Hey don't laugh a wing with 16 inch apes with a tulsa tall shield utopia backrest and a set of mick o pegs man that would be like your in your favorite recliner lounge setting at home bloody awesome :yes1::yes1:
I have never understood the whole Ape Hanger thing. And the Extreme version's like pictured above. Not only look, way beyond crazy. They are illegal and very unsafe. At Sturgis, they are really cracking down on them too. In South Dakota, if your hand's are higher than your shoulders, it's illegal. Lot's of ticket's have been handed out the last few time's I've been there. Especially around the Buffalo Chip/Full Throttle Saloon area. Can't even imagine them on a Goldwing.
I agree that a high set of ape hangers are dangerous and look stupid, especially those near or above the shoulders. But when you drive your car think about where your hands are located. I'll bet that they will be about chest high. Same as a short set of ape hangers. Ape hanger type bars, on some bikes, can be helpful to rider comfort. I'm talking about a set that comes up somewhere around the chest area and no higher than the nipples. as always JMHO.
I can't see a reason for them, my son and X-son in law have them on their road king's (16" apes) and love them, they say they are really comfortable. A lady turned left in front of my son and totaled out his road king so we found a great 06 Harley ultra classic that he bought, he rode it for about 4 months with the stock bars but now he has put apes on it but I haven't seen it with the apes on it yet.