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PostSubject: Bars   Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:29 pm

I am changing the bars on my ride as I fell I am leaning slightly forward with the stock one's.

Anybody have any thoughts on bars that allow you to have a more 'upright' position when riding?

I am looking at the bars on this site - and in particular the following bars

http://www.custom-fasteners.co.uk/acatalog/Chrome_Handlebars.html

55-2381 XLX Style Handlebars (1" diameter, no wiring dimples) 


Having never bought bars before - should I be buying the dimples or non-dimples bars?


Thanks folks...


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PostSubject: Re: Bars   Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:34 pm



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..and how I want to be sitting...

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PostSubject: Re: Bars   Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:43 pm

Hi Graeme, I think Alfie put VL 800 bars on his to give a similar riding position
http://www.suzuki800.com/t1528-vl-bars-fitted-to-a-suzuki-m50-m800
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PostSubject: Re: Bars   Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:01 pm

Cheers again simbo. Had a look and that's exactly what I am aiming for. That's the start of my winter project :-)

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PostSubject: Re: Bars   Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:23 pm

Hi Graeme,as Sim stated I put VL800 bars on mine,much better.What I did do,which is a good tip is,cut one and a half inches off each end with a pipe cutter(much neater) cost about a fiver and knackered when used,but I would definately recomend one.Also the cables were rerouted to the back of the tree in order to gain the extra length.The holes for you locking dimples will have to be redrilled to suit as well.These jobs are easy to do just take your time,if you do not want to remore your tank make sure you cover it up.Good Luck m8 you will not regret it,and if you get bored just change back and have a new ride again.
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PostSubject: Re: Bars   Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:26 am

Just found some Vl800 volusia handlebars on ebay £20. Only problem is they are collect only from Northern Ireland. Don't know if there are any active members from there who could help you out.
Item number 111152353387
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PostSubject: Re: Bars   Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:01 am

Thanks alfie!
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PostSubject: Re: Bars   Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:04 am

you may get the bars where you want them just by changeing your risers just a thought
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PostSubject: Re: Bars   Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:26 pm

Hi Morgan the risers are already pull back,would be akward to find some to fit his needs I would of thought.Going one the VL800 bars route is about the best way.
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PostSubject: Re: Bars   Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:24 pm

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Hi Graeme if you do the mod you will also have to reroute your clutch cable,it is no problem as you can see,you could always get bigger cables but there is no to.We are always here to help if you get stuck.It is always better to disconnect clutch cable from the lever end.
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PostSubject: Re: Bars   Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:31 pm

i like my local sports bar cold beer and good company, or have i got the wrong thread
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PostSubject: Re: Bars   Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:54 pm

Thanks bikerdave - will have a look and maybe ask if they can be posted.

doobie - I like your thinking!
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PostSubject: Re: Bars   Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:39 pm

Graeme
Im from Edinburgh and my brother owns Scotland Ink in Ayr.
If you are still looking for bars then you can look no further I have a set in my garage that I had on my 2005 vz and they looked great but was to upright for me.
they are a steeper rake and wider than normal but look amazing on the bike.

let me know if you want them.
Jim Scotland warrior
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PostSubject: Re: Bars   Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:10 am

Cheers Jim - that is definitely the type of bars I am after (my only reservation is the width)....how wide?

I know your brother's shop - the one with the flaming bike tank in the window. At some point  (when I have more cash) I was going to go in there to get a quote for a paint job on my ride.

Cheers - and will be with you on 13/10.

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PostSubject: Re: Bars   Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:09 pm

Graeme thanks bud and yes the bars are wider but a very comfy ride, you can come over after the event on the 13 if you would like.




All I ask is you give me a donation to poppyscotland for the bars.




Pass the word about the 13th and thanks again.
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PostSubject: Re: Bars   Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:26 pm

Thx again, Jim. That's the plan then! Will be in touch nearer the time.

Graeme
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