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I want to move the floor boards on my 2007 1100 Classic forward 3 inches. It looks like I can and still have my Yamaha engine guards installed.

I would hate to buy and find it wont work. I also have the oil filter relocation kit installed.

Anyone know if it will work?


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I've heard that some people have problems on the 1300, but I don't know about the 1100. I have looked at how they are mounted, and I believe I can fabricate something on my 1300 that will do the same thing you are talking about. I already have the extensions, but I would like to install a crash bar. Sometimes you just need a spacer here and an extension tab there, but many things can easily be done if you're handy enough. A guy once told me that with a torch and welder, he can make anything fit.:D The same guy wedged a Ford 302 into a BMW.
 

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I made some brackets on my 1100 like this when I added my floorboard extensions.

 

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How long were your extensions?

Personally 3" is all I need. My bike was perfect until I got the Mustang seat for it. The seat is comfy, but it moved me a couple inches forward. I think 3" would be perfect.


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based on those pictures I do not think that it would work. My extensions were 4 inches and it would not have worked at 2 inches. The front of my floorboard would hit the bars.
 

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Four-and-a-half inch extensions from Scootworks. Here's a picture. Maybe my bars are different (bought them from another forum member a few years back) but the boards do not hit the bars. Not even close.

On my set-up, the bottom of the highway bars move with the boards, so if it didn't hit without the extensions, not sure why it would hit with them. What I needed to do was simply make a few brackets that would pick up the top mounting holes for the bars.

 

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Thanks Redcat! My bike is hidden in the garage for the winter, so I cant access it until spring comes. You picture helped greatly!!!

I will be getting some extensions soon.


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Four-and-a-half inch extensions from Scootworks. Here's a picture. Maybe my bars are different (bought them from another forum member a few years back) but the boards do not hit the bars. Not even close.

On my set-up, the bottom of the highway bars move with the boards, so if it didn't hit without the extensions, not sure why it would hit with them. What I needed to do was simply make a few brackets that would pick up the top mounting holes for the bars.

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Are these your bars??
http://www.yamahasportscenter.com/eshopprod_cat_8762-27235_prodtree_f2-015042-0213-0297_product_1586296.Big_Bar_Engine_Guards.htm

I`m looking to get rid of my Lindy Bars and put Yamaha bars on.
Yamaha`s bars look like they will allow me to move the floorboards ahead 2"-4"

Thanks, Dennis
 

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I believe so. I bought it used, so I can not be certain. I did look, but I could not find any visible part number on the bars while they are bolted on the bike.
 

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Might be these . . . Yamaha STR-5EL31-00-00 Engine Guard for Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic
 

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Might be these . . . Yamaha STR-5EL31-00-00 Engine Guard for Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic
Ok they`re 2 pieces.
I posted the wrong link in my 1st post, I thought they were these
http://www.yamahasportsplaza.com/oemcatalogs/p/yamaha_motorcycle_cruiser_2009_v_star_1100_classic/star_accessories-billet_chrome/4ff78806f870022314497aff/big-bar-engine-guards

Are yours 1" or 1 1/4" ?
That`s the difference between the two.
The 1" bars are 2 piece and the 1 1/4" bars are 1 piece.
They look to be the same shape.

Thanks, Dennis
 

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They are 2-piece and 1" in diameter.
 

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Thanks RedCat
 
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