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CB550 Crash Guard PICS
« on: April 22, 2010, 12:55:03 PM »
Okay. im doing a little brain storming. tried the search function and didnt see any. i need to see a pic of crash guards on a CB550 if anyone has any handy to post. id appreciate it... trying to decide which way to go. also, custom job pics welcome as well

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Re: CB550 Crash Guard PICS
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2010, 01:06:01 PM »
Look for a project thread by SohoRon, he's got some on his bike.



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Re: CB550 Crash Guard PICS
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2010, 08:22:50 PM »
not the best pic .but does this help
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Re: CB550 Crash Guard PICS
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2010, 08:36:40 PM »
not the best pic .but does this help

yeah that does. thanks



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Re: CB550 Crash Guard PICS
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2010, 11:35:12 PM »
hey tjjkc,
just verifying... is this the same guard?


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Re: CB550 Crash Guard PICS
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2010, 01:13:53 AM »
It is not the same guard. I have the ones like TJJKC have, but my bike came with the one you posted.

I am not sure which one I will like better.


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Re: CB550 Crash Guard PICS
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2010, 01:45:39 AM »
You could try searching on "crash bars" or "engine bars"

Google Images will probably have loads.
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Re: CB550 Crash Guard PICS
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2010, 01:48:03 AM »
First pic is of engine guards the second is the full crash guards with the highway pegs.  First thing I took off mine and I went with the engine guards.  I think they are a cleaner look personally and the highway pegs are pretty useless unless you are doing long trips.
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Re: CB550 Crash Guard PICS
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2010, 01:55:37 AM »
I've seen (and have) three types of engine guards.

One is like Kyle's
One is like tjjkc.  (Like) on my Blue F below)
And the last is what is pictured unmounted.  The three leg type seem to have the most clearance issues with the exhaust pipes on some models.  I just don't remember which models, though.
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Re: CB550 Crash Guard PICS
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2010, 08:40:41 AM »
i'd like to get a set of the engine guards... im not sure if they are the same but i like the one's on SohRon's bikes. just have a cleaner look. i do want to have something on there though... would hate to learn that lesson the hard way..

thanks for the pics everyone. TwoTired, is the three legged version much different than the other "engine guards"?



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Re: CB550 Crash Guard PICS
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2010, 10:50:19 AM »
The difference between the two leg engine guard and the 3 leg engine guard is one leg.

The two leg variety bends the frame mount tabs in a crash/rollover.  I believe they are considered "sacrificial".
The three leg variety does not bend in most mishaps.  In order to bend the three leg variety, the frame and engine will have to distort.  I hope you are not on the bike when that happens.

The three leg also has a different main support profile where the forward end stand proud farther than the rear.  I think that is more art than function, though.

Dunno, is that "much difference"?

Hey, I found a pic of them installed!
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Re: CB550 Crash Guard PICS
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2010, 10:52:06 AM »
yes, thank you sir.
i need to find a set of those 3 leg guards then...



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Re: CB550 Crash Guard PICS
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2010, 02:54:21 AM »
I think I read somewhere (awhile back) that the 3 leg do not fit certain models because of the frame structure (F's? maybe) not sure.  They are safer / stronger though.  I kinda looked at it this way when I choose mine if I hit something hard enough to snap my engine mount (which is where one of my 2 legs mount last I looked) the frames probably trash anyway.  That and I didn't like the look once I saw it on a bike  ;D
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Re: CB550 Crash Guard PICS
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2010, 03:25:32 AM »
really, either one would work... just want something thats lower profile than what i have...



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Re: CB550 Crash Guards
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2012, 09:53:28 AM »
Kind of resurrecting this thread - found it from a Google search.

I really want a set of the 3-legged crash guards for my 550K - i think they look great.  But ebay and some googling hasn't turned up a source - anyone have any leads on these?



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Re: CB550 Crash Guard PICS
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2012, 04:45:54 PM »
Now the posts are together ;D
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Re: CB550 Crash Guard PICS
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2012, 08:21:21 AM »
thanks!