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ST1300 Rear Crash Guards
« on: October 25, 2017, 01:15:04 PM »
A little while ago my bike was pushed over :cuss so I decided to get Crash Bars.

After looking at all the options I decided to go with the F6B/Goldwing Crash Bars, these bars have a bend and thanks to this the pillion footrests don’t need to be moved :thumbs

Anyway when looking around I found that Martin aka “red dirt cowboy” from ST-Owners.com sells a mounting/adapter kit to mount the F6B/Goldwing Crash Bars to the ST1300  :clap

->   http://www.st-owners.com/forums/showthread.php?158379-Available-now-Gold-Wing-Crash-Bar-to-ST1300-Adapter-Plates-and-Hardware-48-ship&highlight=adapter+kit

->   http://www.st-owners.com/forums/showthread.php?158470-Powder-Coated-Flat-Black-Gold-Wing-Crash-Bars-87-shipping-(fits-ST1300-w-adapter)&highlight=adapter+kit

Martin advised that the best place to get the crash bars to go with the mounting/adapter kit is from shops that do trike conversions on the F6B/Goldwings as the crash bars are removed and no longer required once the conversion is done.
Anyway Martin also had some Crash Bars for sale so I was able to buy them from him along with the kit :thumb

Well everything arrived a bit over a week later.


The crash bars and kit
Also includes all the nuts and bolts that are needed for the job


       

      


As you can see the mounting/adapter plate is unfinished and the crash bars are tarnished so first thing was to smooth out the rough parts on the plate and polish up everything :thumbsup


     

      


The next thing I did was have the crash bars powder coated black. (I reckon as they look better in black then chrome on the ST) 8)


      


Once this was all done it was finally time to install them on the bike by following the instructions provided with the kit.
I have added a scan of the instructions to this post but will run over the basics below :wink1


The Install

First mount the bars to the mounting/adapter plate using the nuts and bolts provided.


      
   


Once this is done remove the panniers then remove one frame bolt.
* Only remove one bolt at a time. If both bolts are removed at the same time it’ll be VERY hard to reinstall the bolts as the subframe may become misaligned with the frame.


   


Loosely attach the mounting/adapter plate with one of the supplied bolts.


   


Swing the plate around and remove the second bolt from the frame then swing the plate back and insert one of the supplied bolts to finish attaching the plate to the bike.


   


* The left side is very close to the pannier when installed and needs to be pulled forward when tightening the bolts to allow clearance for the pannier.


Job done :grin
Here are some extra pics showing the finished install


      

         


I am very happy with the finished product and think it looks good.


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I should add the total cost...

The Mounting/Adapter Kit & Crash Bars plus delivery came to $152.70 USD.
And the powder coating was $66 AUD (Custom Coating. 30 Leonard Crs, Brendale, QLD. Ph (07) 3205 2833)

(If you get the F6B bars they are already powder coated black so that can save some money ;-*)


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« Last Edit: October 25, 2017, 01:27:30 PM by Shiney »
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Re: ST1300 Rear Crash Guards
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 01:24:29 PM »
This looks great Shiney.  I reckon I could go for that.  Thanks for posting instructions that are so clear even a noob could follow them.

I'm just wondering - does your pillion notice the loss of heel-room with the guards fitted ?
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Re: ST1300 Rear Crash Guards
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2017, 01:45:11 PM »
This looks great Shiney.  I reckon I could go for that.  Thanks for posting instructions that are so clear even a noob could follow them.

I'm just wondering - does your pillion notice the loss of heel-room with the guards fitted ?

Thanks mate :grin

The wife said that when she has the foot peg under the center of her foot the bar just touches the back of her boot but that it isn't annoying or irritating at all :thumbsup

The only issue that she has is that she had to change the way she gets on the bike.
She now has to place her foot on the peg with her toes facing forward when getting on the bike as the bars stop her from spinning her foot as she swings her leg over.

