6" to 8" Drag Bar question

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by R_W_B, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. R_W_B

    R_W_B Senior Member

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    My Street Bob has stock OEM mini apes. They are fairly comfortable to me but I do have them rotated forward just a bit due to my long arms and being 6' 2". I am thinking of going drag bars with 6" or 8" rise. I love the drag bar look but I don't know anyone that has them so I can sit and try the fit. I am wondering if anyone has gone from OEM mini apes to high drag bars and would comment on the (if any) reach change. Did it make you sit forward much ?
    I would surmise even with 8" rise drags they are still a bit lower than OEM mini apes ?
    Appreciate any and all info about height and reach change you experienced.
    Also would love to see some side profile pics of the drag bars with the front wheel facing straight so I can see the pullback and rise.
     
  2. sprinklerfitter669

    sprinklerfitter669 Junior Member

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    I am 6'2" as well, i know they are not drags, but i had Carlini Streetslammers on my FB. The were comfy, but hurt in betwen my shoulders on longer rides.
    For my RK, even though it is a different ride, i put the heritage bars on, and roled them forward a little, and they almost look like mini apes, and they are alot more comfortable, for longer rides
     
  3. Dr.Evil

    Dr.Evil Junior Member

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    When it comes to comfort and style, it will be a personal decision and all the pics and posts won’t help much. I love the look of drag bars. A friend has them on a Fatboy. All you can do is try them’ and keep the apes just in case. I’m sure someone here has a garage full of bars, along with windshields and seats. This is my last post.

    For tonight, GOTCHA!
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Dont even go there DR Evil, you got me:newsmile100:
     
  5. benjo

    benjo Member

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    Hi there. Hope the pic loads.
    Here's my Bob (day of purchase) with v rod bars. I really like the feel-i'm also 6'2. the only thing that i woud mention is that with mid controls, legs get a bit sqaushed (fwd controls next dent on my credit card). However as i ride in the city i like the ability the bars give to get over them to move in tight spots...

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  6. Dr.Evil

    Dr.Evil Junior Member

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    pics might be too small, try 600x400 range
    Pay no attention to me there up now

    Nice! Ride
     
  7. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Benjo did bring up a good point, some drag bars are short in width, so leverage in twisties will be wear on your arms and wrists. I use HD Street Slammers that have integral risers, combining the drag bar forward lean, but wider "beach" bar feel. Being only 5' 6" the reach is natural for me, but it does not have the adjustablilty that conventional bars have, so it has to fit right, or it will be a big garage ornament as Jack pointed out...LOL!

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  8. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    If you have cable tv, try and find some episodes of "Sons of Anarchy". Many of the bikes they ride are Dyna's with 6" or 8" rise drag bars. Noting the riders positions may give you an idea of the ergonomics.
     
  9. DynaBob09

    DynaBob09 Active Member

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    I have the stock Drag Bar and risers on my Fat Bob. Love the look, feel and function. I woudlnt mind risers 2 inched hire.
     
  10. R_W_B

    R_W_B Senior Member

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    Thanks to all of you for the input. I went down to the Harley shop today since I had to order a part anyhow. I sat on one Fat Bob and one Street Bob both had same risers and same drag bars. The risers look to be at least 6" and they came straight up no pullback. The reach felt fine, I definitely would want straight risers. But the width of the drag bars was much narrower than my Mini Apes and I could feel it. I will definitely need to find some 31" wide drag bars.