engine gaurds on a 1998 GL1500


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engine gaurds on a 1998 GL1500

Postby nitefuzz » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:38 pm



does anyone know if the engine guards from a 97 wing will fit on a 98. The ones on my 98 are the little ones that came stock and would like to try 97's on it so I can use some highway boards I got from my brother



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Re: engine gaurds on a 1998 GL1500

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:05 pm

Yes, they should fit all years of GL1500.

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Re: engine gaurds on a 1998 GL1500

Postby jobe05 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:11 am

WingAdmin wrote:Yes, they should fit all years of GL1500.


I thought this also.......

My son laid the 1500 down a couple of months ago (he was in a gravel driveway). The right side crash guard took a beating, along with a few other minor things.......

I ordered another set of crash guards on EBay that looked like brand new. Yesterday we were trying to fit these on the bike and they just don't fit!

The distance between the two bottom legs that connect to the bike are closer by about 3/8" and the leg to the rear is shorter than the original, which cause the guard to hit the valve cover.

The original set had an adapter plate on the front lower leg that is welded on, whereas the set I purchased did not.

What would the difference be??? What would these fit??

I purchased a new set, and would like to sell these but I don't want to misrepresent them (Like they were when I got them)......

Any Ideas??

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Re: engine gaurds on a 1998 GL1500

Postby Happytrails » Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:46 pm

When you purchased a new set did you go OEM or maybe Addon crash guards? I need to replace the crash guards on my 91 but ouch OEM's cost like $300 per side and I saw Addon's are $100 for a set but its hard to tell if they are near the same quality without actually holding one of each in your hands.
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Re: engine gaurds on a 1998 GL1500

Postby nitefuzz » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:44 pm

purchased a set of engine guards from "Direct Line Parts", they fit perfect, didn't have to modify anything. The cost was $83.00, great deal. They were for a "97" wing and fit my "98"

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Re: engine gaurds on a 1998 GL1500

Postby tmilam » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:03 am

nitefuzz wrote:purchased a set of engine guards from "Direct Line Parts", they fit perfect, didn't have to modify anything. The cost was $83.00, great deal. They were for a "97" wing and fit my "98"


What are you planning on doing with the 98 take-offs??

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Re: engine gaurds on a 1998 GL1500

Postby Maddogg » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:17 am

Why would you want to replace your engine guards? Are the stock ones smaller or something. I am assuming you are talking about the chrome tubing going from one side of the bike to the other so that if you lay it down it doesn't do too much damage.

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Re: engine gaurds on a 1998 GL1500

Postby nitefuzz » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:28 am

The ones I took off are the 1998 small guards, they have the normal tubing in the front (C-shape) and then one tube that runs to the back of the head and dives in to the rear mounting spot. The highway pegs that I got from my brother are the type that needs the guard that has a tube that goes all the way around the head and comes back to the front of the head (the rear section of this tube is slight angled outward). with the new guards it gives both upper and lower guard tube so I can mount the highway pegs.

The main reason I changed the guards is because the guy that had the bike before me made some "Homemade" highway pegs and he drilled through the chrome tubes to put bolts through for mounting. Thus the tubes have rusted where the holes are and look horrible. (the homemade pegs he put on there were unfunctional and looked bad, so they had to go. I would not want to see these old guards on anyone's Wing, so will probably just store them in the attic, trust me they are nasty looking with the rust.

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Re: engine gaurds on a 1998 GL1500

Postby nitefuzz » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:39 am

tmilam wrote:
nitefuzz wrote:purchased a set of engine guards from "Direct Line Parts", they fit perfect, didn't have to modify anything. The cost was $83.00, great deal. They were for a "97" wing and fit my "98"


What are you planning on doing with the 98 take-offs??



Hey, the engine guards are ugly with rust from having holes drilled thru them from the previous owner. I am going to keep them for now, maybe have a guy weld in the holes and have them re-chromed, but that would be expensive I am thinking. That's the only way they would be usable again on anyone's Wing.

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Re: engine gaurds on a 1998 GL1500

Postby tmilam » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:08 pm

nitefuzz wrote:
tmilam wrote:
nitefuzz wrote:purchased a set of engine guards from "Direct Line Parts", they fit perfect, didn't have to modify anything. The cost was $83.00, great deal. They were for a "97" wing and fit my "98"


What are you planning on doing with the 98 take-offs??



Hey, the engine guards are ugly with rust from having holes drilled thru them from the previous owner. I am going to keep them for now, maybe have a guy weld in the holes and have them re-chromed, but that would be expensive I am thinking. That's the only way they would be usable again on anyone's Wing.


Thanks.

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Re: engine gaurds on a 1998 GL1500

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:33 am

The Add-On guards are of good quality, but as noted here and elsewhere, Add-On is in the process of going out of business. Gary at Cyclemax has commissioned a company to build him GL1500 engine guards, and I have seen (and held in my own hands) the prototypes. They are of good quality, solid welding and excellent chrome, so I would have no problem in recommending them. I don't know if he has them available for sale yet, give him a call if you are looking for some.




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