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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-12-2018, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Wildones chubby bar and seating position question

Recently moved from a 2004 road glide to a 2011 cvo ultra road glide. Yep, amazing jump. The 04 positioning was sooooo perfect, the 11, not so much. Had Wild one 10 inch bars on the 04, changed the stock bars on the 11 to a 12 inch bar, kind of outlaw looking style with 90 degree bends top and bottom that I found locally. Turns out, no bueno. Not sure of the manufacturer of the bars I changed to but that’s not important, they are headed out.

Here is the question. Is the cockpit on the 04 the same as the cockpit on the 11? If not, what’s the difference? Seat height/fore or aft? Do the risers sit higher or lower from the factory from bike to bike? Fork angle difference? Seat thickness differences that I can correct but running up to Corbin and dropping a mortgage payment?

My hope is to put the same bars on the 11 and solve all of my problems (that can be solved without alcohol or medication) and ride smiling again.

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I ride 2011 cvo-use wildone 10"-2 of mine riding partners on rg use wildone in 12.5-i have used the 10 on 2 different bikes.another friend on 2011 cvo got tired of the wo 10",so he went taller and narrow-hated it-went back to wildone with 12.5-i'm 5'10 with long arms-it works fine for me-any change would be to the 12.5-i prefer my wrist and elbow to be fairly level.i look at guys with 16 in bars that are my height -looks very uncomfortable to me.my handlebars may not look as cool but like my madstad,not concerned with the look,ride to many miles every year
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Thanks diesel5. So you would say that the rest of the riding position from bike to bike was similar enough that when you added the bars you ended up with the same hand position as the bike before? As you mentioned, my only question is the 10 or 12 and a half... the tens were perfect but maybe the 12 and a halfs are more perfect...
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I had an '11 SERGU(nickname for the Screamin Eagle Road Glide Ultra) that I put the WO 612 set on it. You are looking at a difference in the seat, that's the biggest difference between the years as far as what you're noticing.


If you wish to rewire the GPS mount internally the way it is now, be prepared for a battle. You would do best to unpin the perch and pull those wires from the bottom end.
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Thanks Ohio bellboy, that pic was before I changed the perch clamp and eliminated the gps altogether. I unwired it when I changed the bars to what I have but had to wait for the clamp. If I need gps I can use my phone but that thing perched there all the time makes me look like I have a plan... I usually don’t.

I think I’ll do the Corbin solo tour and see how it sits, from what I’ve read I’ll be down a little and back a little which should help me figure out if I go 10 or 12.5 inch wild ones.
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my backrest is non adj.for comfort I just move when needed.600-800 mile days are no big deal.i have a hammock seat which is awesome-a seat change would be a danny gray long ride.the stock seat on 2011-2013 ultra is way to soft imo.of several friends 3 hammock seats 1 corbin 1 stock ultra seat-he complains about a hip on long rides and 1 mustang,this last guy used my wifes airhawk pad this summer on Canada ride

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