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Re: Canyon Cages saves another
« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2012, 01:45:28 pm »
gPink  Thank you for the location of the pictures, I guess I missed page 21 of the forum. Now that I see how they are mounted I will be getting mine on order. Not that I plan on riding very far until next April, it's starting to get a little chilly right now and if (when)  we have our first snow fall that mean salted roads and salt just loves aluminum .

Again thank you.
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Re: Canyon Cages saves another
« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2012, 06:24:34 pm »
gPink  Thank you for the location of the pictures, I guess I missed page 21 of the forum. Now that I see how they are mounted I will be getting mine on order. Not that I plan on riding very far until next April, it's starting to get a little chilly right now and if (when)  we have our first snow fall that mean salted roads and salt just loves aluminum .

Again thank you.

Thanks for all of the kind words, gentleman! I'm glad to hear the Canyon Cages are doing their job. I'm going to work on a "rework" price for you guys on Monday. That way those of you who drop your bikes and want to get the finish fixed can ship the damaged side of your guard in for us to strip and repowdercoat for you, if any of you are interested.

Regarding your guards, old jack: Give me a call at the office anytime Monday - Thursday, 7am - 4:30pm PST or email me and I'll be glad to help! Our toll free office number is 866.886.2368 and my email is rnichols@mcenterprises.com. I can answer any questions you have as well as email you additional photos or the mounting instructions if you'd like.
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Re: Canyon Cages saves another
« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2012, 07:06:14 pm »
Thanks for all of the kind words, gentleman! I'm glad to hear the Canyon Cages are doing their job. I'm going to work on a "rework" price for you guys on Monday. That way those of you who drop your bikes and want to get the finish fixed can ship the damaged side of your guard in for us to strip and repowdercoat for you, if any of you are interested.
Regarding your guards, old jack: Give me a call at the office anytime Monday - Thursday, 7am - 4:30pm PST or email me and I'll be glad to help! Our toll free office number is 866.886.2368 and my email is rnichols@mcenterprises.com. I can answer any questions you have as well as email you additional photos or the mounting instructions if you'd like.
That's the spirit Ryan. A crash guard subscription service.  :thumbs:
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Re: Canyon Cages saves another
« Reply #33 on: December 10, 2012, 04:48:23 am »
And this is why I am so happy I bought the cages from MCE. Not only are they a great product that does what they are designed and sold to do while still looking great but you get world class customer service from very nice people to go along with them.
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Re: Canyon Cages saves another
« Reply #34 on: December 10, 2012, 09:02:18 am »
(new to me 08 in Silver Grey if that's the right description of the color)
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« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2012, 09:22:16 am »
That's the spirit Ryan. A crash guard subscription service.  :thumbs:

That's actually not a bad idea! I should have a rework price for you guys this afternoon. I'm thinking it'll be around $50 ballpark though. The way it'll most likely work is this: If you drop your bike and would like to get the bar redone, you pay to ship the guard to us (since it's not a warranty issue, it'll be up to you to get the guard to us), we'll strip, polish, and rework for you then we'll cover the shipping for the guard back to you. It should be as simple as that! I'll let you guys know once I have a firm price, though.

And this is why I am so happy I bought the cages from MCE. Not only are they a great product that does what they are designed and sold to do while still looking great but you get world class customer service from very nice people to go along with them.
Thanks Ryan.

Wow! That's extremely nice of you to say, Kinetic! Thank you very much and I'm glad the work we do here doesn't go unnoticed and unappreciated! Cheers!
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Re: Canyon Cages saves another
« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2013, 08:59:05 am »
OK, it is my turn now.  I knew it was just a matter of time.  After almost two years, I dropped the C-14 for the first time.  And not for any good reason either :(

This was going to be my coldest ride ever on a bike- 100 miles to visit mom and 100 back, I so pulled out ALL the stuff I have- acrylic long underwear, acrylic/wool socks, thick winter gloves, heated underjacket, helmet chin, heavy leather chaps, etc.  (Man it is hard to move with all that stuff on).  I made a CRITICAL mistake- I completely forgot to check traffic maps.

