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My AC Racing nerf bars showed up today... and they don't appear to fit? The front two bolts match up fine, but the the rear is 2" short of the foot pegs. I did notice on the box that it said "IMS Footpeg Compatible". Can't I use the stock footpegs + heel guard? Thanks, may be a user error.
 

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You should be able to use them with you stock footpegs and heelguards. I would give AC Racing a call. They will be able to tell you if you have installed them correctly. I have the AC Racing Propegs so I can't really help you with any install tips. Call AC.
 

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Called AC.. they said I had to "stretch" the bars and then use a vice grip to mount to foot pegs. And then would have to drill a new hole in the footpegs. So much for just bolting it on.
 

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Check the bolt install and tighening order for them. I don't have AC's but I have Proarmor and it was the same thing, I had to figure out a bolt on and tightening order. Once I did that is was super easy.
 

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i had the same problem i just dry fitted it and saw how much i had to bend them. then i held the front with my foot and stuck a long 5/8" wrench in the peg hole and tweaked it till it fit.
 

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man that sounds like a load of bs, my DG nerfs went right on, no bending or adjusting, not that im pushin dg, but they were easy
 

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No doubt. I c-clamped them on, bolted the front, then had to drill an extra hole in the footpegs. They are good quality, just not easy to install.
 

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I bought the ac racing nerf bars w/ the pegs already on them.Dam looks good on my ride but after spending 2 hrs and help from 2 friend pulling and bending we got them on "holes didn't line up.. Go figure, but my question is where do the long bolts (2) w/nuts go? My guess is that you drill holes through the peg rods that I had to install because there is so slop as you can pull them out. any help would be great..New @ site and you all have gave me great info thanks.

Jim
 

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I think that those long bolts are for another application. I believe that AC racing just used the parts bag from the Z400. its all the same except for those bolts. Those are new front motor mount bolts used for the Z400 application. I just think that AC was trying to save some money and they used the parts pack from the Z400. I guess you could use them for securing the pegs if you wanted to. i did not find it necessary to use them.
 

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I had the same question ans since mine also came with no instructions I looked on the AC racing Web page at their other install instructions and they had you drill through the nerf and the rear mounts. Look at the 1st page of the Z400 install and it shows you and tells you what size bit to use.

http://acracing.com/site/page.cfm?PageID=86

Mine are still in the box waiting for me to get time. :(
 

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The instructions on the AC racing site for the Z400 are for the regular nerf bars, not the Propegs. The hardware kit supplied has 2 8x55mm long bolts and 4 8x20mm bolts. The instructions say to use the 4, 8x20mm bolts(2 on each side) to bolt the nerfs to the footpegs. The 8x55mm bolts are used with the 1"spacers to replace the lower engine mount bolts on the Z400. The long bolts that come with the Predator nerfs are the 8x55mm bolts. They are not used in the install of the AC Racing Predator Propeg nerfs. Unless you feel industrious and want to drill the footpegs all the way through but i think that would hurt the strength of the footpegs. just my opinion.
 

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Sounds like DG is the way to go for easy installation. Something doesn't sound right if you gotta bend your nerfs. wouldn't you loose strenth and rigidity of the nerfs in a hard impact if they are collapsed? DG seems to be a good price too. I just ordered mine. That new fat series. hope they just bolt right on.
 

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I decided to ask AC Racing what the large bolts were for and this is the response I got:

They are for anchoring the nerfs on to the black mounts. drill a 3/8" hole stright down through the nerf and mount. install the bolts and use the 8mm nyloc nuts to tighten the nerfs on.
 

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I got mine from Rath Racing...they bolt right on 5 minutes later you are done. I hear some whinning about his being $20 higher..but his always fit, look great, and last. You get what you pay for.
 

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Oh man....I mean a lot of mods to get the AC nerfs on... first i had to rebend the bars... ever so slightly, but still. The the bolt holes in the foot peg brackets were not eeeevvven close... good thing Im a fadricator welder... took the foot peg brackets and tossed them. Then made my own. Made them 9" long instead of the whimpy 3" AC made them... This puts support under your foot that transfers the preassure of your weightn directly to the frame of the bike and not to the soft aluminum nerfs.No chance of the aluminum pipe breaking/bendin now!
The the way AC has the front connecting to the bike really sux! You would think a reputable Co. like Ac would do better than this!
Anyway...I like the Ac Propegs...gottem on my bike and **** love em'!
 

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I Agree, I had to make all 4 bolt holes larger/elongated just to get the pegs on, bend the bars a bit, then they would not bolt up since i have an aftermarket oil tank ( CFM ) that does not give me enough clearance between the tank and frame. so now i am stuck. I either put the stock tank back on or do some cutting on the nerfs. Anyone have a problem like this yet??

The nerfs do look sweet though!
 

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I had the same problems as everyone above, had to use a c-clamp and a lot of bending to get them on. They look so good though, it was worth the work
 
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