I`m sure you meant to say "brake hose".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.
Any suggestions as to where to get new bars?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
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.Have you tried Ebay yet?
Yea, I saw used bars on Ebay for $20.00. I was also at some local swap meets and bars around anywhere from $10.00 to $30.00 used.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.
I tried that with my bars but they still slipped a little bit...how did u position the skid tape on the bars and on the mount of the bike? I did mine just around the bar but I am going to try it againOne thing you will want to keep in mind is that the stock bars are knurled where you clamp them to the bike. Many aftermarket bars are not so what I did to keep the new bars from slipping is buy some anti-skid tape like you would adhere to a walkway or bathtub. This provides enough grip to hold the aftermarket bars in place..............Good luck!