A. Our strict quality control has deemed some bars as “seconds” for slightly imperfect chrome or powder coat. A blemish is a series or cluster of pits in a single area.  We do allow one pit to pass our quality control.  All blemished items are a final sale. Please ensure you select the correct style, size and color before you submit your order.

A.  Throttle By Wire means that the bike has an ELECTRONIC throttle. Most 2008+ baggers (road king, road glide, street/ultra glide), some CVO (screamin eagle), and newer model softails have an electronic throttle. If your bike DOES have electronic throttle you must get a Throttle By Wire equipped handlebar in order for it to work. If you are unsure if your bike has an electronic throttle please contact your dealer to confirm before ordering. Throttle By Wire bars will work on a bike with a cable throttle, however a NON Throttle By Wire bar will not work with any bike that has an electronic throttle.

A.  Yes, our bars are provided with a plug that will seal off the notching and will allow the cable throttle to slide freely.

A. The throttle side of your handlebars will only have a brake cable.  Cable throttles will have an additional two cables.

A.  When we say stepped we are talking about the area at the base of the handlebar where the riser attaches. When a bar is stepped it means that the 1.25″ diameter tubing is reduced to 1″ diameter at the mounting surface (area where the risers clamp to the bar).  Stepped bars must be mounted with a 1 piece top clamp.  Non step means that the bar is 1.25″ diameter all the way through the mounting surface and requires a riser clamp that accepts 1.25″ diameter tubing to mount it. 1.50″ bars are never stepped down at the mounting surface.

**There is no significant strength difference between the stepped and non stepped bars the way we make them.**

A.  All 1.50″ bars will require a larger 1.50″ riser clamp (unless one is directly welded to the bar) in order to mount on a stock Harley front end. Our bars will still work with the factory 1″ dia grips and hand controls.

A.  Carlini handlebars all have 1″ diameter grip sections.

A.  We are currently in the phase of transitioning each bar to be available for heated grips.  Please contact us with a part # or sku at [email protected].  We will double check the fitment.

A.  Yes all Carlini handlebars are drilled for internal wiring

A.  All 1.25″ diameter handlebars will work with a factory hydraulic clutch with no issues. The 1.50″ diameter bars WILL NOT WORK UNLESS SPECIFICALLY NOTED DUAL FLAT SPOT, please check the title and description. The standard 1.50″ diameter bar does not have relief for the hydraulic clutch fluid reservoir. A dual flat spot bar has a depression made on both sides of the bar, allowing the fluid reservoirs to clear with no issues.

A.  Carlini Design ape hanger bars are measured from the top of the horizontal bar at the base (the part of the bar where the riser clamp to mount the bar to the bike attaches, the top of this tubing) straight up. When comparing to some competitors that include the thickness of the tubing at the base in the rise height our bars may seem to run 1.25-1.50 taller than others.

All drag bars are measured from where the riser post touches the top triple tree to the BOTTOM of the cross bar where it is welded for the rise height. The pullback or depth is measured by positioning the bar at stock rake (like it is sitting on the triple tree) and measuring the depth from the middle of the riser at the base  straight back to the end of the grip section.

A.  Specific models of Carlini Handlebars are equipped to accept Harley Davidson electronic throttles. Please pay close attention to the title and description of the bar, it will state whether the bar is Throttle By Wire equipped.

A.  The 2015-2023 Road Glide is a new and unique fitment for Harley Davidson. This bike requires both a bar AND riser clamp in order to properly install. You may use any of our 1.25″ Stepped and Throttle By Wire regular ape hangers WITH our 2015-2023 Road Glide Riser 1.00″ (SKU: HHR-6). The bars with this riser clamp will mount right up to the bike with longer cables and electrical as needed. Please keep in mind, we ONLY make Gangster/Menace/Menace Meathook/Panty Dropper 1.50″ bars that will fit the 15-23 Road Glides (excl. ’23 CVO Road Glides).

A.  No, the 2023 CVO and 2024 Road Glide/Street Glide comes with a new hand control system and a new electronic throttle.  Our bars are not equipped to work with these new hand controls and throttle modules.

A. PLEASE DO NOT CALL LOOKING FOR A TRACKING NUMBER. We have many customers we are trying to help and sales associates are not equiped to search existing orders. The fastest way for you to get an update on an exisiting order is to send us an email with your name and order number to [email protected] It may take some time for us to dig in to exactly where your order is, please be patient.

A.  Yes, we do our best to keep the website as up to date as possible with all the items on backorder and in stock. Occasionally an item sells so quickly we are not able to mark backorder before more orders are placed.  Some cables are made to order which will take 1-3 weeks to build.  If any of this happens, we will be sure to notify you.

A.  Only our 1.25″ bars will work on the 1995 and earlier models.  The 1.5″ will only work with the 1996 and later master cylinder.