2012 Cross Country Champion Trike in process with all the usual mods
2010 cross country, engine change out in process
03/07/12 RG Chopped Bagger
1996 Road King Chopped
2003 Big Bear Choppers DA
2000 Chopper Guys rigid EVO
1995 FLHTCU w/Hennigan sidecar
1990 FXRS Convt
1986 Honda CX650C
MrXC2014: If you have the same handle on The V-O-G (this forum sensors the use of that name), I noticed you asked there about running cables through the Nessies. I can't help you there, but as a HeliBars user, I can tell you that you can't run anything through the Helis -- the pivot mechanisms prevent that sort of thing.
So, if that sort of custom look is very important to you, you don't need to even consider the Helis. However, if comfort is more important -- amount of pullback and wrist-angle adjustment -- I can also recommend the Helis, especially if you do a lot of long-haul riding (and given your height, which I assume corresponds to your reach). And, yep, that's a lot of money, no argument there.
Yep, thats me I'll take a look at those bars. Thanks
Well, a lot of folks are freaked out by the $750 price tag of the Helis; see https://www.helibars.com/product/hor...lebars-victory . To that, what I say is: A) as I said above, yep, that is a lot of money; B) these bikes cost a lot of money, too, and we still bought them; C) people spend that kind of money on custom seats, and, for me, riding with too-short bars or grips at a lousy angle is at least as painful as a sore butt.
I've got the Ness bars and like them well enough on both bikes but for them to feel right for me I need to have them at a high setting which causes me to lean forward a bit. Not everyone is going to like that. Some like to lean back against a backrest and glide down the road. My tailbone won't let me do that all day so the next best thing is to lean forward a little.
I probably would have been happy with the new Magnum apes or Gorilla bars being sold. The adjustability is good with the Ness bars but only up to a point as depot picker pointed out. The Helibars have the best adjustibility if you bring yourself to spend the money on them. I look at things like that as an investment. I know I will be able to sell them down the line for at least two thirds the cost so that makes it worth it if that is what I'm going for.