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Should've never done it...now I gotta spend money

Thought I loved my SG, do several multi-hundred mile trips a year, felt ok...get some right hand numbness after 150miles, but cruise control helps. Could never see the appeal of apes on a touring bike...Until my buddy calls, asks if I can pick up his bike (he can't ride, foot injury). Same year bike, with 12" apes. All I can say is WOW. no wrist pain, shoulders don't get tired, I am in LOVE!
So know each time I ride my scoot, I keep thinking how much better it'll feel when I can get the new bars!
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Preach it, bro. Someday I'll get my apes and rid myself of the stock road king bars of misery.

Check out stangs bars. Full-on badness.

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Preach it, bro. Someday I'll get my apes and rid myself of the stock road king bars of misery.

Check out stangs bars. Full-on badness.
Stang an other member here (I never notice names)? Or you talkin manufacturer?
I didn't realize how low my bars set, until my kids girfriend took a pic of me on the road...my first thought was "f**k I'm gettin fat", 2nd thought was "Them bars look way low"....then "the ride".
Maybe if I sell some blood.......

I look goofy on my bike...I can see why I still need a higher windshield too
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I wouldn't mind putting some short apes on my ultra, but it looks like a huge pita with the fairing.

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Stang an other member here (I never notice names)? Or you talkin manufacturer?
I didn't realize how low my bars set, until my kids girfriend took a pic of me on the road...my first thought was "f**k I'm gettin fat", 2nd thought was "Them bars look way low"....then "the ride".
Maybe if I sell some blood.......

I look goofy on my bike...I can see why I still need a higher windshield too
Yeah, sorry. I'm talking about 2stangs8689.

Don't be so hard on yourself. The hands look a little low but otherwise it's a good fit. Nice looking bike, bro. And, hand me one of those doughnuts.

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I wouldn't mind putting some short apes on my ultra, but it looks like a huge pita with the fairing.

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We probably have the most "involved" install (even the road glides seem simpler), but Once you're comfortable taking the fairing cap on & off, it doesn't seem too scary. Just gotta make sure them bars are settin where you want them before bolting it all back together. I'm not overly concerned, I've taken the fairing apart a bunch of times, but aparently since I have ABS I'm going to have to remove the tank too, since the line runs back to the module, then from there to the front....THATS the huge pita :/
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Pretty sure stangs posted a thread taking us through his install, if you care to use the search function to find it, or just pm him. Good luck.

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And, hand me one of those doughnuts.

That's allllllll beer. homebrewed beer at that. Ok, and some kickass dinners (never trust a skinny cook)

I like to think of it as a one-man anti-anorexia campaign
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That's allllllll beer. homebrewed beer at that. Ok, and some kickass dinners (never trust a skinny cook)

I like to think of it as a one-man anti-anorexia campaign
Haha! You're a giver. The fall of eating disorders will have you to thank.

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Thought I loved my SG, do several multi-hundred mile trips a year, felt ok...get some right hand numbness after 150miles, but cruise control helps. Could never see the appeal of apes on a touring bike...Until my buddy calls, asks if I can pick up his bike (he can't ride, foot injury). Same year bike, with 12" apes. All I can say is WOW. no wrist pain, shoulders don't get tired, I am in LOVE!
So know each time I ride my scoot, I keep thinking how much better it'll feel when I can get the new bars!

Another believer!!!!!!!!

I just had my 10K/rear tire service done, and while there, another guy on a SG pulls up for a front tire, see's my bike, shakes his head at the bars and asks "Why did you do that to such a beautiful bike?"

I asked "Do you get any pain while riding?"

Him: "yea, lower-mid back and shoulders after about 150 miles"

Me : "I used to, all gone now, thanks to those bars"

Him: "Can I sit on it, I just gotta see how they feel"

Me: "Sure"

Swings a leg, raises his arms up to the bars, and this was his face

Him: "Holy &%^&*&, my back feels better already"


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