Bent Handlebars - Road Glide Forums
Controls & Handlebars Controls and Handlebars for Road Glides

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-29-2013, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 4
Bent Handlebars

Hi all - I'm new to this forum and I'm hoping for advice. I have a road glide ultra and bent my handle bars ...they're not twisted...but bent. My question is...are these fixable or will I need to get new ones? I'm bringing it into the dealer for the 1000 mile check up and need to know if I should have them fix them (if that's possible). They're just slightly bent...happened when I was picking it up...and please don't ask what happened...it's a very sore subject. Thanks for any advice or info. Dave
DaveW is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-29-2013, 07:43 PM
Life Member
 
Torquey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Northeast USA
Posts: 1,597
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveW View Post
Hi all - I'm new to this forum and I'm hoping for advice. I have a road glide ultra and bent my handle bars ...they're not twisted...but bent. My question is...are these fixable or will I need to get new ones? I'm bringing it into the dealer for the 1000 mile check up and need to know if I should have them fix them (if that's possible). They're just slightly bent...happened when I was picking it up...and please don't ask what happened...it's a very sore subject. Thanks for any advice or info. Dave
Welcome to the Forum! Sorry about the bars. I would never trust or be comfortable with bent bars. Do some research, sit on some other bikes and make lemonade out of the lemons: get a set of bars that you prefer. I have gotten used to the stock bars, but they would not have been my first choice.
Torquey is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-29-2013, 07:50 PM
Member
 
Stickman81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: South of the ATL.
Posts: 656
Welcome to the Tank.
You found a great group of folks here.

Sorry to hear about your bent bars. I doubt you would have been happy with them for very long (presuming they are stock).

Replacing the handlebars was basically the first mod I did. I went with the Heritage Style handlebars which have about two inches more pullback and are a bit wider than the stock bars.

Here is my thread -
https://www.roadglide.org/showthread.php?t=32261


Paraphrasing previous posts, don't trust the bent bar for too long and don't try to straighten it. Use this opportunity to get something you will be more comfortable with and put your personal touch on the bike.

Hope you get this taken care of soon.

Jim
"Ride safe, have fun, wash hands often".
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Current: '11 Road Glide Ultra. (3-9-13)
Stickman81 is offline  
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-29-2013, 07:58 PM
Administrator
 
dbell66253's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South Florida
Posts: 12,212
Garage
Welcome to the forum from Florida. As others have stated don't trust bent bars, and I wouldn't try to fix them. I never liked the stock bars personally. IMine are hanging on the wall in my garage. If your dealer can't help you out and you want stock, you can have mine for just shipping costs.

Sent from Motorcycle.com Free App

2010 FLTRX With Plenty of extras, goes by the name "Hardeshia"
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Also not pictured 2016 FLTRXS and 2017 FLTRXS, you never can have too many SHARKS......
dbell66253 is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-29-2013, 08:29 PM
Life Member
 
laxinharley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: East Hartford, Connecticut
Posts: 3,430
I don't think a dealer will touch bent bars for litigation reasons. I hope it works out for you plenty of good people here to help. I was pretty nervous to do my bars and with the help of the threads in here I got them done. Welcome from CT

"A zest for living must include a willingness to die."
laxinharley is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-29-2013, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 4
Thanks

All - thanks for the feedback...very much appreciated. I think the right thing for me to do is get new bars when I go for the 1000 mile check up (in a few weeks). I'm very tall so the Heritage bars look interesting...and I'll check them out. Thanks again for the responses.
DaveW is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-29-2013, 08:55 PM
Member
 
Stickman81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: South of the ATL.
Posts: 656
I personally like the Heritage bars.
You may like something else that is taller or has more / less pullback. (Apes)?

Best of luck in your choice on new bars.

Jim
"Ride safe, have fun, wash hands often".
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Current: '11 Road Glide Ultra. (3-9-13)
Stickman81 is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-29-2013, 09:05 PM
Life Member
 
moose1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Blanchard Oklahoma
Posts: 1,578
Yes I would just change them I put the heritage bars on mine I like the BUT the other day I sat on a guys rg with 13 in bars and they were awesome I'm sure I'm going to change mine out now. But how can you leave us hanging about your story just kidding glad your ok and welcome


Sent from Motorcycle.com App

2012 FLTRU vivid black
moose1 is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-29-2013, 09:08 PM
Life Member
 
RoadGlideRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: West TN
Posts: 2,081
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stickman81 View Post
I personally like the Heritage bars.
You may like something else that is taller or has more / less pullback. (Apes)?

Best of luck in your choice on new bars.
You will find that the Heritage Bars cost less than the stock bars. I have them, and love them.
Chrome 56902-08, Black 55864-09. Both cost $79.95 MSRP. But I bet Harley will cover under warranty.
As far as "Bent Bars", one word, "Change". You are better off changing the bars than trusting the bent ones.

yaS wa'DIch la'Hom Ho'neH jorDe' vestai-VamPyr
IKRV Hurgh HaP, Ring of Fire Fleet, Order of the Bat'Leth

Vietnam Veteran, PGR, Widow's Son, "lIgh tlhab" (Ride Free)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RoadGlideRider is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-30-2013, 05:50 AM
Administrator
 
TracyB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Brandenburg, Ky
Posts: 5,824
Garage
**Moved to correct subforum

"All you touch & all you see is all your life will ever be"

05 RG 'Lymey'
11 RGU 'Clyde'
TracyB is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Road Glide Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rear Fender Bent.... LouisianaSVT2001 *General Road Glide Discussions/Pictures 24 05-05-2013 10:59 AM
bent new apes MoRob *General Road Glide Discussions/Pictures 20 07-21-2012 04:27 PM
Bent stanchion tubes 07 RG hardcandy Suspensions 4 07-05-2012 09:37 PM
Ginz Choppers Hell Bent VividRGU Seating: seats, backrests 4 04-15-2012 07:38 AM
Is your frame cross member bent? jcanrun *General Road Glide Discussions/Pictures 7 01-05-2011 07:25 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome