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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-17-2009, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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**Handlebar Knowledge Needed**

I have a sweet custom handlebar idea running through my head, I have been mulling it over for quite some time. I need to know what other motorcycles use the 7/8" bar besides the Goldwing. My plan is to buy all the switches and parts for another bike, and graft them onto a custom set of bars. I want switches off of another more common bike so I can fit chrome switch covers and even and even a chrome brake reservoir... I already tried the Goldwing switches, but there is not any switch covers made for them, and Goldwings use too many switches that i can't mod to do another function... unless some one knows how to put a GL cruise control on the VN... (sounds like fun thier...lol)

Oh one other thing, the switches and all other parts needed for the conversion must be able readily available from eBay. (Not necessarily the chrome covers...I plan to buy Kuryakyn covers and the 6180 ISO Grips.)
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Most of the metric bikes use 7/8 bars including our steed the VN.

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thanks buddy, now when you say most... does that include the Honda shadows and the V-stars?
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It depends on the year of the shadow.I believe pre 1988 shadows had 7/8 bars,and 1989 and up have 1" bars.The v-stars are all 1" I believe. Now another Idea is to take a set of 1" bars cut the center mounting section out and weld in 7/8" tube so it will mount to our handlebar clamps.Now you'd have the option to use just about any controls you wanted.

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ok, so the newer Vstars and Shadows have one inch bars?
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Yes they do.

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sweet, kinda changes how i was planning on doing things, but i might be able to make this a go.
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As BMan said, most cruisers now are all 1" inch bars (Kawi's, Yammy's, Honda's even Susikis all run with 1" bars) so in order to make it work you will need to do some cutting and welding, but very doable.

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