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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-22-2018, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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NON-APE bar advice

Just bought an 18 Road Glide Ultra and after putting the first 400 miles on it I have realized this is the most uncomfortable bike I have ever had. I've already replaced the seat with a Mustang that I already had but the stock bars are killing me. They are taller than what I like, pull back too much, and the ends angle back toward you way too much. I'm 6'4" with long arms and legs. I want to try to straighten my arms out some so I don't feel so scrunched up. I prefer a straighter type bar like an mx style or drag bar style but I don't want a t-bar that will block my view of the gauges. Any suggestions or names of bars I can look up will be appreciated. Most of the threads in here seem to be about different models of apes. Although I think they look cool they're not for me, I don't like the feel. Not insulting anyone, just mentioning this so I don't get suggestions for apes.

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For now you can try removing the pin holding the bar in it's current position and roll them forward some until you find what you're looking for. I'm 6'3 and this helped me tremendously.
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Thanks I may try that.
Anyone have any experience with Chizled Low bars or Trask V-Line or Road 6 Customs Holey Rollers? They seem to have the same or less rise as stock and less pullback as well. What I can't figure out is the angle of the ends. Anyone know which of these would be the straighter bar?

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Thanks I may try that.
Anyone have any experience with Chizled Low bars or Trask V-Line or Road 6 Customs Holey Rollers? They seem to have the same or less rise as stock and less pullback as well. What I can't figure out is the angle of the ends. Anyone know which of these would be the straighter bar?
I have the chizled lo bars on my 18 RGS with la pera bare bones. With the stock set up I felt like a big kid riding a little kids tricycle. Now I am in a much more aggressive riding position, the chizled lo bars feel like a broom stick bar and I have more weight over the front. Also installed the vtwin goodies 1" up and out for the floor boards which gives you more room. I like the set up now, and I can see and use all my gauges. I pushed my pin out and rolled my bars forward a bit for a more aggressive riding position. Rise is similar to stock but the pull back which I hated on the stock bars are gone. I have no experience with the trask or road 6 bars.
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I had Yaffe Monkey drag bars on my 2012 RG and they were pretty damn nice bars. Of course this is my opinion only.

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