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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-03-2013, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Will Crash Bar Interfere with Lowers???

I've got a 2009 Vulcan Classic LT. A few months ago, I installed a Cobra Road Bar or crash bar. Now I'm wanting to order and install the Kaw OEM windshield lowers on the bike. I'm just wondering if the Cobra crash bar that I already installed will interfere with the lowers. Anyone know the answer to this?

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I have homemade lowers that are 4.5" wide and they do not interfere with my Cobra highway bar. So, don't know if that helps you or not.

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Mine aren't even close to interfering.

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Just from turning the front wheel all the way left or right, it looks like the fork comes pretty close to the crash bar. I guess that looks are deceiving when I don't really have the lowers here to look at. Sometimes it's hard to tell from a picture.

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I have an '08 LT w/MC Enterprises engine guard and pegs. Lock to lock the home made lowers hit the guard. They only extend maybe two inches or so lower than the turn signal before interference. I use a piano hinge to enable the lower the swing out of the way when contact with guard is made. There are many ideas around here for home made lowers. It would be an easier job if not for the guard but I just don't want to give it up because I like the pegs to much.
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I have Memphis shades lowers on my Classic, not sure of the brand of crash bar but they are close. Had to get them turned just right.
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I have a 2006 LT and have home made lowers, they do not interfere with the Crash bars, I have the oem crash bars for kawasaki, my lowers are home made, I also think mine are wider then oem lowers, here are some pics of mine
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Guess it all depends on how angled your lowers are as well...

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ErnieC,

Thanks for the pics. They look nice. How good a job do they do at reducing the updraft that comes up over the tank and hits your chest? That is the main problem that I'm having. I haven't noticed any head/helmet buffeting. Just want to make a considerable reduction in that updraft that hits my chest.

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