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I'm looking for a nice set of 16" apes for my RK Custom... I really like the look of the "thick" style bars, and I found this set...

http://www.phatperformanceparts.com...PROD&Product_Code=1803-1505&Category_Code=VSH

they are 1 1/2" diameter with a 16" rise. Everything I've seen on them says they require a special riser clap to accept the 1 1/2" , but I cant seem to locate and riser / clamps for roadkings..

I guess my question is... Has anyone used fat bars like this on thier RK? any advice or tips?

thanks
Dan
 

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Dan-

You need a 1 piece clamp for your bars. You can pick one up at your local harley shop or Indy shop. The stock bar clamps are a two piece system.
I have 1 1/4 inch bars from Wild1inc.com They are not apes bit they are fat bars. You may want to check out Wild1 as they are very popular and they are excellent bars.
http://wild1inc.com/handlebars.html

Check out the W0509's $209.95
Here is what they look like on a RK
http://wild1inc.com/wo509rk.html
Clean look and you can run your wires inside the bars. Might as well get some Steel braided lines as well since you will have to buy new ones to fit.

Wild1 clamps
BILLET TOP CLAMPS
http://www.wild1inc.com/accessories.html
PART #'S WO505, WO506

good luck. let us know what you do.
 

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The man wants 1 1/2" bars, not 1 1/4" bars. If you have seen the fatter bars, you will know why.

I think you will find your answer at CarliniDesign:

http://www.carlinidesign.com/flash_content/otherbars.php

I saw a Road King Custom with 13" apes and to me, it was the perfect size. Carlini makes 13", 16", and 18" apes... all 1 1/2". The guy had removed the wind deflector and switched to the RK Classic trim. I don't know if that was necessary for the 1 1/2".

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ROAD KING RISER
Product Id:
HHR-3
Description:
Road King riser set for 1 ½" handlebars, fits under stock Road King cover.
http://www.carlinidesign.com/flash_content/handlebar_acc.php
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You can contact Carlini and ask them:

CARLINI DESIGN
2917 TECH CENTER DR. SANTA ANA, CA 92705
PHONE: 714-432-9000 FAX: 714-432-9001
EMAIL: [email protected]
 

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bingo.. thats exactly what I was looking for. I'll toss up some picks when I get it done...

thanks for all the info and quick replys...


keep it safe

d.
 

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8-Ball said:
As was I... I won't bother to use an epithet.

Damn... Now you are making me look words up. Touche!

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a.A term used to characterize a person or thing, such as rosy-fingered in rosy-fingered dawn or the Great in Catherine the Great.
b.A term used as a descriptive substitute for the name or title of a person, such as The Great Emancipator for Abraham Lincoln.
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The man wants 1 1/2" bars, not 1 1/4" bars. If you have seen the fatter bars, you will know why.

I think you will find your answer at CarliniDesign:
If you're going to go 1 and 1/2" bars, Carlini is the way to go. You have to call them though as they don't seem to answer emails very fast. I had their apes on my bike but had to change because of a shoulder injury. They are the best I've ever seen!! Just my -2$en#e-
 

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I have 1.5" 18 apes on my RK classic. They are tolemar bars and clamp. They arent reduced to 1" at the clamps, only at the hand controls. I really like them. I had some cheap 1" 16s before and bent them, the tolemars are about 2 to 3 times the weight of the 1"ers. I recommend solid bushings or very hard poly bushings the stockers do not work well with apes. I got the bars from m and m cycles out of the custom chrome catalog. http://mandmcycles.com/Default2.htm page 4.42
 

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hey tucos thanks for the info... what did you end up doing with your cables? I suspect I will have to get longer ones, and I plan on going to steel braided lines at the sametime.... what about you?

any chance you can post a pic?

thanks again...

d.
 

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I went with +6 braided cables all around for the 16s and had to change to a +10 clutch for the 18s. I need a +10 brake but its expensive and this one works just alittle tight. First pic is 1.5 x 18, second is 1" x 16.

 
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