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Re:Best Highway bar for my '05 roadie 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
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ROAD GRABBER: Are the images shown the cobra fatty bar? Are they two seperate pieces, one for each side?

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Hey BC,

No they’re not the fatty bars, they’re made of 1.25 in. steel tubing with heavy-duty welded flanges and it’s just one solid piece. They’re very robust, the tubing is ¼ in. smaller than the fatty! It depends on the look you like best!

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Re:Best Highway bar for my '05 roadie 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
I really like the way that they attach to the top of the frame... That's my only concern with all the highway bars. The old set I had on my dearly departed Honda Shadow were two pieces, connecting to the frame with U-bolts at the top and to the peg mounts.
 
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Re:Best Highway bar for my '05 roadie 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
Ya the mounting brackets are very neet! Think it’s a very important factor when choosing highway bars. Mine are 02 models, just hope the brackets design is the same today!

Ride safe!

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Re:Best Highway bar for my '05 roadie 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
ROADGRABBER, I like the way those mount as I assume there is no drilling required. Is that correct? I also have an 05 and I am looking for something that does NOT require any drilling in color black but haven't been able to find anything.
 
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Re:Best Highway bar for my '05 roadie 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
Tug wrote:
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
I know. I did. Worked on 3 of 4.

PS - bars in my sig pic are Fattys.
 
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Re:Best Highway bar for my '05 roadie 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
Jonathan: how do the fatty's mount to the frame at the top? Also, I saw you have a chrome fender rail. Is it a 3 point mount? 2 bolts to the fender mount and a drilled hole to the front of the fender?

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Re:Best Highway bar for my '05 roadie 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
Fatty's are solid across the top and connect with 2 u-bolts. Simple, yet sturdy. I haven't had any issues at all and love the solid feel. I have switchblade highway pegs mounted to the outside of them (5' 10" ) which fit me perfect. I also have the leather lower bar covers I use in either wet or cold weather.

I have the front fender rail (Showchrome) that attaches only to the fender mounts (not the front). Others have reported cracking after a while, but mine have been fine with no vibration or noise.

I highly recommend the Cobra Fatty. It's solid and nice. I'm also watching these brackets on ebay to mount some touring lights. They would fit well with the Cobra Fatty bar in 1-1/4".
 
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Re:Best Highway bar for my '05 roadie 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
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ROADGRABBER, I like the way those mount as I assume there is no drilling required. Is that correct? I also have an 05 and I am looking for something that does NOT require any drilling in color black but haven't been able to find anything.

They fit perfectly to the frame and absolutely no drilling required, all provided hardware is SS. The lower brackets are fixed to the floorboard mounts, they’re also very strong and perfect fit.

Cobra makes black highway bars for Honda 750cc but I don’t know if they’re available for RS. Surely there must be other brands that makes black bars somewhere!.

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Re:Best Highway bar for my '05 roadie 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
Warden, thanks for your input. I think that about sells me on the cobra fatty bars. I've seen the way some of the bars mount using some silly tabs that slide under things etc. I'm very glad to hear that they bolt solidly. Where did you get your leather covers? I'm looking for ones that work with the fatty bar and maybe have a pocket or something. Also, how's the showchrome product itself? I've seen complaints that for a company called SHOW-chrome, the quality of the product seems cheap. Iwas also a little concerned, if the fender bar is screwed into the front of the fender, would an impact not bend the whole thing? Not just the fender guard?
 
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Re:Best Highway bar for my '05 roadie 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
Glock40 wrote:
I have the Yamaha Big Bar and Kuryakyn Longhorn Offset Dually Highway Pegs (#4575). The pegs are adjustible to accomidate the extra tall or extra short individual. One of the greatest buys IMHO for my '01. Same here. At 6'5" I need 'em!
 
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