niteblues59 wrote:mine's all bent up too...I'm gonna be in the market for an engine guard soon too.
Well for shear beefiness, the Raceway guard is tough to beat.
Well Scott I can recommend the Raceway part so far.
Fit and finish is pretty nice, plus the snazzy angle look better than the stock guard.
I've always liked ReCycled's (Dave) homemade engine guard brace.
It braces to the foot peg like the Raceway guard.
But given my welding skills (or lack thereof) I gave up on fabbing something.
Also an unintended benefit is having a whole lot more room for your foot,
which translates into more versatility in stretching your legs and riding position on long rides.
You can set your foot on the edge of the platform, slide it back a good 5" from where the stock peg ends or move it forward about 5".
You are some what limited on forward movement by the jug but still a lot of real estate there for your foot.
Also now that the engine guard is braced sturdily to the peg and the top of the Raceway guard is straighter, laying your leg on top of the guard "highway peg" style is a possibility.
Lastly I figure stupid Ural tricks, like standing on one foot on the left peg, with right leg extended up and straight back and no hands on the handle bars will be a lot easier.
Don't ask me how I know this is possible. I still need some more practice before I attempt in public.
It would make dismounting the bike for seat "surfing" easier as well.
Lastly you might even be able stand with both feet on the left platform and fly the chair.
Again this would require some more practice.