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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-03-2010, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Crash bar?????

This may have already been asked before......but here goes.
I'm looking for a crash bar for my '90 VN750. I have a engine guard on there now, but I'm looking for a crash bar. Does anyone know if there is one available and if there is where I can get one.

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so you have the Kawasaki Fire and Steel Engine guard. What are you calling a crash bar?
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You know, its one of those big roundish bars that stick way out so when you drop your bike instead of it sliding down the road, it makes the bike roll, thus imparting 2 -3 times more damage to the bike and forcing the rider into a highside fling instead of a safer slide.

Crash bars, also called Suicide Bars, Bear Traps (from them collapsing and pinning a rider to the bike) are really only usefull if you need to add a bunch of lights (Shriner) , a siren (your a cop) or you have no place to put your long legs you can mount a set of pegs on them.

The Kaw "enigine guards" are a bit of a joke too, because on the Vulcan the engine never touches the ground even in a hard spill.

They both are however chrome and look real cool....but "guard" nothing and can in fact cause more damage.

But to answer the question, the Wingerline bar is the only one I know that fits the 750 and can be found sometimes on ebay...not sure if the UK company that made them still offers them. There were many reports of bad quality on them and poor fits...but some were done well and caused less cussing installing.

Perhaps someone has a link to the importer in Florida that offered them here?

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Speaking of which, I have a spare engine guard I'm going to be posting in the swap area if anyone wants to make me an offer.

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You know, its one of those big roundish bars that stick way out so when you drop your bike instead of it sliding down the road, it makes the bike roll, thus imparting 2 -3 times more damage to the bike and forcing the rider into a highside fling instead of a safer slide.

Crash bars, also called Suicide Bars, Bear Traps (from them collapsing and pinning a rider to the bike) are really only usefull if you need to add a bunch of lights (Shriner) , a siren (your a cop) or you have no place to put your long legs you can mount a set of pegs on them.

The Kaw "enigine guards" are a bit of a joke too, because on the Vulcan the engine never touches the ground even in a hard spill.

They both are however chrome and look real cool....but "guard" nothing and can in fact cause more damage.

But to answer the question, the Wingerline bar is the only one I know that fits the 750 and can be found sometimes on ebay...not sure if the UK company that made them still offers them. There were many reports of bad quality on them and poor fits...but some were done well and caused less cussing installing. Perhaps someone has a link to the importer in Florida that offered them here?

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Hey niterider
did you just bolt that up w/o the engine guard on, or do you need the guard first?
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There is no engine guard on my bike.

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