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I'm looking at pulling the trigger on these bars. I'm looking for feedback on them. Thanks in advance.
 

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Completely happy with mine
 

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Depot Picker,
What is it that you dislike about the bars?

Dirty Dan,
What is it that you like about them, how is it better then the orginals?
Do you guys have picks of them installed?
 

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Depot picker,
Are you referring to the height position of the bars? How tale are you?I'm 5'8. Can the handles rotate in and out with these bars?
 

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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.
 

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Yep, thats me I'll take a look at those bars. Thanks
 

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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/horizon-ccr-multi-adjustable-handlebars-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.

For more information on the HeliBars, I wrote a webBikeWorld article on them -- http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/helibars-review/ -- and I also put up a Vic-specific sub-gallery of pics and captions -- http://www.billanddot.com/victory-xct-helibars-installation/ -- describing my installation process.
 

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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.
 

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Can you post some pic's of your bike, just trying to see how they look on the xc.
 

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Well, a lot of folks are freaked out by the $750 price tag of the Helis; see https://www.helibars.com/product/horizon-ccr-multi-adjustable-handlebars-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.

For more information on the HeliBars, I wrote a webBikeWorld article on them -- http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/helibars-review/ -- and I also put up a Vic-specific sub-gallery of pics and captions -- http://www.billanddot.com/victory-xct-helibars-installation/ -- describing my installation process.
Thank you for providing this info, I learned something today. Those are so very nice bars, but I'm looking for a more custom look that fits my riding style. Maybe in the future when my riding style change, they'll be something I'll consider.
 

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Nice bike, was it easy to get your wires inside the bars? Plus what windscreen is that and are those chromed factory wheels?
 

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Nice bike, was it easy to get your wires inside the bars? Plus what windscreen is that and are those chromed factory wheels?
I didn't bother to route the wires inside. I don't remember where I got the windshield but it's a 13" or +4" depending on where you buy them. Yes. Those are just chromed factory wheels. At $300 a pop they were much cheaper than custom wheels. Chromed the rear pulley to match.
 

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I didn't bother to route the wires inside. I don't remember where I got the windshield but it's a 13" or +4" depending on where you buy them. Yes. Those are just chromed factory wheels. At $300 a pop they were much cheaper than custom wheels. Chromed the rear pulley to match.
Bob, looks like Madstad brackets... and probably their windshield (dark gray), don't you think? Does the lower, front, center of the windshield have an engraved "M" (like my 11" light gray version -- see pics).
 

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I didn't bother to route the wires inside. I don't remember where I got the windshield but it's a 13" or +4" depending on where you buy them. Yes. Those are just chromed factory wheels. At $300 a pop they were much cheaper than custom wheels. Chromed the rear pulley to match.
That's a good ideal about getting them chromed. And your windshield, I was asking who made it? I also what are those items in your top dash? I know I'm asking a lot of questions you just have some nice things on your bike.
 

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Bob, looks like Madstad brackets... and probably their windshield (dark gray), don't you think? Does the lower, front, center of the windshield have an engraved "M" (like my 11" light gray version -- see pics).
Now that I think about it; it's a 7jurock shield I think but don't hold me to it. It may be a Longride Shield I drilled the holes for. I haven't bought shield from Madstad but looking at yours makes me think I should. :)

That's a good ideal about getting them chromed. And your windshield, I was asking who made it? I also what are those items in your top dash? I know I'm asking a lot of questions you just have some nice things on your bike.
Ask away! That's how we learn. On the dash is a clock, a thermometer, and a button that goes to a garage door opener in the fairing. Worked great until I moved so I need to change out the opener and do a little soldering.

The floorboards came from Cycleops, the dash bezels came from Kewlmetal, the exhaust tips are from Ness, and the handgrips came from coolsac.com They have a manual cruise control built in but I screwed it up somehow and need to fix it. I like the feel of leather in my hands even when I'm wearing leather gloves. The seat is an Ultimate but I screwed up getting the stripe installed. I'm going to dye that black asap. The stripe panels on the tins are from autotrimdesign.
 
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