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  • Offline Terilyn Kennedy

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    Engine bars.
    on: Feb 21, 2018, 03.08 am
    Feb 21, 2018, 03.08 am
    What are your thoughts on the engine bars?  Worth the money?  Can I put highway pegs on them?

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    Re: Engine bars.
    Reply #1 on: Feb 21, 2018, 09.42 am
    Feb 21, 2018, 09.42 am
    As with a lot of things that are safety related,
    it can sometimes come down to your budget and available funds.

    As a Trophy owner with first hand experoience, I am convinced I would have had a serious leg injury
    if it had not been for the R & G "Adventure" Bars, when I crashed, and I TOTALLY recommend them !
    ( And I haven't really thought about putting a price tag on my body parts ! ).

    If you haven't seen it, I did a "HOW TO" article on removing the Fairing and fitting the Bars here :

    HOW TO: Remove the Fairing and Fit R & G Adventure ( Crash ) Bars !

    They have limitations - If you drop the Bike at low speed you will probably still scratch,
    or even break some of the plastic, but hopefully any damage will be less than if you didn't have them.

    Every time the Fairing(s) need to be removed, the Bar(s) have to come off,
    but it's as simple as removing ( or loosening ) the lower engine mount nut,
    and the upper two Allen bolts securing the Bar in place.

    Some Members HAVE fitted Highway Pegs - you'll find posts on those by using the SEARCH button.
    I haven't fitted Highway Pegs to mine - I don't believe that there are any suitable positions
    to mount them, that would be of any benefit to me personally.

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: Mar 22, 2020, 09.26 am by Coconut

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    Re: Engine bars.
    Reply #2 on: Feb 21, 2018, 07.56 pm
    Feb 21, 2018, 07.56 pm
    *Originally Posted by Terilyn Kennedy [+]
    What are your thoughts on the engine bars?  Worth the money?  Can I put highway pegs on them?

    I had a drop with the bars on, messed up my pannier cover, but everything else was fine. Mounting highway pegs on the R&G's is tough to get a decent position.
    2014 Triumph Trophy 1200 SE
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    Re: Engine bars.
    Reply #3 on: Feb 22, 2018, 07.41 am
    Feb 22, 2018, 07.41 am
    A few days after I bought the trophy, I ran into a fellow Trophy owner.   He had recently suffered a stationary drop and the damage was extensive, He estimated the cost of repairs would exceed the price of R&G Adventure bars.   I purchased the adventure bars as soon as I could and I'm glad I did so.  I have managed to drop the bike on both sides and suffered minimal damage.    The wing mirror housing has a few scratches on the end.    I also have car bumper protection strips on the panions which again helped to prevent any damage to the bike's body work.   Finally, I put car door protectors on the wing mirrors to cover the few scratches.   

    Highway pegs.  I have recently purchased R&G highway pegs.   My R&G Adventure bars are 22mm in diameter.  Their website advise that the pegs fit either 22 mm or 25mm.   They don't.   The fitting instructions show "spacers" but these were not included in the package.  I had to make a separate purchase at an extra 18.00 for the spacers.   I recently discussed this with R&G at the London, Excel bike show and I am waiting a reply.    The pegs are now fitted and I am very happy with them.  The design of the bars limits the choice of positions for the pegs. 

    I am annoyed at R&G for having to buy the spacers separately but they do look good.   I have not yet used them for a long journey so can't comment on the effectiveness.

    Phil

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    Re: Engine bars.
    Reply #4 on: Feb 22, 2018, 01.27 pm
    Feb 22, 2018, 01.27 pm
    Unfortunately the R&G Adventure bars are the only game in town.  I bought them and installed them and although they provide a minimum of protection for some of the plastic, they are of poor quality and design when compared to other engine bars made by other companies for other bikes.  Also, did I mention they are really overpriced, I guess you have to expect that when they are the only game in town.

    The Trophy is a great bike, too bad there are not enough of them to entice other aftermarket companies to get into the game.

    ZShyster

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    Re: Engine bars.
    Reply #5 on: Feb 24, 2018, 02.28 am
    Feb 24, 2018, 02.28 am
    There might be another company in the US, if anyone near Carmarillo, CA would be interested in lending their bike for a week so for trial fabrication work. MC Enterprises makes Canyon Cages (engine guards) and luggage guards. My wife has both on her FJR. It's had a couple of tip-overs; no damage to fairings or panniers.

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    Re: Engine bars.
    Reply #6 on: Feb 24, 2018, 03.22 am
    Feb 24, 2018, 03.22 am
    I go to Ventura, ca all the time which is very close to Camarillo.  Have you talked to them about the TTSE? I would gladly let them use my bike.

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    Re: Engine bars.
    Reply #7 on: Feb 24, 2018, 12.54 pm
    Feb 24, 2018, 12.54 pm
    Yes, I emailed the guy - his name is Ryan Nichols, Motorcycle Enterprises, 866.886.2368. Please note I have no affiliation with this firm; I just put out an email to them asking if they would consider making something for the TTSE.


     



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