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Old 11-08-2012, 10:10 AM
RJRacey RJRacey is offline
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Question El Diablo apes for RG?

Has anyone installed, or better yet has pics, of El Diablo apes on their RG? I contacted Demon Cycle to ask which bars fit RG's and was a little confused with their response...

In the 1st pic below, shows the dimensions of their "universal" apes which first stuck my eye. They have an 11-inch base which to me seems a close match to stock or heritage bars. The only thing these bars lack are notches for throttle-by-wire. But the guy at Demon Cycle was insistent that these will not fit RG's.

He instead referred me to these "dresser, bagger" bars - see the 2nd pic below. As you can see these have a wide 18-inch base which to me seems a bit tight to fit inside a RG fairing. I suspect these are really for batwing's, not shark nose's. But not according to this guy at Demon Cycles.

Am I delusional?
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:29 AM
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I have Santees bars on mine, if you want to compare. The clamp width is identical, and the Diablos are an inch wider in center width. I dont see why they wouldnt work. The guy doesnt know his touring bikes apparently.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:20 PM
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The bars in diagram #2 are "bagger bars" which are typically for batwing bikes.......the bend in the rise, seen in the diagram is the dead give away.

I'd run what you wanted, in diagram #1
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