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I don't know if you guys remember this thread : http://www.ex-500.com/index.php/topic,1501.msg17428.html#msg17428

I tried to send them a couple of emails and I am still waiting for an answer from these guys.. They don't seem very well organised..

So I searched a bit and found the manufacturer of these : http://renntec.com/

I sent an email yesterday night and this morning here's what I got in my mail box ;D

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Hi Phil

REN10001B GPZ500 Engine bars
Available from stock

Price: £53.19
Carriage: £57.95 Approximately - via International Standard ( 7 - 10 days delivery time)
Total: £111.14

No modifications need to be made to the bike, all engine bars come complete with fitting kit and instructions.

Weight of engine bars are 3.05kg (However we add 1.5kg to allow for packing, Total = 4.55kg)

They are made from ERW Steel.

Hope this answer your questions.

Alternatively, we have a distributor in Atlanta who may be able to help, contact details as follows:





Website address: www.revsperformance.com

Email address: [email protected]

Telephone: 770-787-8775


Regards

Claire

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Now these guys seems like they want to do business :)

The only thing that bugs me are the charges to ship across the pond.. Renntec are in good ole England :-\
 

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I dont know if you have the cash on hand, but maybe you could get a discount if you bought in bulk. I'm sure you could sell the extras here and make a buck or two?

Either that or get a few people here on board and do a group buy?

How much is 53 pounds anyway?
 

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Either that or get a few people here on board and do a group buy?
Anyone is interested ?

Or need more info ? :)

Who lives close to Covington, GA ? Maybe we could get someone to go and buy them there and then get them shipped ? The base price would be 156$ instead of 220$

I'm taking the first set, gotta get it before June 15th..
 

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Call their Atlanta distributor, they may be interested in your business and willing to ship.


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Ninjastorm66 said:
Either that or get a few people here on board and do a group buy?
Anyone is interested ?

Or need more info ? :)

Who lives close to Covington, GA ? Maybe we could get someone to go and buy them there and then get them shipped ? The base price would be 156$ instead of 220$

I'm taking the first set, gotta get it before June 15th..
 

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^ That's what I ended up doing..

Although I sent him 3 emails in the last 2 months and I never got any feedback..

I called Russell last Friday and asked him if he got anything in stock, he told me he'd check and call me back 1h later, which he did.

I've just called him back today to order my stuff. He told me it would go out today and I would get the tracking number via email once it's shipped. We will see how it goes.

Be warned, talk to the guys directly, they don't seem to followup on their emails..
 
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I can vouch for Renntec - they are good quality steel engine bars. They clamp directly around the frame and still allow you to keep the lower belly pan fairing. I've got a set of their engine bars fitted to both of my EX500s: a 2002 EX500E9 and a 2003 EX500E10
 

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Sweet !

I thought I would be the first one to put a review on them, but it looks like this honor goes to you :)

Could we get pictures of that setup ?

Did you get them from renntec directly or from one of their distributors ?
 

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Nice bike !!

I see you added 2 horns on there, did you keep the original one too ?

You also got to fit rear frame sliders and have been able to keep the original passenger pegs ? How did you do that ?

I feel there's a couple of things you can show us ;)

Where are you from ? I'm betting you are across the pond since there's so many GPZ stickers and 2 front discs on your ride :)

Is the Kawasaki tag stock on the front fender or did you add it ? (best seen in pict #4)

What's the little red pads on each side of the tank where the riders knees are ?

Pfew ! so many questions ;D

Did I say nice bike ? 8)
 
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Thanks, yeah I'm from England UK :)

The bike is an EX500 E9, the twin front discs and twin horns were factory fitted by Kawasaki on the E series models. We had the single disc/single horn D series up until 2000 when they suddenly started shipping them to the UK. The twin horns originally stuck straight out (Mickey Mouse style) but I bent them back to keep the bike more streamlined.

The rear frame sliders are from http://www.brgracing.com/ex500Sliders.html. They came with long bolts that allowed me to keep the foot pegs attached.
I only fitted the rear set as the front set required cutting into the belly pan fairing and I didn't want to do that. I figured the crash bars did as good a job as front sliders.

The front fender has a "fender extender" to help stop road crud going all over the engine. I bought it from http://www.pyramid-plastics.co.uk/catalog/index.php?cPath=58_267 It came with the Kawasaki sticker attached.

I added the Ninja stickers as it looked a bit plain just saying "GPZ". I like the way your bikes are called Ninjas 8)

The red tank pads are called "knips" and were to protect the paint from getting warn away from where my legs rub the tank. I bought them from http://www.mandp.co.uk/productInfo.aspx?catRef=507082

The bar ends were the heavy duty stainless steel models from http://www.hvmp.com/kawasaki.htm. They protect the bike if it gets knocked over and when combined with the crash bars and rear frame savers, mean my bike can survive minor drops without a scratch.

Looking at getting a stainless steel chain guard from http://www.bikefarmmv.de/EN/chain-guard/index.php and a radiator cover from http://www.bikefarmmv.de//EN/cooler_radiator_cover/index.php for the next set of mods ;)
 

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I like the radiator cover :)

Back to the rear frame sliders.. What are they made of and which one did you get (street or racing set) ?

Thanks again :D
 

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*Update*

The bars came in the mail yesterday ! :D

I haven't bolted them yet but I've put them on the bike and they seem to fit well.

I have a grand total of 8 bolts + the kickstand bolt to put them on.

I'll try to do that tonight ;D
 

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Thought you might like to see some images :)

 

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^ Derf's right, I got them in 16's for the 1st gen
 

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do they have any available for an 05? i recently just got my bike back from when it got wrecked and i want to ensure it doesn't get damaged as much next time.

if they're not available, where could i locate some frame sliders? i've had some trouble finding some
 

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Although they are not listed on the web site, these will fit all ex500 from 1987 to 2007.

If you need anymore details, please ask :)
 

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Do they offer the same protection as frame sliders? Would the front fairing still get damaged if it were to be dropped with the crash cage on? I don't mind scratches, just as long as it doesn't get completely destroyed.
 
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