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Old 09-10-2017, 08:47 AM
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I'm 6'1 with a 34" inseam and have a '17 Road King Special. I rolled the bars back but I still feel like I'm leaning too far forward. I'm thinking bars that are 2" taller would do the trick, but I'm getting conflicting info on the height of the stock bars. I measured them at 10", but pics with 12" bars look like a drastic change. I've even thought about the WO501 bars that my wife has on her Fat Boy - good wrist angle, but I haven't taken the time to swap them as a test.
Anybody have pics with new bars installed?
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Get some cardboard, cut it to length of the rise of several bars, have someone hold them up on the bike while you are sitting. that's how i narrow it down
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check out factory47 bar I'm 6 ft even with 34 inch inseam
i have the 14 inch and love them,I could have went 16 and been good there too.but there bar measure a little short.
the 14 have my arm a little below my shoulders.
here is some pic of mine,and if I'm not mistaken these are the same bars that fit a roadking


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I almost bought them Factory 47 bars with the meat hooks..They make a great bar. I ended up with the KST Kustoms 14" and saved $200. I'm 5'11 and with the stock seat my hands are even with the shoulders. I am really happy with them. There 1 1/4" where as the Factory 47 are 1.5" I believe, so there a little fatter bar. One modification you have to do with the KST is grind down the tab on the clutch and brake controller because they do not drill a hole in the bar for it.

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Nice looking bars. I'd assume they come in gloss black? What cables did you have to change/extend?
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I'm 6'1 with a 34" inseam and have a '17 Road King Special.
I'm also 6'1" - 34" inseam. Love my 16" bars.

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14" bars on Road Glides probably don't need extended brake and clutch lines as they can reroute existing cabling to fit. They'd likely need extended control wiring though.

On the Road King you'l need both the extended control wiring (Harley do them as well as Namz etc)
You'll also need longer brake and clutch lines. I used +7 for my 16" KST bars so you'll need +5".

Good luck - they'll make a massive difference to your comfort!
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Nice looking bars. I'd assume they come in gloss black? What cables did you have to change/extend?
they do come in black and didn't have to change anything just had to cut few zip ties and pull plastic piece the holds plugs off so you can get an extra inch or two,this is on 14 inch factory47 bars.16's you would have to get wire extensions.
factory47,says you can put 16's on without brake or clutch but I don't see how after putting my 14's on
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Nice looking bars. I'd assume they come in gloss black? What cables did you have to change/extend?
As rdc401 said also applies to the 14" KST Kustoms Renegade and does come in black.
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