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Buky Engine and bag guards

Anyone running the Buky engine and bag guards? Impressions? Pictures? Thanks
 

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Thank you ... that makes up my mind. Had tried to get an interest in a group buy but didn't hear from too many.
 

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Anyone running the Buky engine and bag guards? Impressions? Pictures? Thanks
I'm TRYING to run them, but not having much luck. I ordered them and was told they would ship the next day. 3 weeks later, they finally shipped and once they got here, I went to install them and noticed that they sent 2 of the same side bag guards!

I am still waiting to get an email or phone call back. I love their products, but they have NO installation instructions on anything, and depending on who you talk to, don't know many details.

I'll follow up and let you know what kind of resolution I get to the issue. Unfortunately, I have a trip scheduled for 3 days from now, but my ride is in parts in the garage. We shall see what I decide to do. If I have to put everything back together to stock, IM just going to send it all back and get my money back.

I'm pretty disappointed. I have heard a lot of people say good things about them, but my experience is a little different.
 

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Sorry to hear of your troubles. I'm afraid that I, too, was less than impressed with their service AND also their lack of upfront information. Let me explain. I received the engine guard and bag guards after an extraordinary wait time. They came incredibly well wrapped and are truly well made. Here are the concerns I have and what they might have done better and I have also added my own FYIs:
~ While they explain you need the full bag rails (my CVO did not come with bag guards so I ordered the complete rail system) they fail to mention that you need an alternative way of supporting the front fairing. OK, I should have known but this is my first RG and I really didn't think about it.
~ Your HD plastic wind deflectors that attach to the engine guard will no longer work
~ Your soft or hard engine guard lowers will no longer fit
~ Your highway pegs will no longer fit unless you get larger clamps
~ The bag guards have a double meat hook which looks great ...but, after 10 minutes on the back of the bike, my wife's calves were (literally) bruised. She's 5'3" and her legs could not be positioned in any other way. I was so mad thinking she was being ridiculous that I got on the back (I'm 5'10") and I had a hard time getting my legs to sit comfortably between the hooks. Be warned, your spouse of SO needs to have looooong legs (lucky you!) We have not ridden together since I put the guards on.
~ Faring support: First tried a totally hidden in the fairing support system - forget who makes it, and at a stop sign my fairing was jumping around like an old man with delirium tremors! Useless! Added Hell's Foundry hidden fairing supports which work very well and I believe they are all you need. My fairing is now truly well supported!

So the upshot of this mod mayhem is that I have ordered both the engine guard and bag guards made by BRcustomcycles (as someone in a previous post mentions). Bag guard design looks like it is build for human legs and they also have a support system for the fairing and they also sell brackets for the 1.5" engine guard. They do take 6-8 weeks to get and am still waiting for their arrival.

Consider the above to be my attempt at full disclosure because as soon as I get the BRcycles parts my BUKY parts will be on the forum. At least you will have the full picture before making a buying decision. You can see pics of my bike in a previous post.

In ending, love my Buky 12" Malos, Buky makes a lovely product but lacks in customer service and full explanations of what you have to do/buy in order to use their products. I think the design of the bag guards are more for looks than having a passenger on the back. Hope this post has not been too long-winded.
 

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I'm TRYING to run them, but not having much luck. I ordered them and was told they would ship the next day. 3 weeks later, they finally shipped and once they got here, I went to install them and noticed that they sent 2 of the same side bag guards!

I am still waiting to get an email or phone call back. I love their products, but they have NO installation instructions on anything, and depending on who you talk to, don't know many details.

I'll follow up and let you know what kind of resolution I get to the issue. Unfortunately, I have a trip scheduled for 3 days from now, but my ride is in parts in the garage. We shall see what I decide to do. If I have to put everything back together to stock, IM just going to send it all back and get my money back.

I'm pretty disappointed. I have heard a lot of people say good things about them, but my experience is a little different.
Just to update everyone, it is now July 6th, a week after my original post, and I am still waiting. At this point, I have created a dispute with PayPal and maybe they will get the idea that I am serious. I have attempted to call and have not had my calls answered and I have sent emails, which also go unanswered.

Its a SHAME that many of the Road Glide forums have promoted Buky Bars, which I am sure has contributed greatly to their success, but they are going to allow their poor customer service to ruin their reputation.

I'll update again when I get SOME kind of response or resolution.
 

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Mine were quick, 5 days and powder coated versions... Best thing I did, was going to build some at the shop but the quality is great and price with coating made it a no brainer.
Hwy bars are almost obligatory after bars go on IMHO given girth and shape
The hwy bars are so functional for long rides too. Two leg positions (up high and stretched out that make them great without needing hwy pegs etc..
One note: will require brackets for fairing since u lose the brackets where turn signals to bars go..
Have seen hidden brackets that are internal to fairing but I fabricated spider web gussets in and they work great are subtle and look awesome.

The bars that came off (stock) are so crappy, too thin and the bukys are bruisers


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Just a quick note - my Buky engine and bag guards are now in the For Sale forum.
 
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