i bought the bike w/ drag bars, i want to switch out to" mini apes" i'm not sure what size, i thinling either 8.5" or 10", any feed back?
I had an XL1200C, an '02 model. I loved the "mini apes" it came with stock. Made it easier to control at low speed, and just plain looked better. It was a stock "C" model so I'm sure you could contact the local H-D dealer and see what they have based on that info. There is a picture on my 360 site. Or I can send you a shot via regular e-mail and you can take it to the shop.
Just remember not to get a bar you can't go lock to lock with comfortably. If you have to really stretch them arms you could have a dropped bike if you have to brake in a hurry. (Yeah, I did it. Twice!) I'm 6 foot 3 inches tall and actually had to get rid of my Sporty since it was too small. (The forward controls were like mid's with my 36 inch inseam.) But I loved them bars. Have a set just like 'em on my FXDWG. Nice and comfy and hiway speeds and in parking lots. (Got a pic or two of that on 360 also. It's what I use as my avatar pic.)
One thing you have to remember when going to higher handle bars is cable and wire length. You can usually get away with a moderate rise, but, at some point you will need extended cables, wires, and maybe front brake hose turning a simple swap into a much bigger project.
I'll buy your drag bars.
For the right price, of course.
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