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I have the old style crash bars on my trike and the hoop at the back just has to go since it makes it hard for my feet to rest on the highway pegs. My question is who has cut their old bars, how did you do it and are you happy with the way they turned out?
 

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Almost cut my bars
It happened just the other day
They was getting kind of long
you could have said they were in my way

But I didn't and I wonder why

I feel like letting my pants legs fly...
 

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You don't need any engine guards on a trike.
 

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Red Just a thought you might go to a bike salvage yard & look for a set of 99-2000 or you could take off the set alltogether but you want them for the Hyway foot rests I don`t know just my 2 cents worth ! Its your bike But Ive always thought They were on there for a reason or you could trade someone for a set who doesnt like the later style crash gaurds ! Anyway my 2 cents worth !
 

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I would just take them off but I do want my Highway pegs. The ones I have on here is not in the best shape so I won't be trading them. I was thinking of cutting them just back of the back brace and then maybe putting some endcaps on there. I have checked with the bike yards around here and one one place had one but I was not in the mood to pay $200 for the set.
 

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Rudy wrote:
Almost cut my bars
It happened just the other day
They was getting kind of long
you could have said they were in my way

But I didn't and I wonder why

I feel like letting my pants legs fly...
:D Does it increase your paranoia?



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I would just take them off but I do want my Highway pegs. The ones I have on here is not in the best shape so I won't be trading them. I was thinking of cutting them just back of the back brace and then maybe putting some endcaps on there. I have checked with the bike yards around here and one one place had one but I was not in the mood to pay $200 for the set.
If you do cut them, the chrome around the cuts will flake like mad and rust will eat you.

You can paint mask and paint metallic silver there to help with it.
I have the caps i pulled out of my modern style bars. If I can find them (and if they made it through the move) they are very nice caps and would work well for that purpose.

You could also get a machine shop to make you some caps fairly cheap out of say stainless and have them trough the cap head so that the cut section sat down inside a bit. That would protect the ends better from flaking chrome.
 

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Dusty Boots wrote:
Rudy wrote:
Almost cut my bars
It happened just the other day
They was getting kind of long
you could have said they were in my way

But I didn't and I wonder why

I feel like letting my pants legs fly...
:D Does it increase your paranoia?
I think it was because I had the blues for Christmas.
 

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Sorry I didn't get around to answering your PM earlier, Duck, but I was out riding yesterday and didn't get home til after the midnight hour and was back on the road a little after 8 this morning. :? ;)

Now ... to answer your query .... I didn't cut my bars, but I have seen examples of them done - DougW has his cut down for example and another member I met this past summer, but I forget who it was at the moment.

Looks 'OK', especially if you finish it off with either a couple ofchrome end caps, orthe black rubber ones

Maybe he will chime in on the location of the cut, or you can PM him and ask.

Myself, I opted to purchase the newer style guards and replace the older style with them. I like the newer style much better than the original, older style ones.



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Sell / trade the old guards. Some people like to have an old beat up set that they use when taking the ERC class so their good set does not get beat up. Just be truthful about the condition of them.
 

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:cheesygrin:cut mine!, absoulutly don't regret it. they always seemed to get in the way. I cut them 3/4" behind the lower mount, matched the top to the bottom. ACE hardware sells both stainless steel and chrome caps that snap in. I haven't had any rust problems in 3 years, but it's pretty dry here.
 

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red_bike wrote:
...My question is who has cut their old bars, how did you do it and are you happy with the way they turned out?
> I cut two sets so far, both mine and a friend's, and we both Love the improvement!... M-U-C-H easier now to put feet on highway pegs, same as for later year model setup.

They cut quite easily with a hacksaw... followed by minor deburring with dremal tool, and a push-in chrome cap from the plumbing store.
 

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Alex can you show a picture of the final results? thanks I've been thinking about it or replacing with 99 style.:thumbsup:
 

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I went through the aggrivation of taking them off my 95 and my 99 to swap them because I liked the older ones and wanted them on the 99. After a lot of work I found out they are not interchangable and had to put them back on the original bikes. The new and the old style do NOT have the same mounting positions.



The local Honda shop could not tell me if there was any difference.
 

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The new style ones fit on my 92 with no problems/modifications at all! :?
 

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When I tried to mount the 99 bars on the 95 the fairing mounts did not match up. How did you gat that to work?
 

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I never had that problem. Fit was slick, like a glove. :?
 
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