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View Poll Results: Which type of handlebars are the most popular with Road Glide riders?
Ape hanger bars 25 67.57%
Low bars 1 2.70%
Stock bars 3 8.11%
Drag Bars 2 5.41%
Other 6 16.22%
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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 04:55 AM Thread Starter
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Poll for RG Bar Type.

Ok so I put a post on called “HIGH BARS” asking the question are Ape hanger bars comfortable for long rides.

From that I was wondering just how many RG’s are fitted with Ape hanger bars (high bars), after market low bars like Wild 1 WO 517 (on my bike) etc. Which type of handlebars do you have on your beastie and the most popular with RG riders?


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I prefer apes (high bars). I'm running 16's & love 'em.


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I have a "minni ape" from HD 12 inch. they work great, I ride for 5 - 6 hundred miles a day on trips they are more comfortable than the stock bars. I've though about bars with a couple more inches but since there's no issues with what I have it's hard to justify swaping.

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Thumbs up Sinister Industries Bars

I just got my new 2012 yeller RG and immediately installed the Hot Rod Drag Bars from Sinister Industries and these bars are bad ass !! I like them. Kind of a combo between drag and beach bar !! For pics go to their website www.sinisterindustries.com


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I prefer Apes, but only because they feel more natural than any other bar. I've got my sights on a set of 18" bars (prewired chubbier for $100) but thinking maybe 16" would be ideal for me.


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I think some of the more popular makes that RG owners are buying are Wild 1, Carlini, Paul Yaffee, etc. The most common heights are probably 12" - 16", but a few go 10" or 18". I personally liked the Paul Yaffee Monkey Bars when I first saw them. They run a tad taller than most others in the same size. I wanted 12's, but went with 10's to maintain some windshield/fairing hand grip protection, as I ride in the Colorado winters. No regrets so far. Good luck in your search. Take your time so that you are happy.

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I went with wild ones wo612. Love them and get a lot of compliments on them.
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I voted for what I have, not that they're popular, but they're what I'm m ost comfortable with.

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I love the way ape hanger look but I'm too chicken to give them a try. I feel like they would take away from the bike's good handling nature. I do ride with a bunch of jap touring bikes so I have to ride hard to stay ahead of them lol.
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