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8" Apes - Why?

I am in need of ideas for black 8" apes (or mini apes I guess). I really like the look of the Todd's Strip Bars but they only have a 10" at lowest the fit RGC.

Oh ya the "Why" I do not ride as a "typical" biker, I ride with a very aggressive postion on the bike slouched forward, elbows bent and my eyes are directly above an 8"klockwerks if you looked at me from the side my body forms a letter "C", feet stretched forward, butt in the seat and hands close to the speakers. At times when I ride longer distances I actually rest on the tank dash. So what I would like to do is get short FAT bars that I can rotate towards the dash. Any ideas??

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these are heritage style bars from HD for the FL. the new cvo's use this style in black. not sure of the exact measurement but theyre around 8".


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I had Wild 1 Chubby 513's (8" mini apes) on my 2002. Loved them and they looked fantastic.

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Thanks for the suggestions, the problem is that both those bars have pullback and with my riding style my hands would be back against my shoulders. I need a bar that is almost straight out right in front of speakers.

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Why not just get some "drag bars" on a set of risers or a set of "T style riser bars" like they run on Dynas and Fatboys. Those would give you the hand position your looking for I would guess. Just an idea.

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Why not just get some "drag bars" on a set of risers or a set of "T style riser bars" like they run on Dynas and Fatboys. Those would give you the hand position your looking for I would guess. Just an idea.
How do you put a set of risers on a FLTR with all the plastic bits covering the OEM mechanism?


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I know what you mean i have 16s and have them straight up and down and get a similar riding position. Check out buky bars maybe they can get something for you with no pull back and 8 in rise.


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How do you put a set of risers on a FLTR with all the plastic bits covering the OEM mechanism?
Well that is a good point, but if that would work for the guy I am sure where there is a will there is a way to modify the plastic and still make it look good. If that is what I was looking to do to make my bike comfy I sure wouldn't be afraid to try at least.

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How do you put a set of risers on a FLTR with all the plastic bits covering the OEM mechanism?
Saw this on Wild 1's site.
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Sorry dont really like the look of a T bar the hand positioning looks spot on though. Thanks for the idea though!

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