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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-07-2017, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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Is it just me or do others find it weird?...

It is just me or do others find the wrist angle weird on the 2018 Road glide specials?? I feel like I'm riding a kids tricycle. With my hands in that position it feels like mt wrists are turned out. I'm not sure if it's because I came off of a Breakout with drag bars or use to my mx bike? I feel like your hands should be on a much more neutral position out front, in a power position (like doing a bench press). I must be missing something because when I measure what I think is ideal pull back I come up with about 5" but most bars are 8-12". Are those bars more comfortable in long rides?
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-07-2017, 09:11 AM
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Mine is a 17, but I have no trouble with wrist angle. They are comfortable to me. I don?t like the look tho.
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My 15 RGS was killing me. Carpal tunnel kicked in after 10 min. Changed to 17 Road King bars. About a inch higher and almost no pull back.

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And this is why so many of us have changed out our bars. I went with Road 6 Customs and they are much more comfortable.

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but it's a pretty good way to sell new $200 handlebars and an install, though, right?
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With my 15 RG I didn?t like the wrist angle at first. Then I started relaxing my arms more & letting my elbows drop, problem solved. Came from a 97 EGUC.
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Lived with the tricycle bars for 10,000 miles on my 17 RGS. Loved the bike but kept trying to get hack from the handlebars so I could get comfortable. Put on my Factory 47 grips that changed the wrist angle to more natural, got my elbows away from my side and it was like I bought a new, much improved bike.

Biggest problem now is the new positioning seems to make me want to ride much more aggressively. The local state police take a dim view on that.
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Lived with the tricycle bars for 10,000 miles on my 17 RGS. Loved the bike but kept trying to get hack from the handlebars so I could get comfortable. Put on my Factory 47 grips that changed the wrist angle to more natural, got my elbows away from my side and it was like I bought a new, much improved bike.

Biggest problem now is the new positioning seems to make me want to ride much more aggressively. The local state police take a dim view on that.
Funny how a bar change or a shock change will do that.
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The RGUs are a little different, but I love mine.

That said, to me a proper cruiser should have buckhorn style handlebars.
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The RGUs are a little different, but I love mine.

That said, to me a proper cruiser should have buckhorn style handlebars.
Buckhorns look cool but are the worst for my wrists. 10 miles and I can feel it. Apes with very little pull back and I'll do a 600 mile day.

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