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post #1 of 17 Old 04-07-2010, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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bikemaster "superbike" handlebars on 919

does anyone have experience with this brand? the price is very attractive...
about 27 bones shipped from amazon...

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Bikemaster is usually the cheapest of cheap on both price and quality. I've used some of the their parts on my dualsport bikes and they are pretty cheap.

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I have used the Superbike and European bars by Bikemaster for years. I have never had any issues with them at all.

The Superbike bend is a pretty low bar with a nice wrist angle.

The European bend has more rise and not as good (IMO) wrist angle.

If you order them from your local dealer they are like $22 bucks.

Of course if you were close to me, I have one of each in my garage.

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@paulibiker : do you have any pics of the Superbike bar mounted on a bike? does it have more or less pullback compared to the stockers?

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NO DEAL

installed "superbike" bars by bikemaster on the 919. barely fits, the center part is narrow... you also have to drill the holes for the switchgear and such... i like the bends though.

pro grips are awesome though, should've come from the factory with these.
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Price is right, but I wondered whether the all steel bar would have issues with vibrations. Stock bar is steel, but it's got that damper inside. Wonder if it could be installed in the bikemaster bar?

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The stock dampers fit, but you have to drill holes (for the dampers to lock on) on the new bars, the stock one has em too...

I know the website says theyre made of steel, but when i was cutting it it felt like an aluminum alloy...

Check Amazon, theyre like 17 bucks plus shipping, about 5 bucks more...

They will barely fit on the stock upper triple though because the center is about half an inch too narrow. The clamps will not lay down flat...

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Clamping issues are a deal killer. At that price, they're definitely steel. Aluminum alloy would raise the cost significantly.

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clamping issues seem risky, a nice set of renthals, protaper ect should run ya 60 bucks or so??

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Are handlebars like holsters? With holsters, you'll usually buy enough to fill one of your dresser drawers before you find one you like. I'm not a big fan of throwing money down the tubes, and that's one thing that's kept me from buying a set. While I do like the idea behind thar-bars, I think they would be better suited as a way to find bars that would fit, or have some custom-made based on the dimensions.

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which renthals match the bends of bikemaster superbikes?

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Renthal Ultra lows are the way to go, I think they are the closest to these.

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well 1st I went with a set of protaper ATV-Hi bars and they where better than stock. I'm 6ft ish and they felt good but a little high. So I went with a set of protaper CR- Hi bars and they're great. Bend feels good vibration is minimal, feels better than the stockers did. Grips are another issue, I cant find a decent set of grips.

Bars are trickey i bet you try a few before you like a set, but seriously check out the protaper line.

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Renthal Ultra lows are the way to go, I think they are the closest to these.

I'm running the Renthal Ultra Lows as well.
Very nice bar, great for casual riding and Track Days.
I'm a touch short of 6 ft and on a Corbin seat (which is significantly higher than stock)

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Hey Pob, and Mc what kinda grips are you running and do you like them?

Mine keep wearing down, never had an issue with the stockers.

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I'm running the stockers and like them and won't be changing them.

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Hey Pob, and Mc what kinda grips are you running and do you like them?

Mine keep wearing down, never had an issue with the stockers.

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post #17 of 17 Old 05-03-2010, 09:36 AM
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shouldve kept mine

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