handlebars?

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by chipguy1, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. chipguy1

    chipguy1 Member

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    I have a 2005 ultra classic. I am 5'8" with a 26" reach. I have read that a possible cause for the pain at the top of my spine is because of the stock handlebars. I read that many people have changed their bars out to different heights and brands of apes. I approached my indie and he quoted $900. for bars and installation. I know this topic has been done many times, but my question before I start experimenting at $900. a pop is does the change work?
    I am trying to get some sort of consensus from the group as to who tried what bars, what height, and did the change eliminate the problem?
    TIA
    Tom
     
  2. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    I have a 2011 RG and went with Khrome Werks 2+2's and love them. I am 5'8 also.

    My friend went with Khrome Werks +2's on his 09 Ultra but he is about 5"10.

    As far as changing cables and such, all I had to do on mine was reroute the clutch cable. That's all Terry did with the +2's also on his 09.

    If interested I'd contact Khrome Werks and tell them what you have. They can tell you what changes if any you will have to make. $89.00 plus shipping is a long way from $900.00!
     

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  3. RockinRich

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    Your $89 does not include all new cables & installation. Neighbor just tole me he spent $1200 for 16" apes installed with all new cables and whatever else was needed. I would say $900 is a pretty good deal.
     
  4. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I hope they are gold plated! :D
     
  5. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I checked into having it done on my ultra and it was over a 1,000.00 after everything was done. It's a pretty big job changing out the bars, that's why the cost is so high. If your handy at all you can cut the cost a lot. Keep in mined the cost of the bars, cables and your time.
     
  6. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    Didn't need cables. Installed myself. Get a manual, take your time and save some bucks.
     
  7. mat 60

    mat 60 Senior Member

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    With the help from here [Thank you] I changed to 14 apes and love them. Very comfortable for me.
     
  8. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    That's what I'm talking about.
     
  9. tyre

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    I'm 5.8 I changed out my bars to the Harley 2 in back bars ..
    At 1st I installed the 515 kromewerks the were too wide ,,,up & back to me were OK but too wide. so I went with the HD..ones ..no clutch cable change just reroute to inside of top triple tree no change to tbw wire..this helped me greatly.
     
  10. RockinRich

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    That's what I want on my RK. Did you need new cables? What was the total cost?