to re-do it if they're already in at whatever. The less that goes on with these threads in the frame the better.
to Bill, likely they were a plainer steel and the shafts got rusty I'm guessing. Plain steel reacts less with aluminum than some platings... stainless in aluminum is just plain wrong without anti-seize, while chrome would be good.
Story....... I worked at an OEM automotive, the guys would steal the aluminum valve caps from the TPMS sensors and put them on their brass rubber valve stems.... found out later when they needed to add air that they couldn't get them off.
... but, just for a moment, they created something beautiful
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I love my Canyon Cages on the '05, but they were spendy.

We just got an '06 with YCCS, for Jodie ... I think these bars will be going on it.
The instructions for these bars said FJR’s without YCCS unfortunately. Maybe they make 2 different ones.
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The instructions for these bars said FJR’s without YCCS unfortunately. Maybe they make 2 different ones.
I saw that. They also have a set for the YCCS bikes. They are about $20 more and fix to four points.

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I had a thread here on installing them on a Gen I.

Might help.

You have to figure them out like a little puzzle.

https://www.fjrowners.com/forums/9-f...rds-gen-i.html

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Thanks for the response. I am not sure what your experience was putting these things on but it was pretty brutal for me. I always do most of the work on my bikes so I have many other tough jobs to compare it to. The rear bars were relatively easy but the front ones were a PIA. I finally got the bolts to line up but it really took some hard work putting the different bolts in. The 3 mounting points have to be perfectly aligned or the main bolt is not going in. At one point I was convinced it was not going to fit. One bolt runs through the bike so tightening nuts on both sides by yourself is not the easiest thing to do either.

Also it does not help when the bars come from Russia and they send a bolt without threads. I was able to make things work with other parts so it was ok in the end. I am just glad the bald bolt was not a main one as it took a month for the bars to get here and would imagine I might have replacement parts by Christmas. I am not trying to scare anyone away from the job as I did it and was worth it. I also lost 10 pounds in the process Man it was hot in my garage. In the end I really like them, they look better than I thought, and now have peace of mind in case of a tip over. For anyone attempting this job or thinking about it and have questions I will be glad to help.
My rear RGAZA bars for my 2008 had the wrong threads on two bolts, had to go to hardware store and purchase two more. Emailed them on Amazon where I purchased them to let them know they are sending out GEN II rear kits with the wrong bolts, no reply go figure. I wanted CC but they stopped making them and T-REX was out of stock back then. They do work, bike tipped over and NO damage to any paint.
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My rear RGAZA bars for my 2008 had the wrong threads on two bolts, had to go to hardware store and purchase two more. Emailed them on Amazon where I purchased them to let them know they are sending out GEN II rear kits with the wrong bolts, no reply go figure. I wanted CC but they stopped making them and T-REX was out of stock back then. They do work, bike tipped over and NO damage to any paint.
I would say they are worth all the aggravation right there. I hope to never try them out but now have peace of mind. Cheap insurance I think as what happens if you drop it without them. Leave it scarred up or file an insurance claim and your premiums go up. Glad I bought them and I think they look pretty good.
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