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I haven't see anyone with a handle bar change on a Street H-D yet. Like both of the one's you're looking at although I'd probably prefer the drag bars personally.


I'm actually more interested in the 7/8"D x 12" rise mini ape hangers but had to contact Dime City Cycle to see if they're made in the USA. Hope to hear back from them by tomorrow.


7/8" Chrome Mini Ape Hanger Handlebars with 12" Rise | Motorcycle Ape Hanger Handlebars
 

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Ultimately it depends on what you think will be most comfortable for you. Depends on your height and preference. I don't think anyone can make that decision for you.
 

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I'm looking to put lower bars on the Street 750 I picked up. Can't decide between Renthal Ultra Lows:

7/8" Black Aluminum Ultra-Low Renthal Superbike Handlebars | Black Ultra-Low Renthal Superbike Bars

Or generic drag bars:

7/8" Satin Black Drag Handlebars | Motorcycle Drag Bars

Anyone seen any bikes out there set up with lower bars that aren't the three factory custom jobs?
Hey @HowlOnWheels

Have you decided what you are going to do with your bars yet? It would be cool if you could post up some pictures when you do make your decision. Are mostly concerned with looks, or is the ergonomics your first priority?
 

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I'm still up in the air. Getting the bike back tonight from its 1000 mile service, and they're also going over any potential damage from getting rear ended last week. If the bars are tweaked, I'm getting them replaced. I like the drag bars, but I've got them on a CB500, and they're pretty low. I think I'll go for super moto bars for now, maybe the Renthals, and go lower later if I feel like it. I'll definitely post up some pics when I do the changes.
 

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I'm actually more interested in the 7/8"D x 12" rise mini ape hangers but had to contact Dime City Cycle to see if they're made in the USA. Hope to hear back from them by tomorrow.

7/8" Chrome Mini Ape Hanger Handlebars with 12" Rise | Motorcycle Ape Hanger Handlebars
I did find out that Dime City's handle bars are made in Taiwan and are not of very good quality. For example they're not knurled where they clamp to the triple-tree which prevents them from slipping (unknurled bars require much more clamp-down pressure). The chrome is also inferior to US chrome standards. If "cheap" is the name of the game then the Dime City handle bars will work but they're not up to my standards where quality is more important than price. Dime City's are okay appearance-wise but there is more to a motorcycle than just what meets the eye IHMO.

Because of this we (Stone Free Mfg) decided to contract a company in Los Angeles to manufacture mini ape hangers made to our specifications. It will be a couple of months before we bring them to market. The Street 500 and Street 750 look really good with the mini ape hangers and we'll offer them as a complete conversion kit that includes longer cables, brake line, and brake light wiring that's required.
 

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I'm still up in the air. Getting the bike back tonight from its 1000 mile service, and they're also going over any potential damage from getting rear ended last week. If the bars are tweaked, I'm getting them replaced. I like the drag bars, but I've got them on a CB500, and they're pretty low. I think I'll go for super moto bars for now, maybe the Renthals, and go lower later if I feel like it. I'll definitely post up some pics when I do the changes.
Awesome, keep us posted on what you end up going with and how you like them .
 

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Thanks for the update. I'm looking forward to the pictures. Haven't seen too many examples of Streets with alternate handlebars so I want to see how it turns out for ya.
 

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Thanks for the update. I'm looking forward to the pictures. Haven't seen too many examples of Streets with alternate handlebars so I want to see how it turns out for ya.
There's never a problem with changing the handle bars.... unless it changes your cable, brake and wiring lengths.

Even if the person knows how to order different lengths for the (2) throttle cables, clutch cable, brake line, and make up longer brake light wiring they still have to pull the fuel tank (not an overly difficult removal) to install the clutch and throttle cables and tie in the brake light wiring. If you had all of the parts it probably takes about 2 hours or so to make the change.
 

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involved process and definitely helps to really know what to do or know someone that knows how to do it whether that be a friend or a shop you can pay to do it.
 

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involved process and definitely helps to really know what to do or know someone that knows how to do it whether that be a friend or a shop you can pay to do it.
There's an old saying that if you know how to do something it really isn't hard at all. LOL

One thing we're focusing on is making changes to the Street 500/750 easy. Providing all of the parts necessary is the first step but then providing really good instructions on how to do the work is also important. For example removal of the fuel tank to access the cable and electrical runs isn't very hard once you know how to do it. Draining the tank is probably the hardest part because you can really make a (dangerous) mess if you don't do that properly. LOL
 

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That's one of things I like most about the forum: seeing what people are doing with their bikes and its a bonus when they give some nice instructions too.

I agree with the whole, its only hard if you don't know how to do it thing.
 

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That's one of things I like most about the forum: seeing what people are doing with their bikes and its a bonus when they give some nice instructions too.

I agree with the whole, its only hard if you don't know how to do it thing.


We all start out not knowing how to do it. The fun part is learning how.
 
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