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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-21-2015, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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I know this has been mentioned before... however, there are still some things I'm not clear on.

I know the dimensions of the stock bars as found on; well never mind I don't have enough posts to have URLs


I also was able to find Kawasaki OEM bars for ~$103 that will be in perfect condition.

There are also listings on ebay for around $30+ for bars that look a little crooked. They might have been bent worse than mine and then just twisted back close to original.

I like the way my stock bars felt and was trying to find something near the exact same on the aftermarket but couldn't get anything quite near spec. I need to replace them because they got bent pretty bad when I dropped my bike. I'm not concerned about winning any beauty contests with my ride. The hope is that whatever the bars are I don't have to any additional messing around. If anybody replaced theirs to great success I would love to hear about it.

I'm new to riding and don't know if I'll be able to even tell if the bars are slightly crooked. Also, does anybody know where I could find a turn signal lens on the cheap?

Thanks Guys!

If I don't get stock I'll be sure to update with how I like them.
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I have a set of OEM handlebars that I just took off my bike.
Your intrested let me know we can work something out
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If you like the stock bars, stay with them. I have mentioned many times about how comfortable I found the Vulcan 750. In fact, for a solo rider, I find it on par with a 1200 Goldwing, except the pegs on the Vulcan are located in a better position. I give the seat (that everyone else hates) a lot of credit, but I think the main reason I find it so comfortable is the seat/handlebar/peg relationship. It is a perfect fit, much moreso than any other bike I've had. Changing anything would probably mess everything up.

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I am sure you can find a handlebar set up on here if you post your need under the Swap or Sell heading. I may even have a set myself in my pile of spare parts.

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I'm new to riding and don't know if I'll be able to even tell if the bars are slightly crooked. Also, does anybody know where I could find a turn signal lens on the cheap?
You should feel it when you ride.

I snagged a new lens off ebay for $4, a while back though.

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If you like the stock bars, stay with them. I have mentioned many times about how comfortable I found the Vulcan 750. In fact, for a solo rider, I find it on par with a 1200 Goldwing, except the pegs on the Vulcan are located in a better position. I give the seat (that everyone else hates) a lot of credit, but I think the main reason I find it so comfortable is the seat/handlebar/peg relationship. It is a perfect fit, much moreso than any other bike I've had. Changing anything would probably mess everything up.
I too, didn't mind the stock seat. I like the looks of it and it never really gave me any problems.

but then I got my ass a Mustang seat. Holy Kaw! I love that thing. I believe Deny6006 said it best about the difference between the two. he said with the stock seat "you sit in the bike, as to where with the Mustang seat you sit on the bike."

unlike almost all on here, I like the bike stock. the only thing I have changed on mine is the seat. which was for me a good move. oh, but wait, I did go with up-sizing the tires when I replaced them and I will do it again when it's time to replace these tires. that was a huge improvement. I highly recommend it.

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I give the seat (that everyone else hates) a lot of credit

Yes, the seat was not built for comfort - I am going to try an Airhawk instead of full replacement since I want my bike stock, too.

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I know this has been mentioned before... however, there are still some things I'm not clear on.

I know the dimensions of the stock bars as found on; well never mind I don't have enough posts to have URLs


I also was able to find Kawasaki OEM bars for ~$103 that will be in perfect condition.

There are also listings on ebay for around $30+ for bars that look a little crooked. They might have been bent worse than mine and then just twisted back close to original.

I like the way my stock bars felt and was trying to find something near the exact same on the aftermarket but couldn't get anything quite near spec. I need to replace them because they got bent pretty bad when I dropped my bike. I'm not concerned about winning any beauty contests with my ride. The hope is that whatever the bars are I don't have to any additional messing around. If anybody replaced theirs to great success I would love to hear about it.

I'm new to riding and don't know if I'll be able to even tell if the bars are slightly crooked. Also, does anybody know where I could find a turn signal lens on the cheap?

Thanks Guys!

If I don't get stock I'll be sure to update with how I like them.

check this out for some bars.....
https://www.vn750.com/forum/17-sell-s...-02-750-a.html

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