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Lower handlebars?

I've been wanting to get some lower bars for a little while. Not drag bars, as I'm sure they will bump against the tank. So what size double-bend bars will still clear the tank? What dimensions am I looking for? Or does anyone know the measurements for the stock bars?

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These are from JC Whitney ,around twenty bucks and shipping.Black Daytona Bend,But a set of bars off a MX Bike are sweet feeling too.This is my old 750
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I installed the EMGO 23-93100

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I installed the EMGO 23-93100
I thought it was the best thing I ever did to mine,as far as comfort and handling,what about you Deuce?

But then again I never did ride mine with the stock seat either ,I bought it in pieces and changed a bunch of stuff while putting it back together.




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I thought it was the best thing I ever did to mine,as far as comfort and handling,what about you Deuce?

But then again I never did ride mine with the stock seat either ,I bought it in pieces and changed a bunch of stuff while putting it back together.
I rode my bike with stock bars and thought the control and handling was good. Once I installed the EMGO bars I noticed a quicker response from the front wheel when turning. The new, lower, bars seemed to need less pressure to turn them.

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With the EMGOs, they're a little wider than stock, but the area for the controls seems much longer than stock as well. Did you cut them down a bit? I certainly don't want wider than stock.

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I didn't cut the bars down at all. I believe they are 1/2" longer on each side so really no difference to me.

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I sat on a buddy's 800 Drifter today, and almost fell in love with the bars. I'd need to bend em just a hair to suit me (6'1") but I could see em on the Vulcan. Theyre a bit lower (mebbe half ?), wider, with a comfortable sweep. I need to take a ride up to the Middletown Kawi shop, as they sell seconds (slight damage) or stock bars after custom retrofits REAL CHEAP ! The stock bars are way to narrow for me, but the height isnt bad. Id need to actually "lay" a set on the bike to tell. Mebbe with 2" risers.....



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Years back someone posted a photo of some BMW touring bars on his Vulcan. They had a height of about 5-1/2 inches and a bit less pull back than the ones pictured above. They were 3/4" less wide than stock on each side, and looked damn perfect to me.

I sent a PM asking what model - part number I should ask for, but never heard back from him. I still plan on tracking them down for my project bike.

Anyone having any info on them would be appreciated...

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