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    OK so who has the Heli bars on their GL1800? $800 plus instillation is a large investment.
    1. Do you like them?
    2. Are they worth the investment?
    3. Did you pay someone else to install them or do it yourself?
    Captain Roadsmith, Northwest Indiana
    '06 Wing / Roadsmith HT1800

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    I got them and love them,quality unmatched,adjustability unmatched,,,,,,,
    thanks to the following folks
    1-traxxion//2-heli bars//3-sierra electronics//4-alley kat exhaust//5-schroaders Honda//6-129 slayer.com//7-killboy.com//8-windbender shields//9-dealsgap.com//10-wingstuff//11-mojo tools


    the 24 hrs of deals gap//1001.7 miles//23 hrs and 52 min//29,786 turns
    avg. 19 mpg

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    • #3
      Did you notice any difference in handling?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Retired Army View Post
        Did you notice any difference in handling?
        the bars are in a more sporting place now,so that's cool

        I did not believe the ft end could get any stiffer with a traxxion forkbrace,triple trees but they did!!!!,,,no flex!!!!!

        thanks to the following folks
        1-traxxion//2-heli bars//3-sierra electronics//4-alley kat exhaust//5-schroaders Honda//6-129 slayer.com//7-killboy.com//8-windbender shields//9-dealsgap.com//10-wingstuff//11-mojo tools


        the 24 hrs of deals gap//1001.7 miles//23 hrs and 52 min//29,786 turns
        avg. 19 mpg

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        • #5
          I want them so bad!!!! I spent $2000 on the Traxxion full Monty, $500 on a custom seat, $1000s on chrome, $300ish on mick o pegs and most recently...... $500 on getting my wheels painted yellow to match my bike..... And I don't regret any of those purchases. Why am I having such a hard time justifying this expense??

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          • #6
            Originally posted by strotter View Post
            I want them so bad!!!! I spent $2000 on the Traxxion full Monty, $500 on a custom seat, $1000s on chrome, $300ish on mick o pegs and most recently...... $500 on getting my wheels painted yellow to match my bike..... And I don't regret any of those purchases. Why am I having such a hard time justifying this expense??
            I'd like to see a picture of those wheels.
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            • #7
              Here they are....

              Cruiseman, I think a Helibar video and review is in order

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              • #8
                One must consider the substantial cost of the bars. There is about 4 hours needed to install the bars and bleed the clutch and brake reservoirs .

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cruiseman View Post

                  I'd like to see a picture of those wheels.
                  Mine are two tone, just like my Wing.


                  I haven't tried Helibars, but I did have a Texcellent bar on my 05 and I could feel the difference in stiffness with just that one thing, so the Hellibars would have to make a huge difference, I would think.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by yellow wolf View Post


                    I got them and love them,quality unmatched,adjustability unmatched,,,,,,,
                    Do you mind if I ask what its the bracket covering you display?

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                    • #11
                      its a gps holder,it flips up as to see the lower screen,works for me and I like it a lot!!

                      I really really don't like things on my bars!!
                      thanks to the following folks
                      1-traxxion//2-heli bars//3-sierra electronics//4-alley kat exhaust//5-schroaders Honda//6-129 slayer.com//7-killboy.com//8-windbender shields//9-dealsgap.com//10-wingstuff//11-mojo tools


                      the 24 hrs of deals gap//1001.7 miles//23 hrs and 52 min//29,786 turns
                      avg. 19 mpg

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                      • #12
                        I've never seen one like that. Pretty cool idea being able to flip it up.
                        I agree to with not having things mounted to the bars.

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                        • #13
                          Funny how this thread went from Heli bars to painted wheels to a GPS bracket...

                          Enjoy the ride.

                          Captain Roadsmith, Northwest Indiana
                          '06 Wing / Roadsmith HT1800

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Captain Roadsmith View Post
                            Funny how this thread went from Heli bars to painted wheels to a GPS bracket...

                            Enjoy the ride.
                            I have a set of Heli Bars in the mail somewhere. Will soon be installing them. The reason I finally bit the bullet and bought them is the rake on the Trike puts the bars at a downward angle even with risers. I did try to make a different riser but could not get enough up angle and still clear the meter panel and ignition bracket.

                            Now if I had a camera person, I could make a video of it all, as long as you laugh when the socket falls into the black hole and I have to go buy another one. Lol!

                            I suspect I would not be as good as Cruiseman, his videos are quite good. I would be more like Fred and use my feet. Will see how the heated grip thing works out.

                            Kit

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by strotter View Post
                              Here they are....

                              Cruiseman, I think a Helibar video and review is in order

                              Now that's a sharp looking bike, I always did like yellow.
                              John

                              Dark Sider 1020
                              Michlin Alpin PA3 ZP
                              Centramatic Wheel Balancers

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                              • #16
                                Almost have mine installed, got my powder coated front wheel, put that on, Heli Bars were on the front step. Tackled that for about three hours, almost done. Yep impressed with the quality and the way you can adjust them.

                                Instructions are quite good, not at all hard, just takes time. The rake on the Trike threw the bars at a down angle even with risers installed, these things are at least two inches higher than stock bars plus you can adjust them to any angle you wish.

                                I do think I am going to like these, in a hard curve the bars will be high enough for a direct push pull, less effort as you will not be pushing down but have a straight angle up high enough to work much better.

                                Finish them up tomorrow, think while I am at it, will change the air filter too.

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                                • #17
                                  Have had mine on for 3 months. Love them.

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                                  • #18
                                    All done. Heated grips still work, new air filter, new fluids, ready for another 50K, Love the bars, you can really wheel that Trike now. Bars are up where you have a straight out push and pull, not on a down angle.

                                    Ya know that air filter is a pain in the kister..................Lol!! I highly recommend 50K change intervals, I think I will change it next time in the year of 2020.

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                                    • #19
                                      Kit - inquiring minds need to know. Did you check for leaks before you took it out for a ride? Oh wait.... No soldering involved. Back to the original subject..... They look good, but bit to pricey for MOI. Take care.

                                      Crabby Bob

                                      Retired and riding a Goldwing - Life is good!
                                      2001 Gl1800A - Illusion Red
                                      DS # 1258 - Double Darkside

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by strotter View Post
                                        Here they are.... Cruiseman, I think a Helibar video and review is in order
                                        Yeah, buddy... Get with it! 😀
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