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    Default Highway bars.

    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    Which highway bars for the X 1300C? Curious to hear what you folks like and don't like. Thanks in advance!!


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    I like the Cobra products for the price and the looks ... of course I say this and dont actually have any because I don't have the funds right now!

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    Yep......funds are gonna be an issue, but I do like the look of the Cobra Fatty bars.


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    National Cycle paladin bars. They look a little more streamlined, and I can attest to their ability to protect the bike and you in a crash.

    When I wrecked and needed new highway bars, I bought the same exact thing.

    Good luck.

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    I have the MC Enterprises and they have been good for me. They are a little lower priced than some of the others.

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    I have the national cycle paladin bars, i preferred those because they're not the traditional oval shape when you look at the front of your bike, they have a nice taper to them.
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    I've got the Cobra Fatty's and like them a lot. I've seen a lot of posts here about the Fatty's scraping the ground but i've never had that issue in over 13K miles. I've taken some of my turns pretty aggressively but my pegs always touch the ground first, which is when i let up on the throttle. I like the Cobra Fatty's mainly because in my opinion the size matches the look of the VTX.
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    Thanks for the responses folks. Now I need to make a decision.


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    I have the Cobra Fatty's!

    I sure do love me some Fatty's!


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    Linbar Highway Bar for Honda VXT1300R/C 2002-2010

    http://www.heritagecycleworks.com/Pr...87&SubMenu=588

    2008 VTX-1300C with Lindby Linbar, Saddlemen Gel Seat, Memphis Shades Batwing, Cobra sissy bar & luggage rack, chrome "X" behind the sissy bar, chrome rad cover, National Cycle Cruiseliner Saddlebags Smoothback, Scootworks SWR-9 Riser Kit, Kuryakyn 7906 Floor Boards, Vista throttle lock, Metzler 888 rear and 880 front.

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    Another vote for MC Enterprises bars. Here is a pic of them on my bike which is a 'S', but the 'C' bars are the same part#. When I wrecked they were scratched but held up well strengthwise. They did not bend and in fact all the force transferred to the center mount at the horn which even snapped the horn mount off the frame. They almost totaled the whole bike just because of that. And with that lower bend you have plenty of room if you have a larger boot size. I wear a 13 boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HereticWild View Post
    Linbar Highway Bar for Honda VXT1300R/C 2002-2010

    http://www.heritagecycleworks.com/Pr...87&SubMenu=588
    I like the look of the Linbar and the integrated highway foot rest is a plus. I'm considering these for my S.

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    Cobra Fattys. 2007 VTX 1300C
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    Quote Originally Posted by texastevel View Post
    I like the look of the Linbar and the integrated highway foot rest is a plus. I'm considering these for my S.
    Same - my wife has one similar on her Shadow.
    I ordered it yesterday - when they arrive I will post up a pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTX1300cnME View Post
    National Cycle paladin bars. They look a little more streamlined, and I can attest to their ability to protect the bike and you in a crash.

    When I wrecked and needed new highway bars, I bought the same exact thing.

    Good luck.
    with the NC Paladin. I had MC Enterprise highway footrest before my accident. The footrest bar snapped in two.
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    I went with the Cobra Fatties as well.....
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    Kuryakyn Ergo's with the fold-out foot pegs. They look super sharp and you don't see too many of them, so you won't look like everyone else...on second thought, DON'T get them - I like being unique!
    2007 VTX1800C: Vance & Hines Big Shots, Baron Air Kit, PCIII, Kuryakyn ISO grips, Cobra floorboards, Progressive 412 shocks and fork springs, Kuryakyn Ergo Highway Bars, Mean City Cycles seat, HID headlight, 1300FD, Avon Cobra tires and custom "Truefire" paint by BD's Cycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texastevel View Post
    I like the look of the Linbar and the integrated highway foot rest is a plus. I'm considering these for my S.
    Those Linbars....yeah they look good but:

    1) I have heard from others here that they will fold like a bad poker hand in a drop.

    2) Putting your feet up on them is like stirrups on a gyno table because they are so high up.

    Just what I have heard. Please do correct me if that feedback was other than what you know to be true.
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    One more vote for Cobra Fatties.

    -Mike-
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    Cobra:Tachometer, Sissy Bar, Luggage Rack, Back Rest, Freeway Bars; Lotsa Chrome

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    Default Highway bars or crash/engine guard?

    As for highway bar, I got what's pictured on my photo.

    I don't like the way engine guard/crash bards make the bikes look so, I'm against it.

    Besides, it's O.K for lay-downs and tip overs but, anything over few MPH, they're useless on protecting anything in my opinion. It does look pretty and shiny, that's about it.

    Just my .02
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    All input is very much appreciated!! I'm still thinkin'.......


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    Default NC Paladins


    I chose the NC Paladins for my F3.
    Personally, I think some of the large, one-piece bar sets look terrific on retro style bikes. Those big crashbars look really fine on a machine that has a windscreen, bags, floorboards, and other stuff.

    For other bikes like the 1300C or 1800F, the Paladins are preferable, because they are somewhat smaller and lighter. NC Paladins are a two-piece set, a separate bar for each side.
    Easy to install.

    .......Just my opinion.

    Check out the .jpg of my F3 with Paladins.

    Good luck.
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    I also have the Kuryakyn ergo guards.

    Les, VTX 1300C

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