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Next question. This morning I woke up and decided to remove the crash bar or is it highway bar? Anyway I was removing the bolt to the frame and found something strange. Is the frame not soild but bolted together? And how to remove the bar if it is. I wouldn't want to remove the bolt if it's holding the frame together.
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NO....IMHO....I've always had crash bars or highway bars, whatever you want to call them on all my motorcycles and wouldn't be without them. Forget the cool factor...They are there for you and the bikes protection. You must have woke up from a bad dream.

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This old dad has to go along with olddad - fuggedabout the cool. You'll be glad they are there when a tip over happens and it saved you hundreds of $$. Or protected your leg in a go down. I speak from both experiences.

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Do they really matter that much? Most bikes don't even have them on. I've just been stripping down the bike and have been liking it more and more with each piece I remove.

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Do they really matter that much? Most bikes don't even have them on. I've just been stripping down the bike and have been liking it more and more with each piece I remove.
The crash bars save me and my bike from major injuries when a girl on a cell phone popped out of a side street and did this.... Note how far it DID NOT go over.
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Well you may have just sold me on keeping it with that pic. Thanks for the concern. So what about my frame question is it 2 pieces?

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Motor guard is what I know them as.


The frame looks like it's bolted to me.

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Well you may have just sold me on keeping it with that pic. Thanks for the concern. So what about my frame question is it 2 pieces?
Yes, the frame is bolted. The engine mounting points are higher up on the frame. My Hammer has a front engine mounting point on the front cylinder head. Regardless of whether you keep the crash bar or not (and you should), that bolt needs to be replaced. My new crash bar provided two new slightly longer bolts that took into consideration the added metal of the crash bar.

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The lower parts of the frame are not for frame stability like on other makes of motorcycles you might be familiar with; they are for bolting parts to and maybe looks. The engine itself is the third/lower member of the frame. when you take the engine out all there is left is the top member. It's a sound but different design.

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The engine should be supported if you ever do remove that bolt.

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