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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-14-2018, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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12" Yaffe bar review... for the short guy!

Hi all! When I was researching these bars on this forum, most were from a 5'10"+ perspective. Well for all us of shorter guys, I offer this feedback. I'm 5'6" on a good day and I was concerned that the bars would be too tall and force me to lean way forward. Well after a few hours of cursing and swearing running the wires through the bars I found the best way (not the smart way) was to leave the clamp bolts a little loose to be able to yank up or push down while driving slowly around some quiet streets.

Good news fellow shorties - they worked out great! They look great and the pain between my shoulder blades is gone. As many have mentioned, you DO NOT need the wire extension and new longer hydro lines for the 12" bars - save your money. They are not as far forward as you often but they are inline with the forks. I can sit up straight, my shoulders are NOT up by my ears, and my hands are below my heart, so they didn't fall asleep on my 3.5 hour ride to Americade last week.

I hope this helps!

Ride on!

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Hi all! When I was researching these bars on this forum, most were from a 5'10"+ perspective. Well for all us of shorter guys, I offer this feedback. I'm 5'6" on a good day and I was concerned that the bars would be too tall and force me to lean way forward. Well after a few hours of cursing and swearing running the wires through the bars I found the best way (not the smart way) was to leave the clamp bolts a little loose to be able to yank up or push down while driving slowly around some quiet streets.

Good news fellow shorties - they worked out great! They look great and the pain between my shoulder blades is gone. As many have mentioned, you DO NOT need the wire extension and new longer hydro lines for the 12" bars - save your money. They are not as far forward as you often but they are inline with the forks. I can sit up straight, my shoulders are NOT up by my ears, and my hands are below my heart, so they didn't fall asleep on my 3.5 hour ride to Americade last week.

I hope this helps!

Ride on!
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Thanks for the review. Im going to put mine on tonite.do you have any tips you want to share.
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Thanks for the review. Im going to put mine on tonite.do you have any tips you want to share.
The biggest PITA is feeding the wires through. Be very patient. Don't spray WD40 in the tubes.

Actually, my wife took over and got the bars wired
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Did you run the throttle wire and button wire together or seperate. Im having a hard time with throttle side
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I finally was able to get wires through. Now i got 3 codes p2122 2127 and 2138. Seems to be running ok.
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I tried to do them together but it was a bitch to make the turns. One at a time. I used beaded chain, a lot
of black tape and spray detailer. I tried grease first, but that just made a mess.

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great job! You know you can clear the codes yourself too!

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Glad to hear you Like your Bars,I had 12 in.Monkey Bars on my Street Glide Great Bars Went with 14 In. Monkey Bars on my new RGS I am 5/11 though.Was at Americade on Sat.Only live about an hour from there,Going up to 1000 Island River Run this weekend come on up.


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