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Re: T-Rex Racing Frame Sliders
« Reply #60 on: February 11, 2014, 04:03:17 pm »
I decided to weigh the total kit, including the front sliders.
18 lbs.

Anyone know what a full set of Canyon Cages w/front axle sliders weighs to compare?
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Re: T-Rex Racing Frame Sliders
« Reply #61 on: February 11, 2014, 04:13:32 pm »
Less than 16lbs according to the mailing label on the CC set for an 08/09.
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Re: T-Rex Racing Frame Sliders
« Reply #62 on: February 11, 2014, 04:20:10 pm »
Less than 16lbs according to the mailing label on the CC set for an 08/09.
That doesn't include the dust from setting on shelf.
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Re: T-Rex Racing Frame Sliders
« Reply #63 on: February 11, 2014, 04:42:16 pm »
That doesn't include the dust from setting on shelf.


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Re: T-Rex Racing Frame Sliders
« Reply #64 on: February 11, 2014, 07:19:55 pm »
Less than 16lbs according to the mailing label on the CC set for an 08/09.

So, these are in the same ballpark, sounds like.

What I would like to figure out is someway to fasten the rear bars on securely, but in a quick release form. That way they could be removed quickly and easily if the bags come off.

'Cause, once these are bolted on, and the bags are removed...
Not only are they going to be like CC's, but they'll stick way out from the bike and could be a hazard!

Sort of like... Tip over protection that could cause you to tip over....  ???

Ya know... Like an oxymoron.....   :o

Lol... ;D

Hmmmnnn.... I might just need to run over to Fastenal tomorrow....

What do you guys think about that idea?
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Re: T-Rex Racing Frame Sliders
« Reply #65 on: February 11, 2014, 07:25:07 pm »
I would be afraid a quick disconnect would be a weak link.
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Re: T-Rex Racing Frame Sliders
« Reply #66 on: February 11, 2014, 07:34:08 pm »
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Re: T-Rex Racing Frame Sliders
« Reply #68 on: February 11, 2014, 11:23:18 pm »
What I would like to figure out is someway to fasten the rear bars on securely, but in a quick release form. That way they could be removed quickly and easily if the bags come off.

Solution- don't take the bags off :)  (Works for me, anyway)

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Cause, once these are bolted on, and the bags are removed...
Not only are they going to be like CC's, but they'll stick way out from the bike and could be a hazard!

I don't see why they would be much more of a hazard with or without the bags.  Perhaps they are less visible to a person walking around them.  Is that what you mean?  But they are less attractive than the MCE small rears, due to the thing that sticks out (perhaps slightly more functional, however).
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Re: T-Rex Racing Frame Sliders
« Reply #69 on: February 12, 2014, 04:06:14 am »
So, these are in the same ballpark, sounds like.

What I would like to figure out is someway to fasten the rear bars on securely, but in a quick release form. That way they could be removed quickly and easily if the bags come off.

'Cause, once these are bolted on, and the bags are removed...
Not only are they going to be like CC's, but they'll stick way out from the bike and could be a hazard!

Sort of like... Tip over protection that could cause you to tip over....  ???

Ya know... Like an oxymoron.....   :o

Lol... ;D

Hmmmnnn.... I might just need to run over to Fastenal tomorrow....

What do you guys think about that idea?

Without the bags, the rear guards look quite fugly.  I've had them on at least a couple of years now and have never run into them with the bags on or off.  The only time I run them sans bags is when I'm taking it to the shop as I try to minimize potential damage.  They really don't take that long to take off.  The right side takes a tad longer as I have to remove the exhaust first.
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Re: T-Rex Racing Frame Sliders
« Reply #70 on: February 12, 2014, 04:41:05 am »
Less than 16lbs according to the mailing label on the CC set for an 08/09.

That 16lb box that's been sitting on your garage shelf (for what, a year now?) doesn't include the rear CCs since you already have those on the bike right?



I decided to weigh the total kit, including the front sliders.
18 lbs.

Anyone know what a full set of Canyon Cages w/front axle sliders weighs to compare?

MCE doesn't make front sliders.
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Re: T-Rex Racing Frame Sliders
« Reply #71 on: February 12, 2014, 05:23:52 am »
Actually it only seems a few days, C, in VJ time.  Think Ent.  You would be correct in that this is only the CC for the front.  Don't know how much they weigh in the rear.
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Re: T-Rex Racing Frame Sliders
« Reply #72 on: February 12, 2014, 06:27:04 am »
First, I have a rather unique situation...
I live in an apartment, and I'm allowed to keep my bike parked on my covered front porch.
I have a small ramp I use to transition the 6" rise.
It requires the bike sort of makes a left hand turn as it parks.
The space between support posts is about 5'.
It's the ONLY time I remove the bags, and I do it just to make sure I don't accidentally scuff them up.
With these guards on permanently, it may present a new challenge for me.

Plus, how ridiculous bag guards look when the bags are removed has been one of the biggest complaints most have said, not to mention just HOW fugly they are... I totally agree!  :P

If there was a way to make the guards easy and fast to remove when the bags come off would solve that issue. Removing 6 bolts, 4 of which are from the backside, is neither quick, or easy. But, any form of quick release fastener would ABSOLUTELY have to be configured securely... and at this point I don't know how one accomplishes that...yet. But I'm going to at least investigate possibilities.
If there's some type of fastener on the market that would fit the bill, then Fastenal probably will have it.

As to the weight comparison, Virginia Jim...
If the number you gave is for just the fronts, no rears, no front axel sliders... Then this kit is going to be much lighter than a CC setup.

Regardless, adding 18 lbs. is still a substantial weight gain...
(Looks like there may be a future carbon fiber slip-on in my future, just to break even! Lol)






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Re: T-Rex Racing Frame Sliders
« Reply #73 on: February 12, 2014, 12:09:06 pm »
Just thrash your C14s like a rented mule, enjoy. 

"Race" and an added 16 pounds of fat don't belong in the same sentence anyway
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Re: T-Rex Racing Frame Sliders
« Reply #74 on: February 12, 2014, 12:10:20 pm »
I'm not sure I'd throw my business to a site that can't get the years and gens right on the Concours.  It's sloppy.  If they can't get that right what else isn't right?  But that's just me...


+1

but but but.....  its a "Race" product
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