Engine Guards

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  1. Traveler

    Traveler Well-Known Member

    Jun 21, 2023
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    Can anyone tell me the maker or seller of this unit pls?

    Engine guard.jpg

    Thanks much!
     
  2. Pegscraper

    Pegscraper Elite Member

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  3. Jimbo1950

    Jimbo1950 Well-Known Member

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    Are these on a Speed Twin 1200? If so they look like Hepco & Becker to me, I've got a pair on my 2019 Speed Twin.
     
  4. jdwalmsley

    jdwalmsley Well-Known Member

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    They look like the GIVI guards I have on my T120.
    Bought from GP Bikes (Canada), cost about $135 at the time.

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  5. Jimbo1950

    Jimbo1950 Well-Known Member

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  6. Jimbo1950

    Jimbo1950 Well-Known Member

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    I can vouch for the strength of the Hepco & Becker ones. I got hit from behind by a mate on a Ducati Monster, admittedly at a low speed, which threw me off and my bike landed on it's left hand side. Apart from a slight graze on the crash bar my bike was undamaged. Unfortunately not so the Monster, thanks to my rear rack it needed a new headlight and other bits!
     
  7. jdwalmsley

    jdwalmsley Well-Known Member

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    You're right, must have better eyes than mine. ;-)
     
  8. Jimbo1950

    Jimbo1950 Well-Known Member

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    If you zoom in on Traveler's photo, you can see a wee plaque on the bar that extends behind the engine, and the plaque reads Hepco & Becker. I've only just noticed it. On their website, for the T120 H&B list them at Euros 245 plus shipping.
     
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  9. Traveler

    Traveler Well-Known Member

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    I just checked with GIVI & those only come in black. I'm a Certified & Bonafide Chromosexual so . . . .
     
  10. Jimbo1950

    Jimbo1950 Well-Known Member

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    On their website
    https://www.hepco-becker.de/en/meinbike/triumph/bonneville-t-120-2016
    Hepco & Becker state that their bars are in chrome though they look a rather strange shade of blue / grey in their photo. If you look on their website you'll see two sets of bars for the T120, both in chrome, though what the difference is between the two is hard to tell.

    I too prefer chrome to black which is why I've put chrome bars on my Speed Twin and my Legend TT, in both cases from H&B. I like the fact that they connect behind the engine as well as at the front which should make them more robust in the event of a major drop.
     
  11. RickM46

    RickM46 Active Member

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    Went to the H&B website; took a cursory look at the installation manual for a T120; not impressed unless there is a Youtube available.
     
  12. Pegscraper

    Pegscraper Elite Member

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    Looks pretty straight forward TBH, virtually identical to the instructions for Triumph's own Dresser Bars. It's just a pair of engine bars with a couple of nuts and bolts each side.
     
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  13. Traveler

    Traveler Well-Known Member

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    Today I ordered a set of the H & B guards in chrome. Will be a couple of months as they are considered special order. Good time to have to wait as I'll be on the 'Wing most of the time until Spring anyway.
    Folks at British Customs here in the states were most helpful!
     
  14. RickM46

    RickM46 Active Member

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    Thanks PS; well, can't be that complicated; am no stranger to hand tools but messing with engine mounts makes me a bit reticent. Maybe will have a closer look at Woodtick Gregs video on installation of his (if I can find it).
     
  15. Pegscraper

    Pegscraper Elite Member

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    The only caveat I would make is the guide doesn't mention torque settings which you can get from a service manual.
     
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  16. RickM46

    RickM46 Active Member

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    Found Gregs mention of his engine guards from Motone at:
    https://www.thetriumphforum.com/threads/new-bonnie.37220/page-2

    Did find this video on youtube:


    Couldn't find Gregs.
     
  17. RickM46

    RickM46 Active Member

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    #17 RickM46, Dec 13, 2023
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2023
    Found Gregs video on Youtube: 95nm torque on the bolts.
     
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