Wrong advice Moenko. Rolling off the throttle will LOWER the front end and cause the Cobra's to ground MORE. This is very likely what happened to cause the accident.moenko said:.... If you feel you lean too much, roll off the throttle some...
In the situatiion described what you have to do is ROLL ON THE THROTTLE - this lifts the front end to lessen the scraping. If you don't want to gain speed then you also have to brake the REAR brake. You brake enough to control the extra power only so that rear wheel traction is unnaffected.
The Cobra bars are a DANGEROUS design - they have no give or yield or warning. They will lift your front wheel out of contact under certain circumstances as reported by others. The floorboards pivot and give you a warning. Because of the reported dangers of these bars I reversed mine for more clearance. (Had the floorboards off anyway to cure the silly riding position)
All the opinions here which suggest that this is a cruiser so you shouldn't ride like that are missing the point that NO type of machine should be made less safe by poorly thought out or designed accessories.
I SAY SUE THEM BIG-TIME