handlebars

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by bear02, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. bear02

    bear02 Member

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    witch would be better .taller bars or taller risers.have 12 inch mini apes and 1 inch risers thinking of going with 16 inch bars and 1 inch risers, or 12 inch bars and 4,5 risers.
     
  2. Bedrock

    Bedrock Active Member

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    "better" for what? for handling? for posture? for aesthetics?
     
  3. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I agree with Bedrock here that either way you end up at the same height. If you like the bars you have now then the risers would be a cheaper way to raise the bars.
     
  4. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Might want to check your states law about handlebar height. Hate to see you spend a bunch of money only to have to take whatever you did back apart. Law enforcement will hand out tickets for things like this from time to time.
     
  5. Rubyred

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    Table 1. Motorcycle Handlebar Height Restrictions By State

    Alabama, Alaska, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia

    MAXIMUM OF 15 INCHES ABOVE SEAT

    Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, South Dakota, Wyoming

    HANDGRIPS MUST BE BELOW SHOULDER HEIGHT

    Nebraska

    MAXIMUM OF 15 INCHES ABOVE HANDLEBAR FASTENING POINT

    Washington, Wisconsin

    MAXIMUM OF 30 INCHES ABOVE SEAT

    Oklahoma

    HANDLEBARS MAY NOT BE HIGHER THAN OPERATOR'S EYE LEVEL

    California

    HANDLEBARS MUST BE POSITIONED SO THAT OPERATOR'S HANDS ON GRIPS ARE NOT MORE THAN 6 INCHES ABOVE SHOULDER HEIGHT WHEN SEATED

    Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

    NO RESTRICTIONS ON HANDLEBAR HEIGHT

    The number of states maintaining a 15-inch above seat level standard has decreased from 27 to 20 since 1997 and the number of states with a “below shoulder height” standard has decreased from 13 to 10. Conversely, since 1997 10 states have eliminated their standards (6 states to 16). Most recently, in 2005 Arizona and New York changed from a 15-inch standard to a shoulder height standard, Delaware and South Carolina went from a 15-inch standard to no restrictions, and Kansas went from a shoulder height standard to no restrictions.
     
  6. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Risers come in straight and curved. Since the top triple tree mount is at a slight angle, even straight risers change handlebar position a LOT. I was never able to find risers that I liked on my Dyna. Taller bars can be rotated fore and aft for personal preferance. Then there's the cable and wires length problem.
     
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  7. bear02

    bear02 Member

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    sorry.for posture. have some back pain after about 20-30 min. ride.
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I think this may depend on where your pain in your back is, From my back pain (lower) my stock mini apes are fine, the seat in my case was the BIG factor, that said, with back pain each is a case unto itself, I hope you get it sorted out