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handlebar mishap ???

I recently purchased the superbike handlebars from ebay and they hit the tank and the throttle gets hung up frome the cable being to long. Is there an inexpensive riser I can use or does anyone have the measurements of bars that will fit. I really like the contour of the superbike bar but just need it about 2-3 inches higher. Im going to go to a local supplier tomorrow as well to see if he can help me.
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you can find 7/8" risers in variouse lengths on eBay and at most MC dealerships. Just don't tell em you are working on a VN750... I noticed that the Honda Shadow VT750 runs 7/8" bars until 05... so just starting looking there
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The only ones I found start at 35 plus shipping. I think I'm better off just replacing the bars.
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JD:

I was looking at the superbike bars for mine. Do you know the specs for the ones you bought? Rise, pullback, width? Did you try rotating them up some or were you set on a specific angle?

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Did you notice the last post is 14 months old?
jd`s last post on the board was 11 months ago. I don`t think you will get an answer.

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Was hoping anyone would answer on the superbike bars. I guess I'll go out and find another forum.
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I don't believe folks are ignoring your post. More likely that, like me, they have no experience with the bars you are asking about so have nothing to post.

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Was hoping anyone would answer on the superbike bars. I guess I'll go out and find another forum.
What flitecontrol said. From what I've seen of the "superbike bars" on eBay, they're not that much different than drag bars, and may be the same thing; I really don't know, because they don't work for me. My back and arms won't take the strain leaning forward and over that much; not for the distances I ride.

There's similar bars at jcwhitney.com, complete with specs, if that's any help. The $20 ones on eBay are likely the Bikemaster ones that J.C. Whitney carries.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/handlebars/c14751j1s17.jcwx

If you click on the Bikemaster picture, it'll take you to that page, then click on Item Details, and you'll get a drop-down menu with all the specs. Same with the other brands listed, pretty much.

I just ordered the Pertronics 10" mini-apes last week; should be at the house when I get home tomorrow night. The stock bars are OK, but after 6 or 700 miles, even they get a little tiring, and I don't particularly care for the ATV risers that'll fit our bikes.

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Thank you I appreciate those replies. I have ordered the bikemasters superbike bars with a 3" rise in black. They are on backorder but I looked at a set of chrome ones and they seem like they will fit around the tank. This bike is putting around town in so they should work for my needs. Found the bars at RAMJET in Phx for $22. Once I get them, i'll begin posting pics of what I've done. At this point, Im just chopping and trying different things to see if they will work. Once I get it to where I like it and it works for me, then I'll start cleaning it up.
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