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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Heritage style bar question

I have 12' custom and was wondering how much up and back the heritage style bars would change the position. I just came back from a couple of long days and a couple inches back and a bit higher would be nice. Thanks.
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I just had my heritage bars installed I would say about 2" higher and 2" back I took a two hour ride immediately after and it was a huge difference

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That sounds about right. I would like to back away from my foot controls but my arms are reaching even though I have the bars tilted back some.
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I was looking at a set today... thanks for this thread... I won't need them. I have long arms, and I don't need my hands any closer.

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I was looking at a set today... thanks for this thread... I won't need them. I have long arms, and I don't need my hands any closer.
The heritage bars could be tilted forward some and would raise your hands without changing your reach, kind of like a mini ape hangar just not at shoulder height

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The heritage bars could be tilted forward some and would raise your hands without changing your reach, kind of like a mini ape hangar just not at shoulder height
Thanks, but I'd like my hands 2 inches lower.

I don't like apes... all my bikes have had drag bars.

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I installed mine 2 weeks ago right before a 1400 mile trip, after riding it for a day, I ended up pushing them forward about 2". MUCH better than the stock bars. I never would have made it through the trip with the stock bars.
Still tinkering a little with the bar position but well worth it, plus the bars were only $72.50

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How is the wrist angle compared to stock?

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I just had my heritage bars installed I would say about 2" higher and 2" back I took a two hour ride immediately after and it was a huge difference
2 1/2 up and 2 1/2 back

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Thanks, but I'd like my hands 2 inches lower.

I don't like apes... all my bikes have had drag bars.
Heritage style handlebars are not even close to apes!

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How is the wrist angle compared to stock?
Wrist angle is a lot better IMO


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How tall are you guys that find these bars so comfortable?


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