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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-29-2015, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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Default HMD Gorilla bars or Kewl Metal Meat Hooks

I am looking at these 2 bars and I don't really see a difference? Give me your opinions please. A little feedback required.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-29-2015, 11:12 PM
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honestly i would stay away from both vendors

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What are the issues?
I really want to know why everyone chose what they have?

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both companies have customer service and quality issues, do some searching on both and then decide, i will never buy from either

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Check out VicBaggers Tarzanz, much better customer service and they will make about any size you want. I think they may be cheaper as well @ $299

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Check out the victory apes... Or Arlen Ness modulars. They look better than my Vic Baggers bars.
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I have the HMD's love the bars, they do not have the alignment holes pre-drilled for the clutch and brake levers though. Easy to drill your own, if installing your self.

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I bought a set of bars from HMD. They took a long time to get them made. Promised delivery several times and then they have quality issues with weld, knurl and even aren't quite symmetrical.and the ad stated the Bars I bought were the apsame pullback as stock XC. They are a lot shorter. I talked to the owner and he said basically "you bought them, they yours". Ok, I will never give him another dime.

Kewlmetal I have never dealt with personally, but there are countless threads on several sites where people order from them and wait weeks or months and can't get there product or get hold of Kewlmetal.

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I have dealt personally with both Joe, Kewl Metal, and Mike, Hmd520. Timing can be an issue but always happy with the product and service.

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If you like the Kewl Metal Meathooks and you are scared off by the comments of customer service via Kewl Metal.........BUY THEM!!!! Use "Victory Only" they are customer oriented and carry Kewl Metal products.
http://www.victoryonly.com/
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