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Older dogs with Ape hangers?

Discussion in 'Vintage Big Dogs' started by danosrs, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. danosrs

    danosrs Member

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    Good Morning all,

    I have a 2000 Husky with factory handle bars and was thinking I might be interested in putting apes but not sure how they will look since the bike kinda has that prostreet look? Does anyone have an older dog with apes and can send me some photos? My last bike I rode for 15 years had 13 inch apes on 3 inch risers, always loved that look.
     
  2. stlmikie

    stlmikie I wish I had more money.

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    Outlaw has one with 16 or 18 inchers.
     
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    Ape it.

    This is my 03 with 18 inchers, hell yea ape it if you like em. i have had apes on everything from the 72 honda cb 350 (a few years back), 16 in on 91 bagger to 95 sporty with 16 's, go for it and post some pics.
    i had to rewire from switches down. no biggie. peace.
     
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    stlmikie I wish I had more money.

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    Hey Orange. Do you have any bigg more clear pictures of the scoot?


     
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    I would like to see from the back and side? Of course larger photos!!

    Tks.
     
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    yeah

    I will work on those new pics today d try set em up in here tonight.
     
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    pics

    when i rewired the switches i just used a 7 wire commercial grade with gray shield, almost like original. ran them through bars. looks better that way.:2thumbs:
    i hope you can look at the pics kinda new at this pic thing. lol
     

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    stlmikie I wish I had more money.

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    What did you do about your cable lengths? How long did you end up haveing to go with?


     
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    Looks good Orange i have mini apes on my bobber and i freaking love them,might go to some taller ones :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
     
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    drag specialties clutch 74", throttles 36", and brake line 48". i can get you the numbers later if you want, best way is to put bars on use some mechanics wire and run where you want them. then measure the length of wire.
     
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    stlmikie I wish I had more money.

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    Are yours just right or wold you get some a litle longer or shorter?


     
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    Apes

    :2thumbs: Yeah, i am happy with the whole set up. the only thing i tried to do when i was putting them together was to get a 90 degree AN fitting with a female #4 on one side and a male #4 on the other. this would make my brakeline come straight down the bars and look a bit cleaner. in turn i could have probably used a 42" brakeline.
     
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    IMG_2099.JPG IMG_2101.JPG here's my 03 bulldog with 12' mini apes.
     
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    This is my 01 Wolf with 18's
     

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    Not for me but always loved the look. Im more of a long fork chopper fan. All these look great though. Good job on the customizing.
     
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    Love the long fork too, love em all, had a long forked chop, but ya get what you can find and afford. Plus this is a little easier to ride everyday.
     
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    Apes look tough...thinkin about a set for my 05 mastiff. Can you share where you found apes to fit your dog?
     
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    Mine are just the thicker run of the mill 1 1/4" bars found in any motorcycle parts catalog. These bars were on the Road King I had before I sold it. The riser holes on my Wolf line up the same as a Harley, so any HD riser/handlebar config will work.
     
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    Definitely kinda cool looking, but also most definitely not for me! To each his own though, that's what owning a Big Dog is all about, being different than the pack!
     
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    I have apes on both my bikes, and pretty much every bike I've owned. I'm a decent sized guy too, so my 20" apes aren't as high on me as they are some people. And for me, I've been a guitar player for 25+ years, and my wrists seem more accustomed to bend in that way, then with say drag bars.
     
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