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SIAP. How tall of bars and what Brands can I go with and not have to replace my cables? Just bought a new '18 RG Special.

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SIAP. How tall of bars and what Brands can I go with and not have to replace my cables? Just bought a new '18 RG Special.



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On my 2017 roadglide special I put 14 inch factory47 bars on mine,
Factory47 has done 16 inch bars by rerouting the cables and adding extension to wires.
With my 14’s my wires was barely long enough.cables were fine.
I don’t think I would want to go above 14’s myself,I would worry the cables might pull the bars one way or the other.


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14" seems to be the rule. Some bars are wider. You will need to cut a couple of zip ties.

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I have Khrome Werks 12 inch Fat Ape Hangers and heated grips on my '13 RGU and these test the length of clutch constantly when in "U-Turn and Parking Mode". I can't imagine anything taller.
I am going to change at least the clutch cable to a longer one soon, I have about 5k on the bars with the OEM cables and they make me nervous.

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Cut some zip ties and 14's fit. Some have gone taller but I wouldn't chance it. I myself prefer the look of 12's the best of on a RG. [IMG][/IMG]
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What brand of bars are those? That is the style I want.
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I have Factory 47 16" Signature bars. I had to add the wire extensions but rerouting the cables was way easier than I thought it would be and I haven't had any issues with them at all. I have over 8000 miles on the bike since the mod.

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What brand of bars are those? That is the style I want.
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Those are Factory 47 (12"). Fit me perfect and look great. I didn't want anything that was sticking up way past the windscreen. Here are a couple of different angles. [IMG][/IMG]
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I just put 14” KlockWerks Pullback Kliphangers on my 17 RGU; wires were long enough and I was able to stretch the clutch and brake lines enough for them to work fine. I wouldn’t recommend going any taller without extensions...


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SIAP. How tall of bars and what Brands can I go with and not have to replace my cables? Just bought a new '18 RG Special.

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The question should be: What bars would be the most comfortable and what do I need to buy? I would think it would be silly to be less comfortable than you otherwise would be just in order to save a few $.
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