Originally Posted by bad dog
i have a 06 with cobra bars. went around a 90 deg corner turning left at around 30mph. started hearing scraping noise from the cobra bars & my front tire lost contact with pavement & the bike went down on the left leg. broke it in 10 places. would everyone that has had this happen to them or know of someone that it happened to please leave info here. i believe that there must be a design flaw. no way should the bars ever be able to hit the ground while your turning. i will be out of commission for 3 months. thanks for your will wishes. i would like to keep any postings here about it happening to others. i would like to talk to a attorney with some of the info i pick up here. everyone be careful out there with the cobra bars. once they start hitting your going down. i posted at general discussion so i could get the most response & everyone else can find out about the design flaw.
I have several bikes and many have mods that lower the bike. On the Weestrom the center stand can hit before anything else, but you have to be way over, further and faster than I venture to go.
I chose the Cobras because they offered superior low speed drop which unfortunately I have done twice now, once in the wet floor of the garage and once camping in the loose gravel. They are wider than the MCs but mine hit way after the floorboards are lifted up and the sacrificial acorn nuts are screaming no more!
There are some threads discussing Cobras and if you search you will find others who in special conditions have touched their bars. I don't think you have much of a chance in a lawsuit, but only your lawyer and the judge know for sure. If you won, then I suspect that other manufactures would stop making bars as well, Linbars follow nearly the same bottom profile. You might google "add on highway bar lawsuits" and see how many have won.
Anyway, I'm keeping my Cobras because they have done just what I purchased them to do and I also have pegs to stretch my legs.
Always sorry to hear someone went down and broke 10 bones. I'd be pissed as well, but with me I'd be pissed at myself for pushing my cruiser bike too far.
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