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Re: MCE Gen. 1 Canyon Cage Group Buy Through July 19th!
« Reply #180 on: August 08, 2012, 11:34:33 am »
Fedex seems to have lost mine.  :( They are currently in the process of tracking the package down.  It seems they delivered it to the wrong house. >:( Hopefully they find and deliver it (to me this time) soon.  :-\ Ok end of my whining :'(
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Re: MCE Gen. 1 Canyon Cage Group Buy Through July 19th!
« Reply #181 on: August 08, 2012, 12:03:35 pm »
Ryan, it would be helpful to have the torque specs while installing the new hardware.  I read the manual and found some said 17 and others 44.  Hopefully this can be added.  Thanks, great looking product.

I believe the 10mms are 44ft.lbs. and the 8mms are 38ft.lbs. Those were the values given to me by Kawasaki.

Fedex seems to have lost mine.  :( They are currently in the process of tracking the package down.  It seems they delivered it to the wrong house. >:( Hopefully they find and deliver it (to me this time) soon.  :-\ Ok end of my whining :'(

That's a real bummer. I hope they find your guards soon so you can get them installed!
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Re: MCE Gen. 1 Canyon Cage Group Buy Through July 19th!
« Reply #182 on: August 08, 2012, 04:20:32 pm »
The upper forward bolt looks like item 5 (titled subframe bolt) on page 8-2 in the service manual under engine removal.  If that is the case it is a M8 bolt prescribed to be 17 ft/lb which is a huge difference.   When loosening the upper bolt it required FAR less effort, my picture shows what was required to remove the M10 bolt.  The lower bolt is titled item 3, M10 bolt, front engine mounting bolt, and requires 44ft/lbs.   The rear sleeve bolt is item 1, Engine mounting nuts, M12, 44 ft/lbs.  If this is correct I over I torqued the uppers to 38 yesterday and hopefully that is fine.  Anyone else with a service manual?

I think this states the same:  http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=8239.msg99781#msg99781

Additional info:  http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=3700.15

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Re: MCE Gen. 1 Canyon Cage Group Buy Through July 19th!
« Reply #183 on: August 09, 2012, 04:43:33 am »
The upper forward bolt looks like item 5 (titled subframe bolt) on page 8-2 in the service manual under engine removal.  If that is the case it is a M8 bolt prescribed to be 17 ft/lb which is a huge difference.   When loosening the upper bolt it required FAR less effort, my picture shows what was required to remove the M10 bolt.  The lower bolt is titled item 3, M10 bolt, front engine mounting bolt, and requires 44ft/lbs.   The rear sleeve bolt is item 1, Engine mounting nuts, M12, 44 ft/lbs.  If this is correct I over I torqued the uppers to 38 yesterday and hopefully that is fine.  Anyone else with a service manual?

I think this states the same:  http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=8239.msg99781#msg99781

Additional info:  http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=3700.15


Got it, thanks Alpha. 44 for the biguns and 17 for the liluns.
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Re: MCE Gen. 1 Canyon Cage Group Buy Through July 19th!
« Reply #184 on: August 11, 2012, 06:33:19 am »
I did my Canyon Cage install yesterday and it went off without a hitch, mostly. Words to the wise, remember to plug your turn signals back in before you reinstall the plastic, on BOTH sides.  :o

The step nut on mine looks the same as the others. This isn't to say that there isn't plenty of threads making contact with the threaded bolt, there is since this is a step nut and most of the threads are inside of the CC mounting tab. I think that I might look for a black plastic cap to fit inside of that thing.






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« Reply #185 on: August 11, 2012, 07:01:49 am »
Damn that bike looks fast!
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Re: MCE Gen. 1 Canyon Cage Group Buy Through July 19th!
« Reply #186 on: August 11, 2012, 07:18:36 am »
Damn that bike looks fast!

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Re: MCE Gen. 1 Canyon Cage Group Buy Through July 19th!
« Reply #187 on: August 11, 2012, 08:11:33 am »
Thanks for the update Conrad, that is a little more comforting.

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Re: MCE Gen. 1 Canyon Cage Group Buy Through July 19th!
« Reply #188 on: August 11, 2012, 08:57:33 am »
In looking at how the front and rear bars look together on the bike...

I wish that the rear bars could have been bent, or swept back, a bit to follow the lines of the bike a little better. Maybe just enough to still allow the bags to be opened. I think that it would have been a big improvement. 
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« Reply #189 on: August 11, 2012, 09:01:55 am »
....but would the bags still open?
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Re: MCE Gen. 1 Canyon Cage Group Buy Through July 19th!
« Reply #190 on: August 11, 2012, 11:07:29 am »
Yeah, and if they swept up as well as back, and then swept forward and down again, they could be used as a saddlebag retention system.

I received mine (the front set) this week and they are an outstanding product in my opinion. Well made, excellent actually, and very well finished as well. Also an excellent value as there is a fair amount of labor and fabrication in making these.

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In looking at how the front and rear bars look together on the bike...

I wish that the rear bars could have been bent, or swept back, a bit to follow the lines of the bike a little better. Maybe just enough to still allow the bags to be opened. I think that it would have been a big improvement.
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Re: MCE Gen. 1 Canyon Cage Group Buy Through July 19th!
« Reply #191 on: August 11, 2012, 11:19:18 am »
Note to self and others while the plastic is off:

Change coolant BEFORE adding bars.  Manageable taking off reservoir with bars but easier w/o them on
Replace clutch fluid BEFORE adding bars and plastic
Tighten header bolts too

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Re: MCE Gen. 1 Canyon Cage Group Buy Through July 19th!
« Reply #192 on: August 11, 2012, 12:18:18 pm »
Thanks for the heads up on that....I have to do coolant this year and the header bolts should be checked as well.   :thumbs:
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« Reply #193 on: August 11, 2012, 08:18:37 pm »
My bars are installed. Everything went smoothly except for wasting time to get distilled water and thread locker from store. I did not have time to test drive yet. Pics posted in

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Re: MCE Gen. 1 Canyon Cage Group Buy Through July 19th!
« Reply #194 on: August 11, 2012, 09:56:55 pm »
In looking at how the front and rear bars look together on the bike...

I wish that the rear bars could have been bent, or swept back, a bit to follow the lines of the bike a little better. Maybe just enough to still allow the bags to be opened. I think that it would have been a big improvement.

That would most likely interfear even more with the passenger pegs though C...  :-\