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Old 07-01-2018, 09:32 AM
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Chopper handlebars that are easier to reach

Hello group! I just bought a 2004 Ironhorse texas chopper. The handlebars are straight drag bars and I am 5'6". I am looking for a set of handlebars that will come back a few inches. Any suggestions?

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Old 07-01-2018, 11:03 AM
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instead of changing your handlebars which are already colored to match your flames you might want to try to change the risers for longer risers or put in some spacers
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:11 AM
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Ok I assume all risers will work with the speedometer? Its actually my friends bike and I haven't picked it up yet but I did set on it a while back and the bars were hard to reach. It's my first non-sportbike!
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I haven't actually picked the bike up yet. Will the speedometer mount to any riser?
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Use some pullback risers. I had 4" pullbacks that would work great for your bike. Look at eBay, or PM Pushrod for suggestions.

THose look like they are mounted on the risers? Hard to tell from the picture.
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Yeah. I pick the bike up next weekend and I'll definitely know by then. I'll do some looking. Thanks! It's my first non-sportbike.
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Flanders f2 35 degrees

I am 5'6'' too. I used these fladers drag bars on 2 of my projects. They have 10" pull back and allow me to use the short raisers[ no need for pull back on them]. The come with or without dimples, wire holes or knurls Flanders Drag Handlebars, 35 Degree, including Harley Davidson motorcycle Springer Knurled Bars

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Nice! I'm trying to find how the speedometer hooks to the bars. On the pics above it looks like its attached to the risers.

Like I said, I already paid my buddy for the bike but I don't have it here in front of me now. I'll know this weekend
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OP, just remember that if you go too far you might have to change some or all of your cables, lines and wiring.
Before you buy any riser, check and see how much play you have.
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Ok will do
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Also, looking at the picture at top the stock riser looks like it is complete 90 and most the ones I've found are more like a 45
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I decided not to change the handlebars. I can reach them pretty good. The foward controls are a little far. I am trying to move them back 1". I bought some accutronix 1" kickback adapters for a harley but the holes did not line up. Any ideas? I bought part# 1622-0240. I found a set on ironhorsemc with part# 1622-0239
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i remember when chris maida did a road review on one a decade or so ago, he rode from texas to florida. i believe that the key for him (also a shorter guy) was to get a seat that bumped him forward an inch or two... problem solved.

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i remember when chris maida did a road review on one a decade or so ago, he road from texas to florida. i believe that the key for him (also a shorter guy) was to get a seat that bumped him forward an inch or two... problem solved.
Great idear

This would probably be the best and cheapest way to go. Take the bike down to your local upolstery shop and see what he can do. I had a local shop do my seat , it came out just like I wanted.
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