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Old 28th December 2011
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My Sportster is a custom with pulled back 6 inch risers. Does that make a difference?
Unless things changed, it should be a 4.5" riser on a custom, my '04 is 4.5".
So whatever you install will be about 3" higher and maybe 1.5" pulled back, compared to reguler 1" risers. If you want to get even lower go with small risers and relocate your speedometer.
After watching Sons of Anarchy, I thing drags would look cool, but only if they are on 12" risers.

BTW, if you are a big guy, why do you want your bars lower? If your so big, wouldn't you feal better with ape hangers?
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I believe you are right Mr. Hoffa. They're most likely 4' risers. I'm not gigantic just tall enough where i need to find suitable modifications to improve my comfort and ride. The Bare Bones seat I just installed lowers me as well as moves me forward on the bike. I find it more comfortable than the stock seat. As for ape hangers I know they are very comfortable but I enjoy the bikes sleek lines and want to emphasize that yet maintain a comfortable ride.





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I have an '06 1200 C. I put drag bars on it over 3 years ago and I love them with the forward controls.



I'm 5'9" with a 32" inseam. Some days I wish my Forwards were "more forward". Not the best pic, but you'll get the idea of the riding position.

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Awesome Bike Lenster! Thanks
Your riding position seems comfortable.
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I have a 2006 custom just like Lenster, in fact we are the same height and inseam. I have the stock forward controls and stock seat. I installed the universal drag bars from J&P Cycles (http://www.jpcycles.com/product/5000605) about 3 or 4 weeks ago. I think these might be a little wider than Lenster's, just by looking at his pics.

I was looking for more width and less pullback, the stock bars made my elbows bend in a way what got uncomfortable after about 15 minutes. I was also leaned back in a way that my lower back would get a little sore after riding as little as an hour.

Anyway, so far, I love 'em. I thought I'd have to get used to the new position, but it's not a huge difference. I do lean forward a bit more, which at highway speed, is nice, you don't have to fight the wind so much to keep your riding position. No more back pain, and they just look badass compared to the stock bars.
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I have 28" drag bars with 3" pull back on the stock '04 custom riser. I'm 5'6".
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I do lean forward a bit more, which at highway speed, is nice, you don't have to fight the wind so much to keep your riding position. No more back pain, and they just look badass compared to the stock bars.
X2. Exactly my experience with drag bars.
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Looks like I'm definitely getting Drag bars.
Now I have to choose the right ones for me.
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FWIW, I have Flanders Drag Bars. They have an excellent selection HERE.

I have the F4's, part number 650-28445 (27.5" wide, 4" pull back).
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Seajay, Awesome pic!
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