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At 1 1/4" it is a Fatty bar .. I have that size personally.. It only has to work once to be worth it's weight in GOLD.

I personally have a Lindby multibar 1 1/4" on my Vstar and having had the same one on my Shadow phantom when i went down because of a cager pulling a U turn in front of me ...I will say the $$ is worth spending it on any engine guard..

After the function looks are all about preference..

Just keep in mind as stated in the ad .. will not work with lower deflectors.. meaning it would stick out too far and make contact when turning if you have lowers on your bike already.
 

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Thanks for the info. I agree it will be worth it to have Crash Bars. My main concern is it not being name brand, will it be worth it or will it be junk as compared to a Cobra bar? Just hate to waste money.
 

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It says they allow returns, buy them, try them out, if you don't like them, send them back.
 

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It's hard to determine the quality of the product from the photos on eBay. The seller does have a pretty high satisfaction rating. I've had both good and bad luck with aftermarket knock offs. This appears to be similar to the OEM bars. Unknown how the welds are and the quality of the chrome job (this would be a big concern especially if they're made in China). I'm more inclined to go with a known quality brand like Cobra or if you can find an OEM bar. Even with the OEM bars, they won't work with Yamaha's lowers if that is a consideration. There are other lowers that will work if you're going that direction. Good luck!
 

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I will always go with quality on things like that. My wife went down this morning on her Fatboy. The crash bar saved the bike. I am installing another Harley bar on it since I saw how good it did at 30 mph.
 

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NGM hope she's ok..

This was in 2015 when i was cut off by a minivan pulling a U turn in front of me. I locked it up but he stopped across the lane so i put it down. Speed limit was 80kph (50mph). I was at speed when i locked it up and put it down. Engine guard did it's job and i walked away from this one.

In the last pic on the far right you can see where the intersection is and my skid mark trying to slow down... after putting the bike down i ended up sliding through it.. bike went 2x's as far ..

First pic is the Lindby Multibar after removed from the bike.
Second pic is the bike after the accident.
Third is how much the bar held and bent from going down on it.

Like i said. The engine guard only has to the job once to be worth there weight in GOLD !!!

Lawdog Pick the guard of your choice but know it only has to work once to do it's job. That bar your looking at is a one piece so the only welds are the mounting tabs. Like i said it only has to work once..
 

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