2013 Cross Country - few questions?

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    First off - I love this bike!

    I have thesuede nuclear sunset - I think this is the best lookingcolor scheme ever!!! - My only complaint - how come the levers dont come black? Has anyone found nice replacements? Or tried powder coating?

    Apes - the cafe bars seem to pull back a lot, how much further foward are saythe ness mini apes? The cafe bars are very comfortable, but I wantthe look of the apes, will I be reaching too far foward? Any advise or first hand experience people have had, withdifferent manufactures would be very helpful, as well as any pictures people may have of them ON the bike, with hands on the grips, would be very helpful! I am also looking to stay legal - meaning hands no higher than shoulders.

    Thanks in advance!
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    I understand that baked-on enamel will last a long time where there's constant rubbing - like on a clutch/brake lever. But is powder coating, that's also baked on, as durable as whatever they use for a baked-on enamel finish?
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    power coating should last for a good five years
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    Does anyone have any suggestions and pictures with apes????
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    had mine powdercoated by witchdoctor theyy aregreat. also gunner style.
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    I went with the Kewlmetal Meat hooks(black), love them and once mounted youcan move them around without removing the fairing. No wiring or cable to be changed and legal. Plus everybody loves and asked about them. It changes the whole look of the bike for the better. If you look up their site here, my bike is on the display plage showing them off. The Black XC
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    Do you have a pic of them with you on the bike?
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    Do you have a pic with you on the bike? Looking to see if I will have to "reach" for them?
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    Sure, hope this helps. They were about 500.00 but well worth it, well made anf the dealer installed them due to the fact you have to remove the inner and outter fairing, kind of a pain. But once they are installed you can raise and lower them by two bols under the bars.
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    The upward curve section makes them look taller but as you see they slope back down. Very comfortable (much more then stock ones)
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    hey Cowboy, I'm 5'8" and already reach for the stock bars. Are these going to make me reach further out. I don't mind up but I can't reach out any further. They look perfect. Good decision.
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    I like those bars!!! Just curious where your hands are in relation to your shoulders while riding??????
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    They are 32" from center of the grip to the other one. They are 14" tall at the highest point on the bars but shorter at hand grip height. These can also be pulled back down towards the rider. My showing here are just below my shoulder height, and pushed forward about as far as they will go, so also the highest. Very comfortable ride, no shoulder pain or fatigue. Just a little getting us to them and now can turn a much tighter radius.

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