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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-07-2012, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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I am buying a rgu and the dealer is throwing a set of apes on of my choice to close the deal.I am 6'3 and was wondering what size i should go??? was thinking 14 but looking for opinions...Thanks
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I am 6'4",I watched the "fit shop" video on hd.com,thier example guy was same size as me.

they went with a tallboy seat,extended brake and shifter,and 10" mini-apes.I would think that would be enough,unless you want taller for looks.

personally,I'm ok with the stock bars on my new RGU,but then I've only been riding it a week.
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They say not to go over should height. I'm 5' 11". And I have 14 inch. Personally I wouldn't go shorter.

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I am buying a rgu and the dealer is throwing a set of apes on of my choice to close the deal.I am 6'3 and was wondering what size i should go??? was thinking 14 but looking for opinions...Thanks
I'm 5'10" and have Heritage bars on and they're a 12" rise. If I had it to do over again I'd go 14" a little wider and a tad more pull back.

Do they have them in stock ? If so as to dry fit a few while your on the saddle.

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Im 5'9 and have 14s. With my seat, they are perfect for me. Sit on your bike, close your eyes and hold your arms out to where they feel comfortable and have someone measure.

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Take several sets of bars the dealer has in stock and "try them on" by holding them in place. I'd have never picked 18s out of a catalog, but that's what fit me best when I compared several sizes.
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The seat will make the difference. I have 2 seats....one for riding solo and one for when my wife rides. The 2-up seat raises me up a couple of inches. Same could happen to you depending on seats. 2 inches up or down will make a difference. Also think about wind protection on your hands. Go too high and your hands will be in the wind collecting bugs in the summer and freezing in the winter. I have 12s and have just enough fairing protection.


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I'm 6' even and love my 16" thats just my opionion good luck


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Heck, I'm 5'8" and love my 16's.

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Hi Tracy,

I am also 5'9" and am thinking about some mini apes. I saw your setup and it looks like that is what I am looking for. I have a 2010 RG. Exactly which bars do you have? Did the stock wiring fit or did it have to be modified? Thanks. That's an awesome ride you have.

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