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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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Ron,

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.

Check out the many threads on here for ideas and pictures.

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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
Scott

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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
Scott

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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Stopped over at the dealer where I picked up my new bike today to get the stock slip on's. There happened to be a road glide there and as I was checking it out the owner came out and we chatted about his bars. He had the HD reduced reach road kings bars on his. He was very nice and answered some questions and allowed me to sit on his bike. The bars fit about right where I was comfortable, a relaxed slight arm bend and closer to me, compared to the stock bars that I feel I have to reach for with my arms almost straight. He said no change of the cables ect. Sounds like they may be the ticket for me. Will still take a look around as I plan on making the change during the off season. Thanks a lot for the pics. and for the help from experience. I'm new to the road glide and trying to learn instead of making bad decisions and spending money on things I won't be happy with. Will put some bling on, but not a lot, spend to much time cleaning instead of riding.:)
 
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