Thank you all...
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I went to the HD
shop after work I sat on a new heritage and thay are still to low ...Thay didn't have a bike with apes but I have a nother HD
shop to check with.
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In the mean time I need to study the task and just use my controls. Thank you for your offer RWB .... I best do some more thinking about this. All I know is even with the rizer I put on Im reaching for the bars and need bars higher and back...It takes the fun out of riding when you hurt after a hour or so
Matt some shops (some Indy's too) have a frame model that you can sit on and they can install different bars for you to test. You can also sit on your bike with your hands in the position that feel comfortable to you and have your wife measure straight vertically up from the riser to a parallel height of your hands (rise) and then straight horizontally back from the risers to directly below you hands (pullback) to find the rise and pullback you need.
Most all bars list their rise and pullback dimensions. Of course this is not as good as actually sitting on one. I've ridden bikes where you have to lean forward quite a bit and I know what back pain you are talking about. But you can also get back pain from sitting too far back (without a seat support). I find the best compromise is to lean just a tad forward.
Additionally getting bars too narrow (hand spread not wide enough) can cause the shoulder muscles to hurt after awhile. The Fat Bob (not Boy) drag bars were too narrow for me. My Wild1s are 30 1/2 inches with no grips installed. Keep in mind you can tilt (provided you have bars that mount into risers) a bar forward or back some for further adjustment after you find a height to suit you. That will adjust both rise and pullback some each way.
My Tbars cannot tilt since they have no risers and mount directly to the riser bolts. Again (unless your newer model has permanent hard mounted tree risers) you need to install the heavy duty riser bushings and grade 8 bolts for higher bars.
I have filmed most of my handlebar install (including the wiring) but I haven't had time to edit it yet (where most of the work is). And I'm still doing other stuff to the bike, but will have a handlebar video for you in a week or so. Also study all those links Don and Tank gave, you will start to get a overall picture. Today I'm giving my back a rest. Had too much goin on round my house lately (and not just bike mods either), too long a story for here.
Best of luck on your bars and anytime you have a question you can pm me or my email is also on my profile. Later........Dave