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Old 12-05-2012, 07:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have the dresser bars on my SE and had a low speed low side (I got distracted), I went down on the left side and the engine dresser bar did it's job along with the rear dresser bar. The only damage to the bike ....I had to replace the left engine dresser bar the impact broke the weld on the mount.

So in my humble opinion the bars are worth every penny you pay for them.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I would like some black dresser bars for my storm.


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Old 12-09-2012, 12:34 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:59 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Hi Guys,

I've had my Thunderbird Storm for a few weeks now and its great!

I current have the rear dresser bars fitted and am still waiting for the front ones to arrive with the dealer. I decided to get them in the hope that they would offer protection to the bike if I were to drop it accidentally. However, after a few measurements I don't believe that the rears bars would protect my short exhausts fully and I'm also not convinced the front bars would fully protect the tank.

Thus, other than allowing me to have highway pegs up front does anyone believe they are worth having? Also, I'm of the opinion the bike probably looks better without them.

I can't really make my mind up. Any comments or opinions welcome

Mike
You didn't mention what color your Storm is. I saw one the other day where the owner had the dresser bars (front only) powder coated black on a flat black Storm. Looked nice.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:24 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Newbie here. Just purchased a 2012 TB (first bike - taking delivery first week of January) and will like to get the bars. Is this something that I can install at home with simple tools? Is it a simple bolt-on job? Are there threads on the engine already to bolt the bars on to? Thanks.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:25 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Can someone point me to dresser bars and floor boards that will fit on the storm? Also, if you put on floorboards, do you have to move the controls too?
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:39 AM   #18 (permalink)
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After seeing all of the engine/tank damage from friends who had bikes knocked over while parked I will always have an engine guard.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:03 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Newbie here. Just purchased a 2012 TB (first bike - taking delivery first week of January) and will like to get the bars. Is this something that I can install at home with simple tools? Is it a simple bolt-on job? Are there threads on the engine already to bolt the bars on to? Thanks.
Very easy to install with socket or flat wrench. Holes are already there. Bolts come with the kit. Download instructions here: http://www.triumphinstructions.com/ Use a little blue locktite on the threads.
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:24 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I apologize for resurrecting this thread and pardon my ignorance, but the crash bar instructions state to raise and support the fuel tank. Is this necessary or more of a safety precaution? If it's the former, is there an easy way to raise and support the fuel tank?
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