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07 FXSTSSE

  • Firey
    Firey
    13 days ago
    I'm 5'8" and Ive been researching how to set up my springer so I don't need to lean forward and finding it hard, anyone done it with pullback risers or new bars   
  • Daffy
    Daffy
    12 days ago
    I think I spend more time on bar alterations than riding. Pm me with your number and we’ll talk. I have some Softail Deluxe risers spare. Just need to see your setup a bit clearer. Cheers 
  • Retroman
    Retroman
    12 days ago
    Sorry to tell mate but 2007/8/9 Springers the bars and risers are model unique. NOT like any other Softail variant

    Makes it a "Rex Hunt" of a journey to change anything handlebar wise. Internal wiring don't help !

    You may be able to source a set of pullback risers to replace the OEM Springer ones, but I haven't seen any myself.

    I was "gunna" change my 2008 FXSSTSSE2 bars a few years back but too hard basket and I am used to them now.

    Best of luck and keep us informed
  • Daffy
    Daffy
    11 days ago
    I guess that’s messed that idea up. Bad luck mate. All the best 
  • blueystar
    blueystar
    9 days ago
    Don't know if this will help have a heritage springer  was limited to what  bars I  could fit wanted 1_1/2 inch bars plus the stock set up had movement with the rubber bush didn't help with the ape bars replaced the rubber bush with solid bush help a lot but I wanted inch and a half bar's ended up replacing  all you can see in the picture now have a bigger choice with risers and bars
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    9 days ago
    Burleigh Bars on the Gold Coast will make you pretty well anything you want, if they don't have anything suitable in stock. You will need to accurately specify your wants, diameter, any stepped diameters, rise, pullbacks, angles etc. If it's a special order, it won't be cheap, but the quality will be superb.
    And have you thought of trying a different approach by having your seat reupholstered with a  thicker seat cushion behind you pushing you forward a bit?
  • Firey
    Firey
    9 days ago
    Yes thanks I have a new seat that did push me forward a bit so my feet are good but still leaning forward a little, I've been talking to Rollies in Qld about a set of bars and might go that way after I talk to my mechanic

  • beaglebasher
    beaglebasher
    9 days ago
    Have you considered removing the bars and physically pulling them back an inch or so ?
    A decent sized vice and a length of pipe and Bob's yer uncle  !
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    8 days ago
    Beags, you're so stuck in the past, it's 2024, it could be Bob and/or Mary that's your uncle.
  • beaglebasher
    beaglebasher
    8 days ago
    I am not stuck in the past at all.
    I am as woke as the next fella.
    I just have a personal dislike for poofters and trannies and all the rest of the queer fuckers. 
    Back to the bars but.
    I reckon the bars could be bent back without even taking them off the bike. Two long lengths of pipe and a few mates to help. Supply them with beer beforehand. 
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    7 days ago
    The old style 1"" bars bend OK with a metre of pipe slipped over them, but I reckon it'd get harder as the diameter grows. I've been bending the tips of the stock buckhorns on the Sportster forward since 1990, it's had 3 sets of the stock bars on it and I have long arms. I get a mate to hold a length of 4x2 between the upright parts of the bars and I push on the pipe.
    And the beers come after, not before the bending.