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Looking for something that will give me some extra reach from the stocke handlebars. Thinking about HD's "Tallboy handlebars". Anyone solved this question? I have a Corbin seat that puts me back a couple of inches. I find myself reaching for the bars. Want something that I can sit back on my backrest and not have to constantly reach. Suggestions appreciated.
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I just installed 16in Apes on my 18 Road Glide I also have a seat that sits me back an inch and 3/4. I ordered the bars from Drag Specialties they're the inch and a quarter Buffalo Apes in flat black pretty sure they have shiny black and chrome as well the reason I went with these bars is the natural bends in the bars.A piece of cake wiring them up so I know I didn't wreck any of my wires. I have wired up a couple of sets like the yaffes and kst which are nice bars but a pita to pull wires thru w/out knowing if you wrecked anything.
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here's a pic not a real close up but that's all I got for now as far as the fit I'm 5-10 32in inseam and they fit me perfect my hands are straight out shoulder height I can lean into my backrest like I'm sitting in a easy chair hope this helps
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Looking for something that will give me some extra reach from the stocke handlebars. Thinking about HD's "Tallboy handlebars". Anyone solved this question? I have a Corbin seat that puts me back a couple of inches. I find myself reaching for the bars. Want something that I can sit back on my backrest and not have to constantly reach. Suggestions appreciated.


I use tallboy bars on my Special; Im 63 I prefer the traditional feel. These offer more rise and will be wider and have more pullback than the ultra bars; definitely more than stock bars. I kept the locating pin in, and just rolled mine forward off the pin, to the first locating notch(lined up with forks). My seat is a LePera Maverick DLL 2 Back from stock.




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Check out the "bad attitude" bars from JSR Customs. They have a bend at the bottom that brings them closer to the rider. I have a set of 12s that are perfect.
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Looking for something that will give me some extra reach from the stocke handlebars. Thinking about HD's "Tallboy handlebars". Anyone solved this question? I have a Corbin seat that puts me back a couple of inches. I find myself reaching for the bars. Want something that I can sit back on my backrest and not have to constantly reach. Suggestions appreciated.
Let's see. I was looking for just about the same thing. Tried Factory 47 Signatures. Nope, too wide. Tried Vindikta Avengers. Nope, also too wide. Tried Factory 47 Riveras. Nope, almost, but still to wide. Tried Harley-Davidson Tallboys. Nope, no different than stock despite what they say about them.

All of the above in 14".

Finally found what I was looking for with KST Custom Vanguard Pioneers, 14". These are fantastic bars, once you get the hang of the mounting. They are adjustable as to the pullback so you can set your wrist angle to whatever suits. They do roll back (as I did), but watch that little rubber strip. It is key to keeping them clamped and not moving. I can now ride without slouching forward to reach the grips. Sitting upright is taking a bit of getting used to, but my back really appreciates it.
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Looking for something that will give me some extra reach from the stocke handlebars. Thinking about HD's "Tallboy handlebars". Anyone solved this question? I have a Corbin seat that puts me back a couple of inches. I find myself reaching for the bars. Want something that I can sit back on my backrest and not have to constantly reach. Suggestions appreciated.
My mustang seat is almost 2" back and after trying (sitting) other riders bars I knew I didn't want anything much wider then the stock bars. Just better reach and wrist angle. I got Road 6 Customs, 13" Standard Apes..... Love these bars...

BTW... I'm not a Meat Hook Fan and I like the classic look of MC Bars

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I tried a few different bars before I settled on the Harley Tall Boys, they may not have the “cool factor’ that some of the other bars have but of the ones I have tried between my old Street Glide and my Roadie, these are by far the most comfortable.
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Let's see. I was looking for just about the same thing. Tried Factory 47 Signatures. Nope, too wide. Tried Vindikta Avengers. Nope, also too wide. Tried Factory 47 Riveras. Nope, almost, but still to wide. Tried Harley-Davidson Tallboys. Nope, no different than stock despite what they say about them.

All of the above in 14".

Finally found what I was looking for with KST Custom Vanguard Pioneers, 14". These are fantastic bars, once you get the hang of the mounting. They are adjustable as to the pullback so you can set your wrist angle to whatever suits. They do roll back (as I did), but watch that little rubber strip. It is key to keeping them clamped and not moving. I can now ride without slouching forward to reach the grips. Sitting upright is taking a bit of getting used to, but my back really appreciates it.
Would like to see a pic of the new bars
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My mustang seat is almost 2" back and after trying (sitting) other riders bars I knew I didn't want anything much wider then the stock bars. Just better reach and wrist angle. I got Road 6 Customs, 13" Standard Apes..... Love these bars...



BTW... I'm not a Meat Hook Fan and I like the classic look of MC Bars
What Riderduke said. 13" Road Six standard apes. Not too wide and great ergonomic fit. 675 mile run no problem.

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