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any pics of the sf with beach bars, considering it as it looks more agressive i think..
 

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any pics of the sf with beach bars, considering it as it looks more agressive i think..
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If you do change your bars and would like to sell the stock Springfield bars please let me know. I would be interested in buying them for my 14 Vintage.
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any pics of the sf with beach bars, considering it as it looks more agressive i think..
You are aware that the word on the street as to why the SF bars are so much more comfortable than some of the other stock Chief bars is that they were designed with the help of a specialist in ergonomics, right?

As in they are oriented such that they put the least strain on your hands, both short and long term (long rides etc.).

I wanted beach bars myself but while doing the paperwork on my SF purchase they had a Vintage with beach bars on it, right next to the office and I sat on it a few times.

I noted that although they looked terrific, they require you to have your hands in a different orientation and I could tell they would not be as comfortable as the SF bars, long term.

For an hour or 2, they would probably be okay and if you don't have any carpal or wrist pain issues they might be just fine.

HTH.

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Beach bars are highway cruising comfortable. The only drawback ( and its small ) is very low speed handling/turning at low speed. I mean crawling speed. Once you get them, you'll never have anything else.
 

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I have the bars as low as possible, less than an inch off the tank. Very comfortable to me at 5'11". FYI as mentioned above, slow crawl turning has me lean slightly forward. My posture while riding is more upright than reclining ( which fatigues every rider unless you have the rider back rest ). Love the look and feel.
 

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I have the bars as low as possible, less than an inch off the tank. Very comfortable to me at 5'11". FYI as mentioned above, slow crawl turning has me lean slightly forward. My posture while riding is more upright than reclining ( which fatigues every rider unless you have the rider back rest ). Love the look and feel.
Shit yah that looks nice i like em and the position, my neck gets kinked with stock bars
 

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I have the bars as low as possible, less than an inch off the tank. Very comfortable to me at 5'11". FYI as mentioned above, slow crawl turning has me lean slightly forward. My posture while riding is more upright than reclining ( which fatigues every rider unless you have the rider back rest ). Love the look and feel.
Great color choice...........looks good.
 

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Looks great! Love that color combination and the logo on tank...really sharp! I have beach bars on my Chief Vintage and wouldn't have it any other way. Love the comfort and the look (although I keep mine up a bit higher than yours just due to the way it feels better for me).
 

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I have the bars as low as possible, less than an inch off the tank. Very comfortable to me at 5'11". FYI as mentioned above, slow crawl turning has me lean slightly forward. My posture while riding is more upright than reclining ( which fatigues every rider unless you have the rider back rest ). Love the look and feel.
Who did the paint on your bike and do you know what is the paint color codes . Beautiful color combination .
 

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Ditto on liking beach bars. I used to think they looked like poser "look at me" bars but then I bought my Vintage which came w/beach bars. I find them comfortable and they do look cool, especially without windshield, bags, and passenger seat.
 

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Have you tried raising your SF bars? Just did mine up 1.5" this weekend. Much more comfortable for a taller rider. Makes the bike look more aggressive too since they don't sit so close to the tank when the bike is parked.
 
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