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Handlebar Question(Ape Hangers)

Postby superman76 » November 10th, 2010, 4:21 pm

hey guys, will these work for our bikes, i have an '04 vol. by the looks of the measurements, i think they will. just would like some reassurance. thanks

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chrome-1 ... 1281wt_730

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Re: Handlebar Question(Ape Hangers)

Postby ron2k_1 » November 10th, 2010, 10:16 pm

superman76 wrote:hey guys, will these work for our bikes, i have an '04 vol. by the looks of the measurements, i think they will. just would like some reassurance. thanks

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chrome-1 ... 1281wt_730

These are the specs:
* Handlebar diameter: 1 1/4"
* Grip area diameter: 1"
* Clamp area dimensions: 1" diameter x 5" wide
* Measure 34" wide, 7" pullback, 13" rise
* Bars measure about 10 1/2" inside at the bottom
* Dimpled and drilled for late-model wiring, wires already inside for easy pulling

The grip and clamp area are 1" so you're right on there. Your triple tree clamps are 4" apart so it seems that the knurling is right on as well given that the clamp area is 5" side and there seems to be at least 1/4" on each side from the knurl to the 1 1/4" rest of the bar, so if anything you gonna have 1/4" of knurling sticking out on the outer part of your clamps. When it comes to cables from my readings if you lean the thing forward a bit and reroute the cables (not a big deal) you may be able to accommodate a 13" rise, maybe a bit tight for your brake and throttle cables. I'd say to try it, if the cables not enough you can treat yourself to a set of chrome cables for christmas...
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Re: Handlebar Question(Ape Hangers)

Postby Mort » November 11th, 2010, 9:13 am

Looks good to go. You will most likely need longer cables for clutch and throttle and brakeline. I put all the wires of my Volusia into the stock handlebar but after doing it, realized it was a bad idea:
1. I did not have enough money to stuff the cables into the handlebars
2. I ride with a windshield so wires outside of handlebars can't be seen that much anyway
3. I want to add more electrical accessories to the handlebar but those wires cannot go into the handlebars.
because the bars all stuffed full.
4. If something happens to the electrical system, I have no way to separate and check each wire along the length

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Re: Handlebar Question(Ape Hangers)

Postby Iron_Cowboy » March 1st, 2011, 4:46 pm

Yes you can. No need to buy any cables, just re-route. and here is what it will look like
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Re: Handlebar Question(Ape Hangers)

Postby Dakota » March 1st, 2011, 6:39 pm

Good looking bike, Iron Cowboy.
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Re: Handlebar Question(Ape Hangers)

Postby Dennis » March 1st, 2011, 6:50 pm

Iron_Cowboy wrote:Yes you can. No need to buy any cables, just re-route. and here is what it will look like
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NICE!

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Re: Handlebar Question(Ape Hangers)

Postby The Volusianator » March 1st, 2011, 7:05 pm

LOVE the rear fender Iron Cowboy!
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Re: Handlebar Question(Ape Hangers)

Postby Rob » March 1st, 2011, 7:07 pm

Iron_Cowboy wrote:Yes you can. No need to buy any cables, just re-route. and here is what it will look like
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Great job! [CLAP]

Very clever reuse of the rear fender and stock pipes, too. Very cool!
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Re: Handlebar Question(Ape Hangers)

Postby LabRat » March 1st, 2011, 8:59 pm

Rob, you are right - the stock pipes actually look good there. Very nice ride.
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Re: Handlebar Question(Ape Hangers)

Postby Iron_Cowboy » March 4th, 2011, 3:38 pm

Rob wrote:
Iron_Cowboy wrote:Yes you can. No need to buy any cables, just re-route. and here is what it will look like
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Great job! [CLAP]

Very clever reuse of the rear fender and stock pipes, too. Very cool!


Thanks, actually that is the rear section of the front fender. But I destroyed it when I put a new tire on it. Should have allowed a little more clearence. :oops: I have a metal fender that I am going to be modding to fit.


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