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#1 gcrank1

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 09:37 AM

Have the oem bars on the '98 ACE, plenty of leverage for sure but I think I wouldnt mind just a bit narrower though certainly do not want the exaggerated 'buckhorn' style.

Any comments regarding the '99 Shadow VLX 600 bars as to rise and width compared to the (am I correct?) 'beach bars'?


Edited by gcrank1, 07 August 2017 - 09:38 AM.

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 12:10 PM

This might help.

http://www.sideroadc...ockBarsOne.html

 

The stock bars drove my hands crazy.

I started my bar selection by mocking up where I wanted to be using what I had handy, a set of mountain bike handlebars some electrical conduit, zip ties and the old standby duct tape.

Once I had my position I took measurements for rise, width and pull back and then used that for shopping for suitable bars.

It was actually pretty easy as most bar manufacturers publish the dimensions and the above link let me know what was out there stock.



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Posted 07 August 2017 - 04:24 PM

Nice site, thanx!


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:36 PM

I look at the chart and pics of other bikes then go for a ride, try to imagine/hold my hands in different positions to 'feel it out, and pretty much end up right back where the oem grips are. My hands and wrists dont get tired, other than the normal hold the throttle open. Any change for me would be so minor as to be not worth the trouble. And at full lock turn with the oem's I am not about to foul anything (big plus that, Im almost too close with my cafe racer with clubmans).

Still, that is a GREAT chart for reference!


Edited by gcrank1, 13 August 2017 - 03:01 PM.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:33 PM

I look at the chart and pics of other bikes then go for a ride, try to imagine/hold my hands in different positions to 'feel it out, and pretty much end up right back where the oem grips are. My hands and wrists dont get tired, other than the normal hold the throttle open. Any change for me would be so minor as to be not worth the trouble.

Still, that is a GREAT chart for reference!

 

Try one of these for better leverage on the throttle, can't be without mine :

 

https://throttlerock...t-Side_p_9.html

 

Also I had some 1" spacers that went under the stock bars, allowed me to angle the ends down a bit more for a better wrist angle without hitting my legs in low speed turns, Traded them out for some Spirit risers I've never installed yet,,, miss the old spacers ...

 

http://www.ebay.com/...UVZX2WQ&vxp=mtr


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Posted 29 August 2017 - 09:42 AM

Cleve, so the Spirit risers will definitely fit on an ACE?

I'm tired already of hitting my legs in low speed turns as well. I like the comfort of the stock beach bars but I think I'll try something higher.
If the Spirit risers do fit I'll pick some up and then find some bars. I'm not really an ape hanger kind of guy.


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Posted 30 August 2017 - 08:28 AM

My grip height is above my leg on a full turn and going down the road that grip/bar angle is fine for me. I know some like the grip angle turned down more, just doesnt work for me. If you havent tried turning the bars up a tad give it a go, the price is right.

At this point, and having looked at a few of the options, I have decided the oem bar is fine and anything else I would consider is so close to the same that it isnt worth the expense and trouble to change. All in all, pretty comfy.


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Posted 31 August 2017 - 06:43 AM

Cleve, so the Spirit risers will definitely fit on an ACE?

I'm tired already of hitting my legs in low speed turns as well. I like the comfort of the stock beach bars but I think I'll try something higher.
If the Spirit risers do fit I'll pick some up and then find some bars. I'm not really an ape hanger kind of guy.


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The VT750DC Spirit risers will bolt on, may need re-routing of the throttle cables and/or brake line or longer cables/line. Depends on the rise and pullback...

 

Some of the Biltwell Chump bars may be a better option. taller risers can block the view of your indicator lights and/or speedo on the earlier models

 

https://www.biltwell...-1-quot-chrome/

 

I have the factory Harley mini-apes on my 1100, real similar to these but a bit taller, best wrist angle I've found. Did re-route the throttle cables up the right side of the neck.


Edited by Cleve, 31 August 2017 - 06:53 AM.

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 07:45 AM

Gotcha. Thanks.
I didn't even think about the speedo being blocked.
I think I'll scrap the idea of using the Spirit setup.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 09:14 AM

I went a very different route.

 

I'm 6'2" wide shoulders, so I really like the wide bars on the stock ace, but the height was bad, so I bought some 8" risers, and installed them backwards.

 

They look weird, and get a lot of "Yo dude you put them on wrong" comments... But in reality, if I put them on right the pull back would have been horrible. I needed an 8" 90* vertical rise only. 

 

I put a saddleman tool bag on them over the headlight and the curve of the risers cradles the bag perfectly.

 

No new cables needed, but I did need to re-route them.

 

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Modified Stock Exhaust - Hollowed and re baffled for that nice rumble all the kids want.
8" Forwards
38T Mod
UNI filter - BeanBox
Rejetted 118/122 -42 AF 2.25 out
Memphis Batwing with Flip
Progressive fronts and 412 Rears

Mustang Touring seat
Paladin Quick Change back rest for the Wife.


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 06:51 PM

I bit the bullet and installed some Chumps this weekend. I ordered from J&P and when they arrived they had a couple scratches at the bottom bend. Since my USB port mounts there you can't see them. They are refunding me 50% for them.
With the batwing mounts I got from Mr. X3R0 I can almost get the bars vertical with the batwing on. ...I need some square mirrors now. a5eaf2805d0b960d7a66694316cc8c11.jpg
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Posted 25 September 2017 - 06:10 AM

It looks good man.

I've been looking for a decent set of mirrors for a long time, I think I'm just too picky. Let me k ow what you find!

Modified Stock Exhaust - Hollowed and re baffled for that nice rumble all the kids want.
8" Forwards
38T Mod
UNI filter - BeanBox
Rejetted 118/122 -42 AF 2.25 out
Memphis Batwing with Flip
Progressive fronts and 412 Rears

Mustang Touring seat
Paladin Quick Change back rest for the Wife.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 06:58 AM

I do like those bars, also wish I had the earlier model with the fork-mounted speedo...

 

As for mirrors, it's hard to go wrong with the 1100 shadow mirrors.

 

http://www.ronayers....e/switch-cables


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 10:47 AM

Where ya at Agent9? Ive got some squares I might trade.


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Posted 28 September 2017 - 12:39 PM

I'm in St Louis.

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 03:34 PM

If ya want me to send some I-mac pics of them PM me your e-dress.

Im in WI


Edited by gcrank1, 29 September 2017 - 03:35 PM.

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 10:36 AM

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 09:25 AM

Just ordered a set of Chumps and new mirrors.

 

https://fortnine.ca/...t-10mm-20-86835


Modified Stock Exhaust - Hollowed and re baffled for that nice rumble all the kids want.
8" Forwards
38T Mod
UNI filter - BeanBox
Rejetted 118/122 -42 AF 2.25 out
Memphis Batwing with Flip
Progressive fronts and 412 Rears

Mustang Touring seat
Paladin Quick Change back rest for the Wife.