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I'm ready to pull the trigger on a Lindby Multibar for my '07 900 Classic, but I would like to get some reviews from people who are using this bar. My biggest concern is foot position. While doing research on this bar, I have seen pics of folks using additional footpegs with this bar, which defeats the whole purpose of buying this bar (for me anyway). So, how comfortable is this bar on your feet/legs? Are your feet too high? I'm 5'11" & 175 lbs if that helps.

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My gas tank is too wide for me to comfortably get both my feet on the bar at the same time. So I usually only use it when I'm really cramping up. I'll shift over on my seat a bit and stretch out one leg, and then repeat for the other side.

I think it looks better than normal bars, but I don't find it useful for putting my feet up.
It's there to keep the engine off the ground if the bike falls over.

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It's there to keep the engine off the ground if the bike falls over.
That's interesting. During my exhaustive research on this bar, I saw many reviews that said the bar comes with a sticker attached that says "Not for egine crash protection" or something to that nature. A lot of the reviews echoed your statement about the gas tank getting in the way as well. I may have to reconsider and go with the Cobra bar. Hmmmm....what to do....

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There is such a sticker right in the top center of the bar. And I don't know how much protection it would offer in a crash, but it's probably stronger than my leg, so it doesn't hurt. However, if you're pushing your bike backward into a parking spot, and turn the handlebars too sharply and lay your bike down, the only thing that touches the ground is the multibar.

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I'm ready to pull the trigger on a Lindby Multibar for my '07 900 Classic, but I would like to get some reviews from people who are using this bar. My biggest concern is foot position. While doing research on this bar, I have seen pics of folks using additional footpegs with this bar, which defeats the whole purpose of buying this bar (for me anyway). So, how comfortable is this bar on your feet/legs? Are your feet too high? I'm 5'11" & 175 lbs if that helps.

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The foot position would be fine if I didn't have short legs I am 5'9". I can pop my feet up, but i would be more comfortable with another inch or 2. I don't see how foot pegs would help. The Lindby looks way cool and if you aren't verticallly challenged it should work fine.
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I have one on my 09 classic. It looks good, I do get my legs up on it and can get comfortable. I think some put pegs out to the side for yet another option. I thought about it, but I am comfy as it is.

From what I gather, most manufactures are putting disclaimers on their crash bars/highway bars. They can save your leg and parts of your bike in some cases.

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I'm 5'8" with a 30" inseam. The only way I can can get both feet comfortably on the bar at once is to scoot forward just a bit on the seat from my normal riding position. But I don't mind doing that occasionally, because I have a driver's back rest on the bike also. Moving forward and leaning back also shifts my weight to a slightly different spot, for a little backside relief

I think some day I may try some of the pegs with off-sets that might move them closer. But for now, I'm happy with the look and function of the Lindby.

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I agree with otrp. I am 6-1 220 and I comfortably rest my feet on the pegs with my mustang seat with BR. I don't have any problem getting around the tank. I kind of wish the rubber didn't have the knob on the ends sometimes but it does keep them from moving too.

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I'm 5'8" with a 30" inseam. The only way I can can get both feet comfortably on the bar at once is to scoot forward just a bit on the seat from my normal riding position. But I don't mind doing that occasionally, because I have a driver's back rest on the bike also. Moving forward and leaning back also shifts my weight to a slightly different spot, for a little backside relief

I think some day I may try some of the pegs with off-sets that might move them closer. But for now, I'm happy with the look and function of the Lindby.
5'10", but same inseam. In fact, all the rest of my comments are the same too !

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Thanks for the replies! Based on you all's comments I think I'm going to stick with the multibar. Mainly because it fullfills three roles: Foot pegs ("built in" to the multibar), Highway bars, and engine guard.....and of course it looks good as well. I haven't ridden my 900 in almost two years, and I'll be home for a couple of weeks TDY/Leave and would like to install the multibar and take it out a few times before I have to return to Japan. I think the hardest part will be getting used to riding on the right hand side of the road again!

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