Chumps are like a short set of apehangers, with 8 inches of ride. A classic, timeless style that looks gives a comfortable riding position. At home on modern and vintage motorcycles alike, they are run on everything from FXRs to rigid and stock-framed Shovelheads to modern Triumphs.
Biltwell handlebars are 0.120 wall (almost an eight of an inch thick), seamless 4130 chromoly steel tubing. The mandrel bending, precision mitering and beautiful TIG welding finish off these bars and ensure that they are top quality and high-strength.
Dimpled versus Smooth Handlebars: What are dimpled handlebars? Dimples are indentations on the underside of each handlebar end and allow clearance for the switches on stock Harley-Davidson handlebar controls. The wire clusters on the stock H-D controls rest inside these dimples and are held in place by the bar clamps on stock brake and clutch levers. If you are instaling these handlebars on a Harley-Davidson and intend on keeping the stock hand controls and handlebar switches, dimpled bars are the way to go for a direct, bolt-on install. If you do not have bar-mounted eletrical switches or are running custom controls then you will want to use smooth handlebars. When in doubt, unbolt your motorcycle's controls and see if your stock handlebars have dimples or not.