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Im looking to get new bars for my Crossroads. Im about 6'3" and have monkey arms so Im looking for something a bit wider with not as much "pull back".
Im not sure how to determine the exact dimensions of my stock bars though. What is the standard for taking measurements/ Dimensions of the bars? Guess what Im trying to say is, where do you measure from? The bottom of the pipe to bottom of pipe, top of pipe to top? If that makes sence? Id really hate to order something up that doesnt work.
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Have you tried loosening the riser caps and rotating the bars up a few inches? Might be able to get the postion you want without having to buy anything.

If that doesn't work, most motorcycle handlebars are measured like the photo below (borrowed from Nash Motorcycle Company).



- The 7.5" and 9.5" dimensions are the inner and outer clamp area.
- The 12" measurement is the height.
- The 31" measurement is the overall width.
- The 9" measurement is the grip length.

The only other dimension that you'll need and the above photo doesn't show is the pullback. This photo shows how to measure that - the "p/b" dimension.



Hope this helps!
 

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thats a huge help!! Thanks!

I did rotate the bars, but Im at the point where the controls wont move anymore. Maybe I can ruin my new bike with a giant pair of ape hangers...kidding :D
 

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thats a huge help!! Thanks!

I did rotate the bars, but Im at the point where the controls wont move anymore. Maybe I can ruin my new bike with a giant pair of ape hangers...kidding :D
When you say "ruin" what you really mean is "make totally badass" right? I've had 16's on my Sportster for over 2 years now and love them. I also think a Crossroads would look pretty good with a nice set of apes, as long as you rotate the bars as close to vertical as possible, like with this bike.

 

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When you say "ruin" what you really mean is "make totally badass" right? I've had 16's on my Sportster for over 2 years now and love them. I also think a Crossroads would look pretty good with a nice set of apes, as long as you rotate the bars as close to vertical as possible, like with this bike.

thats no sportster....
 

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oh I was totally kidding!! The apes look great on some bikes just as drag bars look great on others. The apes should completely solve my long arm problem! Of course dont your hands go to sleep after long ridding? Cant imagine the blood circulation is good.

I like the sportster. It has a good rough look to it.
 
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