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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Just looked at five pages of pictures on Blacked Out RGís, most have been fitted with Ape hangerís, my question is are these comfortable while riding on long road trips?


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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 01:17 PM
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Ill let you know next week after swII. I have 14's and so far there the best bars I've ever ridden.

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I couldn't do it, my shoulders couldnt take it.

I don't much like how they look either but to each their own.

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I am running 14's after 10" PYO Monkey bars and stock. Best comfort mod yet. Win win for me, I like the look and they are comfortable for the long rides.

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Ill let you know next week after swII. I have 14's and so far there the best bars I've ever ridden.
I have 16's and love them they have been comfortable for local stuff 3-400 mile days but 1,000+ to shark week II will be the real test.im guessing my ass will be sore long before my arms.


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One of THE best mods I made. As long as your wrist is level with or below your shoulder, you can ride all day. I can't speak to having your wrist way above should level, however.


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For long rides you never want your wrists above your heart! hands, fingers go numb. I have 16 inch ape beaters and there perfect for me. 6'2". I personally like apes better because there just more comfortable for my hight and my back doesn't hurt. I just got back from a 800 mile ride around California and had no complaints other than my ass was sore lol...

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As you can see.....opinions vary. At my 6ft/34" inseam, I was only willing to consider 10" or 12" apes, as the whole super tall ape hanger look in not for me. I'm also more into Touring than Bar Hopping. I went with some 10" Monkey Bars, as they run al little taller than most 10" bars. I've done some 200-300 miles rides and have not had any comfort issues. I would have gone with the 12" Monkey Bars if I didn't live in a cold climate and didn't need to maintain some hand-grip protection from the wind.


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I am 5'11" with a 32" inseam. I have a 2012 RGC seat that was modified by MCC to move me back 1" and down 1". I have 16" Wild 1 Chubby Bars on my bike. Just got home yesterday from an almost 2,400 mile trip and the bars were awesome. I also road the dragon with my Apes, the looks on people's faces was priceless. I got home at about 2:15 AM last night after leaving North GA at 7AM the day before only stopping for fuel and food and one 4 hour layover in North FL due to weather. Trust me that your ass will hurt you way before your arms do.

I wouldn't change a thing on the handlebars, with my rider backrest and HG floor board extenders it was like sitting on a lazy boy.

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I have 18'a, they are not for everyone. I have back problems and before I couldn't ride 100 miles without hurting for 3 days. Now I can ride all day long with the only issue being a sore ass. No issues with my back, neck, shoulders, or wrists, and my hands never go numb. I went with 18'a for comfort and looks. I'm 6 foot with 31 inch inseam. If you have ANY neck or back issues, 14'a-16's will help.
I don't know where some people are getting protection from wind from wind on their hands with a fixed fairing, I must be missing something, because I never noticed much at all with stock bars.

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