At a MSRP of $15,499, the Blackline, the model introduced by Harley-Davidson as “the long, low, no BS Dark Custom with a minimalist throwback stance for today’s freedom seekers” is probably going to be one of the most customized of the factory lineup. No doubt that switching to high bars will be a popular choice and John Grant at Hardtail Choppers tells me that he already got a lot of requests for ape hangers for the Blackline. So, of course, he rushed to fabricate his own sets and thinks he is the first one in the US to offer such option for the new HD model.
But do you know that Harley changed the bolt pattern to 5 1/2″ center to center on the mount to the top triple tree . Also the bars are indexed into the top tree so they don’t spin . Harley Blackline bars are individual from each side . They have a 7/8″ X 14 thread that goes completely through the top tree and uses a 7/8″ nut to secure the bars . There is a flat side near the thread area, so when it sits down into the top tree it prevents each bar from spinning .
The pictured bars are 1 1/4″ diameter tube that you can order in any width or height . Are sold either model , ” Dukes “, or ” T Bars ” at the MSRP of $295 + shipping, chrome or black powdercoat (you can order raw, too) . Can be drilled for internal wiring or left undrilled . John also offers separately the inserts for 1 1/4″ tubing with .120 wall thickness at MSRP of $60 a set. Blackline owners should be happy because it seems that there is until now no other company in the US making these type of bars Call John of my behald at 360-750-6780 at Hardtail Choppers.