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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 05-02-2017, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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Ape Hanger Survey - Your Height & Bar Height

I see it mixed in through a lot of the posts here, so how about a comprehensive list? I'm in the market for bars and I know those of you that have/had apes went through the trouble of figuring out which height to get.

So how about including:

Your Height -

What height bar you went with. (If tried multiple heights, which ones you started with then what you settled on.) -

Which brand of bar you went with -

Did you use stock cables? - Y/N

What year RG? -

Did you swap riser bushing? Y/N

Different seat?

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post #2 of 55 (permalink) Old 05-02-2017, 09:47 AM
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I think unless you are really short or really tall it is just a preference.


Your Height - 6'3"
What height bar you went with - 13" on a 2016 and a 2017 Road Glide
Which brand of bar you went with - Road 6 Customs (twice, they are good and very well priced)
Did you use stock cables? - Yes
Did you swap riser bushing? No first time, Yes second time. I recommend doing it while the bars are already off.
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I'll volunteer,
5'8" 200lbs 32" inseam, don't know my arm length
I have 10" Appleton Customs now, very comfortable, set me up straight, but I do a lot of slow speed maneuvers (practicing) and my arms tend to get a little tired quickly.
I'm going to be putting 14" on soon, will update.
PS, no cable or wire changes with 10's, plenty slack left.
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Your Height - 6'-0"

What height bar you went with. (If tried multiple heights, which ones you started with then what you settled on.) - 12"

Which brand of bar you went with -Todd's Cycle

Did you use stock cables? - Y

Did you swap riser bushing? N
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Your Height - 6'1"

What height bar you went with. 12"

Which brand of bar you went with -Bad Seed Cycles $235 shipped

Did you use stock cables? - YES

Did you swap riser bushing?No but eventually will since taking the bars off is super easy.
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6'3"

12" KST bars

Everything else OEM stock.

Currently bikeless but sticking around for knowledge.
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Height-6'2"
16" on my 2005 Road King back in the day (custom engraved eBay purchase)
19" on my 2008 Electra Glide (a little tricky at slow speed turns/maneuvering in a parking lot)
16" on my current 2013 Street Glide (1 1/2" dia. Stepped down at the grips and steering column mounting)

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Height 6'
bars=Yaffee's 16"
used stock cables
no on bushings (I forgot to order them didn't want to wait)

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Your Height - 6' 3"

What height bar you went with. (If tried multiple heights, which ones you started with then what you settled on.) - 16" on both roadies, tried the Heritage bars from HD on the 08 b4 I purchased the 16's. Took one 800 mile trip and ordered the 16's, I felt they were worse than the stock for me.

Which brand of bar you went with - LA Choppers on both, 08 has Blk Powdercoated Apes, 09 has Chrome Twin Peaks style

Did you use stock cables? - Y/N No

Did you swap riser bushing? Y/N Yes just to be on safe side

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6'4
Factory 47 14 inch bars
Installed when I bought it no idea on cables and riser.

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