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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-07-2017, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for Engine guard 1300R

Hi,
The bike I just picked up 2006/1300R has a Lindy bar engine guard ( at least I think that's what it's called ). I really don't care for the style and after finding and reading the lable on that bar ( " this bar is for cosmetic purposes only..not intended to offer any protection in case of an accident...etc...etc...") I decided to replace it.

Typically I buy OEM parts but I'm having a real hard time finding a Honda OEM Engine Guard for the bike. Several google searches came up empty. Anyone know where I can get an OEM engine guard.

I'm also looking at MC Enterprises ( used these in the past with good results ) and Cobra ( reg and/or fatty).... and recommendations on either of these if I can't grab an OEM part? Also, any recommendations on where to get the MC Enterprises or Cobra, who has the best prices, service etc?

Sorry for all the questions, but I do appreciate any information you can share..
thanks in advance,
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-08-2017, 08:10 AM
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They all say that. They aren't designed as "Crash" bars to withstand a crash. They are designed for comfort and for tip over protection. Every brand has the same exact lawyer warning label to cover their asses. Stay with the Lindby

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If you decide to get rid of the Lindby, let me know and I'll take it.

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They all say the same thing. I'm like you, I don't like the look of the Lindy Bars. I put Fatty's on my 1300 along with Desert Dawgs.
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Cobra Fatty's are the bomb...Unless your trying to add pegs to the 1.5" tubes.

How much leg room do you get with the Lindy foot rests?

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-13-2017, 11:08 AM
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What C Spike indicated - and more. My Lindby bar (installed new just the prior spring) last fall saved my bike (and leg) from major damage after a shaded canyon corner black iced slide out. Went both sides, so a significant impact. Best is I was able to ride it back home and minimal rash.
I replaced with exact bar new again as these for my 1300c have four point frame bolt points that offer a sturdy rigidity in my opinion. Not sure if OEM bars would offer better engineered strength, but I do respect the style choice ideal.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-15-2017, 05:22 PM
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Cobra Fatty's did wonders for my bike in my accident on the 4th of March this year. Coming home, wet and a worn rear tire all contributed but the Fatty's protected the engine and did not damage the frame at all when they bent backward from the fall on the right side.

Personal opinion is the Fatty's are great and look good on the bike. Find something you like and go with it. Best of luck.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 07:59 PM
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Lindby is one of the best...they are not cheap and great quality.
mine is 11 years old and the finish still looks like new.
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