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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-07-2009, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi all. This is my first thread. 2004 Owner from Oklahoma. I want to change my stock handle bars out for bars that conform more to me keeping my hands and arms to my side. My stock handle bars are 7/8". I want handle bars similar to beach handle bars but don't have a clue as to the size or anything. I saw a set of bars on JCWhitney called LTD they looked like the bars I am looking for. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-07-2009, 08:16 AM
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You can put on any bar you want really, but the easiest swap will be a 7/8" bar to fit in the clamps, and so the existing controls fit as well. If you go with one inch bars then the clamps and controls need to be made bigger to fit, or replaced. Neither option is impossible, but won't be fast and easy either.

Also, depending on the reach of the bars, you may need to install longer control cables as well. Some guys install some tall ape-hangar bars and find the cables too short to reach, which might happen as well if you're looking at bars that have a far bent towards the rider on them.

There are some bars though that will pretty much be a simple swap.
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A while back, someone posted a picture of some beach bars under Equipment, I think. Don't recall much else about it, like if they had to extend cables, etc. Might want to look that up.

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I just purchased some mini apes, they pull back a little far for my liking and I had to get 6" longer cables. I got motion pro cables- check their website: Motion pro

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i reciently had a post looking for the same bars, only got one reply. i did a search also and came up empty.
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How about these bars?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cycle...lenotsupported



If you try them let us know how they work.
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How about these bars?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cycle...lenotsupported



If you try them let us know how they work.
krebs, there pretty cool. i was also eyeballing these
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chrom...Q5fAccessories

im not sure if there plug and play without buing cables & stuff
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Flanders has a good selection of bars.

http://www.sideroadcycles.com/Import...dlebars78.html


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krebs, there pretty cool. i was also eyeballing these
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chrom...Q5fAccessories

im not sure if there plug and play without buing cables & stuff
you will likely need risers so the bar will clear the tank.

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you will likely need risers so the bar will clear the tank.
can we use any kind of 7/8" risers (universal). are there any other types of handle bar clamps i can use.
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