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This blog is to be a diary of our activities and the trials and tribulations of owning a Royal Enfield Bullet 500.

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Crash bars

CustomisationPosted by exile Thu, March 10, 2016 12:58:27
The one thing you hope you'll never need.

I ordered a wrap-around type, mainly because I liked the look of the thing. It came complete with a fixing kit and no instructions. I suppose these things should be self explanatory. Here's a picture of said kit, in all it's glory, laid out as I think it should be.


I think I am missing a couple of nuts and bolts..

The two long brackets fit to the lower end of the frame. The bent bits at the top bolt together and pinch the frame just beneath the fuel tank. Don't forget to release any cables from their plastic ties before you put this on.

Now one needs six hands but has only two. Which is frustrating to say the least. The trick is to mount the brackets and not tighten anything up. Juggling with the 'u' bolts and the brackets is not easy but gradually tightening the grip as you go will eventually pay off. Centre the whole shooting match up before finally tightening all the nuts.

Re-tie your cables.

Clean up and put the tools away.

I had to move my pump but found a spot on the crash bar where I could re-attach it.

All in all, I'm happy with the result. Now I only have one worry. The shed door isn't exactly wide. I have to wriggle Thumper out and more so on the way back in. I hope there's room enough..!!

Here's a picture or three.. OK, the second one isn't very clear but I'm sure people will get the gist of what's going on.







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