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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-12-2011, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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Where is the best place to get 12" mini apes?
From what I read on the forum, the only thing that needs to be replaced when using 12" apes is the brake cable. I am actually surprised that the clutch and the throttle cables are long enough.
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Where is the best place to get 12" mini apes?
From what I read on the forum, the only thing that needs to be replaced when using 12" apes is the brake cable. I am actually surprised that the clutch and the throttle cables are long enough.
I`m sure you meant to say "brake hose".

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Yes it is suprising what the stock cables can do, my throttle cables are stock and my clutch was lengthened about 4 inches for 18" Apes. The stock brake hose is around 19" BTW so get one thats at least 21". May the APES be with you lol

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yea.. brake hose..

hydraulic brake hose to be exact.
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Yes it is suprising what the stock cables can do, my throttle cables are stock and my clutch was lengthened about 4 inches for 18" Apes. The stock brake hose is around 19" BTW so get one thats at least 21". May the APES be with you lol
Any suggestions as to where to get new bars?
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I have a set that are a little taller than stock... Brand new. I'll try and get a pic, along side a set of stockers.

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Here, I just took a picture. They haven't been installed on a bike, but they have been stored out of the box, and aren't what I'd call 'perfect', but they're pretty nice. A few very small scratches. The bars on the left are from a stock Vulcan. The stock Vulcan bars are off a bike that got dropped, and got slightly bent inwards on one side.

From my crude measurements with a tape measure, the stock bars seem to be around 9-3/4" tall, and the mini apes are 12-1/2" at their highest point.

They came with my bike when I bought it, but I'm not really interested in using them. If you, or anybody else in interested, I'd sell them for $50, plus whatever it costs to ship them.


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I got my 18" off ebay for like 19.99 I dont remember how much shipping was but I think it was like 35 total. Theres gotta be some cheap 12" on there somewhere.

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Have you tried Ebay yet?
Yea, Ebay has them for $70.00 shipped brand new. They aren't listed for the VN750 though. They have a 3.5" spacing in the center, 12" rise, 10" pullback and a 35.5" span from tip to tip. I think they will work but I need to measure the spacing in the center of the stock bars. I would rather buy from a VN750 member though because we can all use the cash around here.
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