It continues to surprise me that so many custom bikes using a narrow or mid-glide Springer or hydraulic front end, are mounting on them ape hangers conceived for wide-glide front ends. Yes, your bars are supposed to flow smoothly up from your front suspension system. The base of your bars is not supposed to be wider than your triple tree or top clamp.
So, it convinced me to write this post to tell those who still don’t know, that narrow apes exist. Many options are available regarding widths, heights, diameter (please don’t use over 1″ on old school bikes), in chrome or black.
One option is the choice offered by Burly Brand, with narrow apes 5″ wide at the base, 7″ pullback, 1″diameter, in 12″, 14″, 16″ height. Chrome or black. Slotted and drilled for easy internal wiring. They also sell cable kits to readjust the length of your brake and clutch lines. Burly Brand.