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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Getting the right setup - reach and solo setup

Morning all - so I've seen a lot about bars and risers recently - however, on my previous cruisers I never did mess with the reach of the bike. However, I'm now interested and just wanted to ask the group - what are the pros & cons to risers vs bars? Right now I'm looking at the 4 inch "norm" for new risers, but just wondering if one is "better" than the other. On my street bike setups I've always gone with heli bars.

Also - I'm a lone wolf rider 99.99997% of the time. I noticed a number of you have solo luggage racks that are installed where the pillion normally is. However, I can't seem to find anything online (I even went to one manu's site that someone had listed in their mod list and no bones). If someone could point me to a place where I could find a solo luggage rack for behind the saddle, that would be greatly appreciated.

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Well something is missing...

Year and model???

Edit the "Signature" and put your year and model so everyone will know.

Some of us old farts are getting tired trying to find year and model searching old posts..
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May have a solo rack you.

I'll check back later to see if you've put your bike's year and model in your listing.

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I have these on my Honda VTX 1300 T good piece of machined aluminum 4" you don't need to change the cables or anything else they polish up like chrome
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Here is the link forgot to post it



http://www.accessoryinternational.co...RoCdNUQAvD_BwE
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Can't beat a nice set of ape hangers in my humble opinion. No higher than the shoulder is the rule.
A really good way of sorting out bars is to sit on the bike with a rod (usually wood) about 40" long hold it in a comfortable riding position for you. Get someone to measure hieght from the yoke, pull back and hand span, end to end. then use any combination of riser or just bar to get your desired position.
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Well something is missing...

Year and model???

Edit the "Signature" and put your year and model so everyone will know.

Some of us old farts are getting tired trying to find year and model searching old posts..


When you figure out what size risers you want by measuring your reach while sitting on your bike google what you want and you will find them cheaper than the site listed above but that site is good info for comparison of products.

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sorry - busy week and my phone didn't notify me of replies (lazy - I know)

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I've seen You tube videos. Shoulder height is the recommended height. That's where "ape hangers" come into play. I have no experience with these and have often wondered:
How much is for appearance?
How much more comfortable are they on a long ride?
How much do they affect steering?
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solo rack and driver backrest

I recently took these off my 2003 VTX 1300S. They will fit your bike. They work with the stock driver seat, and hondaline oem leather bags. PM me if you are interested.

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