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ramseyusmc

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Need BAR Advice
« on: April 01, 2022, 04:18:27 PM »

I have a 2015 FLTRUSE.  LOVE IT.  I ride daily for work.

I find the wrist angle is becoming more and more uncomfortable for me.  I use a back rest and sit up more than I used to.  I am looking for slightly higher bars with less of a sweep.

Any advice on pre-wired bars I can purchase (DIY Install) that use stock Brake and Clutch Cables?
With less of a sweep? 
I heard I can go to 12s sometimes 14s without needing to change the Hydraulic Cables.

Any help is appreciated.  Thanks!
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Re: Need BAR Advice
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2022, 05:13:31 PM »

G’day Ramseyusmc,

I had the same issue with Lucille my 2015 FLTRUSE. The stock bars were painful as they were made for little folks with midget arms. IMHO they copied the design off a wheelbarrow handle.

First thing is to make sure you are happy with the seat as changing the seat changes your grip angles etc on the bars.

Go have a look at https://brcustomcycles.com/
They have a bar measurement guide towards the bottom of the home page.

Get an old coat hanger & use the guide to bend it into a set up that suits your desired wrist angle, arm height & so on. Take the measurements that suit you & then start looking for bars that match your measurements. That way you will end up with something that suits you ergonomically rather than a fashion trend.

I had BRs build mine & have had 7 happy years behind them. 

There are lots of options out there so choose your own adventure. Good luck.

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Re: Need BAR Advice
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2022, 07:39:13 AM »

You can go up to 14in.on a RG without changing out your cables. If you wire up your own bars there's plenty of wire behind the speedo cluster for the that also.
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Re: Need BAR Advice
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2022, 12:51:14 PM »

Great Info all, thanks.

Does anyone know or know where I can find the sweep of stock CVO bars?
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Re: Need BAR Advice
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2022, 01:18:28 PM »

G’day Ramseyusmc,

Use the guide from the above post & measure them.

Cheers Tom


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Re: Need BAR Advice
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2022, 02:28:34 PM »

LA Choppers bars have the perfect wrist angle (for me at least) and have a narrower width. I have a batwing and went with Twin Peaks but they would be too wide at the bottom for an RG.  I know they make a bar for the RG but don’t know what it’s called.  Mine were very easy to run wires internally with a rope and simple green as a lube so I wouldn’t stress over finding a pre-wired bar as long as you don’t go with a meat hook style.
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Re: Need BAR Advice
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2022, 12:35:24 PM »

KST makes a 3 piece bar that you can adjust the wrist angle. Took a few adjustments but they are perfect once I found my sweet spot.
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Re: Need BAR Advice
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2022, 05:21:59 PM »

Thanks for all the advice.

Ended up going with KST 12" Ape Hangers, prewired from Hill Country.

Installing this weekend.
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Re: Need BAR Advice
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2022, 08:17:13 PM »

KTS 12" Meat Hooks Installed.

Bought them from https://hillcountrycustomcycles.com

Complete Pre-Wired Kit.  Couldn't be happier.  Great customer support and products.

Stock Hydraulic Cables worked perfect.

Thanks for all the responses and replies.
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Re: Need BAR Advice
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2022, 09:42:36 AM »

Heli bars, I love them you can adjust them any way you want
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