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06 Mastiff Bars on a 05 Bulldog

Discussion in 'Forks / Handlebars' started by cdogg556, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. cdogg556

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    I have been wanting to change my bars on my 05 bulldog since I got it 3 weeks ago so I have researched which bars will give me the most pullback on my bike, well everyone seems to think that the 06 and up ridgeback or k9 bars are the best, so I bought a pair of 06 ridgeback bars, so I started thinking (after reading a few posts about changing out thier bars and that the bars hit the tank when you installed them unless you put 2" spacers on also), that I had better check it out to see if that was going to happen, well as soon as I got the bars I could tell they were going to hit, I unbolted my bars and held them up to try the new ones and they hit the tank! crap, now what? so I am thinking that Mastiff bars look longer than my drag style 05 bulldog bars, I saw a set on E Bay and got them for $150.00, So I got them yesterday and they fit awsome! I love the way they look and feel, it changed the whole feel of the bike, much eaisier to ride! I am very happy with the Mastiff bars, I think they are the better choice if you need longer bars on a Pro-Street style bike.:2thumbs:
     
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    throw up a pic when you can. id like to see the difference.
     
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    2006 Mastiff Bars

    :2thumbs:[​IMG]Hey Chris, here are a few pics of the bike after I installed the bars, I was able to use the original brake line and clutch cable, just had to change the position of the clamps.
     

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    thanks! looks great
     
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    Thanks Chris, I am very happy with the choice I made.
     
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    i wana change mine out for the same reasons as you .. how much more pullback do you think you got?
     
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    Thats a good looking dog you got. Bars look great :2thumbs:
     
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    they look great, nice job!
     
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    :up:
    I think about 2.5 inches total and they also sit up higher than the stock bars, and thanks for the comments on the bike guys, I love it, it is one bad ass machine!!
     
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    The scoot looks great with the bars, good job...:2thumbs:
     
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    Nice bike and truck! :up:
     
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    That's just what i was looking for.
     
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    Looks great John.
     
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    Looks great! Kinda BDM and kinda not
     
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    Fantastic glad your happy with the new setup, could you post a pic for us too see, im in the same situation and need help.
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    Matt, you do realize this was posted in 2011, he sold that bike long ago. I know your new but stay with us buddy, we'll try to keep you in line:oldsmile:
     
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    I was surprised to see a response to this thread! Damn!:oldwtf: this was a long time ago, I think I have a few pics laying around somewhere, Big Dog 05 bulldog 1.jpg 05 bulldog.jpg
    Well I found a few pics Matt, you can see the difference between the two pics, hope that helps.:old2:
     
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    On that bike Cdoggy, it looks like the tank should be longer to hide more of the back bone by the neck, look at your Mastiff now.:oldwtf:
    See what I mean
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    Oh yea, never noticed that before, I think the 07 bulldogs were different, more like our bikes now.
     
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