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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 07-24-2017, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Factory47 12" vs 14" - Pics Please

I'm having a really hard time deciding between the 12" and 14" Factory47 bars. If you have the F47 12" or 14" bars would you be so kind as to post a couple pics with their height and your height? Any pics with you in them would be most helpful so I can see where they fall in comparison to you.

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post #2 of 51 (permalink) Old 07-25-2017, 01:38 AM
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Here's my '16 with the 12" bars. I am 5' 10", my hands are 3 - 4" below shoulder level (I try to sit upright, easier on my back), I've sat on a couple of bikes with 14's and they feel good, but the 12's are perfect for me.
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Here's my '16 with the 12" bars. I am 5' 10", my hands are 3 - 4" below shoulder level (I try to sit upright, easier on my back), I've sat on a couple of bikes with 14's and they feel good, but the 12's are perfect for me.
16" - 6'3 wrists are even with shoulder on a long boy seat.

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All depends on how tall you are and how far back you sit. I am 6ft with 33 inseam and love my 14's. If you are on fence , go bigger in my opinion. Heard plenty of folks say they wish they went bigger but not many, if at all, say, I wish I had smaller apes.


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Installed Factory 47's, 14's last week. I'm 6 ft with an inseam of 32 inch. My hands are about 1 to 2 inches below my shoulders. They would be less or even, except I have a 14 inch Klockworks Sport Flare Windshield and the hydraulic lines hit when I roll them forward. Also when I changed the bars, I did not need any extensions, for the electrical or hydraulics.
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Get the 14's bro, you won't regret it - unless you're under 5'-9", and even then, you might still love them.

I'm 5'10", 32" inseam, have the bars rolled back to nearly parallel with the forks. Puts my hands about 2" below my shoulder when I slouch. The biggest upside about going with the 14's is that you can roll them back to set them lower in comparison to your shoulders, but you also gain pullback. Makes doing u-turns easier.

That's me in front in the pic (4th of July parade in Delano, MN)
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12" Factory 47's on my 2015
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Before and After pics from my previous post,,,
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I'm a little on the short side at 5-8 on a good day. I have 12 inch Odyssey bars, F47 doesn't make these bars any more. My hands are about right even with my shoulders. Theses bars are very comfy along with my Corbin solo seat I'm right in perfect riding position. I also have the bars pushed a little forward, I was surprised when I put the bars on how much more control I have on slow speed maneuvers. Ride safe.
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