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    Which Bars do I want or need

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    I have read and read on this subject and am confused as all get out. I like most are experiencing the pain between the shoulder blades after riding for about a half hour. I'm 5'8 29" inseam and short arms. Yeah you know the type. I have an 07 and this is my first Harley or cruiser ever. So I'm really lost on this handlebar thing. I realize everyone is different and some like 10's some like 12's etc. I would prefer to not have to change cables and wiring if possible. How does one figure out what height and pullback will work for them?

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    Hey neighbor. I'm from New Holstein. I went with 10" Wild Ones. Had to change the clutch cable. Brake line was fine.I also extended the wiring. Some say you don't. I could have gone with the 12.5" bars. The 10s were a huge help. I'm a strong 5'8". I was concerned about how much wider the new bars were. Not an issue though. Actually feels like I have better control.


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    I was hoping not to have to change clutch cable as I would have to have dealership do that. Brake lines I could do. I feel like it's a guessing game as there aren't any ways to try them out first. Thanks for your input I appreciate it.

    Quote Originally Posted by buckshot85 View Post
    Hey neighbor. I'm from New Holstein. I went with 10" Wild Ones. Had to change the clutch cable. Brake line was fine.I also extended the wiring. Some say you don't. I could have gone with the 12.5" bars. The 10s were a huge help. I'm a strong 5'8". I was concerned about how much wider the new bars were. Not an issue though. Actually feels like I have better control.

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    Clutch cable is not hard at all. I can meet you at Open Road Saturday morning and you can take my scoot for a ride or at least sit on it and try the 10s out.
    Last edited by buckshot85; 07-30-2015 at 11:48 AM.


    '15 FLHTK
    Fuel Moto Tune, 114/128
    D&D Boss FatCat, 2-1
    Power Vision Tuner
    Ness Slot Track Breather
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    Wood 777 Cams
    Torrington Cam Bearings
    Knight Prowler Lifters
    Fuel Moto Adj. Pushrods
    AIM Clutch Module
    HD Premium Front Suspension
    Chrome Fork Lowers.
    Legend Revo-A 13" HD Rear Shocks
    WO 577 12.5" Bars
    Arc Audio 600.4 Moto Amp
    Focal EC165K fairing speakers
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    Mustang Solo & Touring Seat

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    Quote Originally Posted by 07SGlide View Post
    Hi all

    I have read and read on this subject and am confused as all get out. I like most are experiencing the pain between the shoulder blades after riding for about a half hour. I'm 5'8 29" inseam and short arms. Yeah you know the type. I have an 07 and this is my first Harley or cruiser ever. So I'm really lost on this handlebar thing. I realize everyone is different and some like 10's some like 12's etc. I would prefer to not have to change cables and wiring if possible. How does one figure out what height and pullback will work for them?
    Sit on your bike in a comfortable position like your riding it. Close your eyes relax and extend your arms out to grab imaginary handle bars and open your eyes. That's where your bars will best suit you. If your not sure what to do just ride with the stock bars for awhile till you decide. I personally love the stock bars but that's my riding style. Swapped glides with my buddy and did not like his Yaffe bars. He really is not completely satisfied either. We are both 6'-4" with long arms
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckshot85 View Post
    Hey neighbor. I'm from New Holstein. I went with 10" Wild Ones. Had to change the clutch cable. Brake line was fine.I also extended the wiring. Some say you don't. I could have gone with the 12.5" bars. The 10s were a huge help. I'm a strong 5'8". I was concerned about how much wider the new bars were. Not an issue though. Actually feels like I have better control.
    I have the 12.5 Wild Ones only used namz wire extenders and love them. I'm 5' 7" and had reduced reach stock type bars that are also very comfortable.

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    Hydraulic clutch on your end. His is an '07. My clutch cable wouldn't make it. Had to go longer. Used NAMZ also.


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    Fuel Moto Adj. Pushrods
    AIM Clutch Module
    HD Premium Front Suspension
    Chrome Fork Lowers.
    Legend Revo-A 13" HD Rear Shocks
    WO 577 12.5" Bars
    Arc Audio 600.4 Moto Amp
    Focal EC165K fairing speakers
    Focal ISC165 tour pak speakers
    Mustang Solo & Touring Seat

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckshot85 View Post
    Hydraulic clutch on your end. His is an '07. My clutch cable wouldn't make it. Had to go longer. Used NAMZ also.

    Hey what time tomorrow at open Road? I hope your not making a special trip just for me. Hahaha

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    Gotta go there anyway. Should be about 9-9:30am tomorrow. I'll post here later this afternoon or early evening.


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    Fuel Moto Tune, 114/128
    D&D Boss FatCat, 2-1
    Power Vision Tuner
    Ness Slot Track Breather
    Fuel Moto 107 10.5 Pistons
    Fuel Moto Level B Heads
    Wood 777 Cams
    Torrington Cam Bearings
    Knight Prowler Lifters
    Fuel Moto Adj. Pushrods
    AIM Clutch Module
    HD Premium Front Suspension
    Chrome Fork Lowers.
    Legend Revo-A 13" HD Rear Shocks
    WO 577 12.5" Bars
    Arc Audio 600.4 Moto Amp
    Focal EC165K fairing speakers
    Focal ISC165 tour pak speakers
    Mustang Solo & Touring Seat

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    Still plan on being at Open Road around 9-9:30 tomorrow morning.


    '15 FLHTK
    Fuel Moto Tune, 114/128
    D&D Boss FatCat, 2-1
    Power Vision Tuner
    Ness Slot Track Breather
    Fuel Moto 107 10.5 Pistons
    Fuel Moto Level B Heads
    Wood 777 Cams
    Torrington Cam Bearings
    Knight Prowler Lifters
    Fuel Moto Adj. Pushrods
    AIM Clutch Module
    HD Premium Front Suspension
    Chrome Fork Lowers.
    Legend Revo-A 13" HD Rear Shocks
    WO 577 12.5" Bars
    Arc Audio 600.4 Moto Amp
    Focal EC165K fairing speakers
    Focal ISC165 tour pak speakers
    Mustang Solo & Touring Seat

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