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I am considering installing ape hangers on my X. I was wondering if there is any advice I should follow before I spend the bucks. Also, does anyone have pictures of an X with ape hangers? I'd love to see what it looks like.
 

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GreenValley has 14" apes on his R...I sat on it when he was in Memphis. It fit perfect and i was never fond of apes until now. 8)

I know quite a few other do have them. They look good if done right. Might at well get the braid cables when you do it, doesn't look right with the black cables. JMHO
 

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Buy the bars and risers (If changing) first, put them on and measure for cable - brake line lenghth before you order them - they are custom made and are non returnable, so you got to get 'em right the first time. you will also need to splice the wiring and add length on both sides.





 

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hdavis said:
I am considering installing ape hangers on my X. I was wondering if there is any advice I should follow before I spend the bucks. Also, does anyone have pictures of an X with ape hangers? I'd love to see what it looks like.
Why do you want to do that to your bike - don't you like it?
 

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hdavis said:
I am considering installing ape hangers on my X. I was wondering if there is any advice I should follow before I spend the bucks. Also, does anyone have pictures of an X with ape hangers? I'd love to see what it looks like.
Why do you want to do that to your bike - don't you like it?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: That's funny....I don't care who you are....


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I've got 16" apes with 1-1/2" risers. They're also fat 1-1/2" diameter which looks very nice. The wiring is all internal (run through the bars) which is also nice - and clean looking. If you order from www.ridevmc.com they'll hook you up with everything you need.They've done this many times before and have kits available with all of the appropriate cables etc. I just called and said "I want to install 16" apes on my VTX" and they sent everything I needed.



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Why do you want to do that to your bike - don't you like it?
No, I love it! Doing this looks awesome and is so much more comfortable. I've converted several skeptics by simply letting them sit on my bike. 8)


 

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kathymc7719 said:
hdavis said:
I am considering installing ape hangers on my X. I was wondering if there is any advice I should follow before I spend the bucks. Also, does anyone have pictures of an X with ape hangers? I'd love to see what it looks like.
Why do you want to do that to your bike - don't you like it?
Many members here have apes... you know what they say about OPINONS -- I don't like windsheilds on a bike, but when a member asks about them, I try to offer constructive criticism instead of disrespecting his or her taste...

Floodgates 8)
 

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kathymc7719 said:
hdavis said:
I am considering installing ape hangers on my X. I was wondering if there is any advice I should follow before I spend the bucks. Also, does anyone have pictures of an X with ape hangers? I'd love to see what it looks like.
Why do you want to do that to your bike - don't you like it?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: That's funny....I don't care who you are....
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Twin... I'm not surprised that you found it funny -- SMI's are usually easily amused :wink: :lol:

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hdavis said:
I am considering installing ape hangers on my X. I was wondering if there is any advice I should follow before I spend the bucks. Also, does anyone have pictures of an X with ape hangers? I'd love to see what it looks like.
Hi and welcome to the board! There are many members on here with Apes, and I'm sure they will chime in with pictures & advise. I should have my 16" Apes on by the end of the week, and will post pictures. I went for the 1.5" bars... personally, I thought the big bars looked best on the VTX. As far as height goes... it's whatever you're comfortable with. I rode a softail with 14" Apes and was thinking that an extra 2" would be just right.

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Floodgates said:
twin1300 said:
kathymc7719 said:
hdavis said:
I am considering installing ape hangers on my X. I was wondering if there is any advice I should follow before I spend the bucks. Also, does anyone have pictures of an X with ape hangers? I'd love to see what it looks like.
Why do you want to do that to your bike - don't you like it?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: That's funny....I don't care who you are....
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Twin... I'm not surprised that you found it funny -- SMI's are usually easily amused :wink: :lol:

Floodgates 8)
I wasn't mocking the ape hangers......you gotta admit....her brutal honesty was funny. Glad you saw it the same way.... :wink:


............twin 8)


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twin1300 said:
Floodgates said:
twin1300 said:
kathymc7719 said:
hdavis said:
I am considering installing ape hangers on my X. I was wondering if there is any advice I should follow before I spend the bucks. Also, does anyone have pictures of an X with ape hangers? I'd love to see what it looks like.
Why do you want to do that to your bike - don't you like it?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: That's funny....I don't care who you are....
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Twin... I'm not surprised that you found it funny -- SMI's are usually easily amused :wink: :lol:

Floodgates 8)
I wasn't mocking the ape hangers......you gotta admit....her brutal honesty was funny. Glad you saw it the same way.... :wink:


............twin 8)


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I wasn't amused... but then again I'm not an SMI! :wink:

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kathymc7719 said:
[quote="hdavis":17ystl71]I am considering installing ape hangers on my X. I was wondering if there is any advice I should follow before I spend the bucks. Also, does anyone have pictures of an X with ape hangers? I'd love to see what it looks like.
Why do you want to do that to your bike - don't you like it?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: That's funny....I don't care who you are....
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Twin... I'm not surprised that you found it funny -- SMI's are usually easily amused :wink: :lol:

Floodgates 8)
I wasn't mocking the ape hangers......you gotta admit....her brutal honesty was funny. Glad you saw it the same way.... :wink:


............twin 8)


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I wasn't amused... but then again I'm not an SMI! :wink:

Floodgates 8)[/quote:17ystl71]

Sorry floodgate - it was meant to be funny. Lighten up a little - we got a holiday coming up tomorrow & ya don't wanna be all tensed up for where ever you'll be riding . . . .

