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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-03-2010, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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Engine Guards and Highway Pegs

Does anyone have preference on a certain type of engine guard? I am considering the KF&S guard but as I read about it, a lot of people complain it is too small. I just need something to mount highway pegs to so I can stretch out a bit on long rides. For short 3-4 hour rides my stock pegs are fine. I am not a large man so the bike fits me pretty well. Any input on types of highway pegs to go with that won't stick out too far but will give me an extra few inches of leg room on the guard?
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Actually, i believe that someone makes some mighty fine brackets to mount some pegs without an engine guard. Might be worth it if you just want somewhere to put some pegs. I'd get some myself, but being laid off sucks.

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I went with the KF & S engine guard with Kuryakyn Longhorm Offset Dually highway pegs. I'm 5'10" works great for me.
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I went with the KF & S engine guard with Kuryakyn Longhorm Offset Dually highway pegs. I'm 5'10" works great for me.
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Thanks I am also 5'10 with most of my height in the torso instead of the legs so this sounds like a good match.
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I make a bracket that will work great. link below
http://www.chadsbike.com/highwaymounts.htm

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you could always use a "Mustache Bar".
that is if you can find one! but there are ones out there that fit the vn750, I've seen one on one of the members on here's bike.
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I ran the KF&S Engine guard and made my own pegs, worked great, and it looked good too, but Since I am bobbing out my bike, every thing that isn't necessary is going.
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you could always use a "Mustache Bar".
that is if you can find one! but there are ones out there that fit the vn750, I've seen one on one of the members on here's bike.
Until I read this, I had never heard of a moustasche bar. Kuryakyn has one but I don't know if it fit s the Vulcan. Who here can describe the installation and give a review of how he likes it. Or doesn't.
The pictures make it look so much like a bicycle handle bar that I am tempted to go that route.

I would like pegs without the engine guard, as I hear the guard will cause a bike to roll in some instances, where I presume the moustache bar would bend.


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Until I read this, I had never heard of a moustasche bar. Kuryakyn has one but I don't know if it fit s the Vulcan. Who here can describe the installation and give a review of how he likes it. Or doesn't.
The pictures make it look so much like a bicycle handle bar that I am tempted to go that route.

I would like pegs without the engine guard, as I hear the guard will cause a bike to roll in some instances, where I presume the moustache bar would bend.
you could always make your own. I've seen more than one home made one. one on a VN750 and one on a Virago 1100!

or go with something like ccspinner makes or just buy them from ccspinner!

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as I hear the guard will cause a bike to roll in some instances
How would the guard cause the bike to roll? I have ridden with my guard for many many miles and have never had the bike roll.
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