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Re:Best Highway bar for my '05 roadie 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
So from what I'm hearing, the yamaha bar or the cobra fatty bar is the way to go. How were they for installation?

Any problems mounting them to the frame? Solid mount? And can I get leather/material covers for them? Pics a plus, thanks!
 
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Re:Best Highway bar for my '05 roadie 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
Bout thirty minutes to mount the fatty's if you put your tools up when your done. Good solid mount, don't know about the leather, I put leather chap's on for winter.
Might try Chilhowee for the leather.
 
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Re:Best Highway bar for my '05 roadie 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
I have been running the Lindy Bar, they come with an area to put your feet on to start with and then you can mount pegs on them as well. The look is pretty cool for the Roadie as well. Here s a shot of the bar on my Roadie.

Lindy Bar Pic
 
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Re:Best Highway bar for my '05 roadie 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
Yamaha big bar uses Existing motor mount bolts.... And as far as laying one down ,my buddy did with a big bar...burnt the bar up and scuffed a leather saddlebag, but he got up and walked away.
 
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Re:Best Highway bar for my '05 roadie 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
i run the cobra fatty bars as well. im very happy with the bar and its 1.5" in dia.
 
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Re:Best Highway bar for my '05 roadie 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
+1 for the cobra fattys. Love them.

-1 for River's comment of a 30 minute install. If they didn't use red locktite on the floorboard bolts, I'd agree. For me it was an hour of swearing at just one bolt.
 
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Re:Best Highway bar for my '05 roadie 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
Jonathan wrote:
+1 for the cobra fattys. Love them.

-1 for River's comment of a 30 minute install. If they didn't use red locktite on the floorboard bolts, I'd agree. For me it was an hour of swearing at just one bolt.


you gotta use a torch and heat the bolts up
 
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Re:Best Highway bar for my '05 roadie 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
I bought the Cobra Freeway Bars (01-1251) with my 02 Roadie. Chrome still look like new, welds held up pretty well and no rust whatsoever. Brackets are very sturdy and fits very well to frame. Dropped my bike at a gas station like a moron and not a scratch, bike was intact!

Installation is very easy, but whatever you buy, take your time and be sure to do it with a friend to avoid scratching front fender.

Not a big fan of Cobra’s product in general but they make great highway bars!

Hope this will help!

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Re:Best Highway bar for my '05 roadie 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
ROAD GRABBER: Are the images shown the cobra fatty bar? Are they two seperate pieces, one for each side?

Anyone else not able to use the PM function??? I keep getting a Forbidden Access message....
 
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Anyone else not able to use the PM function??? I keep getting a Forbidden Access message....[/quote]

nope not working for me either
 
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