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Any suggestions on bars with some added height and pullback that don't require extra wiring? I'm looking for something that I don't have to reach for as much and that won't cost me arm and leg to install. Thanks in advance for any input

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I recently installed the Heritage Style bars on my ultra. They cost under 80 bucks. If you're careful, you don't have to replace te TBW sensor. They're a pain to install, but it's a DIY project if you follow the threads on here.
 

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+1 on the Heritage bars. Installed on my RGC with no cable issues.
 

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I went with Heritage Style bars from HD they are less than 80.00 and no cable or wiring to change. They will give you almost 2" or Cycle Visions +2 they are the same as stock RGC bars but 2" taller cost more at about 150.00

If you get into any of the other aftermarket bars you will be looking a 100-300 for the bars and any extra cables or wiring.
 

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Another vote for the Heritage bars.
 

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Are the heritage bars about the same height position as the stock ones just 2" closer to the rider? I'm not worried about spending some money, but I'm not willing to spend the 1k I was quoted by a dealer.

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I need to answer this same question. I'd like to have bars just a inch or two closer, but more importantly I need to rotate my wrists a few degrees towards the outside. Pinkies a bit lower, thumbs a bit higher.

Right now my hands are too flat in relation to what ergonomics I prefer.



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according to the harley parts catalog, the heritage bars have 3 inches more pullback than the stock bars. mine don't feel any higher, and honestly don't look like they have any more pullback. I can't "see" a difference, but I can definitely feel it.

As far as 1,000 bucks to install, they must be on crack. It did take me a half a day to install them, but mainly because I had NO CLUE what I was doing. I have ridden metrics for the last 4 years, so I am new to the Harley world. Not to mention that my bike is only a couple weeks old so I was extremely scared I would mess something up. To me, it was a very straightforward install using the step by step on the forum.

Like the others have said, no cable or hose rerouting. I didn't even disconnect my brake line. Just took the clamps off and layed everything across my towel-covered tank
 

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If you're comfortable with moderate wrenching, than buy what you like and do it yourself.........

I went with the 12" Buky Bars Maddoggers.. Just cut and solder the green connector on your throttle sensor, or buy a new CVO throttle sensor for 85$. No cable extensions needed for hand controls, brake line was more than long enough, just easily re-routed the clutch cable.... I got 1.5" bars so internal wiring was extremely easy... I attached a pic after install....

 

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I ordered the roadking reduced reach handlebars for my 2013 roadglide ultra. They should be here by the end of the week. I got a 15% discount on parts for 3 months so I decided on those bars. I was fortunate enough to be at the dealership the other Saturday and chatted with another roadglide owner and he had these bars on his. He allowed me to sit on his bike, and those bars are what I was looking for. Just thought I would throw that out there.
 

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I am interested in how the reduced reach bars work out for you. I installed the heritage bars two weeks ago on my new '13 model. They are better than stock but still don't do it for me. I want them to come back further yet. I will be changing them once again within the next few weeks. I did a saddle sore 1000 over the weekend and knew quickly that I had bought the wrong bars.

For comparison, I am 6'2" tall. Most of my height is my long legs. I wear a 35" inseam. I have long arms, 35 - 36 inch sleeve length.

BUT...I like to ride leaned back against the backrest. Feet out on my offset highway pegs which are rotated way out front. In that riding position, I have to lean forward even with the heritage bars.

Do the reduced reach bars come back further? I would prefer to not change cables and lines but certainly will if that is what it takes.
 

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I have the Harley reduced reach bars #56166-08 and they don't do it for me. I need a bit more pull back yet. I may try Khrome Werks Stretch Heritage bars 300043. KW says they have 2in more pull back than regular Haritage bars.
 

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Thanks for the report on the reduced reach. I'll likely avoid them now. I wish I could find somebody local with the Chrome Works 2" + 2". I want to be sure before I do this again. I will certainly post what I end up with and the results.
 

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I can give you an update when I get them installed. I chatted with the owner of the bike I sat on and he said he didn't need to replace anything, there was enough slack to do the bar change over. I traded in an 03 ultra that had other bars on it when I bought it. After looking at the reduced reach bars I believe that's what was installed on the ultra from the previous owner. I'm 5'9 and those bars were just right. I did some research on HD's site on the parts available for my bike. I hope to have them put on early next week, so I can let you know my experience. I talked with the parts guy and these bars should come back towards me more than the heritage bars. I myself like to relax against the backrest, and when I do I feel I have to reach a little more for the stock bars, so I hope these are the upgrade I'm looking for.
 

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Santee 11 inchers

About 130 bucks n 4 hrs no new anything but bars ! Internal wired . I love em!
 

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Just put wild1 outlaw chubby bars on mine! 12" and no wiring extensions and stock cables worked awesome!
Bars are super comfy
 

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Heritage bars for me as well and am very pleased. Made a huge difference in riding comfort.
 
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