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Author Topic: Flatter bend of handle bars  (Read 1801 times)

David R

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Flatter bend of handle bars
« on: December 20, 2007, 01:55:55 AM »
I find the handle bars of my Sixty 5 (which I assume are the same bars all newer Bullets have) a bit uncomfortable. They rotate back more than I would like. Is any one aware of a flatter (straighter) bend of bars that are available? I have the Magura "Euro" bars on my BMW I would like something more like that.

c1skout

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Re: Flatter bend of handle bars
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2007, 03:00:32 AM »
I think that is a commonly copied bar shape, don't order one for a BMW though they are the wrong diameter. Check out a "superbike" bar, I think that would be close. Flanders probably has a website with dimensions but you could find one cheaper from other sources.

David R

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Re: Flatter bend of handle bars
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2007, 01:30:31 AM »
Thanx, yes, I know that the Beemer has a different diameter. I saw a Bullet that had been fitted with bars that I just loved. I thought that the owner said that he bought them from Domiracer, but I looked on their site and couldn't find any. I'll just keep looking.

David R

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Re: Flatter bend of handle bars
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2007, 01:38:09 AM »
I checked out Flander's site and sure enough, their "superbike" bars in 7/8" dia look like what I have in mind. I'm thinking about it.  ::)

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Re: Flatter bend of handle bars
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2008, 03:11:13 AM »
Try these guys. They do a drag bar in 7/8 that should work well. http://www.chitownparts.com/
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Re: Flatter bend of handle bars
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2008, 05:25:13 AM »
Thank you for the link - some very interesting looking stuff there.
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cochi

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Re: Flatter bend of handle bars
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2008, 03:24:58 PM »
The flat bars look great. I put them on my 03 Classic. The local Honda shop had them in stock. I had a bit of a problem with the installation. Because there is no rise in the bar, at full lock, the switch housings at the end of the bars hit  the gas tank. I found this out the hard way. I managed to put a nice little "dimple" on the right side of my tank. I ended up modifying the fork stops.  Bar end mirrors also look great with this set up.  :D Cochi

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Re: Flatter bend of handle bars
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2008, 04:53:53 PM »
My 350cc came with flatter bars and it makes a world of difference.  I'm tempted to do the same to my Sixty-5.  It will hit 50 this weekend here in Chicagoland so I will be forced to take at least one ride.

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