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I have not had any problems with mine..
But I have heard of a few others on this board ,to have said the same thing happen to them.. ( can't remember who)...
There maybe a issue with the design on this Bike??? Lets not just write it off so quickly... Or another one of us could end up in the same boat!!!



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I am sorry to hear about your crash. However you were riding the thing and appearantly you you took a corner at a speed higher than was safe. Don't blame anyone other that yourself! Lawsuits only cost the people who take responsibility for themselves money. Just own up to your mistake and go on.
Actually what I should have said is that YOU CAUSED YOU TO WRECK!!
(not the cobra bars)
I gotta agree as well...but will be intersting to see if anyone else chimes in with an issue.

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went around a 90 deg corner turning left at around 30mph?

I dont think this will help your cause. Your fault. Take the motorcycle safety course.
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it was on a state hiway . i was going 5 over posted speed. there is no way that hiway bars should be designed that can hit . i wasn't doing anything that any of you do when you ride. maybe that is why the oem bars are designed so they won't hit. just be careful.
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it was on a state hiway . i was going 5 over posted speed. there is no way that hiway bars should be designed that can hit . i wasn't doing anything that any of you do when you ride. maybe that is why the oem bars are designed so they won't hit. just be careful.
I had Cobra bars on my 05 and never scraped 'em once. Scraped the floorboards some, but never the bars. Were you maybe giving it a lot of front brake at the time and it nose dived while turning?

Edit: I'm sorry, I neglected to say that I am sorry this happened to you and I wish you a full and speedy recovery.

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it was on a state hiway . i was going 5 over posted speed. there is no way that hiway bars should be designed that can hit . i wasn't doing anything that any of you do when you ride. maybe that is why the oem bars are designed so they won't hit. just be careful.
5 over is speeding.....What is the asphalts condition, wavy, large dips caused by the weight of tractor trailers?

Its your money, go to court then...Your still wrong, accept it and move on in MHO.
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bad dog;

I'm very sorry to here about your crash and hope your leg will be OK. I know it can be quite an ordeal.

Motorcycling is inherently dangerous and when you begin modifications it certainly limits any kind of liability for whatever product you bolt on. Its very difficult to sue a ski maker, a parachute company, or a motorcycle parts manufacturer. Their products are covered in warnings that say things like "warning, this is going to change your bike and we can't guarantee that's a good thing." Its because they've been sued many times over.

Once again I'm sorry for your crash. I certainly won't discuss riding styles while you're in a cast (cmon guys, give him a break) and I hope for your speedy recovery and also that you ride again if you wish.


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Exactly what I was thinking. Most of those are posted at 15mph.
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went around a 90 deg corner turning left at around 30mph?

I dont think this will help your cause. Your fault. Take the motorcycle safety course.

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I too am sorry to hear of your accident and I wish you a speedy recovery. I will have to say that I have a C-50 with Cobra bars and I can't imagine taking a corner hard enough to touch those bars. While you may have full faith in your ability to do so, I don't think it could be called a safe thing to do on a bike like that. You were obviously exceeding the performance limits for the bike's design and as such I don't think you can fault the equipment. Maybe that's why they put bars on cruisers but not on sport bikes.
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went around a 90 deg corner turning left at around 30mph?

I dont think this will help your cause. Your fault. Take the motorcycle safety course.
I didnt mean to sound so harsh i do hope you get better soon and all goes well. It is nice to know it wasnt worse.
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