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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Handlebar change

I think I found another "change" courtesy of my previous owner; the handlebars.

Look at the bars in this link, they appear tall and narrow, and I think that's what most Vulcans have-

https://www.vn750.com/forum/showpost....13&postcount=1

And this is a pic of mine, (the best shot I have of my bars), and notice they spread wide as they rise, and they aren't all that tall-



Unless there were bar changes over the years the Vulcans were made...
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Kind of hard to tell from those photos I am afraid. Best bet is to measure them and have someone that knows they have stock bars supply you with the same measurements.

If no one else steps up, I have a a set of stock bars in my garage somewhere..

If I remember correctly, the stock bars "Rise" is 9-1/2 inches.
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they kinda look like my bars.... they kinda level out with the top of the gauges i think.... by the way.. thats an awesome paint job...

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Thanks.

Mine only have a 7-8" rise. I'll have to take a pic from sitting in the seat like your pic to compare.

In your pic, the bottom curve of your bars appears to hug the caps on top of the forks. On my bike, you can see the whole top triple clamp from that view. Also on mine, the top of the master cylinder is just slightly higher than the very tops of the gauges.

I'll take a picture tomorrow for comparison, that'll be easier...
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mine have 4in risers but since theyre tilted w/ the forks they prolly rise 3 in

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Hmmm, hard to tell, but I don't think they are as tall as my stock bars on my 06... Shucks, I am pretty sure they are not, even if it is hard to tell in the picture...
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If no one else steps up, I have a a set of stock bars in my garage somewhere..
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Here's three pics of my bars, they look a little lower, and wider than what I think it stock. I didn't take a picture of it, but if you look at my bike straight on from the side, the bars are just slightly forward of being in line with the fork tubes, thats where I have them set. The PO had them pushed way forward, but to look at them in these pics, they look pulled back. I think the stock bars are closer together, and taller....

Straight on photo-


Sitting, leaning back a bit to get as much bar as possible-(hand covering gas cap to block sun glare)-


Standing up over seat, trying to get a straight down view-


Anybody have a handlebar shot of a stock set up? Or compare my pics to what your bike looks like?

Sure looks like different bars than those of bigrepp's photo in that link I posted above...

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Here's three pics of my bars, they look a little lower, and wider than what I think it stock. I didn't take a picture of it, but if you look at my bike straight on from the side, the bars are just slightly forward of being in line with the fork tubes, thats where I have them set. The PO had them pushed way forward, but to look at them in these pics, they look pulled back. I think the stock bars are closer together, and taller....

Straight on photo-



Anybody have a handlebar shot of a stock set up? Or compare my pics to what your bike looks like?

Sure looks like different bars than those of bigrepp's photo in that link I posted above...
shot of the stock bars on a 2000


yours look wider & shorter, from the side mine are fliped back parallel with the forks


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LOL! Thanks Dutter, sure looks like a different bar to me! Least now I know.
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