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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-19-2018, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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I realize this is a personal preference but I can only afford to buy once so I am asking the experts. I am looking at 10-12" bars but I want to be able to lean back against my back rest and not have a long reach to the bars. I think I am looking more for a different wrist angle than anything. Can anyone recommend bars with a little more reach but enough pullback to comfortably use the backrest?

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Not only a personal preference, but will vary on body size as well. I have 13" Road 6 Customs Holey Rollers pulled back so that they align with the front forks. This enables me to use my backrest and have a comfortable grip angle. I don't know if this would work for you (in a smaller size, though I wish I had gone to 14"). Good luck with your decision. FWIW, I did a chart in Excel with all of the pertinent information for many different bars to help me make my decision based on sizing and specs. I was not disappointed.

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Thanks for the reply, I will look into Road 6. The local dealer is trying to sell me on LA Choppers Twin Peaks. Should have mentioned I am 6'1" and a slim and trim 240 (HA!).
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Welcome to the forum carp. If you go into the handlebar forum, there are several threads with pics to view.

Good luck with your decision!

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I realize this is a personal preference but I can only afford to buy once so I am asking the experts. I am looking at 10-12" bars but I want to be able to lean back against my back rest and not have a long reach to the bars. I think I am looking more for a different wrist angle than anything. Can anyone recommend bars with a little more reach but enough pullback to comfortably use the backrest?


The Tallboy Bars work for me in that aspect.


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Thanks for the reply, I will look into Road 6. The local dealer is trying to sell me on LA Choppers Twin Peaks. Should have mentioned I am 6'1" and a slim and trim 240 (HA!).
With that being said, You may want to reconsider and go to 14" bars unless you're all legs and short torso. On my '11 I used to have, I installed 12" bars and while they were okay, I wished I had gone taller but picked up a helluva deal on a used set. I'm about 5'11" now (getting shorter with age) with a 34" inseam. I just ordered a set of 14" Vindicta Maraduers for my '15. I'm sure I'll like them better than the 12s on the old bike.

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I started with 12” Harley aps, then went with 14” factory 47 signature bars which were too low due to the cut back so just last weekend put 16” factory 47 signature and are perfect for me 6’3” 32” inseam and I ride 2.5” back due to custome made seat and use backrest. What most will say and great advice when in doubt always go a size up
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I realize this is a personal preference but I can only afford to buy once so I am asking the experts. I am looking at 10-12" bars but I want to be able to lean back against my back rest and not have a long reach to the bars. I think I am looking more for a different wrist angle than anything. Can anyone recommend bars with a little more reach but enough pullback to comfortably use the backrest?
Im just under 6' ...got the factory 47 signature bars 12". They are PERFECT . Check out the site...being yaffee bars are unavailable till March from what i was told. These bars look and feel awesome!


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Check out JSR Customs. The "bad attitude" bars have a bend at the bottom to bring the closer. I have a set of 12", great guy to deal with and world of difference in a better way over stock bars.

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Check out JSR Customs. The "bad attitude" bars have a bend at the bottom to bring the closer. I have a set of 12", great guy to deal with and world of difference in a better way over stock bars.


Have any pics? I’ve been looking at these bars myself but really wanted 10” and the shortest he makes are 12”.


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