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Old 10-11-2011, 11:31 AM   #161
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Do you what the rise is on the stock bars?
Just saw this. I'll measure next time I'm in the garage today.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:48 PM   #162
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Thanks, Andy. I'm considering replacing the bars this winter for something more comfortable.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:42 AM   #163
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Got hung up with a group to escort the Portable Wall from Lafayette to Jennings so didn't get them measured till this morning. ;=)_

This is all fairly close measurements as I didn't take off the stuff I have attached to the bars.
Width = 27 ( not counting the end pieces )
Center = 5.5 "
Rise = 3"
Pull back = 6"
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:49 PM   #164
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Thanks for benchmarking it, Andy.
Now I have to decide which number I want to change...
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:32 PM   #165
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got my daytonas installed with superbike progrip 719 grips and wow what a difference those made. rode with my wife last night for about 30 minutes and about a 20 mile run and no soreness nor loss of feeling in the digits. best 50$ i spent so far. the black bar looks good on the red bike too esp since im going for the whole, red black and cf look
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Old 10-16-2011, 01:22 PM   #166
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How about a pic? We believe nothing without pics!
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:38 AM   #167
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Thanks, Andy. I'm considering replacing the bars this winter for something more comfortable.
Me also...I don't want anything lower that stock though. Other than the angle, is there any difference in the Daytonas? Also Phil .. what kind of grips are those? I like the looks and they look comfortable.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:28 AM   #168
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I have a set of bars I took off a stock DRZ 400 I had bought years back. They would look good on da Bandit and look to be a good fit , but I would have to put on at least 5" up and back risers for me to be comfortable with them for long rides. That would mean lots of extensions and re-routing. Measuring and ordering brake lines and clutch line, throttle cables. I'd really have to study the wiring runs also. I'm pretty much at full extension on the wiring and stuff with the 3" Roxs. Something I might play with one day when I'm absolutely bored.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:54 PM   #169
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What I want to know, is who is going to be the first one to put a set of ape hangers on their Bandit like these.

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Old 10-20-2011, 02:31 PM   #170
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AMAZING! True APE HANGERS.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:24 PM   #171
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You've got to really want it to put up with those.
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:16 AM   #172
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Dang...can you imagine four exhaust pipes like that? I'd probably run mine straight back to discourage tailgaters .. but then you'd have to have them little red flags on'em
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:39 AM   #173
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Years back, for the heck of it, I pulled the muffler off my KLR and got right in the middle of a group of friends on piped crusiers. They were cringing at the noise that bike was making. Could not figure out how such a small engine was so loud. Right at the same size as one of their cylinders and higher compression was my answer.
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Keeps his pits nice a cool.

I've seen that pic before, and I still can't figure out how he maneuvers it at low speeds.
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What I want to know, is who is going to be the first one to put a set of ape hangers on their Bandit like these.

I had always just assumed it was shopped.... I hope not, but always thought it was.

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I had always just assumed it was shopped.... I hope not, but always thought it was.
It's not; I've seen the guy on the road twice.
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It's not; I've seen the guy on the road twice.
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It's not; I've seen the guy on the road twice.
He should have been in the Planet of the Apes.
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I would literally be afraid of falling off.
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What I want to know is, who is this guy and does he know he's famous?
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