HMD520 pullbacks or Ness Modular 8" drags - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-06-2012, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
PrairieSon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Posts: 130
Default HMD520 pullbacks or Ness Modular 8" drags

What do you guys think? I am going to pick up one of these two sets. I love both and am wondering who has experience with them.

Specs on HMD:
Rise: 9
Pullback: 1.65
Width: 14 & 33 (center width and tip to tip)
Diam: 1.25
Price: ~$349

Specs on Ness:
Rise: 8
Pullback:
Width: 5 & 31
Diam: 1.25
Price: ~$500

Driver seat pic is the HMD bars.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg XC--Pullback-Bar139-351.jpg (36.7 KB, 202 views)
File Type: jpg 662cc89e7dd214087c301c3deca08c0e_500.jpg (38.6 KB, 203 views)

2011 XC Black
2010 JP Black
2008 Vegas 8ball
PrairieSon is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-06-2012, 02:39 PM
Administrator
 
CrossRoads's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: OC, CA
Posts: 5,947
Default ... or KewlMetal Apes?

I'm not going to provide any insight here, but just state the obvious. The modular Ness bars have the adjustable angle on the grips section, which could be worth a lot (if your other bars choice is not right for your wrists angle), or it could be a worthless benefit (if your other bars choice fits you just fine).

However, if you're after a set of chrome mini apes, the Ness modulars being to shine a bit more (no pun intended). You cannot get a set of chromed mini-apes for under $500 anywhere else. But if you're after a black set, then once again, the other bars will be your better option from a price point perspective.

Regarding the dimensions, it would be whatever fits you better, although I don't see much of a difference when you have one extra inch of rise, or one extra inch of top width.

As for me, I have looked at these two bars as well for my XR, and was not able to get off the fence no matter how much I looked at them. I might end up going with a custom set in the end. I really like the angles of the KewlMetal bars (see pics below), but KewlMetal is taking a lifetime to make them available, and their price point is still unknown.

1.jpg
2.jpg
3.jpg
4.jpg
This bike was covered in this other thread: https://www.victoryforums.com/showthread.php?t=9478.

Please add your bike's year and model to your signature. Here's why.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Riding: 2011 Cross Roads & 2016 Springfield
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Last edited by CrossRoads; 06-06-2012 at 03:09 PM.
CrossRoads is offline  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-06-2012, 10:25 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
BBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: NW AZ
Posts: 12,768
Garage
BBob is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-07-2012, 09:38 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: freeport,il
Posts: 195
Default

They are both nice bars, but no way will I pay that much for either. I've been browsing the catalogs and websites looking for a shorter bar for my CR.
zilla is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-07-2012, 06:21 PM
Administrator
 
CrossRoads's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: OC, CA
Posts: 5,947
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BBob View Post
All 3 are nice choices. There's a guy who makes custom bars to your specs. Don't know what price he might charge though...

http://www.brcustomcycles.com/
Yes Bbob, I've been considering BR's services, even though a set like the Kewl Metal apes would run me slightly over $500, including shipping - plus $200 if I want them chromed, plus the extended cables. So I've been waiting for Matt at KewlMetal to pop these on their shelf, but it sure is taking them forever and a century! Had I known I had to wait this long, I would've pissed the money on a custom set already.

Please add your bike's year and model to your signature. Here's why.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Riding: 2011 Cross Roads & 2016 Springfield
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
CrossRoads is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-07-2012, 07:54 PM
bfp
Senior Member
 
bfp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: So.cal
Posts: 472
Garage
Default

I have these HMD 520 pull backs and love them!ImageUploadedByMO Free1339116781.639933.jpg this is what they look like on a XR with a fairing. Soooo comfortable for me!

2010 cross roads Custom
2015 Ness Magnum
2016 Magnum X1 Custom
2013 Vision Custom
bfp is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-07-2012, 08:15 PM
bfp
Senior Member
 
bfp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: So.cal
Posts: 472
Garage
Default

Another shotImageUploadedByMO Free1339118138.041670.jpg

2010 cross roads Custom
2015 Ness Magnum
2016 Magnum X1 Custom
2013 Vision Custom
bfp is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-07-2012, 08:35 PM
Administrator
 
CrossRoads's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: OC, CA
Posts: 5,947
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bfp View Post
I have these HMD 520 pull backs and love them!Attachment 6403 this is what they look like on a XR with a fairing. Soooo comfortable for me!
What happened to the high ball mini apes? The HMD's do look awesome!

Please add your bike's year and model to your signature. Here's why.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Riding: 2011 Cross Roads & 2016 Springfield
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
CrossRoads is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-07-2012, 09:14 PM
bfp
Senior Member
 
bfp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: So.cal
Posts: 472
Garage
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrossRoads View Post
What happened to the high ball mini apes? The HMD's do look awesome!
I had to change them, I loved the look, but after an hour they just killed me, wrists were bound up making for a painful ride, leading to elbow, and shoulders . They were just the wrong angles for me. The HMD's I rode 400 miles in one day and could have went another couple hundred, they are the bars for me.

2010 cross roads Custom
2015 Ness Magnum
2016 Magnum X1 Custom
2013 Vision Custom
bfp is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-07-2012, 09:16 PM
bfp
Senior Member
 
bfp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: So.cal
Posts: 472
Garage
Default

Oh, and btw off subject for a second, how's Mom and baby doin?

2010 cross roads Custom
2015 Ness Magnum
2016 Magnum X1 Custom
2013 Vision Custom
bfp is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome