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I am after some wrap around engine bars for my 1979 CX500. Saw these advertised
from bikermart ;
Has anyone any experience of these particular bars and the company?
I messaged them and they said the stock is located in Germany and the order time is about 4 weeks.
The picture on the advert isn't that good but they assured me they would fit on my bike.
Thanks in advance.
 

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They appear to be of a similar design to the original engine bars sold by Honda in the UK as Honda accessories (but manufactured by Rickman, I think). They often come up for sale.
I have the Honda ones on my bike:
 

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I am after some wrap around engine bars for my 1979 CX500. Saw these advertised
from bikermart ;
Has anyone any experience of these particular bars and the company?
I messaged them and they said the stock is located in Germany and the order time is about 4 weeks.
The picture on the advert isn't that good but they assured me they would fit on my bike.
Thanks in advance.
That company (Fehling) has a good reputation....but for some models the mounting points or lack of are a issue....theres lots of debate even on other Forums (egCB750) if its best "protected" or "naked"
This can happen.....
 

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It depends on how hard or fast you crash. If you crash hard enough any bars that are strong enough not to break will damage something.
On the other hand, one day many years ago I was slowed to walking speed to let an oncoming car pass before I turned the corner and when my turn was almost complete the back wheel of my Suzuki stepped off of a piece of gravel on the pavement and before I knew it I was past the point where I could pull it back upright. The bike landed with the frame's side rail above the narrow part of my ankle, not putting weight on me or causing injury but pinning me where I couldn't get leverage to lift it enough to get my foot out. Several cars went past before someone stopped to help.
I was lucky. The only damage was to my pride, the knee of my jeans and the clutch lever.
If the bike had a crash bar it would have held the frame up the inch or so needed to get my foot out without help.
 

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Thanks for the replies. So I have to consider whether it is worth the possibility of damaging the mounting points if the tumble is hard enough to damage the mounting points or whether the crash bars will provide the protection I want so the cylinder heads and vulnerable rocker covers aren't damaged in a fall (however slow this may be)...I do have past experience of accidents where the bike (Kawasaki versys) was static and the side stand folded on me, the crash bars saved valuable plastics and cases and the only real damage was my broken wrist as I fell off!
 

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Thanks for the replies. So I have to consider whether it is worth the possibility of damaging the mounting points if the tumble is hard enough to damage the mounting points or whether the crash bars will provide the protection I want so the cylinder heads and vulnerable rocker covers aren't damaged in a fall (however slow this may be)...I do have past experience of accidents where the bike (Kawasaki versys) was static and the side stand folded on me, the crash bars saved valuable plastics and cases and the only real damage was my broken wrist as I fell off!
Yes...you have it in a nutshell....
Recent discussion/thread here (no self promotion intended....)

FWIW Im putting Fehling bars (case savers) on my 750...but I emailed them directly as the "photoshop" advert didnt show the mounting points.
They sent the part list and instructions ..so Im getting them thru an Aussie supplier of Fehling....

(Without giving companies a plug...Wemoto generally gets these in quickly if you choose to go that route....at least in Oz)
 

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I've been in a couple semi-catastrophic crashes with my cx500 that should have been the end of the bike. however, i always kept rebuilding it. in all the crashes ive been in, the frame never bent, engine never broke, and the crash bars always did their job. With how the heads stick out, without the guards, I cant imagine impacting the cylinder head on the pavement would be good for them, even if its a simple mishandle n drop.
 

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Interesting to hear the point of view where the bike has been saved due to having the crash bars fitted. I think I have decided to order some, thanks for the advice about WeMoto as well - I have used the for parts for my other bikes in the past and have been pleased with their service. Apart from being functional I think they look good as well.!
 
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