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Re:Best Highway bar for my '05 roadie 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
BigCountry wrote:
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?

I can send pictures later tonight of the lowers. Bought them from a fellow member here.

As for the fender guard... it's more for show (IMHO). I wouldn't rely on it to save much other than a small ding or such. In a crash, it's a goner. Otherwise, I like it and have no issues. However, others on this board have proof of failure at the weld joints. For me, it was a matter of cost - showchrome is much cheaper in cost than the Kury or other higher quality fender rails.
 
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Re:Best Highway bar for my '05 roadie 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
BOATMARK: I was glad to see that someone put a trunk on their R* without also adding a fairing (I'm looking at doing it myself). Where did you get your truck (rack, rail and backrest) and how did you mount it to the bike?
 
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Re:Best Highway bar for my '05 roadie 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
WARDEN: I agree, the price is what was drawing me to showchrome but after reading some of the reviews, I was a bit concerned. I am more just looking for looks and minor ding prevention but I also want it to look good.
 
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Re:Best Highway bar for my '05 roadie 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
I just put the Yami Big Bar on mine with Kuryakn Dually ISO pegs with offset mounts, they allow for alot of adjustment. The bike had Jardine forward controls when I bought it 1 year ago but decided to go with boards and bar & pegs for more versatility. My dad had the Yami big bar on his bike when he went down 3 years ago and it saved his bike, just cosmetic damage. Have to take some pics with the bars on yet.
 
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Re:Best Highway bar for my '05 roadie 2 Years, 7 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.


Jonathan, thats what they make big air compressors and air tools for. Did I forget to mention the red loctite? I did didn't I?

One thing that helps with the Fattys is to sling it on a cord if you are by yourself and put the top clamps on first.

Sorry, I sometimes forget that not everyone has a complete shop full of tools at their disposel. My bad.
 
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Re:Best Highway bar for my '05 roadie 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
Here are a couple of shots of my Cobra Fatty with the leather lowers snapped onto them.

Click on image for larger photo
 
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