While I agree that some type of protection is needed, OEM engine guards are just that, "engine guards". They won't protect the tanks or your legs in a slide. What you really need are highway bars or "crash" bars that come out a lot further from the frame. They give much better protection to more of the bike and leave room so your leg doesn't get caught between the bike and the ground. Many people mount foot pegs on them for comfort and some even mount auxiliary lights on them. They are MUCH more useful than the smaller engine guards. One key consideration when purchasing aftermarket guards is be sure that they mount securely to the frame. The protection they offer is only as good as the weakest mounting point, so be sure they are sturdy.
QUOTE=petec50c;4666881]Engine Guards are a must have. Protection against serious damage to bike if bike ever drops and it's a great place for foot pegs when out on long trips. Good luck with the sale.[/QUOTE]
> id like to see how you would feel after a long ride with foot pegs on o.m.e. engine guards
get a set of crash bars:wayhappy:
Got a great price on a Yamaha Roadliner 1900, and couldn't resist. So after 15 years of owning a Volusia and C50, I'm changing brands.
I have a highway bar that fits 01-04 volusia, and 2005-2018 C50. No scratches or rust. $120 plus actual shipping.
Also, a 3-piece Mustang seat that I really...