I started with the American Machine 35's, but now run the Verholen 65's. Got'em from Pirate about a year ago...best price I could find. They're not too popular, so you will likely have to alert him that you want a pair so he can get them ordered with his other Verholen stuff.
They are not as long as you would think (the 65mm sounds huge), but make a substantial difference in comfort. I'm 5'-11" and wear a 35 shirt sleeve, and the web between my thumbs and first finger is still about 1.25 to 1.5" from the bars when sitting upright, so there's just a little forward lean.
As to cables and wires... When I bought my bike I installed the 35's immediately as I couldn't take the leaning forward. Got the dealer to extend the front brake cable (clutch was fine), and rode away.
When I got the Verholens I found the brake side still OK, clutch OK, throttle cables tighter, but even tighter wiring bundles on both sides. I clipped a Ty-Rap or two and loosened them, but now keep a close watch to make sure they don't abrade while touching the triple tree. May eventually route them behind the forks when I get the time.
Remember, you don't have to set the bars all the way back to start. If there's something that needs lengthening you can still ride in the meatime. By the way, Pirate's been running the 65's on his fancy K1200RS all along. He just sold the bike, but he had them polished to a chrome finish.
He can't tell you the meaning of the 35mm, the 65mm and so forth because he's too impatient to learn anything new. He's 50 now you know, and so he's become just another old fool. Don't bother asking him what the 65mm means. He doesn't have a clue. Fact is, he got mad when I questioned him about it for more than the 15 seconds of time he allows customers who want to know something. I finally figured out it's the distance from the front pad bolt centerline to the bar attachment bolt centerline when set at maximum extension.
Buy'em... You sure won't regret it. I'm older now, so take a Tylenol on departure. I still get a minor backache after a full day's ride, but it was one hell of a lot worse before.
Last edited by K_Biker_Bill; Nov 21st, 2005 at 9:35 pm.