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I have a 2014 heritage classic and want to put engine bars on. I have been reading and seems i like HD part numbers 49004-00A or 49037-05A. Seems the 05A is more rounded. My questions is do any of you have them and anything can tell me to help in deciding which to get.

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I got some for my BreakOut, went with the HD ones. I got them mainly for practicallity over looks. Lindby makes some that look great also, I probably would have went with their products if I knew about them while shopping.
 

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Those are good part numbers for your bike. The more rounded one is called the "nostalgic". I prefer the less round one.
 

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Those are good part numbers for your bike. The more rounded one is called the "nostalgic". I prefer the less round one.

I also prefer the one with the straight edges. It seems to make getting the highway pegs in the right spot a little easily.

IMO, either will look good on a Heritage. I put one of those newer ones with integrated foot positions on my Heritage, and it looked awful. It totally robbed the bike of the old-school vibe.
 

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The one with the rounded bars is my choice. Dont really care for the "Mustache Bars" myself. I want to be the only thing on the bike packing a mustache. Or packing any kind of Man Junk for that matter.
 

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Thanks for advice. I talked with dealer today and they have the one with straighter edges in stock so think I will go with them. He said they are bigger and protect more. Now to decide if I need the saddlebag bars in back?
 

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Thanks for advice. I talked with dealer today and they have the one with straighter edges in stock so think I will go with them. He said they are bigger and protect more. Now to decide if I need the saddlebag bars in back?


And after the rear bars, another what to buy decision will present itself, then another. That's how the disease progresses. :fitz
 

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. . . Now to decide if I need the saddlebag bars in back?
I put them on my Heritage. I liked them and thought the looked really cool, but I ended up taking them off because they dug into my wife's calves when she sat on the bike.

They made riding 2-up very uncomfortable to her. Not saying that is the case for all. It probably has to do with the height and leg-length of the passenger.
 

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And after the rear bars, another what to buy decision will present itself, then another. That's how the disease progresses. :fitz
I am finding that out so quick. Had an accident,fell off my roof, bought this and still on crutches. Never rode yet. Dealer delivered it to me a couple hours one way. Hopefully will be walking soon and riding can start, at least a short one.
 

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I put them on my Heritage. I liked them and thought the looked really cool, but I ended up taking them off because they dug into my wife's calves when she sat on the bike.

They made riding 2-up very uncomfortable to her. Not saying that is the case for all. It probably has to do with the height and leg-length of the passenger.
My wife hates to ride so that would not be a problem. Just wonder if they would help that much if needed them.
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Whatever you do, don't get the "mustache" bar. Although I loved the looks and the positioning with hiway pegs, mine rusted out the bottom and sides in two years.

Just sayin'...

 

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Beware some bars drag too easy! Not all are the same.

I bought some Lindey bars off of Ebay. Looked good but appeared to be rather low on the outside corners. One day they dragged on a corner and I ran off the road. After the crash, in comparison with two other bikes, they appeared to be lower that the bars on some of the other softails.
So if you buy the brand X, take a close look at them.
They came from China and I think the design was a little lacking.
I liked mine with covers to keep cold air off my feet during the winter.
New bars are factory, and yes, I probably ride a little aggressive.
 

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I have the rounded ones and like them because when it gets cooler outside on put on the HD air deflector covers.I don't know that you can do that with other ones.
 
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