Alternate Sportster Handlebars

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Rjay, May 12, 2009.

  1. Rjay

    Rjay Member

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    Good day

    Considering installing a different set of handlebars on my 07 XL1200C. Looking for suggestions/recommendations. Would like to have bars that are wider and have more pullback than stock. Someone had suggested Deuce bars.

    Would like to hear experiences/suggestions on alternate bars including cables/wiring that need to be changed.

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  2. Joyride

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    Hey Rjay. That's like asking what pair of shoes to buy. Really a matter of preference of style, comfort. For me, I prefer a drag bar for my style of riding and I like the looks. And then there are those who like the 20" plus ape hangers. I say figure out what your riding style is, look at different bikes, maybe sit on a few and decide what floats your boat. Good luck!
     
  3. harleyguy

    harleyguy Member

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    I have drag bars. I like them, but I have not went for a long ride yet.
     
  4. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    I changed out my stocker handle bars to Street Slammer bar, a little more pull back than drag bars, wider too for more leverage.
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  5. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    for LEVERAGE !!!??? your not going to use them bars to pry up the garage door are ya !! hahahahahahha --- sorry ---- BTW VERY nice scoot !!!!
     
  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Actually they do allow me to countersteer the bike more easily when in the mountains as the 93 Kat was lighter up front and overall, but clip-ons were too short, not much fun to "muscle it around" in tight slow stuff. With 600lbs plus, don't want work that hard on my Sporty...
     
  7. Rjay

    Rjay Member

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    Thanks for the responses.........I have been and continue to check out other's rides for comfortable bars. I have also obtained a "handle bar measurement" spreadsheet c/w HD part numbers.

    BTW Joyride.......sweet job on indivdualizing your bike!
     
  8. Joyride

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    Thanks Rjay. You know, once you start, you are never satisfied. So be warned, when you start with that handlebar, it will lead to much more!