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Feels pretty good. It does force me to lean forward more; even to the point of not needing the backrest. This is not a bad thing for me personally because for whatever reason; my dang tailbone doesn't like to be sat on for very long.

I think they are fine for what I want them for but for touring I think the HMD bars would be better. Especially if they were $50 less. At $300 I think the HMD bars would be a solid choice for those looking for comfort, better wrist angle, and good looks. At $350 I would just buy the Ness bars again. Hard to beat that adjustable grip angle for the price. Then again I did buy the Ness bars on sale and got the $50 gift certificate which made the Ness bars $354.
What set of HMD bars.... I am torn between the XC pull backs or the bagger bars....

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The bagger bars would probably be about the same but not adjustable at the grips. I'm thinking of the 2.5" pullback bars with the mitered corners like the Ness bars..
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From what I'm seeing, there is only a few options for the XCT.

Stock bars if you are over 6'2' tall
Stock bars bent to fix the poor angle of the pullback
Victory 2 over bars with the poor angle
HMD pullback bars
Ness modular bars
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Plus apes from Ness, HMD, Kewlmetal, or custom made through Zombie bars or BR Custom Bars. BR can make bars to your specs for about what I paid for the Ness Mod Bars.
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Well HMD pullbacks in black it is.......see if my dealer can install them when they do the 500 mile service....

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Ma Vic (Black Tri-Ovals/S1 Package, pull backs, HID,
heated seat, bag bars, shorty antennae)
Ness (derby covers, Rad III mirrors)
Avon heated grips, Wolo Bad Boy air horn
RICZ's LD PL8 bracket and lotsa blacked out stuff
GOODY'S fork mounted lowers (3M'd)
Bag graphics & inner fairing, Bad Boys Design Peoria, AZ. Sena & XM in the saddlebag

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Heli-Bars are another option, just prepare yourself for the sticker shock! If I go to Sturgis in 2013, I will probably go this route as they will install for free, and ship your old bars home. Expensive, but good adjustability, and quality.

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I think I have my modulars where I want them now. I'll be riding 2.5 hours after work so it should be apparent how well they work soon.

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Heli-Bars are another option, just prepare yourself for the sticker shock! If I go to Sturgis in 2013, I will probably go this route as they will install for free, and ship your old bars home. Expensive, but good adjustability, and quality.

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Yepper. $750 normally but right now they are on sale for $600. If I were you I would just buy them now and put them on. It's a good time to get to know your bike a little better as well. Pulling the outer fairing and the 4 bolts that hold the inner fairing to the bike is a piece of cake. Just takes a little time the first time.

https://www.helibars.com/product/hor...lebars-victory
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I think I have my modulars where I want them now. I'll be riding 2.5 hours after work so it should be apparent how well they work soon.
I pulled mine back a little and think I have them in a better spot now too. I'll find out after this little squall rolls through tomorrow.
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Yepper. $750 normally but right now they are on sale for $600. If I were you I would just buy them now and put them on. It's a good time to get to know your bike a little better as well. Pulling the outer fairing and the 4 bolts that hold the inner fairing to the bike is a piece of cake. Just takes a little time the first time.

https://www.helibars.com/product/hor...lebars-victory
One of the motorcycle magazines (I forget which one -- it was Motorcyclist, Cycle World, or Rider) added these to a Concours 14 or an FJR in the last year or so, and absolutely loved them, said it was worth the money, etc. I thought of these, but I didn't think that they made them for our small market (and didn't bother to check).

The bad news is that the sale may be over: "Sale price: $599.00 HeliBars 25th Anniversary November Special valid through November 30th!"

Having removed the fairing and the dash before (for lighting and a horn), I can attest that the dash is a bit of a PITA (bolts down by the fork tubes and underneath the dash), but it's certainly in the realm of a shade-tree mechanic. The hardest part of D-I-Y bar-changing -- at least, the part that worries me the most -- is removing and preserving the heated grips on my XCT.

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