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post #1 of 14 Old 05-19-2013, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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Original Honda 919 Handlebars vs. Renthal

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I got bleary eyed trying to compare apples to metric apples looking at stock 919 handlebar measurements in inches with Renthal handlebar measurements in mm.'s, so I put it in a table for comparison. I'm sure this may already be posted in the threads somewhere, but to put it in an up to date post:

Honda 919 Handlebars vs. Renthal Handlebars.JPG

Don't know if this is going to work, but tried Snipping Tool. If anyone has any updates or would like to correct me if I'm wrong, please do so.

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where did you get the measurements for the stockers... because i found that the renthal Ultra Lows had a very similar pullback compared to the stockers... maybe a 5* difference less.

https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...uls-29692.html

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I got the measurements from two different unassociated online sources. I also believe there's some overall displacement issues when you take into consideration the longer bars that Renthal offers. The table above just gives what each manufacturere publishes, but if you consider longer bars at a lower "sweep" or "reach", even if their measurements for Renthals are less in numbers, if the length is greater, that would add more to the sweep. Like I said, I just took it number for number, but that's exactly my confusion.

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yeah, definitely have a look at the link i posted above, i took that stuff into consideration.

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I have OEM + Renthal mediums & highs. The mediums are almost a carbon copy of OEM--as close as you will ever get. The highs are--higher. Cables did not reach--mainly the brake--so they were binned. Shortly after I got Galfer lines which are so long I could have put a set of ape hangers on there let alone the highs

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I'm 6'2 and seem to have an extra long torso would the renthal hi-bars be the best bet so I'm not slummped over all the time or are there some other types worth checking out?

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I'm 6'3" and most of my height is in my torso, and the road mediums are perfect for me... I've never seen or tried the road highs, but they might be worth a shot... I'd be interested to hear what you think if you do get them.. otherwise a medium might be worth a shot, and you might be able to find one floating around for sale here...

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I installed the road highs this spring and I love them. I'm 6'6" with long legs, but still a taller torso than most. In addition to the road highs I moved my pegs down and back which has made a huge difference in my knee position relative to the tank.

The road highs have less sweep (or pull back) than the OEMs which better accommodates broad shoulders and reduces wrist and elbow pinch. In terms of fitting the controls, I didn't have any problems with clearance or making things fit. I suppose if you wanted to you could cut an inch off the ends or rotate them differently in the clamps, but like I said, I haven't experienced any issues.

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Tharbars. That's all that needs to be said.

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Tharbars. That's all that needs to be said.
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anyone know if these magical bars still exist for purchase?

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They are still available with the exception of the as machined finish. Go here:Thar Engineering - Home

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Nice bars Rob. Would go nicely with my Sato rear sets.

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Nice bars Rob. Would go nicely with my Sato rear sets.
If you are genuinely interested they are still available in the tumbled finish only, which polishes up nicely. Unfortunately the least expensive shipping is Postal Service medium flat rate box at $83 USD.

Tell you what: if you can generate sufficient interest Down Under I can pack up to nine sets in one large flat rate box for a shipping charge of $103 USD, which shakes out to $11.45 per person. I will also sweeten the pot by dropping the price to $145 USD each.

If there is considerably more interest than that I can strike a deal with an Australian CNC shop to produce the clamps, and another to produce the handle sections, with the usual contracts defining the royalties, an NDA, and samples sent to me for approval before production commences.

Last point. If you can be my representative down there a set of bars is yours for free, and also a percentage of the royalty payments.

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