tallest apes possible on BGF setup?

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  1. masterblaster

    masterblaster New Member

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    I'm building a Kent lajolla cruiser style Bike(from Walmart),And just wondering what are the tallest apes that I can use without running out of cable.
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    Most bike shops will build you a custom length cable. And Walmart was selling a cable tune up kit with really long cables.
     
  3. 2door

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    We can't answer that without seeing exactly what you have currently for cable length. Pictures wouldn't be sufficient to give you an accurate answer. You'll need to determine that yourself. Take the advertised height of the apes you're planning to buy and take your brake/throttle/clutch control off your current bars and see if the cables will reach that high. It's a good bet they won't. Longer cables are available most anywhere that sells bikes.

    In addition, if you've never ridden a bike with high ape hangers, be prepared to adjust your normal riding style. The tall bars will have an effect on steering and control that you'll need to get used to. Be careful.
    Tom
     
  4. thegnu

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    too tall of an ape an it can get skecthy to keep balance an even harder to hold on when your arms go numb . just be careful .
     
  5. Ibedayank

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    simple answer....none your going to have to make a custom cable
     
  6. wayne z

    wayne z New Member

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    Makin yer own cables ain't rocket science, you can do it. just ask questions and research a little.
    Most bikes with high ape hangers are more for show than handling anyway. It's all about tradeoffs LOL. I say go for it and get some ya have to tiptoe to reach when standing LOL.
     
  7. thegnu

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    hahahahaa Wayne your hilarious !
     
  8. masterblaster

    masterblaster New Member

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    Thanks guys for the info.
     
  9. fastfingas

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    Tell you what if you're going to start making your own cables be sure you got a good cable cutter one that cuts clean, if not you're gonna have trouble!! one should cost about 30.00 cuts the cables and the casings it's really worth the money!!!!!
     

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