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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-10-2013, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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I just registered on this site the other day and picked up my 2013 RGU on Thursday. So today I went on a short ride and my arms are extended out further than my ultra I traded in. The ultra had different bars installed from the previous owner. Always wanted a Roadglide and now I have one and couldn't be more happier. So my first question here for you veteran Roadglide owners is. What is your suggestion in bringing the bars back towards me some. Can I add risers or change bars and would I have enough of cable and brake line slack as to not to get into that can of worms. I can see myself changing the bars over non riding season, but for now I can live with it. Thanks.
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Start reading, there's tons of threads here on handlebars. The first step for most is switching to "heritage" style bars, and then many switch again when the Heritage bars aren't enough. The bars you see on my bike are "stretch" Heritage bars from Kromewerks, higher and further back than the Heritage bars, close to 10" or 12" ape hangers.

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Thanks, I should have been reading different options from different riders, all seem to have their preference. I was just looking at the HD website on the heritage bars. Price not bad for new. I just don't want to get into all the stuff that goes along with changing cables ect. I want an easy painless upgrade. Thanks for the reply. I will look further into this in this section. Like the look of your bike with those bars, may be an option for me. So many manufactures and styles. I'm going to live with the stock bars for now and do some research and ask some questions wherever I see roadglide owners with different bars on them. Thanks again, Ride on, Ride Safe...
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Thanks, I should have been reading different options from different riders, all seem to have their preference. I was just looking at the HD website on the heritage bars. Price not bad for new. I just don't want to get into all the stuff that goes along with changing cables ect. I want an easy painless upgrade. Thanks for the reply. I will look further into this in this section. Like the look of your bike with those bars, may be an option for me. So many manufactures and styles. I'm going to live with the stock bars for now and do some research and ask some questions wherever I see roadglide owners with different bars on them. Thanks again, Ride on, Ride Safe...

The stretch bars that I have do not require any cable changes. I did do the internal wiring which is not difficult, just takes some time. Had to slightly re-route the clutch cable is all.

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The HD Heritage bars are an easy change out. You don't internally wire these bars. Its just running the TBW inside the bars like what is on the stock one.

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Heli Bars are amazing for pull back and custom adjustment. When I was shopping I test road a RG with heli bars and loved them.


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The stretch bars that I have do not require any cable changes. I did do the internal wiring which is not difficult, just takes some time. Had to slightly re-route the clutch cable is all.

Do some looking, ask some questions.
Hey, tdk, how much more pullback do you get with the stretch heritage? Looking to go that route and wondered if you have a comparison picture? Thanks
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Hey, tdk, how much more pullback do you get with the stretch heritage? Looking to go that route and wondered if you have a comparison picture? Thanks
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I don't have any comparisons on the bike, pic below should give you some idea, shows stock vs heritage vs stretch heritage.
The stretch bars are really comfy for me, first set of bars that I find myself with both hands on the bars 99% of the time.



Here's the Khromewerks chart with dimensions:

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Looks like quite a difference! How about wrist angle?

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