Extending steering column?

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Extending steering column?

Postby SWilliams » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:13 am

Anyone ever extend the steering column on a super? I'm used to the wheel being up higher on a standard cyclops and the 2284 puts the wheel barely above my knees. Thinking I could just cut the shaft and add a sleeve to raise it up.
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Re: Extending steering column?

Postby dag1450 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:26 am

This is a new topic I've never heard of. Get yourself a set of those "ape hanger" handle bars for motorcycles. I'm sure you could weld a washer to the bottom of the bars and bolt them right on. We will need pics when your all done. :)
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Re: Extending steering column?

Postby dag1450 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:19 pm

This is a picture of Big Mike with his apes at the last show me and him were at. I rode on the back for a few miles....but I think his old lady was getting jealous
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Re: Extending steering column?

Postby BigMike » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:56 pm

Dag you’re funny. Funny looking that is! :lol:
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Re: Extending steering column?

Postby SWilliams » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:40 pm

Nope, no ape hangers for me... I want to be able to steer... It;s an odd thing but one of the few things I wish was different on the supers. They moved the seat and footrests up but left the steering alone. They should have raised the dash as well.
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Re: Extending steering column?

Postby dag1450 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:00 pm

Can you lower that seat mount. I just looked at a picture and looks like that sliding mechanization is about 3". Can you set it where you want...and build a slim mount? Let us know what you do...
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