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    Ape hangers on a Mean Streak????

    I kinda have a idea on where i would like to see my bike go later on and i have given the idea of ape hangers a couple thoughts. i wanted to know if anyone has done it?? If so could you up load some pictures? This would be a project done next year when i have more funds, but this project would also include widening the rear wheel to fit either a 210 or a 200 tire, all chrome wheels and custom rear fender.

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    Do a search on this fourm .... this topic came up a few months ago...... some pic's were posted .... In my opinion it tore up the lines .... but that's just me...

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    here is a link to the page with the apes on a mean streak

    http://jjari.1g.fi/kuvat/kawa/

    I dont know, the lines do get a little mixed but with a good chunk of cash, a 210 rear tire with a custom fender cut to a point(kinda like what OCC does a lot), but then run the wires internal on the bars. It could be something great i think. It would have to be a winter project i wouldnt want my bike down for a month in the summer time. I might try to figure out how to do this project this winter!!!

    Is anyone else thinking of going with apes??

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    THE DREAM!!
    210 TIRE
    WIDEN REAR RIM
    CHROME RIMS
    16-18" APE HANGERS INTERNAL WIRES
    CUSTOM FENDER

    This could happen and it would be a cross of all of these images, but i think it could look great!!!
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    I like the looks of it, but those pictures seem like the bike is too stock to make it stand out. It really needs to be modified to carry it off, in my opinion.

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    I have a sweet custom head light on already, vance and hines big shots, a tornado intake, low and mean drive shaft cover with lisence plate holder, kyruakan mirrors with led signals. I want to add the low and mean radiator shroud. Plus to go with the look of the bike i would add a solo seat and ditch the rear pegs. I already have the mapam forward controls like in the picture. But this is all just a dream right now the costs are growing in my head by the minute the more i think about. So who knows.

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    In my opinion, with those apes the bike needs to be a bit longer in the tailend to look right.
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    I'm going with 18" apes that are 1 1/4 dia. with internal wiring SOON. Hopfully within a couple weeks. Should look right on mine with the fenders I have, and more comfortable to boot.
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    I really thought apes would look stoopid on a meany but after seeing them I can't help but say I was wrong. I've never tried em but wouldn't mind checkin em out one day. I'm more of a drag bar guy though.
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    after busting my balls all day last sat about wanting to do the apes now you see it my way eh. I will be definatly doing the black 16 inch bars this winter with a lower rear end and a lowered front fender it should look cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mean1 View Post
    after busting my balls all day last sat about wanting to do the apes now you see it my way eh. I will be definatly doing the black 16 inch bars this winter with a lower rear end and a lowered front fender it should look cool.
    I have seen the light brother mean rider. Went on a ride saturday/sunday up to ME outside Kennebunk to go camping. Wanted them so bad by the end of the day (hung out at Bentley's saloon, big biker bar, and saw so many apes it wasn't funny). I'm going to look into the parts needed and stock for the riser block I told you about when I get to work.
    2003 mean streak
    pearl white paint
    shogun ripsaw pipes
    tornado intake
    reed valve plates
    PCIII fuel processor
    jardine forward controls
    corbin solo saddle (grey snake skin leather)
    builders fenders front and rear
    Custom Chrome tail light
    aftermarket "Z" bars
    SAC oversize leather/snake skin grips
    custom levers from McCntry
    my own risers
    lots of chrome

    also on:
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    kawasakimotorcycle.org

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    The silver bike in your montage belongs to GEO .... he is a memeber of this board. Gotta love that wide back tire!!

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    ape hangers

    does anyone know where to get cables and lines for the 16" ape hangers on my mean streak.....and if so....how much extra in length am i gonna need?

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    No faster way to dork up a nice bike, IMHO. Never could understand it.

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    I loved the mini-apes that came on my 1985 Honda Shadow 700. They were very comfortable and ergonomic. That bike had a more choppery look to it though. I don't think the mean streak looks good with apes though. It definitely doesn't look like a mean streak anymore.
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