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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-16-2017, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone using HD Tallboy bars?

Just wondering if anyone has the tallboy bars from MOCO. If so, how do you like them? Any pics would be welcome too. I'm particularly curious about how you like the wrist position compared to Apes. It seems like the tallboy bars are turned more, most apes are straighter. I'm not that tall 5'11" with a long body, but the stock bar seem way to low. I'm debating between 12 or 14 apes. Had 14" Monkey Bars on my last bike, a batwing Ultra Limited with a Corbin dual seat. Seating position seems different here. Not sure if I want to go that high...

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In the words of Jimi Hendrix.............Hey Joe

I run the 12 inch tallboys on my sled and love them - I am 5'11 with a 32 inch inseam and run the CVO Seat so it sits me lower and back a bit - My arms are just a TAD under my shoulders and the pull back is spot on for me - My arms are not locked straight but with just a slight elbow bend to where it is very comfortable

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Night and day between the stockers verse apes.
I had 13" apes, then moved up to 16" apes.
The 16" apes are spot on perfect for me.
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Just wondering if anyone has the tallboy bars from MOCO. If so, how do you like them? Any pics would be welcome too. I'm particularly curious about how you like the wrist position compared to Apes. It seems like the tallboy bars are turned more, most apes are straighter. I'm not that tall 5'11" with a long body, but the stock bar seem way to low. I'm debating between 12 or 14 apes. Had 14" Monkey Bars on my last bike, a batwing Ultra Limited with a Corbin dual seat. Seating position seems different here. Not sure if I want to go that high...
At 5'11" I'd suggest that you go 14" if you can. My 2012 has 14" F47 bars and my 2016 has the HD Tallboy 12" bars. The good with the HD Tallboy bars is that your stock cables fit, however they still seem a touch short for me. You and I are similar in height. They are very nice bars and much improved over stock. Total cost was under $300 so it's fairly cheap to try them out and if you don't like them you can sell them off easily.

FWIW My 2012 had 12" Wild1 bars prior to the 14" F47 bars. It was a good change.

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Thanks for the replies guys. Still up in the air between apes or tall boys. I like those Factory 47's but not crazy about the price. I almost decided on 12" but am now contemplating 14" again.

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Any pics of you riding or sitting on your bike with those 14" F47's Dsrtwndrr???

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Just wondering if anyone has the tallboy bars from MOCO. If so, how do you like them? Any pics would be welcome too. I'm particularly curious about how you like the wrist position compared to Apes. It seems like the tallboy bars are turned more, most apes are straighter. I'm not that tall 5'11" with a long body, but the stock bar seem way to low. I'm debating between 12 or 14 apes. Had 14" Monkey Bars on my last bike, a batwing Ultra Limited with a Corbin dual seat. Seating position seems different here. Not sure if I want to go that high...


I have them. No new cables needed. I changed the seat first, C&C wide solo, moved back about 1 1/2 and down 1. I'm 6'1.
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Any pics of you riding or sitting on your bike with those 14" F47's Dsrtwndrr???
Nope. Sorry.
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When I bought my RGU they had one on the floor with the tall boy bars and they felt good almost had them throw a set on mine. A few months later I was in the the dealership and there was a bike with the "fat apes" and they were just about perfect fit height wise but I just wasn't sure about the grip angle. I'm 5'10"
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We need pictures of these bars installed ! Thinking of changing out my Yaffe for these. Like the pull back better.


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