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Old 20th March 2019
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Side mounted speedo will get him in trouble with the cops, they're really strict. Risers (I like joker machine's 4 inch) I'd have to change the top bracket of the forks because the risers are "built-in" on 48's so it gets expensive quite fast. I could do extensions but that doesn't fix the speedo issue. I'd like to keep stock wiring because this is become a 10-11k project. Z bars maybe?
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He likes drag bars and he hated the 14" RSD vintage apes I had on my sportster. Stock is too bland. Any ideas?

With forward controls I think the Mini Apes cannot be beat for comfort.
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With drag bars and forward's he's going to be bent in half no matter what.


Yup.... and my back is complaining a lot!! like someone said... I look like a "half open knife"!!

So, I am changing the seat to a solo with springs and the Drag Bar to a 17" Ape-Hanger! I am quite sure I will be more comfi.

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Ive built lots of bikes for customers and all say different things, it realy depends on the person's posture as to how comfortable a seating position is, its personal, so if it works for you its right,,,one note tho, i have had many a person change from sprung seat to fixed on a bike with suspension, as the springs on the seat bottom out and Bang your arse bad over just a small bump, so make sure your springs are tough enough for your weight
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