Sure enough, I was stopped by one of the typical, stupid, never-ending accidents at/near the tunnel.  The first several minutes were OK... then I realized I had a big problem- overheating.  All the electric stuff was off, opened shield, unzipped main jacket, etc.  But after 20..... 30.... 40 minutes, I was very uncomfortable and also wet.  I was zoned out a bit and was trying to adjust jacket or something and the bike tipped just a tiny bit too much and me with my short legs simply could not stop it and it fell, slowly, but without much breaking from me, on the right side.

I was unhurt but quite upset...  there had never been so much as a scratch anywhere on the bike.  Traffic was still stopped on the interstate, anyway.  I then tried  do to the "face away from the bike and try to use legs to stand it up" thing- yeah right... not at chance.   Before I could put too much effort into it, two guys jumped out of a truck and came over to help.  One guy said "what happened?"  I said "I honestly don't know, I just tipped over a bit too much" the other guy said "don't worry about it, I ride a Harley, this stuff happens."  It was quickly righted.  I was so wet and upset I knew the bike trip was out of the question, I used my emergency flashers and drove on the shoulder the 1.5 miles to the next exit and went home.  Waited a while then took the car.

Today I got a better look at the damage.  It is no surprise where it touched the two bars, as you can see in the photos.  But I am concerned that it did apparently touch the edge of the lower fairing- I don't think anyone has mentioned that before.  Of course, if I didn't have the bars, the damage would have been far worse.

Now I have to deal with my stupid decision of getting chrome bars instead of painted.  Maybe I can put a bit of clear paint or silver paint on the scuffed section to prevent any rust.
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Re: Canyon Cages saves another
« Reply #37 on: January 20, 2013, 09:49:25 am »
That sux Max, sorry to hear it bro.  :'(   :grouphug:
 
Do you think it was all that extra weight from that massive potato laucher on that side that pulled it over?  :-\ :-X

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« Reply #38 on: January 20, 2013, 10:01:35 am »
Sorry to hear this. It doesn't look too bad. You look pretty sad in picture 2. The bars saved it a lot. It didn't hit the mirror?
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« Reply #39 on: January 20, 2013, 10:21:15 am »
Sorry to hear this. It doesn't look too bad. You look pretty sad in picture 2.

I had to look at the photo again to see what you were talking about.  I guess you CAN see me in the reflection of the rear bar, taking the picture with my phone.

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The bars saved it a lot. It didn't hit the mirror?

Oh yes, it would have been much, much worse without the bars.  It did not touch the mirror.  Supposedly the only way it would do that is in a much higher energy fallover that would cause the bike to "roll over" the front touch point and land horizontally on the whole front Canyons.
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Re: Canyon Cages saves another
« Reply #40 on: January 20, 2013, 10:55:05 am »
Nobody will ever see the scratches but you.
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Re: Canyon Cages saves another
« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2013, 11:07:21 am »
Sorry to hear Max.
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Re: Canyon Cages saves another
« Reply #42 on: January 20, 2013, 01:05:47 pm »
Glad to hear no serious damage was done, but if you are like me that is all you will see every time you get on the bike.  Next time you have the fairings off take the Canyons to this guy and have them powder coated, he can do any color you want and a great job.  http://www.jandjpowdercoating.com/Even-More-Pictures.html   my bike is on the page, tell him I sent you. 

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Re: Canyon Cages saves another
« Reply #43 on: January 20, 2013, 06:55:54 pm »
I don't know much about chrome, but that is what I chose too.  Can't you buff that out and get them chromed again?  I know MC Enterprises said they would look at the repair for the powdercoated ones, maybe the chrome ones as well?
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Re: Canyon Cages saves another
« Reply #44 on: January 20, 2013, 07:14:08 pm »
The spots are so minor, it really doesn't need refinishing, just a touch of something to prevent rust.  Honestly, to me it doesn't even look like it got completely through the chrome to the base metal.  (Apparently this is some seriously high quality chroming).  If there was a large section of damage, I would probably consider sending it back to MCE.
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