Tony
Anyone fitted these to their chief, would love to see some photos[biggrin]. Ive ordered a set for mine.
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DAVO
Ive had a set fiited for 2 year on my 14 Vintage, like the look and feel, about 3 hours to fit
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Tony
Over the stock bars how do you rate them Davo?
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V-Twin
Tony wrote:
Over the stock bars how do you rate them Davo?
I'm sure Davo will provide his feedback but here is mine.

I took a demo bike out for an extended ride (couple of days) which had a beach bar.  I fell in love with the look of them.  They are slightly wider and the rider ends up sitting with their back hunched over more as the controls are relocated further forward.  That in itself was not an issue if you are not planning to do long rides (ie. Touring for days or weeks).

The deal breaker for me was that because the bar is flatter (less pulled back), the grip angle changes... meaning, your wrist is in different angle to stock bars.  Some people prefer this 'new' angle but for others, it does not suit them.  Unfortunately, I'm in the later group so I didn't get beach bars.  It also placed more pressure behind two pinky fingers, instead of even pressure across all the fingers/palm.  I still love the look of them.  

The thing is, it felt fine for the first half-an-hour to an hour... only after that, it started to feel uncomfortable for me.
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Tony
Awesome, thanks for the info, do you think that side of the comfort thing would make a difference in how tall you are I'm just over 6'
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V-Twin
Hmmm... height, probably doesn't matter but one's genetics might. Imagine holding a broom stick like a handle bar... that is similar to beach bar. Now imagine being able to bend that imaginary broom stick so it is curved... now your wrists are angled so that your knuckles are facing 11 o'clock and 1 o'clock... maybe more 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock... to me that position feels more natural. I'm 6'2" for a reference. Beach bars of course have a 'bend' in them but the wrist angle is noticeably straighter than stock bars.
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Tony
Good info thanks so much [smile][smile]
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faceonahead
hey tony, maybe see if your dealer can fit one to a demo first, i mucked about for hours with the 16" apes in their store before I committed to them, bars are so important for rider fatigue management and my back, its %^$^
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dutch
im thinking of the klockwerks beach bar more pull back then the Indian one
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V-Twin
dutch wrote:
im thinking of the klockwerks beach bar more pull back then the Indian one
Have you tried Springfield bars?  They are more pulled back.
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Melbourne, Victoria
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Kingston
Tony wrote:
Anyone fitted these to their chief, would love to see some photos[biggrin]. Ive ordered a set for mine.


G'day mate, I have the Indian beach bars on my classic, and have done some long trips, Brissie to Adelaide, Brissie to McKay etc, etc. I have found them really comfortable. See if your dealer has a bike with beach bars and of you can take it for a decent test.
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Tony
Awesome there sure are mixed reviews about about them, I just guess it's an indervidual thing comfort wise
Cheers mate
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Tony
Well got them fitted, went for a quick blat and feel good for me so far.
My Indian Pinical mirrors sat way too high for my liking so put my stock mirrors back on. Can anyone recommend a nice set of aftermarket ones[crazy][smile]
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V-Twin
Tony wrote:
Well got them fitted, went for a quick blat and feel good for me so far.
Tony, glad they worked out for you.  I think Beach Bar can make a bike look low-and-wide... if that is how to describe it.  I really like the look. 

Re: Pinnacle mirrors - I thought the same.  I would have got them if they were lower to the bar.  They look like Alien tentacles to me.   [biggrin]
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Melbourne, Victoria
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Tony
Soooo[biggrin][biggrin][biggrin] I can't sell them to you then[wink]???
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V-Twin
Tony wrote:
Soooo[biggrin][biggrin][biggrin] I can't sell them to you then[wink]???
No... but someone will appreciate them.  Post them here: http://www.indianmotorcycleforum.com.au/?forum=526601
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Melbourne, Victoria
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