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Comments On May 25, 2009:I contemplated getting these for about 4 months, but now I'm glad I did. They ALWAYS get complimented when someone looks over your bike after you stop. Funny how most people go, "I'm planning on getting those too!" Yeah, well sucker I GOT EM!! hahaha
I never realized how "dark" (meaning non-chromed) the passenger footrest area was until I added these. I recently added the skull chrome spinner, the new flame brake pedals, floorboards, passenger boards, 4" longhorn highway pegs with flame switchblades, and these passenger board covers were the perfect addition as they kept the eyes flowing from front to back as someone admires your bike. The passenger floorboards only look cool when they are down and NO WAY am I driving around with those things down (unless some hottie is riding on the back). These get people looking while you are in motion... and keep them staring.
Installation is a snap: Slide them over your stock boards and screw in one allen bolt thing on the front side and back side then You. Are. Done! I love how all Kuryakyn parts come with instructions that are usually only like 3-5 steps long! Even my mechanically challenged self installed every thing on my own!
I left the skulls that came with them on because I have the skull spinners, but if I wanted to change them out with the cross emblems, it's a quick removal of two screws, swap out the emblems, screw them back in. Done.
Not sure about how well the "protective bumpers" help because I have never kicked the passenger boards while getting on or off my 2oo8 Road Glide... Passengers do not notice they are there as the bumpers do not rise up over the floorboard. They are flush with the backside of the board cover and feel very well secured so even if you kick them several hundred times I don't believe they would ever fall off.
Cleaning them requires a bit of extra work as the flames are very well detailed and protrude out more than I expected. I'm not complaining about this design (they actually look REALLY GOOD), but just saying it takes a bit more effort to reshape your towel to reach into the flame designs and clean out any crud (if any) that gets in there.
Bottomline: The Kuryakyn brand name does it right... They combine high quality and durable products that are infused with sex appeal and muscle all in one. If you are looking for parts that will give your bike that extra WOW factor? These definitely qualify. With these on, not only will you get the normal, "Hey man... nice bike." You will also start hearing things like, "I like the chrome back there!" or "Cool skulls." (while they point to your board covers).
Too bad JakeWilson.com doesn't carry more of the Kuryakyn line of products. Their speedy shipping and excellent customer service are unmatched and make you regret having to go somewhere else to order. They were very helpful over the phone clarifying my part-specific questions and the free shipping is a nice bonus!! Thanks guys. Hope this helps you make your decision.
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