Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Diego (native)
Apes all the way
The best mod I made to the vulcan has been 16" apes. My hands are level or only slightly higher than shoulders. I would do 18" if I had to do over. Keeps my back straight and no slouching or bending forward.
I put mine on myself a few months after buying it. Went thru Motion Pro also and got braided break lines from local shop. 10" over stock sounds about right. I followed a post someone else wrote (maybe Stevie D?)There may be some pictures on my album here or at Yahoo Vulcan site. Check my contacts here for examples of other bikes on here with apes. Go to their albums too.
I couldn't go back to stock. Much more comfortable with the apes. The angle they are adjusted to the forks will effect overall height, reach, and how much you can lean back and relax. I suggest trying a few locations to see where you like best.
Last year I bought a Sportster with 18" apes and love it. It's my poor mans chopper.
Vulcan handles about the same with the apes for me. Sportster harder to ride but a blast with the straight drag pipes. Different rides altogether even tho they are both cruisers.
Send me a PM if you can't find pictures or have any other questions.
Enjoy the apes man!!!!
San Diego, CA
Member San Diego VRA chapter 1-24
R&R and horns Relocated
Kawi Tall sissybar
16" Zbar ape hangers
Kevlar clutch plates
Kury LED battery meter
NCS Shield EX
SS braided lines - removed fork junction
LED Fog Lights
Tribal graphics on front fender
Tour Master Saddlebags
Kury ISO grips
Kury highway pegs
Kury oval billet mirrors