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Old 10-05-2018, 05:53 PM
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I need new bars on my Ď19 FLHCS. Iíve tried repositioning the stock bars. It moved them an inch or so closer but also lowered them. Iíve been all over the inter web looking at bars but I donít think I have enough info to make a good choice. I need my new bars to come back 2-3Ē while staying close to the stock height.

Iíve measured the stock bars quite a few times after watching how-to videos but Iím not convinced I have it right. I measured 11-1/2Ē rise and 8-1/2Ē pullback.

I called a two local-ish dealers and both said the part number for the stock bars was 55800677, both said the measurements werenít in the system, and neither one had a bike they could measure for me.

Can anyone tell me if Iím right? I need a starting point before I know what to look for.

I figure if if three or four of the smartest people here can measure their bars, then maybe the average will get me close enough.

Iím not worried about cables. Already planning on replacing them.
 
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Old 10-06-2018, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Philzy View Post
I need new bars on my Ď19 FLHCS. Iíve tried repositioning the stock bars. It moved them an inch or so closer but also lowered them. Iíve been all over the inter web looking at bars but I donít think I have enough info to make a good choice. I need my new bars to come back 2-3Ē while staying close to the stock height.

Iíve measured the stock bars quite a few times after watching how-to videos but Iím not convinced I have it right. I measured 11-1/2Ē rise and 8-1/2Ē pullback.

I called a two local-ish dealers and both said the part number for the stock bars was 55800677, both said the measurements werenít in the system, and neither one had a bike they could measure for me.

Can anyone tell me if Iím right? I need a starting point before I know what to look for.

I figure if if three or four of the smartest people here can measure their bars, then maybe the average will get me close enough.

Iím not worried about cables. Already planning on replacing them.
Just wondering, is it your bars or your seat?

I too had to get much closer to my bars because I'm vertically challanged. The H-D Reach seat moved me much closer. After that I still needed some pull back and adjusted the handle bars to lean them back somewhat, but this did lower them a tad too much. I added pivoting risers to move them up a little and back even a tad more. Now I can sit upright in the seat and reach the bars in comfort.

You did not mention having difficulty reaching the foot controls or the ground, but I had that problem as well. the Reach seat helped with that also, but still had to have my Cherry lowered to be REAL comfortable.
 
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Old 10-06-2018, 09:04 AM
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I can help, but not until Tuesday because I am out of town now. I went through the exact thought process you did, then I went my dealership and measured handlebars on several bikes using the same methodology that I interpreted from the fitment chart. As you noted, most stock handlebars part numbers are not included in this chart. I wrote all of these measurements down in a notepad, but I don't have it with me now.

I will send you my stock handlebar measurements Tuesday, and hopefully others will reply also.


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I need new bars on my Ď19 FLHCS. Iíve tried repositioning the stock bars. It moved them an inch or so closer but also lowered them. Iíve been all over the inter web looking at bars but I donít think I have enough info to make a good choice. I need my new bars to come back 2-3Ē while staying close to the stock height.

Iíve measured the stock bars quite a few times after watching how-to videos but Iím not convinced I have it right. I measured 11-1/2Ē rise and 8-1/2Ē pullback.

I called a two local-ish dealers and both said the part number for the stock bars was 55800677, both said the measurements werenít in the system, and neither one had a bike they could measure for me.

Can anyone tell me if Iím right? I need a starting point before I know what to look for.

I figure if if three or four of the smartest people here can measure their bars, then maybe the average will get me close enough.

Iím not worried about cables. Already planning on replacing them.
 
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Just wondering, is it your bars or your seat?

You did not mention having difficulty reaching the foot controls or the ground,
Appreciate the input but I have a seat I like, Mustang w/backrest, and thereís no difficulty with the controls or boots on the ground. Iím just looking for new bars. Not trying to sound like a dick. It just comes naturally.
 
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Originally Posted by tx freebird View Post
I can help, but not until Tuesday because I am out of town now. I went through the exact thought process you did, then I went my dealership and measured handlebars on several bikes using the same methodology that I interpreted from the fitment chart. As you noted, most stock handlebars part numbers are not included in this chart. I wrote all of these measurements down in a notepad, but I don't have it with me now.

I will send you my stock handlebar measurements Tuesday, and hopefully others will reply also.
Tuesday is not a problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Iíd measure other bikes myself but the nearest dealer is in Yakima,WA....2+ hours away. Theyíre not huge and donít have much of a selection.
 
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donít get it
no I was typing from my phone and my reply comment didnít correlate with the correct postóbut I couldnít delete the post entirely so I just marked it as my error. Not directed toward you. 👍🏻
 
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My Mustang seat moved me way back from stock. I went with the HD Sundowner solo and Grasshopper backrest. Put me forward a bit from stock.
Using stock bars.
I am 70 inches tall with 31 inch inseam.
Sorry, no measurements. Just info.
 
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Do your 2 running lights come on automatically when you start your bike or do you have to manually press the switch? My 3 lights (only the center one) are not automatic but my friend's Heritage is when he starts his bike.
 
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Do your 2 running lights come on automatically when you start your bike or do you have to manually press the switch? My 3 lights (only the center one) are not automatic but my friend's Heritage is when he starts his bike.
Mine come on automatically, assuming I had them on when i last turned off the engine.
 
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I never turn them off. Theyíre on when I restart the bike.
 

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