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I am a fan of OEM products. I like sticking with the dealership for work, which is warrantied, and ordering parts from them I know will fit. However, when I priced rear highway bars for the Springfield Dark Horse, it blew my mind the difference in price. Indian's price is $310. Amazon has them for $60. I ordered from Amazon because I know if I'm not happy, I can return them. It took me less than 30 mins to install them. It's 3 bolts per side. Now for $60 and 30 mins, I'm set.
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Got the same set. For all we know it's the exact same plant as Indian sources from..... until it's proven otherwise
 

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To add insult to injury, the bars used to be standard inclusions on the Springfield DH. Now they are extras - same with windshield and auxiliary light bar.

My 2018 DH came with them, but here in Oz it costs $1,350 to add front and rear bars to the new model.
 

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The rear bars are a rip off for sure! I bought mine for the same price on eBay 10 months ago. They are just fine!
 
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Are they the same tubing diameter and wall thickness?
 

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I have a set of those too.
Very good quality. The paint and welds are really nice. Lines up perfectly nothing is off location.
The bars are more then heavy enough to hold up the Chieftain
Indian is just like Harley maybe worse.
They sell you a bike and anything extra you will want they gouge the crap out of you.
 

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Same tube diameter too!
 

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Yea, you have to do what makes sense. Just doesn't make sense to buy the Indian brand hwy bars or the rear bars. I bought sets for the Challenger on Ebay. The fit and finish was just as good as the factory bars.





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Same here. I got the Amazon's about 1 1/2 years ago. Fit & finish is just as good as the front OEMs on my '15 Vintage. Not crazy about buying what are likely china knock offs. But then, where do the OEM bars come from?

EOM front bars are 1 1/4 inch. The Amazon rears are 1 inch. I don't know the wall thickness. Likely neither will hold up in much of a moving accident.

But both hold up very well if you happen to tip the bike over in the driveway, and the garage too.... friend told me that :rolleyes:
 

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Same here. I got the Amazon's about 1 1/2 years ago. Fit & finish is just as good as the front OEMs on my '15 Vintage. Not crazy about buying what are likely china knock offs. But then, where do the OEM bars come from?

EOM front bars are 1 1/4 inch. The Amazon rears are 1 inch. I don't know the wall thickness. Likely neither will hold up in much of a moving accident.

But both hold up very well if you happen to tip the bike over in the driveway, and the garage too.... friend told me that :rolleyes:
I had a RM that came stock with the rear guards. The rears bars are more narrow than the engine guards. Also, read the description of the IM bars...they are for protection on tip-overs only, not for accidents.
 

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Like anything else that you buy from any Stealership,they always jack the price waaaaaaaaaaaay up.I was looking at oil filters the other day on the online Indian web site,and they wanted something like 40-50 bucks for their "Genuine" Indian oil filter,which by the way,is made by someone else [then rebranded with the Indain name] and sold to the unsuspecting customer for a big price mark up .Now mind ya,Polaris does NOT make their own oil filters.They contract em out to the lowest bidder,then mark em waaaaaaaaay up [like 3-400%] when they are,infact,the same exact filter you can buy at your local parts house for waaaaaay less money.For example,I use the Wix #51358 or Napa# 1358 which is "INFACT" the same exact oil filter,but rebranded with the Genuine Indian name,and THEN, the price jacked waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay up.But it's up to the individual as to whether or not they wanna do it themselves,[if they can]. Dave!!!
 
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