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Offline wing nut

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« on: February 01, 2009, 07:47:00 PM »
Has anyone seen them yet for the Concours 1400 ...Had them on the old bike and the worked great.  

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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2009, 05:08:00 PM »
Found out from the good people in Wisconsin who made the old Connie bars that they are not going to make them for the new bike. Any suggestions on custom fabricators. I know it will be a pain to mount and drilling the plasstic and frame will be nerve rackining but I have had more then one bike tip over or be bumped over by a bad parker. I do not want the bike to look like a CHP bike but I think this might be a nice improvement. Frame sliders are a option but they will not protect much of the bikes plastic. Thoughts?  

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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2009, 05:47:00 PM »
I've been in discussion with a company out in CA called MC Enterprises   who makes C14 crash bars for Police applications but also make a smaller   version for the rear bags that will provide about the same level of   protection as Murphs tip over bars for the rear bags.  Price is $175 per set   including hardware - no drilling required.  Using them with front sliders   should provide decent protection.  Here's the website link, but they sent   me a much better picture showing the rear bars on a C14.  Kevin  www.MCEnterprises.com    

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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2009, 07:13:00 AM »
i have the mcenterprises crash bars and am very happy with them.  sure, they were pricey at $530 shipped, but they are worth it in the long run.    the small rear bag guards are very unobscure. they take all of ten minutes to install.    the fronts are very noticable, but you get used to them.  they mount up in about 30-45 minutes, depending on how quickly you can take off the side panels.    i purchased the police front bars (not the civilian version) as they have a horizontal bracket for mounting equipment, but i find them great for putting my feet on for long trips.    they are very solid and look good in black powdercoating.  Tom Hess  North Charleston, SC    COG #8406  IBA #30337  CDA #248 (C10)    97 c10 (former)  08 c14 (current)
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2009, 06:08:00 PM »
David_Happ_MD wrote:    Has anyone seen them yet for the Concours 1400 ...Had them on the old bike and the worked great.  ____________________________________________________    I heard rumored someone had a design they were working on, I will be seeing the instigator of such rumor next week. I'll find out the results, cost and timeline,,,,if there are any,,,,,then report back here.    HTH?  
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2009, 05:52:00 AM »
Tom,  Any chance you could post a photo of the finished install?  

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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2009, 10:20:00 AM »
David, check this web site(www.projektd.com)they have some frame sliders for the C-14.  
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2009, 12:36:00 PM »
here ya go!    my fronts are the actual police bars. the only difference is the addition of a horizontal bracket that is missing on the civilian models.                    the rears are great, the fronts dont stick out as much once you get used to them. i still get 'is that a bmw' and no one has noticed the bars yet (believe it or not!)  Tom Hess  North Charleston, SC    COG #8406  IBA #30337  CDA #248 (C10)    97 c10 (former)  08 c14 (current)
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2009, 07:36:00 PM »
Projekt D sliders don't work.    I went down (hit oil) starting a turn at 5 mph.  The left slider stripped right out on initial contact with ground and now I've ~$750 damage to the body parts.  The frame slider itself looks largely undamaged. :quest:    If anyone's interested, I'll post pics.      '74 TX650A,  Being restored-'80 GS750E,  '70 Triumph Tiger
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2009, 03:27:00 AM »
Well that sucks.  It sure didn't do what you bought it for.  I would sure let the company know but not expect much.  Letting us know here in the owners world will fix them so thanks.  Wish we could help with the bike.  ----------------------------------  South Central Area Director  Email scad@cog-online.org    <p align="left">My Photos<br

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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2009, 04:25:00 PM »
Sorry to hear that.  It would be great if you could post a picture cause I'm   not sure I understand what failed.  Did the plastic part of the slider break   off the steel holder or did the entire slider break off from its mount?  If   only the plastic end broke off, why wouldn't the slider rod protect the   bike from severe damage?  Kevin