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Old 9th December 2010
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Hi & greetings from Florida. After many years away from the two wheeled world I'm back in the saddle and this time my horse is American Iron. Picked up a 2008 1200C with 300 original miles and it's pure stock. I'm 5' 8" and I love the forward controls for my legs, but could use some inches (1-2) in pullback on the bars. What I want to do is NOT to have to deal with changing cables and brake lines. Harley has a nice handlebar chart but I am not sure of what the stock bar part number is to know my starting point. The Pull Back bar (56021-04B) seems like it requires different cables and it has a pullback of 5.75". Is there another bar that can give me an inch or so without the hassle of cable swapout. I am aware of the curved 6" risers as a possible option but the pullback is 2" which seems the same as stock (?) and this would only add height; anyway, I prefer the enclosed type stock riser. Any help would be appreciated.

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Hardly has kits to extend the wires, you can go to a low western, and not have to change stuff.
I put a superbar on mine, which is more than stock, and less than low westerns. The wires will be the thing you will run out of first.

If you go to the stealer, they have a kit for there low western.
I'd not use their bars, you can get some for $40ish if you look.
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keep the bars and get a 2" pull back riser..... takes about ten minutes to change and you don't have to touch the controls.....

oh, and welcome to the forum from freezing New England........ we'd love to see some pics of your new ride

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keep the bars and get a 2" pull back riser..... takes about ten minutes to change and you don't have to touch the controls.....

oh, and welcome to the forum from freezing New England........ we'd love to see some pics of your new ride

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With a custom you will need to get a mount for the speedo if changing the riser.

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With a custom you will need to get a mount for the speedo if changing the riser.

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well then, maybe a Xena mod or a RedTigger mount would do the trick.......

why is the custom different??

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There's not many options available without changing out your cables and wiring. The pullback handlebar can be done without changing cables. Any further up or back, you'll have to spend more cash. Do it yourself and save $$ otherwise get ready to spend around $300 to 400 for a shop to do it for you. Dont think of it as spending cash, just making the bike fit you better; and a comfier ride means longer rides!!!

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well then, maybe a Xena mod or a RedTigger mount would do the trick.......

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Speedo mount is integrated into the top clamp which I believe only fits the stock riser. Found this pic in the gallery and you can kind of see it.

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