i wanted to be the first one to get these new 10"-14" Ape hangers from Chubby Wild Ones, but am hesitating the purchase, as I am very short (5'6") and am concerned i will be reaching even further with these bars compares to stock, as they only have 8.5" of Pullback(1.5" less than stock) and because HD and Chubby WO measure pullback differently.
HD measures pullback when the bars are sittin up stariaght against a wall, and Chubby WO measures them in line with the front forks. ( angled back toward the rider)
So actually they have even less pullback the claimed 8.5". I realize that you the wrist angle is different for more comfort, but my stock bars are already pulled back(not in line with forks) and still not enjoying having to lean forward just a bit and getting the should blade pain.
i just love the looks of these narrow apes, but unsure if the increase in height (but less pullback) will actually be more comfortable.
Any of you that have tried multiple sets of bars on your RG and are short like me have any insight?
If you dont think these bars will suit me, do I go for a bars with lots of pullback, or is pullback specs what will ultimately help me, or should I not be so concerned about pullback because the increase i height when aligned with the front forks or pulled back a little will come closer to my shoulders?
i was hoping to keep them a secret, but now have decided to share with the rest of you. When I called Chubbys last week they were making them as we spoke, and hadnt sold a pair yet.