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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-21-2010, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Custom made bars - gonna do it

I've been searching ever since I got the RGC, and trying to find out what bars would best fit me. I have a buddy in town with 14" apes, and they are a little to tall. I bought a set off ebay that was supposed to be heritage, but ended up being just RG bars in black. After putting on 100 or so miles on this past weekend I decided I have to change them out.. and soon.
I was looking real hard at Yaffe's monkey bars, but damn are those pricey! I also saw where Santee has some called Bonanza that look sweet, but I can't find out if they are TBW compatible. They make some for the Electra glides, and the regulars from what I have found are not tbw bars. I was looking real hard at road 6 customs road glide bars, but I have dealt with them in the past and have not had good results.
I ended up finding a guy on ebay, that makes custom bars. Here is a link to the style of bars. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...9514&viewitem=
He is going to make them to my specs, and he assures me they will be tbw compatible (even though the link says they are 3x thicker then stock). The good news, he quoted me $130 shipped!!!! I can't wait now, and will post pics once they arrive.






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Chainsaw, those bars will be pretty sweet on your bike. What specs are you going to get? 28" grip to grip is very narrow IMO...it's not clear to me how he is measuring this. It would almost feel like a narrow T-bar without height and width added to them.

Fair warning, those bars will be no easy task to internally wire. They appear have a sharp hook and add the fact that it's only a 1" diameter tube.

Having said this, I think they will look slick built with the right specs. Is there a chance he could build them in 1.25 or 1.5" diameter?


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Here are my specs
base 11"
Knurl 3.5"
Pullback 5"
Width 32"
Rise 11"

I also was looking at the BR bars like yours, but he wants a lotta money as well. As for internally wiring,.. I've never done that, and never plan to. I'll just drill a couple of holes, and run the plastic thing like on the stockers to keep the wires against the bars.






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Here are my specs
base 11"
Knurl 3.5"
Pullback 5"
Width 32"
Rise 11"

I also was looking at the BR bars like yours, but he wants a lotta money as well. As for internally wiring,.. I've never done that, and never plan to. I'll just drill a couple of holes, and run the plastic thing like on the stockers to keep the wires against the bars.
That ought to look awesome in those specs. Do you plan to have him powder coat? $25 seems more than reasonable but the question would be the quality of the PC. Also if you plan to drill holes for wire fasteners then definitely do that before the powder coat. I'm sure you already knew this but just felt the need to reiterate. Also make sure he drills out the holes for the control wiring and notches the end of the right bar for TBW. I'm actually anxious to see these bars on your bike. They will definitely be unique!


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He says he has done touring bikes with TBW, I kept asking him to make sure he understood they are not regular bars and he said no problem. So hopefully they will come knotched and ready.. if not its something I can do. As for powder,... nah, just gonna paint them with the good ole john deere blitz black that is almost a perfect match to Harley's denim black. I may want to add some kinda spider web looking gussets or something down the road, and powder is a pain to remove.






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i do like the way your bars look, but the probbem i have is there is not enough pull back for me. leaning foreward makes my lower back and neck hurt. still looking for bars 32-34 wide 12 rize but a considerable pull back

any suggestions from you guys

5ft 9 i dont have a long reach built like a fireplug


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adding a couple of pics for you to see bike
not shure what bars are on bike now, where on it when i bought used
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Take a look at +2 wide sweepers by Kromewerks for FLTR. They are available for 08'-10' models with electronic throttle. Their stance is simular to stock width wise but they are a little longer and have a sweep toward the rider. Here is the website: http://www.khromewerks.com/ I am looking for the same feel as you are and these looked like they would fit the bill. Plus they didn't seem to be all that pricey.
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Id say the +2 sweepers as well for you bagdrager. They come back really far towards the rider and I think would be right up your alley. They are really cheap to,.. around $70 if memory serves. They are popular enough, if they don't work for you for whatever reason I think you could sell them pretty fast.
I on the other hand, is built like an ape... my arms are really long and I like to stretch them out. The stockers on the RG just make my shoulder, and between my shoulder blades really cramp up and hurt.






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