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Beware Fake Lindby Knockoffs

By Bandit and Charly

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We’ve been working with Lindby for awhile and I’m surprised how often their product line surfaces. Their crashbar/cruising peg system has saved numerous rider and paint jobs. They make long distance runs more comfortable. And we’ve installed them on Indians, touring Harleys and Dynas.

Here’s the latest story. My grandson, the Hollywood tattoo artist, Frank Ball, has a buddy who thought he bought an original Lindby Linbar on Ebay. As is turned out it didn’t fit and was a fake. We ran across another fake recently. It was dangerous, made of light, thin-wall tubing. Beware. Frank steered his friend, Charlie to me and I hooked him up with the Lindby team. Here’s his story:

Here’s my account of what happened:

I ordered the original (fake) Lindbar off eBay, thinking $100 was too good of a deal to pass up. On arrival the bar didn’t fit, and it became apparent that it was a fake. The fitment was way off and looked like it had been spray painted flat black. Bikernet put me in contact with Henry, from Lindby and he offered to ship me the correct bar but couldn’t exchange the fake! They have a warranty program, but can do much with a fake. 

Their crash bar came in a few days, fitment was perfect, came with all necessary hardware, and looks great on my bike. I couldn’t rate my experience with Lindby any higher. 10/10 product and 10/10 customer service. I will definitely be recommending them to all my friends. Thanks again Henry and Bikernet for you helpfulness and generosity.


I asked Charly a couple of questions regarding his experience, like how long it took to install the Lindbar?

“Under 5 minutes,” Charly said.
I asked him what tools were needed and he told me: Sockets, open ended wrenches and Allens.

I asked him if he needed to modify his bike at all to accept the Lindbar, and he told me nothing needed to be moved, rerouted, or taken off. Bolted right up.

I wanted to know if there were any other considerations for other riders: "It adds width to your lower end. Keep in mind for parking and splitting lanes," Charly added.

I asked him why we wanted a crash bar protective system like the Linbar, and he told me, “To protect my engine, highway comfort, add style to my bike.”

Finally, I asked him his impression after he went riding a couple of times. “I definitely have more confidence cornering. Took some getting used to splitting lanes. And the highway pegs are an added bonus!”

LINBAR – 104-1: For Harley Davidson Dyna Wide Glide, Fat Bob 1991-2018


Your bike is important, so protect it without sacrificing looks or ground clearance. Our engine guards are designed to highlight the look of your motorcycle.

Lindby Custom, Inc. is proud to be the innovator and manufacturer of the original combined engine guard and highway peg. Whether you’re looking for protection, comfort or any of the other benefits from engine guards and pegs, the various LINBARS will give you all these benefits while making your bike look amazing.

We know that a great fit is absolutely necessary for any part, whether you choose chrome or black powder coat, we’ve made sure that all our products are made to fit your bike.

Installation is simple and can be done in minutes. We supply all the needed hardware to complete the installation.

Our engine guards offer:

Comfort for short or long trips.
Easy installation.
Improved look and follow the lines of the motorcycle.
Triple chrome plating or two-stage black powder coating.

You can add our clamp on pegs (sold separately) to our highway bars for even more comfort for the long rides.

The LINBAR patent # D361,311

Lindby makes the Linbar for Softails, Touring Harleys, Dynas with forward controls and mid-controls.

They make five different styles from the original Linbar, to the Twinbar, Multibar, Unibar and magnumbar. Check ‘em out on line. They build them for H-D models, Hondas, Kawasakis, Suzukis, Victorys and Yamahas.


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