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Figuring proper ape height

I'm 5'6" tall. Should I go with 14" or 12"
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When it comes to bars. It is your height from the waist up. Not really inseam/overall height.

Set on your bike with it off the stand. Close your eyes. Extend your arms at a natural, comfortable height.
Have someone measure from the top of the triple trees to the center point between your outreached hands. That will give you a ballpark height for the bars.

Also. Pay attention to the angle of your wrists. It will give you an idea of the angle the grips on the bars should be.
It, can be an important comfort factor as well.

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IMO go to a H-D dealer and sit on some bikes that have tall bars to get a feel for the correct height. To tall and your hands will dumb up when riding.

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You might even test ride a bike with apes. Just because it looks good, doesn't mean it will fit you or your style of riding well. Best wishes.
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Michelle Obama Height and Weight Measurements

Michelle Obama Height and Weight

She is a tall woman with an athletic body build and a pear shaped form. Standing at 5 feet 11 inches, she has always towered over the crowd. The elegant first lady has a slender upper body in comparison to her lower body meaning that most of her body fats are stored in the lower part of her body. She has a curvy body frame and it shows in all the clothes she wears. Her 39 inches hips are relatively wider than her 36 inches boob size and this difference is enhanced by her 28 inch waist. Her cup size is 34 B, also in perfect harmony with her height and athletic body frame. She is a woman who is conscious of her body image as reflected in her concern about nutrition and healthy eating habits. Her weight has not gone any kind of dramatic changes. Due to her workout regime, she has a toned body with toned arms that defy the myth that a toned arm has to be accompanied by muscles.
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Michelle Obama Height and Weight Measurements

Michelle Obama Height and Weight

She is a tall woman with an athletic body build and a pear shaped form. Standing at 5 feet 11 inches, she has always towered over the crowd. The elegant first lady has a slender upper body in comparison to her lower body meaning that most of her body fats are stored in the lower part of her body. She has a curvy body frame and it shows in all the clothes she wears. Her 39 inches hips are relatively wider than her 36 inches boob size and this difference is enhanced by her 28 inch waist. Her cup size is 34 B, also in perfect harmony with her height and athletic body frame. She is a woman who is conscious of her body image as reflected in her concern about nutrition and healthy eating habits. Her weight has not gone any kind of dramatic changes. Due to her workout regime, she has a toned body with toned arms that defy the myth that a toned arm has to be accompanied by muscles.
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Mrs. Obama does have a low center of gravity ... and she can't dunk !

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Mrs. Obama does have a low center of gravity ... and she can't dunk !

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Figuring proper ape height

Sit on your scooter, reach out in front and raise them until the heat of the sun blisters your knuckles. Lower them 2 inches and your good to go.

PS. Watch out for overpasses and aircraft.
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