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Talking Show us your riding positions with different bars...

One of the many things on my ever-growing to-do list is different bars. Flipped stock bars, clip-ons, broomstick, drag with pullback, drag on risers, trackers, I dunno yet...

So, what I wanna see is how far over the tank your low & flat bars pull you.

All you mini-ape, Z-bar, gimp, keystone, etc. guys can play along if you like.

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IMO put your hands where you want them to be and buy the bars that put them there.

http://www.harley-davidson.com/pna/p...ar_measure.jsp
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Er....missing the point? Thing is, I don't know yet where I want my hands. Perhaps I could go down to Bars-R-Us and try twenty or thirty bars on for size.

Or, I could get an idea what the riding position is like with different bars by looking at what folks around here have done.

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Position has a lot more to do with, than just bars.
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Here are a lot of pictures of people on Sportsters. http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~ir2t-ab/...up/gbhome.html
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It has alot to do with comfort. That is not something that someone else can pick for you.

First you need to pick a style for your bike so you don't put on 3 different sets of bars and risers in the first year you own it. I did it that way and blew a wad of cash. The present riding position on my bike is 5 years of changes to find what fits me right. I think the look came out ok. I swap between the two Lepera seats as needed.

If you have a style in mind then tell us so we can present what "we" think the bars should look like. Then you can decide.

But back to comfort.

Many members have changed to a "cool" riding position only to find that they can't ride more than 30 minutes before something starts to hurt. Then it is back to the drawing board to find something that works.

Bars, seats, and placement of the feet need to be thought about at the same time.

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