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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-08-2008, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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I am looking to get a new set of handlebars due to mine being bent. I want something like 13" or 14" height. The flanders handle bars come in 7/8" but seem like they would be too wide at the mounting point. Does anyone have any opinions? Also, what needs to be done to fit 1" bars to the bike?
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to fit one inch bars take a 1" drum sander that fits into a drill and center it on your handle bar mounting clamps and lightly machine away the excess metal. be carefull not to take too much off ince you are only taking off 1/16 or 0.001968505 of metal on each side.
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That's what I figured. Thanks.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-09-2008, 01:56 AM
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to fit one inch bars take a 1" drum sander that fits into a drill and center it on your handle bar mounting clamps and lightly machine away the excess metal. be carefull not to take too much off ince you are only taking off 1/16 or 0.001968505 of metal on each side.


Uh, that would be .0625 , not what you got there.........


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i thought my math looked a little off...thanks KM
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wouldnt you need all new controls once you go to 1'' bars?

im wondering how much i can change the bars (rise and width) without messing with the cables...
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A) wouldnt you need all new controls once you go to 1'' bars?

B) im wondering how much i can change the bars (rise and width) without messing with the cables...
A) Yep

B) about 1-2 inches rise over stock

Your brake hose may need to be replaced with a longer one, also.

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