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First off , I would like to throw a big shout out to the "BigBK" !thumb upcheers Thanks again Brother , as he sent me his bars "in good faith" so I could install them on my bike and send him my bars . He even had to fork out a ton of shipping money too , as did I , but he took the initial risk and I truly thank him for that . Ok , lets get to the point , these bars did for me all that I wanted , they are very close to a drag bar with very little rise and very little pullback . With the bars turned all the way to one side there is about a 1/2" of tank clearance ... Perfect ! These allow me to sit in a much more aggressive position , or , lean back extend my arms and cruise along . IMO the stock Hammer bars just have way too much pullback . For me , the ergonomics now feel spot on .

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Looks great! Almost like drag bars.
 

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can't even see the boot print on the exhaust.
Nice bars
 

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Looks great! Almost like drag bars.
Thanks Broggs , angles and such are hard to determine by simple pictures , but they are worlds different from the Hammer bars and are much lower and further forward ...
 

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Thanks Broggs , angles and such are hard to determine by simple pictures , but they are worlds different from the Hammer bars and are much lower and further forward ...
They look awesome! I think I would rather do this then put on the drag bars I just bought.

How much further forward are the bars?
 

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My main reason for doing this was to retain 1" bars and I know I can always mess with different risers as needed , but these are perfect , IMO . I'm guesstimating but I would say 3" lower and 3-4" forward . Its when you hold the bars next to each other that the WOW factor of how different they are sets in . The judge bars have a small rise and a small pull back .
 

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Looks great. I have Judge bars on my hammer and love them. Way better then the stock bars.
Yes I noticed an instant improvement , very happy with them . Thankscheers
 

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My main reason for doing this was to retain 1" bars and I know I can always mess with different risers as needed , but these are perfect , IMO . I'm guesstimating but I would say 3" lower and 3-4" forward . Its when you hold the bars next to each other that the WOW factor of how different they are sets in . The judge bars have a small rise and a small pull back .
They look friggin awesome! What year Judge are they off of? I looked at a 13 Judge on the website and they look exactly the same as the Hammer bar.

When I look up the part numbers they are different.

I would much rather go this route and keep the stock risers.
 

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You have to go with the 2013 model , the 2014 models are more like the stock Hammer bars .... vortech , I sent you a PM.
 

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Thanks guys !cheers
 

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I will check out 1st hand in a few weeks (at Laconia) !!!

......and you can take a whirl on the 116 , if you want .... ;)

Peter
 

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I will check out 1st hand in a few weeks (at Laconia) !!!

......and you can take a whirl on the 116 , if you want .... ;)

Peter
Sounds like an excellent plan Peter !cheers
 

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First off , I would like to throw a big shout out to the "BigBK" !thumb upcheers Thanks again Brother , as he sent me his bars "in good faith" so I could install them on my bike and send him my bars . He even had to fork out a ton of shipping money too , as did I , but he took the initial risk and I truly thank him for that . Ok , lets get to the point , these bars did for me all that I wanted. With the bars turned all the way to one side there is about a 1/2" of tank clearance ... Perfect! . IMO the stock Hammer bars just have way too much pullback . For me , the ergonomics now feel spot on .
Awww schucks, thanks for the shout out. :eek: Looking slick dude. Glad you like em. I hope I like the hammer bars for the exact opposite reasons. I do love the straight one arm cruise, and I do love the lean in. But with both hands on the bars I have zero bend in my elbows, giving me some wrist pain on long rides. Damn these stubby arms. But since I had a spare set of judge bars if the hammer bars don't work out I can swap back. Pretty stoked to try em.

(working midnights all week so may not be able to get them on until next weekend.)
 
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