I am looking at changing out my handlebars mostly for looks and then comfort and am debating 2 different options.
Either Bars will be 1” diameter and will most likely be made for Harley application (no knurling or dimples). My questions are
- 8” or 10” straight risers with a 30” wide drag bar
- 1" or 2” straight risers with Z bars (29” wide x 10” tall with 4.5” pull back) Would like to run them almost perpendicular with the road for a bit of a bobber look.
I plan on running the cables behind the trees regardless as needed. Have no rake kit or fork extensions.
- What is the max height I can go with the stock cables/brake line/etc on a 30” bar?
- If I can get either to work with my stock cables etc. which way to go (Z bars or Drag Bars)?
Aftermarket longer cables look expensive at first glance and I’ve heard R cables are a few inches longer and rather inexpensive in comparison.
I’d rather not buy the bars and just see what happens with the cables. I appreciate all your input.
Anybody have any suggestions. Really would like to do the Z Bars but don't want to drop another $250+ on cables and hoses.
Lastly how tough of a job for a guy with moderate mechanical aptitude will this be?