This makes your cruiser look so cool with all that chrome. Maybe it took 10 minutes to install. The safety factor is impeckable. I was hit by a truck while he was reversing. I tell you that these bars saved my legs from being crushed. I recomend this product as the first thing you should add to any bike.
This is absolutely the best choice for a highway bar! The 01-1325 fits my Boulevard C50T like a glove. No twisting or tweaking needed. The instructions are accurate and correct. This is not an imported "one size fits none" knockoff. Well welded and chromed. The mounting bolts use a 17mm socket and the same 6mm metric allen wrench that holds the seat down. The packaging is top notch and DK shipped it fast and free.
I hate waiting. I love DK's factory pick up option in Rush City, MN. Worth the 90 mile trip for the instant gratification. These bars are clearly a high quality Cobra product. After reading several previous reviews that were helpful, I'll add one more. Tighten then loosen the top mount bolts on a dry run before final attachment. This helped the bolt go on easier (the yellow stuff they put on the bolt). I primarily wanted these for pegs but who knows, I may end up loving them for the safety and protection.
The Cobra Freeway Bars I recently purchased add a nice touch to my bike not to mention a little added protection for me and the bike. The installation took less that 20 minutes to complete and required only a couple of wrenches. The service was great, as usual and I would recommend both the Cobra Freeway Bars and Dennis Kirk.
Good looking Bars-Price wise, the were $20 cheaper here than any other place I could find. I installed the bars on my Honda vt1100 spirit. I had to redrill the holes on the frame not a problem, the problem came when I tried to place the bolts on the nuts and lockwashers behind the frame, not enough room to manuever. Went down to the local hardware store and bought some nuts that the star washers were connected, that solved the problem. It took more than 15 minutes on this bike though. I would still recommend the bars, one tip over and they could pay for themselves plus they look great.
I've had a few bikes with bars, some factory and some aftermarket. This Cobra bar fits very well with no pushing or pulling to install. Nice solid feel to the bar with its 4 attachment points. Other bars with 3 attachment points just don't feel as sturdy when you kick your boot out on the highway peg at speed.
These bars look good , easy install ,and make a bike look great.Did slip in the gravel once and laid the bike down ,but seeing as I wasn't rolling , the bike only went down on the bar , and because of the width the bar sticks out it held the bike up so it didn't lay right down and I was able to recover with no damage, not even to the bar ! Much better than those narrow bars.
i purchased the cobra freeway bars for my 00 honda 1100 aero. with them mounted and foot pegs installed on them my bike is even more comfortable on long rides. now i couldn't imagine riding without them.
I just recieved this after 4 days of ordering it. Took out of the box, read the instructions and fifteen minutes later I had it installed. It looks great and fit perfectly. I feel a little more comfortable having that extra protection. Thanks denniskirk for the freeway bars. I will be doing business again with you in the future.
Installation was easy on 07 Aero. These make the bike look nice an big and will save it if dropped. Nice style and great chrome. I am 6'1 and now with highway pegs installed I can stretch out and enjoy the ride.
I recently purchased these Cobra Freeway Bars for my 2003 Honda Shadow ACE.. They gave my bike an awesome look.. I've had people commenting on them since I bought them.. The bars will also save your chrome and your engine if you lay it down. They are firm and only took me 30 mins to put them on. I am a novice biker and enjoyed dealing with the people @ dennis kirk and will recommend anyone I know to your web site..THANKS
I purchased these Freeway bars for my '98 Honda Shadow 1100 ACE and it was the best money I could have invensted in the bike! The finish wasa excellent and all the welds were neat and clean on mine. In general, an easy installation. I did have to spring the bar a little to get the 4th bolt to line upwith the factory holes. The most difficult part was keeping the nut from turning on the inside of the frame as there is no room for wrenches or sockets in there! Hint: Get all (4) attached loosely, then snug them up. Might have helped if upper bolts were 1/16" - 1/8" longer. Upper holes will need to be drilled larger for provided bolts (per instructions).
The bars added visual depth that the bike was missing before. They look great with the Cobra Classic Floorboards I added last fall (which are super comfortable). It definitely defines the bike as a "Cruiser". What other accessory can you say you spent <$175, it looks GREAT, can be installed in about 20-30 minutes by yourself, AND will functionally protect your investment if you have the misfortune of introducing your bike to the "horizontal position"? A must have accessory!
I got this for my girlfriends bike. The order came promptly. We followed instructions and the fit was a little off. We added washers to get the fit on the lower frame. Because of the washers I had to bend the lower bar bracket on one side a little for a proper fit. No problem. It took about 45 minutes to complete. They look really good and more importantly, they add a higher degree of safety than similar bars I had checked out for her bike. Big, sturdy, great welds and great chrome plating. Highly recommend this brand.
The freeway bars fit just as they described. It took about 45 minutes to install. everything was included in the kit. It has added a look of a more custom bike and has been very helpful for long trips.
Dennis Kirk and Cobra!!! nothing else to say top rated parts from a top rated vender, shipping was fast, quality of part Top notch, easy to install and it adds a lot to the looks of my vulcan, and at a price found no where else, will defenetly buy more!!!
I installed these on my 2009 Yamaha V-Star Tourer 1300. Installation was simple. I really like them and they look wonderful on my bike. Now, you need to know that I am a female and when I say installation was simple, it really was.
i had purchased a set a little while back.perfect fit and idiot proof installation.if you drop your bike one time they have pretty much payed for their self.dollar for dollar i would highly recomend them to any one with two wheels
As we all know laying a bike down sucks. I was in a low speed with a van in a parking lot that cut me off. These bars kept my foot and leg off the pavement and saved the exhaust and paint job. They bent and ground down but held. I credit these with making my incident far less painful than if they had not been there. I'm back to Dennis Kirk to buy another one. Besides my real world test I like the look and and at six foot seven inches I can get highway pegs out enough even for my size. Just do it you won't regret it.
I installed these on my 94 honda vt100. the fit good and looked good on the bike. My only complaint was on that narrow bike, they were really wide, and my kick out pegs were to far out. They fit nice and are really sturdy.
I received the Freeway bars for my 1100 Shadow. It was packaged extremely well and delivered very fast. I never installed them because i had sold the bike ( picture is the bike the bars were going to go on) after i ordered them. The finish was excellent. Customer service was fantastic both with the order and return. thank you
After reading other reviews and getting some information on the internet the bars were very easy to install. It took about 10 minutes and they were perfect. They came just as they said they would and I received them in a quick period of time. If you are looking for quality parts and quick shipping Dennis Kirk is the way to go.