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Old 03-30-2012, 09:38 PM
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Best thing to do is go to the dealer and sit on a bunch of bikes find what feels best.So far I've had Stock Street Bob bars,Flanders wide flat track bars H5s I think,14" apes,Sportster bars off a Nightster, and now 8" mini apes off a Switchback.I think I like those the best.I finally went to internal wiring to keep me from swapping em out every time I get a wild hair.
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:19 PM
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third set of bars stock,apes,and now we have a set of roadking touring bars,sofar these are the best Ive found they are lower and back about 2 inches best fit for me.and only 89.00 from harley,alot of people are useing the heritage bars and like them they are a little higher and back about the same.
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:10 AM
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Stock bars on my 2010 FXDC had me leaning a little bit forward which caused some lower back pain on longer rides. Added some Rivco risers, which brought the bars up 1" and back 2". Back pain gone.
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:06 AM
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RK bars are what I left for Ultra bars a little closer in and more natural.
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Old 07-26-2017, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by JakeInMa View Post
As everyone stated, it's a personal preference. I was getting pain between the shoulders with my stock Lowrider bars, so I went with a set of 504s Chubbys from Wild1 and they are very comfortable. They have more pullback and are a bit wider than the stock bars, plus I was able to hide the wires inside.
hey jake. I've been looking at those dresser bars. I have the 17 RK special with mini apes but have short arms. I pulled the bars back an inch for better reach but still too far and makes the wrist angle problematic - hands now bend in at the wrist. Any issues with wrist position for you with the chubby? Thanks.
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Old 07-26-2017, 09:47 PM
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i put drag bars on everything
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Old 07-27-2017, 09:55 AM
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Very personal to everyone as to what constitutes comfort. For me...

I like a flatter pitch where you hand lies vs. a more tucked in bar
I like a flatter pitch as to the up/down angle of the bar as well
12" handlebars work well for me for height

I've been through stock FLD bars, 12" Wild1 Pyscho Street Fighters, Carlini 9" pullback drag bars, Street Bob bars (which were pretty decent for comfort) and now Khrome Werks 12" / 1" diameter Bobber Apes. I find them very comfy.
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Generally any bar that keeps your back straight will help for the most part. That and try to keep your hands in line with your shoulders. Width wise. I went with Biltwell 10" risers and the 1200 Sportster Custom bars. Perfect alignment for me. Side note, I'm only 5'8" though
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Old 07-28-2017, 06:49 AM
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The width and hand grip angle on the stock bars on my 2013 Super Glide Custom were perfect but we're a little too low and I had to lean a little too forward which caused back pain over a long ride. I believe the distance and angle of your hands are vitally important, btw. I purchased the 4 inch curved HD handle bar riser kit #56066-82A $139.95. It brought the grips a little higher and back. It was the perfect mod for me.

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Wow it kinda funny this was brought up because I'm presently on my 4th pair of handle bars this year trying to find the most comfortable riding position on my 98 FXDL. I just took off the last pair I bought which were Drag style with 8" rise and now I'm on a pair of buck horn style which is close to the OEM style. I tried adding 2" riser extensions. I'm in handlebar hell too and will keep trying until I'm successful. I think there is no real answer for everyone because none of us are the same in size and taste and that is why it is so hard to find the right style for each of us. Right now I have 4 pair hanging on my garage wall and my wife laughs at that.
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