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Anybody have this bar? I'm 5'9" 32" inseam. Sure feel like I'm reaching to grab that stock bar. Had some beach bars on a softail and loved em. Thought these were kinda close...
 

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Anybody have this bar? I'm 5'9" 32" inseam. Sure feel like I'm reaching to grab that stock bar. Had some beach bars on a softail and loved em. Thought these were kinda close...
I have the 517's on my Road Glide for two years and love them. The wrist angle is a little weird at first but you get used to it pretty quick. I love them.
 

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Anybody have this bar? I'm 5'9" 32" inseam. Sure feel like I'm reaching to grab that stock bar. Had some beach bars on a softail and loved em. Thought these were kinda close...
Boatnut,

i just rceived my 12" wild 1 bars and will be putting them on in about a week or so. I mocked them up over the stock bars and they feel real nice. they have the same look as the stock bars just taller and nicer looking. It definitely makes you sit up better and you can pull them back enough so you dont reach. i am 6' and 31" inseam, they feel real nice when mocked up. i will let you know once i installed how they are. All my other buddies got the yaffe bars and they look nice but i didnt wanna be like the rest of them. got wild 1 instead 12" black outlawz
 

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I run the 517's and love 'em! As stated earlier the wrist angle is unusual but actually very comfortable for me. Only really becomes an issue when steering lock to lock in parking lots.


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Thanks for the input guys. Hey ChromeDome, one of the reasons I picked these bars was I thought they'd be easier in parking lots due to the huge pullback and relative narrowness? Thinking it through more, I'm going to guess its the inside bar in the turn that's a problem?
I know one thing for sure, the stock bars were NOT designed for me lol...
 

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i just put a set on the wife's bike (wo517). after doing a lot of research, and looking at pics, she decided on these bars. partly because they were very similar to her old beach bars on her rk custom. (and partly because of some of the reviews here on this site, and partly cause we got a great deal on a set)

after installing them, she loves them. allows her to lean back more, bend her arms more, and just in general feel more relaxed and a more comfortable wrist position for her.

me, on the other hand, have added this to the list of jobs that i don't ever want to do again. it started off easy enough, was just gonna do a quick mock up so she could check them out and make sure that they were what she wanted. well, that quickly went south. because they aren't dimpled, if you want to put the controls on, you have to internally wire them. left side not so bad, right side was a royal pita with the control wires running one way and the tbw wires running the other. plus, they say that it's pretty easy to take the plugs apart but i couldn't get it so i had to cut the plugs off and resolder the wires afterwards. over 30 freakin solder joints!!!!

but it's done, and she's happy. so thats a good thing.
 

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Thanks Skratch

Got to admit main reason I went with these bars was it seemed as close to a beach bar as I could get. Loved the beach bars I had on a 92 Heritage Softail..
Also looking for that layed back comfort vs the leanin into thing.
Will be going on with a set of Avon Velvet touch heated grips and Jackpot head pipe plus 4" slip ons approx mid month when I get back from trip to New foundland and Labrador.
 

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Cable length

Hey guys, want to confirm these bars will go on with stock cables and wiring?
I assume ya got to reroute the clutch and brake cable?
 

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boatnut, don't know what you're riding, but the with the wife's 2012 we were able to use all her existing stock cables. had to reroute the clutch cable, and i'm not 100% with that so will end up changing it out eventually, but for now it works.
 

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I have WO 517s and love 'em. Yes, the stock wiring and cables will work, you just have to re-route the clutch cable. You can see what mine looks like by searching "WO 517s" in this topic.
 
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