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Re:Apes 1 Year ago  
Are you confident that all the cables will work with 10"? If so do they need to be re-routed? Do you know of a set of bars that are exact-fit? Thanks
 
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Re:Apes 1 Year ago  
Nocolorbrother wrote:
I'm thinking about some 10" apes for my RS. Being 6'2" do ya"ll think that they would be a comfortable bar? I've never rode a bike with ape's and need some advice on where and what to buy. Biggest problem for me with the stock bar is the wrist angle and I get some center of the back burn after awhile. Thanks

I put 14" apes on top of a raised riser and I think I'm bout 16" in all. My hands sit about 1" below my shoulders and that's just legal here in BC. I find there is no "pull" on my shoulders and all in all very comfortable...IMHO
 
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Re:Apes 1 Year ago  
Nocolorbrother wrote:
Are you confident that all the cables will work with 10"? If so do they need to be re-routed? Do you know of a set of bars that are exact-fit? Thanks

It depends. On my bike, I put on a 4" riser and my cables were so tight.

After that, I decided to put on 16" apes. They are currently sitting on the 4" riser and I think it's a bit too high. When I get some time, I'm going to drill out the stock riser, so I can run the wires thru the bottom of it, and bring the bars down a bit. I think they should be just right.

But, to answer your question, there's no way I could put 10" apes on my bike using the stock cables.
 
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Re:Apes 1 Year ago  
I have 10" apes on mine and the stock cables are fine. You may have adjust them some but they work. That's one reason some go with 10" apes. Stock cables work.
 
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Re:Apes 1 Year ago  
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Find bikes witb different size apes and try them. I started with 10s then went 14s and Im now running 16s.Ya but you are a gorilla
 
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Re:Apes 1 Year ago  
OK, I've got one member saying the cables will work with 10" apes and another saying they won't? Really would like to know before buying a set of bars and getting into install. When you say they work do they still have proper slack to prevent any problems or they just make it and tight?
 
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Re:Apes 1 Year ago  
Nocolorbrother wrote:
OK, I've got one member saying the cables will work with 10" apes and another saying they won't? Really would like to know before buying a set of bars and getting into install. When you say they work do they still have proper slack to prevent any problems or they just make it and tight? When they say they will work they mean they make it work by rerouting the cables, The brake line is usually pretty tight if you don,t change it.
 
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Re:Apes 1 Year ago  
I put 10's on mine but they measured 12" all my cables worked but I needed a longer brake line. I had to reroute the cables but they worked fine. After that I decided to go taller.
 
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Re:Apes 1 Year ago  
Nocolorbrother wrote:
OK, I've got one member saying the cables will work with 10" apes and another saying they won't? Really would like to know before buying a set of bars and getting into install. When you say they work do they still have proper slack to prevent any problems or they just make it and tight?


IMHO..it also depends on the height of your riser...I believe...Tim @ Metric Magic could tell you for sure....just sayin....
 
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Re:Apes 1 Year ago  
No riser, my fairing will not allow for one other than factory. Will try to talk with Tim
 
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