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chrisabbott
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PostSubject: Ebay engine bars   Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:34 pm

Hi all has anyone bought  a set of the cheap engine bars on ebay, i bought a set a few months ago and they did not seem to fit so i got my money back have noticed they having been selling, so someone must have got these to fit....


            ( - Ebay LINK - )    and a different seller  ( - LINK - )


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Mr Intruder
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay engine bars   Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:12 pm

Give us some info on them chris or a link at least mate to the ones you talk of or we are totally flummoxed.
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay engine bars   Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:56 pm

Mick might have some of those? Not the best fit for sure, but they'll protect the bike in case of a spill, Like Dave says, a Link would be nice, just to confirm 
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay engine bars   Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:09 pm

simbo wrote:
Mick might have some of those? Not the best fit for sure, but they'll protect the bike in case of a spill, Like Dave says, a Link would be nice, just to confirm 

Yes Sim, you're right, those are the one's that I bought. Originally when I tried to fit them they would only fit if I completely removed the radiator cover, which was no use at all. Couldn't get the top holes to line up with the holes in the frame. 

The next day, I used some gentle persuasion with a 2lb lump hammer and about twenty minutes later I managed to get them lined up enough to fit  , although I did end up creasing the tube slightly during my efforts.

I did think about sending them back originally but then I got my temper up and just belted them until they went on - I'm normally a placid type of bloke but that Sunday morning I just thought "fuck it " !
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay engine bars   Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:23 pm

Have put the ebay number on, thanks mick ....
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay engine bars   Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:27 am

If you buy something cheap, you get something cheap, usually.
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay engine bars   Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:07 am

Thanks for editing the post Chris.

As Mick has said, the only way of getting those to fit is by hitting them. That's a very poor part. Saying that though, if you can persuade them to fit it would be better than none on.

My bike would of been a total write off if it didn't have engine bars in addition to the other points it hit in my rta.
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay engine bars   Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:33 pm

Its an awkward situation really, great if you can make them fit at that price but a twat if you cant 
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay engine bars   Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:09 pm

Lowey wrote:
If you buy something cheap, you get something cheap, usually.

Yep, you're right mate .... I didn't expect them to be 1st class quality or to fit perfectly first time but I didn't expect it to be as difficult as it was to get them to fit - typical Chinese import stuff.
I bought from the second seller, but they were about £50 with free postage ..... Same horse, different colour Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay engine bars   Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:59 pm

Bit like my sissy bar.... Came from usa, but I thnk it's probably chinese.... Goes rusty if it gets wet, and no matter how many combinations of sitting the fender rails inside/outside the backrest/separate rack, none of the spacings were quite right. 

Sometimes when it's just 'a weekend toy' it's hard to justify paying top dollar for bits and pieces.
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay engine bars   Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:03 pm

I always treat things with respect like that that are cheap, lots of wd lots of the time should help keep them OK. Good quality can be left alone a lot of the time, cheap shite needs to be loved up to keep it looking good
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