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Homemade handlebars!?!?

I bought some drag bars for my bike and had a 2" riser set on the shelf but i really feel like i need/ want some more height. I know the stock bars are well known to be comfortable but personally they are a bit to old school looking to use on my bike (even though the bike is old). I think in the next couple nights I'm going to cut up the stock bars and maybe an extra set of drag bars to make myself some 8" z bars. Has anyone else made their own bars? if so has anyone mig welded them or do i have to tig them? plan is to give it a go and decide when i'm done if ill feel safe installing them.

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I bought some drag bars for my bike and had a 2" riser set on the shelf but i really feel like i need/ want some more height. I know the stock bars are well known to be comfortable but personally they are a bit to old school looking

Old school??
well, I guess I’m old school too. When I first went to look at this bike I wasn’t sure I if I’d like the handlebars but it turned out they are pretty comfortable.
My last two bikes were the LTD version of the KZ-1000 and came with the Buckhorn style bars, which seems to have fallen out of favor in recent years, but I still like them.
I suppose we all have our preferences...

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Yea that's why i said personally. I'm still learning what my preferences are so I'm in no way insulting anyone else's.
I try to hang onto all of the old parts when i make a change because 8 out of 10 times I change my mind .

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Yea that's why i said personally. I'm still learning what my preferences are so I'm in no way insulting anyone else's.
I try to hang onto all of the old parts when i make a change because 8 out of 10 times I change my mind .
Yup! I'm not insulted, just shooting the bull online...

I've got all kinds of bits and pieces of hardware and LED lights and things for projects that I had planned and then changed my mind to do something else. That's what makes it fun. I have a pending project in mind for my saddlebags that I will probably try to put together this weekend. I've already written up the project, "how I did it" report and anticipate posting it with pictures next week as I think a few folks on here will be interested.
Now if Murphy will just go take a nap, everything would be fine!
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parts?nah,don't have any parts lying around.who needs parts anyway?in the back right corner you can see my vn's headlight and my 86 motor right in the middle. the goldwing is visable and you might be able to find the gs650 if ya look hard enough

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Holy cow! That thing is a gold mine! I'm scared to get a storage unit because I'm pretty sure every time there is a great price on a toy I'd have it. I try to have no more than 4 projects in the garage at a time
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