Yaffe Monkey Bars Suffice it to say; nothing looks cooler than a set of well-crafted Apehangers on Road Glides. What would surprise most is that getting the bars up higher than stock is actually much more comfortable to most riders. We are of the ilk that you shouldn't knock it till you try it, so when our buddy Steve wanted to get high (in the bar department) we agreed to help him out with a set of apes, but which ones? Paul Yaffe has been making some killer products under the Bagger Nation banner and we have been hounding him for quite some time to get some of his OEM Monkey bars. The 1 1/4-inch bars are 12 inches tall, 33-inches wide, and have a comfortable 6 inches of pullback. With much urging we convinced the Bagger Nation to cut loose with a set of its bars. Paul and the gang at Yaffe Originals also sent a handy Supersize kit with every wire, hose, and extension needed. Yaffe even includes the transmission fluid and heat shrink! Once we got the bars at the HQ, we opened the box and found the quality of the chrome-plated beauties to be second to none. We decided to install them on a '08 Road glide to see just how much impact a set of nicely designed bars could make. (1.)The bars come from Yaffe throttle-by-wire ready for '08-10 H-D touring bikes, so the unit fit without handlebar modification.(1.)The bars come from Yaffe throttle-by-wire ready for '08-10 H-D touring bikes, so the u (2.)This was how the Supersize Kit came from Yaffe. As you can see every needed part to get these bars on the bike are ready to be installed.(2.)This was how the Supersize Kit came from Yaffe. As you can see every needed part to ge (3.)We started by disassembling the old OE bars off of the Road Glide. (4.)The OE wire connecter was cut from the wires... ...and internally wired through the pre-drilled porthole in the bottom of the bars. (5.)We then soldered the Yaffe extensions to lengthen the OEM control wires. (6.)The Monkey Bars were then installed on the bike. And tightened to factory specs. (7.)The wires were fed through the inner fairing and connected to the correct harnesses. (8.)The throttle-by-wire control unit was installed into the right side of the Monkey bar (9.)A trick set of Yaffe Bullet grips were installed. (10.)The longer supplied clutch cable and brake lines were installed and adjusted. (11.)Steve sat on the bike and we adjusted the angle of the bars and hand controls to properly fit him.(11.)Steve sat on the bike and we adjusted the angle of the bars and hand controls to prop (12.)Just look at how much a single set of handlebars drastically changed the look of this bike. Well Done Yaffe! Parts List OEM Monkey Bars $375 Supersize Kit $177 Bullet Grips $198 SOURCES Paul Yaffe's Bagger Nation 2211 E Indian School Rd. Phoenix AZ 85016 602-840-4205 www.baggernation.com By Jeff G. Holt Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!