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Old 12-22-2008, 06:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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apes on street glide

any one got any experince with the tbw
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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These look good, they even have the tbw install kits available.

http://www.baggernation.com/products-bars.htm
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have been trying to find a set of 14" for my street glide, and those look pretty good but if you can find a picture of the street glide eddie trotta customized you'll see some awesome bagger apes. He told me they can build them to your specs for about $400 so there pricey but you know there gonna be perfect.
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Just installed Cyclesmith 13" on my '08 SG. They look great and install was a piece of cake. Came as a kit for $445 off of ebay! Just to let you know, you do not have to extend the throttle wires. They are plenty long enough.

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Old 12-28-2008, 07:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I installed the 13" Cyclesmiths, also, and the wires were NOT long enough for my Electra. I had a very hard time with the install (the whole thing, not the TBW part)
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Old 01-01-2009, 10:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have the cyclesmith 13's as well.... love em! Install is a bit of a pain...
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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20538 is reading this now saying WTF is this?
I don't understand apes ona bike with a fairing. you loose the purpose of the fairing with apes. all to look cool, to some that is. Well to each their own, pardon my sidebar.
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
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i put the 13" bars on my bike because the stock bars were uncomfortable for any ride over
30 minutes (upper middle back pain). I looked at various bars that would bring my hands up higher (just under shoulder height) and allow more pullback. I had a choice of a 10-13" rise range to accomplish that and did it. The fairing is still on the bike and it still works.
I think doing things to look "cool" would be another thread altogether and would not be relegated to Ape's on fairing bikes.....
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:10 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Side-by Side

I bought my bike with the 16's already installed by the previous owner. Here's two pics of the 13" and 16" Cyclesmith apes side-by-side. Mine are the 16" are the black powder-coated version. Hope this helps!
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:47 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Same for me as JCW.... the stock bars were uncomfortable, lower back pain...

The fairing still does it's intended job quite well... blocks wind from your upper body while looking alot better than say a heritage softail windshield.

No regrets here....
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Old 01-02-2009, 09:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Love my Yaffe Monkey Bars. I got the 12.5". A buddy has the 13" Cyclesmiths and they look great too. You will pay premium for the Yaffe bars but the quality is excellent.

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Old 01-19-2009, 02:17 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Installed Wild 1s Chubbys 14" Bagger Apes. I'm 6'2" and they are very comfortably at chest height (with the stock seat). They don't block the stock mirrors. I've heard the cyclesmith 13s do and I didn't think I wanted to use the 16s. I had wild 1s 12.5"s on my old bike and really like the geometry, so it was an easy decision for me.

Installation wasn't too difficult, removing the old ones was easier than expected. Remove the outer fairing, the key switch, the fairing cap, and push the radio forward and the clamp is easy to access. I was worried the inner fairing had to come off too, it does not.

I cut and added about 24" of wire to each of the 3 harnesses, right switches (12 wires), left switches (12), and throttle (6). I wrapped each bundle tightly with waxed thread and they were not difficult to feed through the bars. Do not use electrical tape anywhere in this step, it will make running them internally very difficult.

I used a 10" over standard length clutch cable and 8" over brake line. Brakes were easy. The clutch cable proved a little more challenging than I expected. The service manual recommends removing the exhaust, but I started removing the heat shields and header pipes and decided working around the pipes would be a reasonable shortcut. I think working around them or removing and reinstalling them are about the same amount of effort, so decide for yourself.

While bleeding the brakes, I realized I had failed to tighten the two piece brakeline enough and it leaked at the joint, but thankfully, that tubing connector is very easily accessible, so minor setback.

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Old 01-19-2009, 09:11 PM   #13 (permalink)
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i'm in the process of putting 16" Cyclesmiths on my 09 street glide. $169 shipped off of ebay. this is the 3rd set i will have installed... but the first with the TBW. it looks as if the wires will all be long enough to work without splicing. but i'll have to knotch the throttle side of the handlebars to make the TBW work. and it does require TBW ONLY grips...
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Love my Yaffe Monkey Bars. I got the 12.5". A buddy has the 13" Cyclesmiths and they look great too. You will pay premium for the Yaffe bars but the quality is excellent.

I agree!! I have Yaffe Monkey Bars on my Ultra and LOVE the look and feel. Part of what I like is the fact very few touring bikes have 'em.

See photo here: http://www.v-twinforum.com/forums/to...ars-ultra.html
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:58 PM   #15 (permalink)
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looks kinda cool. How is it on long hauls? thats my question.

Has anybody out there tried the Klockwerks "ergo bars"
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