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I really liked the look of the Harley crash bars a lot more than the little one made for the Vulcan 750. I have been studying the one on my friends Ultra Classic for a few months and I finally decided I could make it work. I found one on Ebay for $44 and here is what I did:


I installed a longer bolt through the left side foot peg bracket then slid the mount for the crash bar on the longer bolt and used a lock washer and a bolt to secure it.


I made a template for a bracket to bolt to the 2 engine mount bolts on the right side and extend down to the mount on the crash bar then I had a friend of mine at work fabricate it from 1/4" steel and I used longer bolts to go through it and the engine mounts.

To mount the top center of the crash bar I removed the radiator cover and removed the 2 top bolts that secure the radiator to the frame I replaced the bolts with studs and used a nut to secure the radiator.

Then I drilled holes in the radiator cover for the studs to go through


I reinstalled the radiator cover and put a nut and a lock washer on each stud

Then I made another bracket with holes in the top to slide on the studs and one at the bottom to bolt to the center crash bar mount. I put a lock washer and nut on the studs in front of the plate and tighted the back nut against the plate and tightened the front nut against the plate to hold it in place.

And here it is all mounted with my new foot pegs so I can stretch my legs. I love it and I think it looks great!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Yeah it does look great. Nice work. I don't mind the stock vn E guard but but what you've done is definitely an upgrade.
 

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Thanks. One other thing I forgot to mention is that it doesn't interfere at all with the bike leaning the driver footpegs hit the ground at exactly the same time as the crash bar
 

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Thanks. One other thing I forgot to mention is that it doesn't interfere at all with the bike leaning the driver footpegs hit the ground at exactly the same time as the crash bar
Yes, but the footpegs are hinged to fold back and up when they scrape.
IMHO the so called "crash guard" will act more like a hard part and take you down.

I thought I wanted some case guards similar to those too.
I now think the outer lower corners need to curve up sooner to avoid scraping in a hard turn.
 

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Yes, but the footpegs are hinged to fold back and up when they scrape.
IMHO the so called "crash guard" will act more like a hard part and take you down.

I thought I wanted some case guards similar to those too.
I now think the outer lower corners need to curve up sooner to avoid scraping in a hard turn.
True about the pegs folding but the kickstand hits at the same time on the left side. Besides if I ever lean the bike far enough to scrape the pegs I will probably crap my pants right before I have a heart attack then I won't care if it takes me down.
 

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I think it looks greats. My only concern is the strenght of the studs at the radiator. Are they strong enough to keep the guard in place during a fall?
 

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I think it looks greats. My only concern is the strenght of the studs at the radiator. Are they strong enough to keep the guard in place during a fall?
Hopefully I will never find out, but before I made the top mount and the right side bracket I had it mounted just by the bolt on the left side and it held in place by itself which made it a lot easier to design the right side bracket. I think the studs would probably at least bend if not break if it fell hard but would be fine if I dropped it.
 

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Hopefully I will never find out
I hope you never find out either. I found out a few months ago that the Kawa F&S Engine Guard is SOLID when I dumped my scoot.
 

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Sorry you had to discover that the hard way. Sounds like the bike made it out ok and I hope you are too and I wish you many more years of happy riding
 

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True about the pegs folding but the kickstand hits at the same time on the left side. Besides if I ever lean the bike far enough to scrape the pegs I will probably crap my pants right before I have a heart attack then I won't care if it takes me down.
Lmao!!

Well, if you're not into deep leaning then you should be fine, lol, and it really does look sweet on there. :smiley_th
 

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Yes, but the footpegs are hinged to fold back and up when they scrape
Ya'll must be crazy on the little bike cause I have to yet not scraped my pegs in a corner and I've had some guys on crotch rockets call me stupid for some of the cornering we did together. Any body got video of them scraping the 750 pegs, I'd lover to see it. Don't guess I'll ever get that crazy, all though we have a few 20 mph hair pen curves here that i've done 50 mph around, with a little slipping of the rear tire ofcourse.
 

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I really liked the look of the Harley crash bars a lot more than the little one made for the Vulcan 750.

I made a template for a bracket to bolt to the 2 engine mount bolts on the right side and extend down to the mount on the crash bar then I had a friend of mine at work fabricate it from 1/4" steel and I used longer bolts to go through it and the engine mounts.

And here it is all mounted with my new foot pegs so I can stretch my legs. I love it and I think it looks great!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry to revisit a 10 year old thread, but does anyone have the template available? Any more pictures of this mod? I've been dying to run highway pegs on my bike!
 

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Sorry to revisit a 10 year old thread, but does anyone have the template available? Any more pictures of this mod? I've been dying to run highway pegs on my bike!
Probably not. The OP was last active in 2011

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@Jason Pittenger …… this is on my 1997 Harley Dyna. More ground clearance? And I think aesthetically this may be a better choice on a VN 750. I’m not sure about the fitment, I could take some measurements of the mounting points if you or anyone is interested.
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@Jason Pittenger …… this is on my 1997 Harley Dyna. More ground clearance? And I think aesthetically this may be a better choice on a VN 750. I’m not sure about the fitment, I could take some measurements of the mounting points if you or anyone is interested.
Is that the same as this one?
For later readers after the auction is long gone, the auction was for a "Crash BAR, Chrome, for Harley Davidson Dyna 91-05 With Mid Controls".

I found another style
These measure 18.9in (48cm) by 12.6in (32cm) in those same dimensions that you measured.
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I'll have to check what the Vulcan dimensions are.
 

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@Jason Pittenger although the measurements look right, my bike is not mid.

Notice the highway pegs are integrated into the mounting flange
. Question … would that maybe be just ahead of your stock pegs and brake? They do angle out and up nicely for ground clearance. Raining now I’ll take outside tomorrow ? For better pics and measurements


Edit……… Second thought I guess I do have mid controls. I was thinking that one was for forward controls. Mine is the stock bar on 97 Dyna Convertible.
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I didn't even notice the integrated pegs at the bottom of the crash bars! I'm used to them sticking out the sides of the ends.
Those are much lower than the ones that stick out the sides.
I didn't see any online with the integrated pegs.
I still haven't taken the Vulcan measurements.
 
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