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05-21-2018 08:35 PM
SharkBite
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Originally Posted by skratch View Post
isn't that the whole point? i wouldn't say pointless, unless your final position is the same as some other commonly available bar....
Yea, you're right, but that's what I meant. You know that there are several bar options that would put your hands/shoulders exactly where you wanna be, but the advantage on the helibars is not having to try different options and have them not work out.
05-21-2018 08:12 AM
bosshogg123
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Originally Posted by SharkBite View Post
They would have to be black, but I'm gonna consider some other options first.....I appreciate it though

The ones I have arenít black but the stock chrome finish; let me know...


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05-21-2018 08:03 AM
skratch
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Originally Posted by SharkBite View Post
I loved the helibars I had on a previous bike but they're pricey, wired on the outside, and kinda pointless once you get them in the position you want.
isn't that the whole point? i wouldn't say pointless, unless your final position is the same as some other commonly available bar....
05-21-2018 12:05 AM
SharkBite
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Originally Posted by bosshogg123 View Post
I have a set of takeoff RG Ultra bars off my 17 RGU that Iíll let you have, pm me if youíre interested and we can negotiate a deal...


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They would have to be black, but I'm gonna consider some other options first.....I appreciate it though
05-20-2018 09:39 PM
bosshogg123
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Originally Posted by SharkBite View Post
Interesting.....I did end up trading the damaged '17 Ultra on the '18 special in white. The bars do feel different than the '17. Once I put the Mustang lowdown seat on with the backrest, which pushes me forward a bit, the factory bars feel okay, but just okay. If I could find some used Ultra bars in black I would consider that, but I'm considering other options also. The Harley tallboy bars look like they could work. Ideally, I'd like them to be an inch or two taller than factory and be able to pull them closer to me. I loved the helibars I had on a previous bike but they're pricey, wired on the outside, and kinda pointless once you get them in the position you want.


I have a set of takeoff RG Ultra bars off my 17 RGU that Iíll let you have, pm me if youíre interested and we can negotiate a deal...


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05-20-2018 07:25 PM
SharkBite
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Originally Posted by BlazingSaddle View Post
Take your tape measure along and measure first, just in case...lol...

The 2018 Touring Parts catalog shows the same diagram item number (item 21 (handlebars) for the RGU and RGS, so looks like same bars. The part numbers are different. The RGU bars are chrome and the RGS black. Donít know if the part number is different because of the different finish or because of the different finish as well as the hole being on the opposite side of the RGU bars in order to accommodate the pin in the lower clamp. The RGU lower clamp is still a different part number than for the RG/RGS.
Interesting.....I did end up trading the damaged '17 Ultra on the '18 special in white. The bars do feel different than the '17. Once I put the Mustang lowdown seat on with the backrest, which pushes me forward a bit, the factory bars feel okay, but just okay. If I could find some used Ultra bars in black I would consider that, but I'm considering other options also. The Harley tallboy bars look like they could work. Ideally, I'd like them to be an inch or two taller than factory and be able to pull them closer to me. I loved the helibars I had on a previous bike but they're pricey, wired on the outside, and kinda pointless once you get them in the position you want.
04-28-2018 08:24 PM
BlazingSaddle
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Originally Posted by SharkBite View Post
I asked the sales guy if the bars were different, because I remembered reading that they are, but he said they are the same on the '18 Ultra and Special. He's a new sales guy so I'll cut him a break and educate him when I go back in :-)
Take your tape measure along and measure first, just in case...lol...

The 2018 Touring Parts catalog shows the same diagram item number (item 21 (handlebars) for the RGU and RGS, so looks like same bars. The part numbers are different. The RGU bars are chrome and the RGS black. Donít know if the part number is different because of the different finish or because of the different finish as well as the hole being on the opposite side of the RGU bars in order to accommodate the pin in the lower clamp. The RGU lower clamp is still a different part number than for the RG/RGS.
04-26-2018 06:42 AM
skratch to answer this and many other questions like it: https://shop.outpostalaska.com/OEMpa...M//55800436/1/
04-26-2018 06:11 AM
SharkBite
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Originally Posted by BB Bomber View Post
from what I can find, RGU bars:
10.25" Rise
10" Pullback
34.75 wide

RG/S
9.50" Rise
10.50" Pullback
32.25" Wide

They will fit, lots of people have done it. All you have to do is pull that pesky pin on the bottom clamp. A pair of vice grips will pull it out, or others have pounded it down so its flush.

Check craigslist or ebay before ordering them from the dealer. Lots of people changing out their bars so they can be had for much less.
Thanks for this information. When my 2017 was damaged this week, I've started throwing around the idea of trading in my '17 Ultra on a 18 Special. I asked the sales guy if the bars were different, because I remembered reading that they are, but he said they are the same on the '18 Ultra and Special. He's a new sales guy so I'll cut him a break and educate him when I go back in :-)
02-24-2018 07:30 PM
Buzzy
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Originally Posted by bucketlisthd View Post
Pullback & wrist angle are 2 different things.
Pullback is the distance the grip goes back, which gives you the grip angle. Granted it's not the only thing that effects wrist angle but it effects wrist angle far more than anything else.
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