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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-24-2016, 05:11 AM Thread Starter
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Highway Bars Pros and Cons

I have ordered a set of Cobra Highway bars for my bike. I like how they look and I like to have a spot to add extra lights. Outside of looks because everyone has their own opinion on what looks good, can you all give me pros and cons of having them on the bike?
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You can put pegs on them, adding an extra location to rest your feet when riding.

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In a fall over, They will save you alot of high dollar parts
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Can't imagine owning a cruiser without putting highway bars on it. If the bike falls over they will definitely save you a pile of money... and heartache! And they look great also! Mine are made by MC Enterprises.

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Thanks for the replies. Are there any cons to having them on a cruiser?
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Thanks for the replies. Are there any cons to having them on a cruiser?
Not a single downside that I can think of. The bars are even visually appealing; helps to fill in the front end, making the bike look more "substantial". Another big benefit is that if you go down, the highway bars will prevent the bike from laying right down and quite possibly pinning you under it.

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Sweeet, Where I bought my bike is doing the PDI on it and the bars will be in Fri, they are going to install them for free.. I can't beat free labor.. LOL So I plan on motoring Sat with her :-) I will take some pics and post them up. Hopefully she will have given me her name by then. Yes I name all my vehicles.
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Takes less than a minute to install the bars. My new V-Star Custom has yet to tell me her name, but here is "Rhonda", (as in "Red Honda"... haha!) my new Honda CB500FA. Another absolutely awesome bike!

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Takes less than a minute to install the bars. My new V-Star Custom has yet to tell me her name, but here is "Rhonda", (as in "Red Honda"... haha!) my new Honda CB500FA. Another absolutely awesome bike!

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Now just get a plate with "RHonda"!

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Now just get a plate with "RHonda"!
LOL Nice!!!!
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