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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-04-2017, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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Another question about apes. I know huh

Anyone like the stock bars but changed them out and are glad they did? and what height, width and pull back.

I like the feel "mostly" of the stock bars but, do not like the look. I truly like the look of most apes.

I am 6'2" and currently have the stock bars on my 16 RGS. Custom seat by Avalon, put me back 3 inches and down and inch.
I like the stock bars but, this weekend when I went to Laughlin I felt that pinch behind the shoulders. One of our crew had 14" Yaffe bars pulled back a couple of inches. They were almost comfortable. Never have I sat on a bike with apes that I liked the feel of but, I have never sat on a bike with lower than 14" bars.


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Have you tried pulling the pin and rolling the stock bars forward? Give that a try first if you haven't.
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I had Stockers on my old '16 with the pin removed and bars rolled fwd.......and they were actually okay for me at 5'11 and that bike had a stock seat - It was not until I rode my '15 with the CVO seat and 12 inch Tallboys that I "got it" and loved the change - I also had 18 inch bars on that rat ride Wide Glide and LOVED them but after a few hours, my hands started to get numb as the Mustang Seat sat me low and the 18s had my hands over my shoulders - Nothing CRAZY but just a short hair higher....

I could go 14s with the CVO seat and my hands would be at EXACT shoulder height but love the feel of the 12s as they are just a tad lower than shoulder and the pull back on the Tallboys is spot on for me
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I actually found the stock bars to be comfortable on my hands, wrist and shoulders. (I have carpal tunnel and my hands go numb with most bars) What I didn't like was they caused me to slouch, causing back pain and getting into the fairing glove boxes was difficult.

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I'm 6' and had the stockers rolled forward. I switched to Road 6 Customs 11" Standard Apes on my 15. Not really tall, my hands are behind the fairing and the grip angle is much better for me.
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