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engine guards

Postby kybigmac » Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:07 am



I have a 93 Goldwing with a motor trike kit on it. I'm 6'7 tall and the engine guards turn out at the rear of the engine, this gets in the way of putting hiway pegs on an stretching my long legs out. I know that starting around 98 or 99 the GW went to a guard without the turnout. It looks like the guard is the same only shortened . So I've said all this to say ,should I just try to find later model guards or has anyone cut there's off and put a cap of some type on the ends. Thx in advance for any advice!



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Re: engine guards

Postby ct1500 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:04 am

Since you don't have to worry about tip over they are a garnish only, whack em off.
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Re: engine guards

Postby kybigmac » Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:42 am

I'm thinking the same thing, but I want them to still look good. I was hoping someone had done this and had some tips or pics.

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Re: engine guards

Postby 702scottc » Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:15 pm

When I purchased my 1990 Aspencade the PO had cut the rear section of the crashbars off for just the same issue you are having. It makes them useless for engine protection but on a trike that isn't an issue. You can cut them off and go to any industrial hardware store and find some chrome 1" end caps and plug the holes with them. Or you can get some 97 and later crashbars that actually look better and give a nice mounting for highway boards.

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Re: engine guards

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:10 pm

Add-On Accessories makes replacement 98-00 engine guards.$130 a pair new.
Because you hae a trike you could just eliminate the engine guards all together, but then where would you mount the hiway pegs? 8-)

https://addonaccessories.net/gl1500/gl1 ... uards.html
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Re: engine guards

Postby kybigmac » Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:04 pm

I thought about taking them off but as you say where are gonna put the pegs!

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Re: engine guards

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:48 am

RoadRogue wrote:Add-On Accessories makes replacement 98-00 engine guards.$130 a pair new.
Because you hae a trike you could just eliminate the engine guards all together, but then where would you mount the hiway pegs? 8-)

https://addonaccessories.net/gl1500/gl1 ... uards.html


I would talk to Gary at Cyclemax before using these...I know Add-On created these at his request, and there were fitment problems with the original design. Give him a call and he'll let you know.

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Re: engine guards

Postby bassaw » Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:33 am

I have a 97 1500 Aspy and I found the original engine protection bars restrictive for my style of stopping and reverse was just down right dangerous.
The other day after banging the shins again when in reverse, I decided to take the plunge and modify the existing bars.
So I took a close look at the 98 on wards model with the single bar and I decided go ahead and cut the bars.
I’m happy with the way it turned out and I believe there is still considerable protection the way I did it!
Firstly I cut the bottom bar to the same length as the later model, just behind the support bracket. And the top bar well away from the weld section.
Then plugged the ends with rubber stoppers.
It looks good, still got some protection and much better operation in reverse.
I’d say that’s a win win situation.
The whole operation took about 40 mins, with covering and masking protection for the bike taking the most effort.
Judge for yourself.
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Re: engine guards

Postby NVSB4 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:54 am

The modification looks good and appears sturdy.
Hopefully, you'll never have to test it too much. :D


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