Fat MiniApes - How do they handle?

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by REIDMART1, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. REIDMART1

    REIDMART1 Member

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    I have an 08 Deluxe and I am considering the fat (1 1/4") mini ape handlebars. I am very happy with the feel and control of the stock bars, but, I like the looks of the mini apes. Are there any pros and cons of switching to mini apes? How are they on long trips, tight situations, etc.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    "Oh I'm not going to do anything to this bike, just lend it to friends so they can ride with me!" :lolrolling
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Rich....my reputation (if any) would be shot if I agreed with you here. :bigsmiley20::lolrolling
     
  4. REIDMART1

    REIDMART1 Member

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    Thanks, nice to know that you are happy with them. I will have to find a ride to try them out.
     
  5. bwalsh22

    bwalsh22 Junior Member

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    Glad to see you are liking them and not planning to go to the street slammers.

    Have to second that, love the stock mini-apes on the street bob. They handle well and are quite comfortable.
     
  6. muttlange

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    Put them on My 08 Deluxe, and I love them. it took all of 15 mins too get use to them.:small3d026::small3d026::small3d026::small3d026:
     
  7. REIDMART1

    REIDMART1 Member

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    They look great buddy. Glad to know you got used to them quickly. Thanks for the message.
     
  8. Overcamber

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    I just bought the 9.5 inch mini apes buffalo bars for my heritage springer..would anyone know how much longer I have to go on the throttle cables/clutch and front brake line?..going braided so I only want to buy them once..thanks
     
  9. muttlange

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    Just call one of the Dealers, They'll point you in the right direction!!!!
     
  10. maine-e-axe

    maine-e-axe Junior Member

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    the wires fit inside the 1 1/4 apes for a cleaner look but you need new risers as well, I like em.