BTW what is a SMI? (just so I know what names you're calling me) :p
 

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MaxChaos said:
I've got 16" apes with 1-1/2" risers. They're also fat 1-1/2" diameter which looks very nice. The wiring is all internal (run through the bars) which is also nice - and clean looking. If you order from www.ridevmc.com they'll hook you up with everything you need.They've done this many times before and have kits available with all of the appropriate cables etc. I just called and said "I want to install 16" apes on my VTX" and they sent everything I needed.



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Why do you want to do that to your bike - don't you like it?
No, I love it! Doing this looks awesome and is so much more comfortable. I've converted several skeptics by simply letting them sit on my bike. 8)



Hey, how Tall are you, im thinking on going with the 18" Apes, I am 5'11"
 

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Floodgates wrote:
twin1300 wrote:
Floodgates wrote:
twin1300 wrote:
kathymc7719 wrote:
hdavis wrote:
I am considering installing ape hangers on my X. I was wondering if there is any advice I should follow before I spend the bucks. Also, does anyone have pictures of an X with ape hangers? I'd love to see what it looks like.


Why do you want to do that to your bike - don't you like it?



That's funny....I don't care who you are....
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Twin... I'm not surprised that you found it funny -- SMI's are usually easily amused

Floodgates


I wasn't mocking the ape hangers......you gotta admit....her brutal honesty was funny. Glad you saw it the same way....


............twin


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I wasn't amused... but then again I'm not an SMI!

Floodgates


Sorry floodgate - it was meant to be funny. Lighten up a little - we got a holiday coming up tomorrow & ya don't wanna be all tensed up for where ever you'll be riding . . . .

BTW what is a SMI? (just so I know what names you're calling me)
I don't know what SMI means; and I'm not really offended by the comments in the way my homey Floodgates seems to be. However I don't see the point in "sniping" at people in this thread - which is essentially what you and twin are doing. hdavis made a simple and sincere inquiry about apes, you guys have now in essence hijacked the thread and offered absolutely no insight of value to the person who started the thread. I love humor but I'd try to keep it in a more positive and relevant context in the future. You can be funny and substantive at the same time if you'll just stick to topics with which you have some knowledge and experience. Peace, Max
 

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Hey, how Tall are you, im thinking on going with the 18" Apes, I am 5'11"
jmontes,

I'm 5'8" with short legs (29-30" inseam), longer torso. Sounds like 18" would probably have you set up about the way I am. I love it by the way. I take the occasional long trip and am really, really comfortable. I don't know if you saw my other thread but I just did 1000+ miles (Keystone CO to College Station TX) in 17 hours - you just can't do that if you're not really comfortable. Note also I'm sitting on a Mustang seat which sits me slightly higher and more forward than stock.

Max
 

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kathymc7719 said:
Floodgates said:
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[quote="kathymc7719":1hpgwehb][quote="hdavis":1hpgwehb]I am considering installing ape hangers on my X. I was wondering if there is any advice I should follow before I spend the bucks. Also, does anyone have pictures of an X with ape hangers? I'd love to see what it looks like.
Why do you want to do that to your bike - don't you like it?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: That's funny....I don't care who you are....
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Twin... I'm not surprised that you found it funny -- SMI's are usually easily amused :wink: :lol:

Floodgates 8)
I wasn't mocking the ape hangers......you gotta admit....her brutal honesty was funny. Glad you saw it the same way.... :wink:


............twin 8)


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I wasn't amused... but then again I'm not an SMI! :wink:

Floodgates 8)[/quote:1hpgwehb]

Sorry floodgate - it was meant to be funny. Lighten up a little - we got a holiday coming up tomorrow & ya don't wanna be all tensed up for where ever you'll be riding . . . .

BTW what is a SMI? (just so I know what names you're calling me) :p[/quote:1hpgwehb]


Thanks kathy........... :wink: :D :D :D I thought your sense of humor was spot on and intelligent. I got a good laugh anyway.

You see guys....that's hijacking..........Kathy was just being funny....How come you guys just get to judge whether it's humor or not. You mean you are only the funny guys on here.....Now that's SMI.

Happy 4 th of July everyone......



................................. :D twin


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Floodgates said:
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SMI = Small Minded Individual.
Close... very close but no cigar! Individual is not quite what I had in mind... :wink:

Floodgates 8)
Come on Floodgate - ya got a burr in your saddle today? :?
 

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Sorry floodgate - it was meant to be funny. Lighten up a little - we got a holiday coming up tomorrow & ya don't wanna be all tensed up for where ever you'll be riding . . . .

BTW what is a SMI? (just so I know what names you're calling me) :p
Don't apologize to me... your comment was directed at "hdavis" (remember, just because Twin finds something amusing, doesn't make it a joke)... BTW my holiday came and went (July 1st)... and yes I had a great time out on my bike...

Floodgates 8)
 
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