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ape hangers 2 Weeks, 2 Days ago  
hi all.i'm looking to install 10"mini apes on my '03 Roadie.can anyone suggest a manufacturer?
 
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Re:ape hangers 2 Weeks ago  
It would be best to sit on some bikes that have them to see what fits you best. There are so many choices and everyone is just a little different. I had 21's before my crash and absolutely loved them. A lot of guys sat on it and didn't care for them.
 
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Re:ape hangers 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
Jlb76 wrote:
It would be best to sit on some bikes that have them to see what fits you best. There are so many choices and everyone is just a little different. I had 21's before my crash and absolutely loved them. A lot of guys sat on it and didn't care for them.

Absolutely!!!
You should inject some reasons why you are wanting to do this. Is it just for looks? Are you looking for a more comfortable handle bar position for your arms? Maybe a wider positioning for your hands? ALL of these factors come in to play when making your decision. If it is just for looks, you will be disappointed trust me, if you are wanting to elevate your arms, you are actually only raising them about 4 inches with 10" rise bars. This could easily be accomplished with risers as well.

This video is a good example of how to measure for bars to fit you.



I have a set of 18" on my 02 and love them, but I went to a bike shop with my bike and tried several different bars to get the desired feel before I purchased. "Go BIG or go home" :P

Rod
 
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Re:ape hangers 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
OEM ROADIE BARS ARE 8", so you will be only getting 2 inches. go to

apehangers.org

im not shitting you theres a site just for apes.

it is based on your height also.

OEM 4 inch pull back risers are nice, i have them on 2 bikes, and 16" APES ON 3rd bike. in 6'0" and 17 or 18 would have perfect, but borderline illegal(go to the site)

but know this, wiring it inside bars will take better part of a day and half.
ill be at biketoberest in daytona if anyone wants to see 16"apes , i got em off ebay for 100$, they are oversized like 1 1/4, but 1 inch where they clamp, and have predrilled and dimpled(indented for wiring entrance) holes for wiring (PIA), and yes harley bars will fit. the oem one piece clamp cover may need to be ground off at outside ends.
ask questions , i did manage to fit stock shield also, cause i ride daily with no brain bucket(no helmet shield)
both risers and apes relieve spine/back issues from riding.
 
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Re:ape hangers 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
brianmac wrote:
OEM ROADIE BARS ARE 8", so you will be only getting 2 inches. go to

apehangers.org

im not shitting you theres a site just for apes.

it is based on your height also.

OEM 4 inch pull back risers are nice, i have them on 2 bikes, and 16" APES ON 3rd bike. in 6'0" and 17 or 18 would have perfect, but borderline illegal(go to the site)

but know this, wiring it inside bars will take better part of a day and half.
ill be at biketoberest in daytona if anyone wants to see 16"apes , i got em off ebay for 100$, they are oversized like 1 1/4, but 1 inch where they clamp, and have predrilled and dimpled(indented for wiring entrance) holes for wiring (PIA), and yes harley bars will fit. the oem one piece clamp cover may need to be ground off at outside ends.
ask questions , i did manage to fit stock shield also, cause i ride daily with no brain bucket(no helmet shield)
both risers and apes relieve spine/back issues from riding.


That very last thing you said is making me think about trying apes. I use a backrest that helps but I'm wondering which will help me more, and i've never tried apes.
 
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Re:ape hangers 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
ctkog wrote:
brianmac wrote:
OEM ROADIE BARS ARE 8", so you will be only getting 2 inches. go to

apehangers.org

im not shitting you theres a site just for apes.

it is based on your height also.

OEM 4 inch pull back risers are nice, i have them on 2 bikes, and 16" APES ON 3rd bike. in 6'0" and 17 or 18 would have perfect, but borderline illegal(go to the site)

but know this, wiring it inside bars will take better part of a day and half.
ill be at biketoberest in daytona if anyone wants to see 16"apes , i got em off ebay for 100$, they are oversized like 1 1/4, but 1 inch where they clamp, and have predrilled and dimpled(indented for wiring entrance) holes for wiring (PIA), and yes harley bars will fit. the oem one piece clamp cover may need to be ground off at outside ends.
ask questions , i did manage to fit stock shield also, cause i ride daily with no brain bucket(no helmet shield)
both risers and apes relieve spine/back issues from riding.


That very last thing you said is making me think about trying apes. I use a backrest that helps but I'm wondering which will help me more, and i've never tried apes.


There is not much I agree with Brianmac on, however that statement I found to be true as well with mine. Im riding my 06 with stock bars and notice a big difference between it and my 02. Whenever I get out of this work slump, those are on the list to add to this bike as well.

Rod
 
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Re:ape hangers 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
Ahhhh baby apes

I used 1" Flanders for my 16's. After 9 years I am looking to go to 18's.

I thought you could do 10's without having to change cables and extend wires however, you better search through the past forum posts and threads to make sure.

JP Cycles makes some black https://www.jpcycles.com/product/500-938 chrome https://www.jpcycles.com/product/500-839 Flanders https://www.jpcycles.com/product/zz31251

try these guys too http://www.pacificcoaststar.com/pcs/yamaha-ape-hangers.htm

The things to remember about apes for a Harley bike the knurling for the riser clamps is at a different spacing. The 1-1/4" or 1-1/2" bars that step down to 1" for the riser clamps prolly wont work because of the spacing. If your buy 1-1/4" or 1-1/2" bars that require custom 1-1/4" or 1-1/2" clamp risers the bolt that HD uses is one standard thread and two a thicker bolt. Try to buy for Metric cruisers easier in the long run.

Happy hunting and Hang'em High!
 
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Re:ape hangers 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
yes HD spacing is different, but they will work, if u check the spacing may be off by a 1/8-1/4 inch on each side. metric bars are/were typically much more expensive.
and i used all the OEM controls, mirrors, etc, too.
i got mine 99$ includ shipping, and that reminds me, I have an extras set, i can always sell em to HD freaks.
and yes , once u go backrest, u dont go back.,
 
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Re:ape hangers 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
I had 10" on my old star and they were very comfortable, They were called Harley tallboy touring bars. I later had 12" and liked them a little better.
come to think of it, I am running 10" bars from a HD heritage on the star I have now. I love them. no need to change any cables or lines with the 10" bars. I may have had to re-route them though, I cant remember off hand.
with the 12" bars I had to change out the upper brake line.
Hd wide glide and Heritage bars are both 10" and can be found pretty cheap used on ebay.
FYI Paul yafee bars are 2" taller than there stated size.
HD bars are pretty cheap and work great. You can see maybe 1/8" of the knurl on the inside edge of each riser.
 
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Re:ape hangers 1 Week, 2 Days ago  
thanks for this video.this gives me a good base to start figuring out how high I want my bars.
 
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