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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-19-2017, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
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Satin or gloss black handlebars.

For those of you who have black bikes, specifically 2015+ with the gloss black inner fairing, do you have satin or gloss bars? I was thinking gloss is the way to go but my controls are satin. What do you like?


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For those of you who have black bikes, specifically 2015+ with the gloss black inner fairing, do you have satin or gloss bars? I was thinking gloss is the way to go but my controls are satin. What do you like?


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Gloss..... satin black was a bitch to keep clean while they hey showed water stains, and anything else that got on them. When you got wax or something similar on them it was a nightmare to get off an return to original finish. Gloss black bars are great because you can just wax them like paint and they look awesome all the time.



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My 12 came with satin stock. I have purposely left it like because I like the color, the contrast and was afraid that the gloss might cause a glare problem.

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My boss has gloss bars on his RGS and it really looks good with the gloss black paint on the panel.


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Byoung330, i have 2 sets of stock 2015 RGS handlebars in gloss black. I bought a set from HD with a small scratch in the bottom, and when i put them on i had my originals powder coated. I eventually went with
12" apes. I can sell you a set for $65 plus shipping.
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Byoung330, i have 2 sets of stock 2015 RGS handlebars in gloss black. I bought a set from HD with a small scratch in the bottom, and when i put them on i had my originals powder coated. I eventually went with

12" apes. I can sell you a set for $65 plus shipping.


Thanks, but looking to go 12-14" myself.


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My gloss black 16" apes look great with the black satin controls.

Keeping the gloss clean is a snap.

Gloss black on vivid back inner fairing all the way.

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I am taking another crack at this. For some reason read it wrong and thought you were talking inner fairing-duh..

Maybe my wife is right and only 1/2 listen or read.

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