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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-06-2011, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Engine Guard install help

Well, I finally found an engine guard in great condition. Now I am being bewildered by figuring out how they install on the bike. I know that I read about it somewhere on here but have not found it in a search. If anyone has an install link or good suggestions I'd appreciate the help.

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what do you need help with? the top bolts onto the frame and the bottom uses the bolts that hold the foot pegs on. also does the engine guard have a bolt on top right side? if so, you [U]WILL NOT[U] need to remove the right side exhaust pipe.

if it goes vroom or boom, I LIKE IT!
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Yup

Got your post via iPhone while outside looking it over and saw exactly what you posted about. Now I hope I don't need longer bolts but i'll deal with that when I get to it.

LOL, while standing in the driveway looking over my bike, our fox of a UPS driver delivered my new Protac driver seat back! Guess I'll be busy tomorrow since today was clean the K&N filters and reinstall them and go for a ride.

Thanks for your input.
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If later on you are still having fitment issues, package the guard up nicely and ship'em to me. I'll be sure to let you know how the install when.

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what do you need help with? the top bolts onto the frame and the bottom uses the bolts that hold the foot pegs on. also does the engine guard have a bolt on top right side? if so, you [U]WILL NOT[U] need to remove the right side exhaust pipe.
I have one with the bolt on the upper right side, but I be darned if I can figure out a way to get the lower mounting point behind the exhaust header to the footpeg mounting bolt.

I've twisted and turned it about every way but the correct way I suppose. Any info on this puzzle will be appreciated, otherwise I guess I'll be pulling the exhaust system so I can have a clear shot at lining up with the bolt.
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guess I got lucky with mine, taking off the one bolt and they fit like a glove. Now to find some pegs that won't break the bank. Everyone thinks if it shines it's made of silver or gold.
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I have one with the bolt on the upper right side, but I be darned if I can figure out a way to get the lower mounting point behind the exhaust header to the footpeg mounting bolt.

I've twisted and turned it about every way but the correct way I suppose. Any info on this puzzle will be appreciated, otherwise I guess I'll be pulling the exhaust system so I can have a clear shot at lining up with the bolt.
My bar come on the bike new in 2002. There is no way to get mine off or on without taking the pipe off. It has to go on at the same time the bar does. This picture shows the left side but look at the mounting point and you can see where it wouldn't go over the pipe. Right side is identical. Yours may be slightly different and could work.https://www.vn750.com/forum/picture.p...pictureid=1684
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Here is a picture of the right side,, if I could figure out how to zoom it in.
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I just took the one piece with the bolt completely off of the bar and curled the bar tubing around the header pipe and it fit right in place. If you can't take off that one piece from the guard, then your screwed and the pipe has to come off. I'm glad I didn't have to do that.
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I just took the one piece with the bolt completely off of the bar and curled the bar tubing around the header pipe and it fit right in place. If you can't take off that one piece from the guard, then your screwed and the pipe has to come off. I'm glad I didn't have to do that.
there are 2 types of guards, old style and new style. the new style the part that bolts to the right side of the frame is welded, the old style is bolted on.

so with the new style, you need to remove the pipe to put the guard on.

if it goes vroom or boom, I LIKE IT!
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