Crash Bar help?

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by sampson80, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. sampson80

    sampson80 Member

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    Had a question regarding a normal Crash Bar with highway pegs or a Mustache Bar. Which one is better/ more comfortable for the long haul? I definately need one of the two. Also, I have looked at the ones HD offers, but are there any aftermarket options out there that can beat the HD price? All the aftermarket bars that I have found are the same if not higher than HD.
     
  2. speedyron

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  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    By all means shop around, I have always liked H D quality on the Chrome:s
     
  4. Blue Wide Glide

    Blue Wide Glide Junior Member

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    I have the LindBar, and highway pegs from Lindby. They give me at least three additional riding positions, and look great.
     
  5. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    I like conventional highway bars because they ACTUALLY work to help you roll your bike upright with by keeping the bike up higher, and are more rigid without digging into the tarmac. Uhhh, don't ask me how I know...1st and only tip over was in November last year when a speed bump high centered the bike stopping it dead and over I went, but I WAS able to gently lay it to on the crash bar, so I could re-grip and walk it back up. :33:

    Harley chrome like Jack says is very good, however I chose Lindby because they had a nice look.

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  7. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    I have the HD crash bar on my Heritage and like the option of mounting the foot pegs in different positions. My wife has the mustache guard on her Deluxe and likes it but there is only one position to put your feet. Everyone is different.
     
  8. Charlies Harley

    Charlies Harley Active Member

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    Engine guard sounds much better, crash bars sounds a bit negitive, what do you think?
     
  9. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Or spill bars.
     
  10. kzoo

    kzoo Banned

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    Crash bar/engine guard was the first thing I added when i got the bike used. I like the full bar like others, due to the rolling effect and mounting positions for pegs.

    I am cheap so I found one on ebay with all the mounting screws for $49.