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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-29-2015, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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Default Pullback, Mini-Ape, what?

I'm considering changing my handlebars. Just a tad undecided which way to go so hoping to get some feedback.

What I want is for the bars to be closer to me and it seems the 2" pullbacks will do that.

However, I'm also looking for a bit of an angle change at the grips so that my wrists are turned in just a tad from the stock angle.

I don't necessarilly need the bars to be higher but I could handle some height if no other choice.

Don't want to be changing out any brake lines or cables.

Thoughts / suggestions?

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Not sure how flexible your checkbook is, but I would highly recommend the Heli bars. Pricey to say the least, but no other bars on the market have the adjustability that these have. I absostinkinlutely love mine!

Oh yeah, no cable adjustment or extensions required!

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I have the HMD520 Gorilla Bagger Bars, they have a better turn at the grips for wrists, although a tad bit taller, no extension cables are necessary.

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Not sure how flexible your checkbook is, but I would highly recommend the Heli bars. Pricey to say the least, but no other bars on the market have the adjustability that these have. I absostinkinlutely love mine!
I have the Ness Modular Apes. Should have got the Heli bars.
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I have the Victory 2" pullback bars on my CCT and like them, a lot. This winter I'll install the Victory ape handlebars and give them a go. I sat on a couple of Magnums with the Victory apes and found them very comfortable. Since I haven't installed the apes yet, I can't comment on riding with them. But they're the same bars Victory often shows on the Magnum in pictures. These ones: Ape Hanger Handlebars - Chrome | Victory Motorcycles Store

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I have the Victory 2" pullback bars on my CCT and like them, a lot. This winter I'll install the Victory ape handlebars and give them a go. I sat on a couple of Magnums with the Victory apes and found them very comfortable. Since I haven't installed the apes yet, I can't comment on riding with them. But they're the same bars Victory often shows on the Magnum in pictures. These ones: Ape Hanger Handlebars - Chrome | Victory Motorcycles Store
Are you going to sell your 2" pullbacks when you install the Apes?



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I have the Victory 2" pullback bars on my CCT and like them, a lot. This winter I'll install the Victory ape handlebars and give them a go. I sat on a couple of Magnums with the Victory apes and found them very comfortable. Since I haven't installed the apes yet, I can't comment on riding with them. But they're the same bars Victory often shows on the Magnum in pictures. These ones: Ape Hanger Handlebars - Chrome | Victory Motorcycles Store
hmmmmmmmmm... I like those ... I'll have to check them out at our local dealer. Any changes in cables, lines needed??

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when i worked at a dealer I was shocked how many complained about there bars and how their shoulder and arms would hurt.
I asked have you ever tried to re adjusting them to fit you.
"no"
I wondered why. That was one of the first things I would do.
You guys are smart looking for something that fits you and makes your ride more comfortable for you. Its a shame bars coast so much.

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Its a shame bars cost so much.
It's a conspiracy I tell you!


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Harley has got away with it for years. So do they in home building. They show you a unit all farlkled out, special this that what not and then drop the "oh yea" bomb. thats an up grade. Those cabines, yea sure are nice. Sorry up grade Bike same thing it seems. Wow nice radio, fair speakers, oh you want it to work with modern day tech wireless headsets? You need a $100 this cable and $100 that piece.

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