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post #1 of 12 Old 06-06-2006, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Honda 919 racing handlebar help

I am new to this forum but I was hoping that somebody could give me some suggestions for Honda 919 racing handlebars. I have a 2002 and I would like some more aggressive handlebars. Suburban-machinery.com has some that look nice for $150 but I was hoping that there might be somebody out there with first hand experience to let me know if they are worth checking out. Thanks

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post #2 of 12 Old 06-06-2006, 05:18 PM
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Renthal makes some good bars for the 919 that are half the price of the Suburbans you mentioned. Try DennisKirk.com and search for Renthal Road bars. I have the Renthal High Road bars which are pretty much the same height as stock only wider. The Renthal Low or Ultra Low Road bars are popular choices.

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Did you look at the Helpful Topics for new 919 owners: posted in the Naked Bike forum? All the specifications for handle bars are linked there.
https://www.wristtwisters.com/forum/s...ead.php?t=1209

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Razor... so those renthal high bars are the same height, how much wider are they than the stock bars? thank kevin

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Razor... so those renthal high bars are the same height, how much wider are they than the stock bars? thank kevin
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Razor... so those renthal high bars are the same height, how much wider are they than the stock bars? thank kevin
In general terms, probably a couple of inches on either side. If you're a wide guy (like me) or just want your hands further apart give 'em a try.
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Just got my first ride with the Suburban Machinery bars today, and the ride position is perfect for me. I am 6'2" and the stock setup was a bit tight, so these were ideal, racing or not. (which for me... NOT)

I wouldn't know what the racing benefit would be with these, but first I don't think that racing a 919 would get you too far, but second I do notice more immediate lean into my cornering, it is easier to bank the bike hard now and really take some corners more aggressively, with more speed.

Hope that might help.

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Thanks

Thanks for your replys. Your comments were very helpful. I will check that stuff out.

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This is very helpful. I think that I am very interested in the suburban machinery handlebars. I do not plan to race either, I just like being lower on the bike.
Do you notice the extra width much? I know that they are an inch wider and I do not want my handlebars to be too wide because that might make lanesplitting harder. Some people recommend the Renthal bars but, after checking them out, I think that they are way to wide. Let me know what you think. thanks.

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I have Renthals ultra low. Love them now, took little bit to get use to them but once I did they are great.

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This is very helpful. I think that I am very interested in the suburban machinery handlebars. I do not plan to race either, I just like being lower on the bike.
Do you notice the extra width much? I know that they are an inch wider and I do not want my handlebars to be too wide because that might make lanesplitting harder. Some people recommend the Renthal bars but, after checking them out, I think that they are way to wide. Let me know what you think. thanks.
The width of the bars does very good things for the handling of the bike. Especially if you do alot of city riding, it gives you leverage for all the corners, etc. I wouldn't worry about lanesplitting, the bike itself is wide and unless you have bar end mirrors that stick our past the end of the bars, your knees will probably be almost as wide around that inline 4 as the bars.

Anyway, I highly recommend them. They are custom designed for the 919 so there are no tank clearance issues, and as I said the new position is just right, well balanced.

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post #12 of 12 Old 06-08-2006, 08:20 AM
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Man, I love this forum stuff. I was looking at handlebars too, I think I'll check out the Renthal low. Ultra may be too much (got away from a crotch-rocket) and the suburbans sound good. I'm 5'8'', so I need something better than stock, but not back to my old gixxer lean. Thanks.

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