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Old 11-15-2012, 10:22 PM
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I am running "heritage style" bars on my 11 Road king and like them just fine, they are the ones everybody complains about the wrist angle on. With that said I am getting ready to put the reduced reach bars on my new 13 Road glide.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:42 AM
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This is just my opinion, but I think a lot with the heritage bars has a lot to do with your build. Most of the guys I see complain about the heritage bars are "wide" guys like myself. I'm 5'11" and weigh 235 (like to eat and don't play ball anymore)

So the bar is narrower than I am and then on top of that it turns my wrist in an awkward manner, just not comfortable at all. For the guys they do work it's great because even new the bars are cheap.

On a side note, handlebars is one of the toughest bike mods in my opinion, and its also one of the most personal.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:06 AM
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I agree to an extent.

I do think the only way to tell is to get a chance to ride, or at least sit, on a bike that has the bars someone wants.

I'm your height, but a bit lighter at about 205-210.

I just think as with seats everyone is different, and just has to try things to see how they work.

I have tried many things on different bikes that other swore by for diff reasons, and hated em.

For examole, I have yet to find a seat, even at 700 bucks plus, that my ass an stay on for an entire tank of gas without some degree of discomfort.

The best seat was one that cost less than 100 to have modded from MCC.

I hope the OP takes some of what we say into account, but I would never want anyone to spend money based on my 2 cents.

Just had a forum member ride my bike a couple times, debating an RG to replace his SG. He's no more than 2" shorter than me, yet my setup that I find more comfortable than I've ever been on a bike doesn't quite work for him.

My 12" Windvest didn't work for him as well as the 10", and like you, he found the wrist angle of the bars a bit uncomfortable. I'd say my arms are a bit longer than his, not really sure which of us is wider in the shoulders, I can't really judge! lol

These posts are always tough. Pipes and oil are almost easier than someones comfort!
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:41 PM
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The best seat I have had yet, was the seat on an Ultra Limited I use to own and it was the same just went to MCC for some cheap mods. Like you I have owned some expensive seats folks have sworn by and they didn't do it for me. I plan on getting this seat out to MCC just need to decide on whether I am going to have him move me or not..........
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Wild 1 OUTLAWZ 612 -- no need to change lines -- love em. DOOF
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Wild 1 OUTLAWZ 612 -- no need to change lines -- love em. DOOF
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I have outlawz too and really like them a lot. Much more comfortable than stock for sure. Shopped a lot, and these in my opinion really do the trick.
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I have outlawz too and really like them a lot. Much more comfortable than stock for sure. Shopped a lot, and these in my opinion really do the trick.

I should add, that I did check out the heritage bars, but the wrist angle was my main complaint with stock, and I still found the heritage bars to be to angled for me. My wrists prefer straight angles. A lot of HD dealers have handle bar displays to try the feel of these.

If you go with apes, for the best comfort go heart level. You don't really want your hands higher than your heart. arms straight out- not raised up, or they can become numb while riding.
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Short arms and apes will still cause pain Wont it ? I spent big money on HD mini apes and still don't like them.
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Short arms and apes will still cause pain Wont it ? I spent big money on HD mini apes and still don't like them.
I can't answer that. I have longer arms. But apes you should be able to angle them back a little to get you the distance. Pain where? Shoulder,back or wrists?
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Apes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The best bars on a glide and the most comfy!
I agree, used to have the same pain before, not anymore... 14" Yaffe's for me, what a difference
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