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Hey everyone I have a 09 Honda shadow spirit bars are sitting I believe at 6 inches
I bought 12 inch apes and I want to see if anyone has gotten their cables from motion pro. Basically I’m looking for a cheat sheet to see what sizes someone else used.
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I’ve gotten cables from motion pro and they’re pretty good. All you have to do is tell them you want “stock + X inches.” Easy way to figure it out is to put the new bars on and measure how much more you need from the stock. For my 2000 Shadow Ace 750 and 12” bars, pretty sure I needed a stock +8” clutch cable.


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I’ve gotten cables from motion pro and they’re pretty good. All you have to do is tell them you want “stock + X inches.” Easy way to figure it out is to put the new bars on and measure how much more you need from the stock. For my 2000 Shadow Ace 750 and 12” bars, pretty sure I needed a stock +8” clutch cable.


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Cool cool thanks i appreciate it I’ll try it out
 

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Hey everyone I have a 09 Honda shadow spirit bars are sitting I believe at 6 inches
I bought 12 inch apes and I want to see if anyone has gotten their cables from motion pro. Basically I’m looking for a cheat sheet to see what sizes someone else used.
Thanks
I have a '09 shadow spirit too and know the risers are something like 5-51/2 " tall and about 3" of sweep.
You could get some lower risers that would lower the apes and allow use of stock cables.
Cheap stubby HD clone raisers plus some adaptor studs might be cheaper than the caple set, and remember, you have to also extend the wires too
And to me wires that don't follow the bars out to the switch pods look like crap.
Stubby risers and apes may not be the look you are going for, it has to be the look, as apes are never comfortable.
You'll know this after you get the install all figured out/spend the money/do it and ride them.
jmo,
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Stubby risers and apes may not be the look you are going for, it has to be the look, as apes are never comfortable.
You'll know this after you get the install all figured out/spend the money/do it and ride them.
jmo,
:unsure:
Anyone who buys ape hangers only for the looks will likely find them uncomfortable, I’ll agree on that but there is a small group who truly enjoy and find it comfortable to cruise for hours with their hands above their shoulders. 🤘🏻
 

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I have a '09 shadow spirit too and know the risers are something like 5-51/2 " tall and about 3" of sweep.
You could get some lower risers that would lower the apes and allow use of stock cables.
Cheap stubby HD clone raisers plus some adaptor studs might be cheaper the the caple set, and remember, you have to also extend the wires too
And to me wires that don't follow the bars out to the switch pods look like crap.
Stubby risers and apes may not be the look you are going for, it has to be the look, as apes are never comfortable.
You'll know this after you get the install all figured out/spend the money/do it and ride them.
jmo,
:unsure:
thats pretty much exactly what I did I bought 1 inch risers to replace the 5 1/2. When I tried to install everything back on the wires were for sure to short which I was going to run inside the bars anyway. But the hydraulic brake line was short along with everything else. I think may have been rushing it I’ll have to try again. Plus the way I positioned the bars were a little more forward. Lol Im mechanically inclined but still new to working on my bike. And what did you mean by adapter studs? Went right over my head.
 

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Anyone who buys ape hangers only for the looks will likely find them uncomfortable, I’ll agree on that but there is a small group who truly enjoy and find it comfortable to cruise for hours with their hands above their shoulders. 🤘🏻
Definitely agree but we’ll find out lol. I honestly want the 12 inch apes with the 5 1/2 inch risers felt very comfortable just in the moch up
 

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thats pretty much exactly what I did I bought 1 inch risers to replace the 5 1/2. When I tried to install everything back on the wires were for sure to short which I was going to run inside the bars anyway. But the hydraulic brake line was short along with everything else. I think may have been rushing it I’ll have to try again. Plus the way I positioned the bars were a little more forward. Lol Im mechanically inclined but still new to working on my bike. And what did you mean by adapter studs? Went right over my head.
Most risers have 1/2x13 threads in the bottom and 1/2" studs won't fit thru the dampening bushing in the top triple tree, so adaptor studs that are stepped down to 10mm are needed.
Some mussle thru the bushing with a 1/2" drill to mount the risers with 1/2x13 studs because the don't know about the adaptor studs sold on ebay.
Here's a link to those studs:
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That’s a pic of James Lentz! A legend, he rides the crap outa that thing with 49” apes + 11” risers haha. Seemed to be closing in on 300k miles in 2018

Full article.
Insane Heritage Softail Isn't Just for Show
um, a legend :unsure:
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edit: went to that link and watched vids of him riding and he had an lead/escort SUV in everyone, probably to block anyone from pulling out in front of him and needing to apply brakes.
OP sorry for the drift.
 

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Yeah, I moved all of the cables to the front of the handlebar. View attachment 289717
Been busy with worth my apologies but I’ll set it up this week and give it a try thanks.
And ouuuuuu very clean bike I like it
Yeah, I moved all of the cables to the front of the handlebar. View attachment 289717
my apologies been busy with work, but I’ll definitely give it a try thanks. Very clean bike I love the halo I’ve been looking to change out my stock light as well.
 

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Been busy with worth my apologies but I’ll set it up this week and give it a try thanks.
And ouuuuuu very clean bike I like it

my apologies been busy with work, but I’ll definitely give it a try thanks. Very clean bike I love the halo I’ve been looking to change out my stock light as well.
Thanks man! Hopefully you're able to get that all done soon without any issues.
 
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