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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-22-2009, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Found an ad for some 13in apes in 7/8s for decent price. Picked them up, thinking cables and wiring look like they will work with 13s just fine as they are for no. Installed them and starting wondering why the cables seem so much tighter than I thought they should. Got out the tape measure, these bars are over 15 and under 16". Hard to tell exactly just eyeballing the tape, but that explains it. Clutch and brakeline are the only things that are kind of tight. I'm really happy how they look and feel. Glad I didn't get what I ordered! Here are a few pics:





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Looks good!
How well do the clutch & brake operate, especially when at tight turns?
That's what would concern me about the tight cables.


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Brake is absolutely fine. Clutch I had to reroute, but made it work for now. That's fine as well. Throttle cables were already too long to begin with if you ask me, had plenty of slack there. Clutch was the tightest cable to deal with. Brakeline- I had more than enough lower line that I made a bracket to raise the Splitter deal that the main line goes into. Just needed an inch or so. I will replace it someday, but for now it works fine.
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Well as usual I'm doing something wrong...

I got a set of 12" apes over the summer and when I tried to put them on the cables were way too short- there was a minimum of 1" between the grips and the brake/clutch assembly on either side.

Maybe I should try it again? Any tips? Those look awesome.

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Well as usual I'm doing something wrong...

I got a set of 12" apes over the summer and when I tried to put them on the cables were way too short- there was a minimum of 1" between the grips and the brake/clutch assembly on either side.

Maybe I should try it again? Any tips? Those look awesome.

I did reroute some cables, pulled up some wiring. Went on really easy for me. At first it was a tight fit, but I moved cables and wiring out from in front of forks where they were, bent the cable and wire holders backwards to hold closer to bars. And these bars are exactly the same width as the stock bars. Are your 12s narrow? That might be a factor if they are wider.
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Where did Misfittom138 get his bars from? Those are exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks.
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You know this thread is 8 years old and that misfit has not been posting since 2010?

Perhaps if you do an introduction in the newbie check in page someone here might be able to help you....

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Interesting post to bring back to life, though. We were just having this conversation not too long ago. The general consensus was that our cables weren't long enough to fit very tall bars. Was Misfittom just clever in his rerouting?
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Where did Misfittom138 get his bars from? Those are exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks.
check eBay,and yes,an introduction in the newbie section would be nice.

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