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okie
08-06-2012, 06:54
I was talking to a guy a while back and he had ape hangers on his Harley. He told me that in some places it's illegal to have your handle bars beyond a certain height, so he has his bars loose on the handlebar mount, so when he gets to a place he knows he will get in trouble he will pull the bars down. That's got to dangerous as hell right:alex::faint:

SC Tiger
08-06-2012, 06:57
I was talking to a guy a while back and he had ape hangers on his Harley. He told me that in some places it's illegal to have your handle bars beyond a certain height, so he has his bars loose on the handlebar mount. That's got to dangerous as hell right:alex::faint:

Dangerous and stupid.

capnjim01
08-06-2012, 08:09
Could be a reason the're called Ape Hangers

John Rambo
08-06-2012, 08:14
I was talking to a guy a while back and he had ape hangers on his Harley. He told me that in some places it's illegal to have your handle bars beyond a certain height, so he has his bars loose on the handlebar mount, so when he gets to a place he knows he will get in trouble he will pull the bars down. That's got to dangerous as hell right:alex::faint:

They make adjustable bars for people who need to change the rise or pullback on the fly.

They also make stupid people. I think you spoke to a guy a while back who was one.

jpa
08-06-2012, 08:50
In IL it's illegal for the handlebars to be above shoulder level. Now being 6'4" I could easily have "mini-apes" on a bike and still be legal while a shorter person would be in violation with the same bars.

I don't find apes to be comfortable at all, I don't get how people can ride with their arms way over their head.

jellis11
08-06-2012, 09:03
yeah, that definitely doesn't sound like the safest thing to do!

okie
08-06-2012, 09:03
They also make stupid people. I think you spoke to a guy a while back who was one.I think you may be rightg my friend:supergrin:

Dennis in MA
08-06-2012, 10:01
Man, I SWEAR I've read this post from you before, Okie. Like a few years ago. Funky day-jahhh-vooooo.

Rcsteffen
08-07-2012, 08:21
He'll see the error of his ways the first time he has to make a panic stop. FFS

NeverMore1701
08-07-2012, 08:35
Ape hangers are stupid to begin with, so........

GRIMLET
08-07-2012, 08:35
http://img.tapatalk.com/45c5dc6c-279e-a5d3.jpg

This one was going around a bit ago also.

Dennis in MA
08-07-2012, 10:06
Get enough speed going and he'll stand out as straight as his handlebar fringies. :rofl: