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Mini Apes? 7 Years, 6 Months ago  
I was wondering if anyone has a set of mini apes, similar to something like is on a Heritage Softail? I have the fairing on mine and and like the wind protection I have in the winter time on my hands, but was curious as to how much wind protection I would still have on my hands, with those handle bars.

Also wondering if I would need to change the cables if it were a project that I decided to take on some day. Not sure what the height of the mini apes on a Heritage Softtail are, can anyone help?

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Michael
 
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Re:Mini Apes? 7 Years, 6 Months ago  
No need to change any cables there 9.5 rise on my bike our H.D, bars 1 INCH all cables stock work fine, wires have to go on outside of bar only and I love them
 
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Re:Mini Apes? 7 Years, 6 Months ago  
Does it make the ride any more comfortable. I have never ridden a heritage, only sat on one and the handlebars were excellent. I was thinking of going with the 10 inch bar, my only concern is the wind protection for my hands, but it may not be as bad as I would expect.
 
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Re:Mini Apes? 7 Years, 6 Months ago  
I've been through Yamaha Longhorn bars, Barons Star Bar, 16" apes, and the most comfortable bars to date still are the 10" HD mini apes that were on it when I got it...great control & perfect hand position for me & no numbness or fatigue, AND I used all stock cable lengths. I'm 6'2" with 36/37" arms. I have a feeling I'll end up with them back on...again...

10" here, 16" in my sigpic:





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Re:Mini Apes? 7 Years, 6 Months ago  


RK1962 - Let me know if you ever swap back. I may interested in taking your 16" apes off your hands. I presently run 12" apes on 4" risers and feel that @ 6'3", I could go w/16's on these risers.



 
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Re:Mini Apes? 7 Years, 6 Months ago  
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RK1962 - Let me know if you ever swap back. I may interested in taking your 16" apes off your hands. I presently run 12" apes on 4" risers and feel that @ 6'3", I could go w/16's on these risers.





First dibs go to you...

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Re:Mini Apes? 7 Years, 6 Months ago  
I just installed a set of Wild1 Inc's Chubby 10" Apes (#WO515) over the winter and will be using them with a fairing (soon as it gets back from paint). I looked at several pics and decided on the 10" as the 12" put your hands just over the top of the fairing and "in the wind".

They felt a little weird on the first few rides, but not that I have some miles racked up with them I wouldn't trade them for anything. Compared to my old Baron Nostalgia bars these things make slow-speed turns a breeze rather than a stretch for dear life. Also very comfy on the long haul.

All of Wild1's bars are made with the 3.5" Harley center spacing so you will need their Metric Adapter risers and riser cap as well. All in all I think it cost me around $360 for everything.

Also, a benefit of going with the 10" Apes is that you can usually keep your stock cables by rerouting them behind the triple clamp.
 
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Re:Mini Apes? 1 Month ago  
Mr. Furious do metric adapter risers come in different lengths can I use stock stud/bolt to mount riser to triple clamp?
 
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