Thanks for the welcome. To answer your question, I had 16" apes (shall I say baby apes ) with the stock 4" risers before instaling the 20"ers with the 6" risers. The first long trip I took, my arms did get a little numb, but has never bothered me since. I guess your body just gets use to it. Most people look and say "how do you reach those things", but once the sit on it they say "Wow, this is comfortable" My arms are about as high as the top of my head.
That's a Springer Softail? Wow! I would have never guessed, you've done some serious custom work on this bike. I've never ridden a bike with apes that big, I would think it would get some gettin' used to.
Ride the wind dude!
Welcome. I've seen this picture somewhere elese on the internet I think when I was doing a search on fxsts (maybe here dont remmember). I'll be getting a '03 springer some time soon (just not soon enough). I'm wondering where did you get the bit(h pegs from I like those alot.
I also like the shifter, just not coordinated enough. where is the clucth? is it the gear shifter?
Thanks for the welcome. You may have seen the bike on these web sites: http://www.choppersrule.com/readers_rides/readers_rides69.asp http://www.wild1inc.com/571cm.html
The pegs are the o-ring pegs from HD. I mounted them in the holes right below the seat. I went to the local autoparts store and bought studs (exhaust manifold stud) that would fit in the hole and in the peg. With the pipes being as high as they are, I had to mount them there to keep the ladies from burning their legs.
The clutch is operated by the foot which used to be the shifter.