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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-24-2019, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Highway or "crash" bars?

Does anyone know of a company that makes black crash bars as opposed to the chrome ones? I found the Cobra ones but those are chrome, and not sure I like the very rounded appearance - would like something a bit more angular. So far they are the only company I've found that even make them for the 1100's. Anyone have some ideas or suggestions? I know I can refinish the chrome black if I really wanted too, but would rather just bolt on and go.

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Modifying something meant for a Harley, would probably be the only option other than having one custom made.

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I didn't like the Dumbo look of Cobra's either and the cheap arse mounting on my buddys 650 Vstar was pretty sad. A M6 and 1 mind you to hold the top of the bar in place to the frame. Can't imagine why it was broke when I serviced it for him its 1st winter layup.


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I didn't mind the chrome, but when I had a little spill and scratched the bars up, rather than replace or leave to rust I covered the area with spray on "plasti dip" looked good to me.


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Those one's from MC Enterprises look a little less like Dumbo and could be a consideration - thank you!!

I'm trying to steer clear of Plasti-Dip as I have had little positive experience with it in the past. The last thing I want to end up doing is taking a nice bike and making it look like one of the Honda Civics I see rolling around here constantly with spray painted anything and everything, complete with crappy flakes and AutoZone stick on's lol...
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I think I really did a good job with my spray work. I put on multiple coats. It came out really even, didn't look like a home job. It's washable, if it gets a nick you can easily repair it. Like I said my work was to cover the scratches and prevent rusting. Good luck with your quest.


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I actually just found these when I was looking through ol' Google: https://www.lindbycustom.com/cart/UN...id=6&limit=100

Seems like a decent price and the only powdercoated one's I have found for this model. Anyone had experience with Lindby bars?
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