Cobra light bar
The light bar in the photo posted by motorcyclereb is the older style bar, and probably a very nice product. They don't make it anymore. They produced a new one and made subtle changes to it to allow for the use of the stock turnsignals.
I have had two bad ones in two months from their production floor, I just received the improved version today and still see manufacturing problems I would never allow out the door of any company I ever worked for.
I did let motorcyclereb know about the differences, they are apples and oranges. While I am sure Cobra makes some very good products, of which I own quite a few, this particular product is not one I would endorse having 2 bad defective ones and a third replacement with what appears to be bandaid style welding to try to correct for the poor choice of materials used for the bar.
The main problem I see with the bar is it has too thin a bar and so they set the welder too low for fear of burning through. The weld bead is really built up well on the bar to appear like it has good penetration, when in fact the plate that attaches to it shows really poor penetration. The penetration on the last bar was less than 1/16 of an inch at it's best areas (2 sections about an inch long on a plate approximately 4 inches long) and practically nil on the rest of the plate.
It also allowed rust to build up inside between the plate and the bar because the weld did not encompass the entire plate, just the bottom and a small wrap on top. I washed the bike twice, had the second bar on the bike for less than 300 miles and it flew apart on the freeway at 70.
I have looked at all three of these bars now and have to say the welding machine is set too low for the disimilar thicknesses of the metals used. too hot for the tube and too cold for the plate.
I am going to buy some other manufacturers bar. The one I just received new from Cobra is going on E-bay and whoever wants to buy it is quite welcome to do so. I don't feel bad about doing this because the last one is still new in the shrink-wrap it arrived in, and all I had to do was do a quick x-ray and visual look with some of my manufacturing freinds at work to determine the welding was still faulty.
Buy whatever you please. This is not meant to discourage anyone from using this bar, just to let people know this product has a problem imho.