Are ape hangers worth it?

Are ape hangers worth it?

People with back issues sometimes prefer ape hangers over handlebars that create a lower riding profile. Ape hangers encourage a more upright posture instead of creating the need to hunch over. On long rides, apehangers that fit your body type also decrease strain on the wrists, elbows, and shoulders.

Is it hard to ride with ape hangers?

I think most people would agree that ape hangers can get uncomfortable if your hands are way higher than your heart. If your heart is working hard to pump blood uphill, coldness and numbness are a distinct possibility. High bars can be comfortable — as long as your hands are in the right place.

What size ape hangers are legal?

In other words, ape hangers cannot be more than six inches above the rider’s shoulders when he’s sitting on his motorcycle. For those of you who’ve been wondering about or debating this issue, we hope this helps.

Are 16 inch ape hangers comfortable?

I just put on 16″, there comfortable as hell! I never had them on any bikes prior, rode my buddy’s always a nice ride. I can tell you this having drags for years, having higher bars in my case, prevents that shoulder/neck cramp some guys get…

Why do they call them ape hangers?

Handlebars come in a variety of types designed for particular types of riding: “Ape-hangers” — found mainly on choppers, these are handlebars of such exaggerated height that the rider has to reach up to them, hence the name.

Why do bikers have high handlebars?

Few motorcycles have or get modified to high handlebars due to a mix of aesthetics, cultural phenomenon, and to provide comfort for the riders – especially those who find their stance and posture not satisfactory in typical motorcycles.

What’s the point of high handlebars?

What states have ape hanger laws?

Q: Are so-called “ape hangers” regulated in any Midwest states? A: Three Midwest states – Iowa, Kansas, and Minnesota – do not regulate handlebar height. Some states limit handlebar height to shoulder-height or lower: Illinois, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

How high should my ape hangers be?

If you find yourself preferring a lower riding profile but like the bobber look, a good compromise can usually be found with a set of mini Ape Hangers, 8 – 10 inches in height.

What do you call a motorcycle with long handlebars?

If you are a cruiser motorcycle or chopper fan, then you ought to know about this variety of handlebars. The Ape Hangers are the tallest variety of handlebars and are named so as sometimes the rider is has to reach up to them, or hang on to them like an ape.

How big are Harley Davidson ape hanger handlebars?

Don’t forget to check out the Best Grips for Harley Davidson Motorcycles to go with your new ape hanger handlebars. Total height: as advertised. Total width: 36 inches. Distance between the uprights: 15 inches. Clamping surface width: 5.25 inches. Total pullback: just over 4 inches.

What’s new with the ape hanger style?

Our radiused sweeping style brought a fresh new revision of the ape hanger style. Throttle By Wire bars will work… The Evil Ape features the same unique bend in the uprights as our Gangster Ape but with sharp corners.

What comes with the Z Bar Ape Hangers?

You will be getting a set of 1 1/4″ FAT Z Bar ape hangers with all of the stainless cables and brake lines to fit these apes. The handle bars are pre-wired with chrome switches and the connectors are installed on the wires ready for you to plug in. A TRUE Plug & Play™ HANDLEBAR KIT Also included are chrome handlebar controls already assembled.

Will throttle by wire bars work on a gangster ape?

Gangster Ape 1.25″ features innovative forward-tilting style for the pushed forward look. Throttle By Wire bars will work on a… Gangster Ape 1.25″ features innovative forward-tilting style for the pushed forward look.