This thread is a series of notes and pictures to give you an idea how the Renntec wrap around engine bars fit, and what is involved in installing them.
The bars do come with fitting instructions from the factory, but it is nice to see how these things go together and look before you buy them.
I bought mine from one of our site supporters, www.newbonneville.com
The bars are good and sturdy and very high quality. I did not find that I had to do any drilling or opening up of holes at all. This is quite typical of Renntec quality, fit and finish is usually very good. My bars had one minor blemish on, which you will see in the pictures. I decided not to return the bars though, as it was a very minor blemish in a difficult to see area, and I easily took care of it.
Here is a view of the kit of parts as received:
and the fasteners included (observe the nyloc type nuts, which I heartily approve of):
Note that I ended up with a few spare washers and shorter screws. There were excess included.
Installation is straightforward. The basic concept as with all things of this nature is to make sure you leave everything fairly loose until all parts are in place, then tighten all nuts and bolts up gradually. I also recommend applying a small amount of grease to the threads of the various bolts when installing them.
Start with the lower brace. This goes underneath the frame at the front of the bike. This picture shows its orientation:
And these pictures show location and mounting
Remove the engine mounting bolt at the front of the bike (you can actually see the mounting lug of one bar assembly here)
Position each side of the engine bars in turn, and loosely attach to the lower mounting bracket
Bracket attachment location