Highway Bar Reccomendations?

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  1. Mr. Chumley

    Mr. Chumley New Member

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    I'd like to add some highway bars to my 2020 Scout. The OEM's are expensive but I assume higher quality. I've seen the cheeper ones on eBay but not sure if they would hold up if the bike went down at low speeds. Can anyone speak to the quality of those? Still trying to decide if I like the look of the Dean Speed bars.
     
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    I realize this thread is a few days old, but I'm posting for future viewers. The subject of whether or not these bars help or hinder is not really up for discussion as far as I'm concerned; if you want them get them. Here are a few things to notice about bars. On my wife's scout (willow green and cream) look at the bends in the bars, notice there is no distortion in the size of the pipe used; also look at the welds, they should be smooth without any pits or burrs. Both of these bikes have aftermarket bars from Amazon on them and the quality is as good as the Indian ones, but at less than half the price. Be warned though, not all you see on Amazon are the same quality... if they don't look right SEND THEM BACK. The black bars on my 100th cost me about $120, the chrome ones a little more (2020 prices).
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    Good to know. I haven’t put highway bars on mine yet, I had a couple other things to add. I’ll be looking to add some soon.
     
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    I personally prefer the look and function of the Dean Speed items. Built tough as. The hoop style just look too big on the Scouts, and certainly don't add anything to the overall looks in my opinion.
     
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    Got a pic Muz?,....
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    #8 SixShooter, Jun 20, 2022 at 10:28 PM
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    Couple of pics of them on the bike Bud?
    I have been looking for something for my Scout too,.....I take it they are easier on the pocket than OEM highway bars?
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    PS,....a second read told me they were $50,.....( must learn to read more slowly,.....Still would like pics though Bud,...)
     
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    In your own time Bud,......as a side dish I aim thinking of changing the brake light pattern on that unit I got from you,.....I find it tricky to work out but it keeps the brain active,.....
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    IDK Al, I think there were instructions with it, but I left it as is, because it seemed way to complicated for my pea brain! o_O:D:(
     
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    :p:p:p:p:p! then we have pee brains together Bud!,......Yes you did send the instructions and yes,.....Boy oh boy ARE THEY CONFUSING!!!!!,......but I reckon I will work it out,.....
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    Here you go Al. Not much to not like for $60!

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    I'm using the 20" Freedom windshield on it. I bought a 24" dark grey shield, but it's just about an inch too tall for me. I put an ad in the classifieds if anyone is interested.

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    #13 SixShooter, Jun 22, 2022 at 5:34 PM
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    Looking sweet Brother!,.......I guess they look and feel strong, yeah?,........Amazon was it?
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