But all in all she is happy with them :runyay


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Re: ST1300 Rear Crash Guards
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2017, 01:46:30 PM »
I have also added the cost to the bottom of the original post :thumbs
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Re: ST1300 Rear Crash Guards
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2017, 12:23:35 PM »
 :blk13 :dred11
I juST looked at Martins poST and sent him a reply asking if he has any bars left, and the adaptor plate. I will order them if he has some then fit them to STrangler   :grin
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Re: ST1300 Rear Crash Guards
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2017, 11:27:19 PM »
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Re: ST1300 Rear Crash Guards
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2017, 12:23:26 PM »
 :blk13 :dred11
I also found that he is selling them on ebay:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-ST1300-Motorcycle-Crash-Bars-Saddlebag-Guards-Chrome-All-Years/332432792554?hash=item4d6689dbea:g:8GEAAOSwav1ZzCr5
I just bought a set on Martins eBay site, should be here by the end of the month, then I will have them powder coated and fit them to STrangler. :thumbs
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Re: ST1300 Rear Crash Guards
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2017, 03:42:53 PM »
Sounds good mate, I'm sure they'll look awesome on STrangler :thumbsup
If you have any issues or questions about the install just let me know :thumbs

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Re: ST1300 Rear Crash Guards
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2017, 04:25:38 PM »
I like these a whole lot more than the MCL bars. There seems to be much more room for the Pillion's heels.

Depending on what may happen early next year, I might swap them over.
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Re: ST1300 Rear Crash Guards
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2017, 09:17:33 AM »
 :blk13 :dred11
My crash bars are on there way. After emailing Martin I suggested he join OzSTOC. He seems like a nice chap.
Martin is trying to gauge whether to do another run of his adapter plates so if your considering to buy them, (he has 10 adapter sets left, and only 1 set of F6B black tip over bars left), can you post up here your interest so he can decide. He is sourcing more bars also, but they are getting harder to find even in the US. If he can see demand in Australia he will continue with them.. as demand in the US is slowing.
Biggles yours are on there way also. :grin
So post up your interest,  :think1 these tip over bars can save you a lot of $$$ replacing/repairing panniers.
Martin has said we can contact him via his email  scrptdr@aol.com with any questions/ enquiry.

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Re: ST1300 Rear Crash Guards
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2017, 12:03:10 PM »
Awesome work johnny :-++ :-++ :thumbsup :thumbs
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Re: ST1300 Rear Crash Guards
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2017, 01:22:47 PM »
I’m interested.
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Re: ST1300 Rear Crash Guards
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2017, 10:33:11 AM »
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My crash bars arrived and I've posted on the facebook page. Now to see if Chrome lQQks ok or not.. Going to fit them now,
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« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2017, 11:14:54 AM »
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Re: ST1300 Rear Crash Guards
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2017, 01:59:16 PM »
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I kinda like the chrome on the Charcoal after fitting them
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« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2017, 04:52:02 PM »
 The chrome against charcoal lóòks very good.

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« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2017, 05:01:07 PM »
 ++. Looks good.
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« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2017, 08:21:42 PM »
Awesome work mate, they look great :thumbsup
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« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2017, 08:59:59 AM »
Very Nice ++
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Re: ST1300 Rear Crash Guards
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2017, 06:12:56 PM »
Very Nice ++

I guess you're now looking at fabricating a pair for the ST11...
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« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2017, 09:29:09 AM »
Very Nice ++

I guess you're now looking at fabricating a pair for the ST11...

Certainly a possibility. I'll have a think about it. I'll need to look closely to find an attachment point and of course they will have to be painted not chrome plated ;-*
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Re: ST1300 Rear Crash Guards
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2017, 08:27:35 PM »
Very Nice ++

I guess you're now looking at fabricating a pair for the ST11...

Certainly a possibility. I'll have a think about it. I'll need to look closely to find an attachment point and of course they will have to be painted not chrome plated ;-*
Given the number of ST11's up your way, you could have a steady stream of potential customers  :grin
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« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2017, 03:30:02 PM »
Interesting thought Peter :think1
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Re: ST1300 Rear Crash Guards
« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2017, 03:43:53 PM »
My guards arrived yesterday.

They come with good instructions, one of which warns about the very tight fit of the left bar against the pannier.

I did as they suggested, and didn't like the fact that the pannier was actually firmly pressed against the bar.  I found that carefully grinding a couple of locations removed that tension and let the pannier on and off normally.

The first one removed the metal that rubbed against the top hex bolt:



The second area was the original Goldwing brace at the rear of the bar:



As the instructions indicated, the was no interference on the RH side.

They add 1.6 kg to the bike's weight.  Not ideal, but at least it's down reasonably low.
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Re: ST1300 Rear Crash Guards
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2017, 04:09:24 PM »
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Bill I hadn't noticed the second point of contact on the pannier in your 2nd pic, hmmm I will check it out and grind it down also.. I had the same idea with the first pic though,  :thumbsup
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