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Renthal Road Handlebars - Where to get??

Who are some dealers that carry Renthal Road Handlebars??

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Make sure you get the Ultra Lows.

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I bought the Renthal Streetf-ighters, just a little higher than the Ultra lows and they have a cross-bar. I bought my Renthal street stuff from Monkeybuttparts.com (I think that is the address). They have a little better price than Dennis Kirk. Everything was fine with Monkey Butt as far as shipping quickly and providing e-mails for order updates.
One last note, if you want the bar ends make sure to order them as well. I don't believe that the stock ones fit.

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Bar end weights ?

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I just ordered a set of renthal ultra lows and was wondering about the bar end weights also. It looks like the stock bars have something that goes up
inside the tube. Some sort of vibration damping setup. Does this just get left off when a person changes to the renthal bars?

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Renthal bars do not need(generally) any bar end weight.
The stock Vibration "system" will not fit into the smaller bore of the Renthals.
I used the Renthal bar ends (aluminum) to finish it up & give me somewhere to mount my mirrors.

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Another alternative is Moose Racing. Again; be sure to order the bar ends for aluminum handle bars. Link to my 919 webpage. Scroll down to you see a photo.

Welcome aboard Doug. Head on over to the intro. forum and start a thread.

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Who are some dealers that carry Renthal Road Handlebars??
Go to your local Cycle Gear store & if not in stock, have them order it.
That is what I did,two to three days arrival,no problems.
Over all cost was about the same as ordering,If not cheaper.
No shipping cost.
I also was able to check the bars for damage before I left the store.

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Thanks for the speedy replys

Wow

Thats good to know. Mike I really like what you have done with your 919.
Do you find that you miss having the mirror on the right side?

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He's from the NASCAR end of the country! They just make left turns!

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Wow

Thats good to know. Mike I really like what you have done with your 919.
Do you find that you miss having the mirror on the right side?
Thanks Doug. I really don't miss the right side mirror. I'm old school, never had one on most of my bikes over the years.

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+1 for CycleGear... about $70... two days

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Monkeybutt for my Renthal mediums & Renthal bar ends. About $90+. Less than $100 for sure.

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Got my Renthals from Dennis Kirk with no problems.
As far as bar ends go, most any bicycle shop that carries BMX parts will have cap-style bar ends that fit over the end of the bar. That way you don't have to worry about the small ID of the aluminum bars.

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Hello all,

Well, I visited Mikes site and along with the renthal bars I just had to order the pazzo levers and crg mirrors with the bar end adapters because they looked so good. I'm pretty sure I'm not the first person to do this Is there an existing how-to on installing these parts? Any guidance is welcome. Thanks in advance.

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You got some good stuff there, Doug. Great package.

The levers, adapters, and mirrors are simple to install. For the levers, the clutch cable may seem difficult at first, but play with it. You need to work it from just the right angle and it pops in/out with almost no effort.

To install the bars, just take your time. One word of advice - do not grind down the little nub. It's there for a reason. You will need to measure your new bars (measure twice, drill once) and do some simple drilling.

Take a look at Jester's Renthal install page - it's well done and worked well for me: http://www.the2hands.btinternet.co.u...s/Page_2x.html

Have fun with it! Personalizing your bike is a blast!

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My 919 web page should have a disclaimer. Enter at your own risk!

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My 919 web page should have a disclaimer. Enter at your own risk!
...or a perpetual group buy for Renthal bars, CRG mirrors, Sato cans, and Clear Alternatives LED boards

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That's great !!!

That was exactly what I was hoping for. If all the parts get here maybe I can tackle the job this weekend. I can't wait.

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All installed !

Well I got the renthal bars, pazzo levers and crg mirrors installed on the bike and I really like them all. The mirrors are amazing ! everything is smaller but I have such a wide view. The more forward leaning riding position feels right as well. Thanks for the link to jesters web site, the screwdriver and wd40 trick was very helpful. My only concern is the amount of vibration I'm feeling with the new bars. I have read peoples posts saying the renthal bars were less buzzy than the stock bars. Any tips or tricks to smooth this out a little ?

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I heard that

No problem. I'll take some asap

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Hi

Before you guys tell me I missed the point with the mirror adapters, let me explain. Since the bars were wider and there was room, I decided to put the mirrors directly on the bars. That left me with "empty" adapters. They aren't terrible looking like that. But I'll allways know it's not right and maybe there are some bar end weights that would help the buzz. All in all I'm really happy with the result. It would have been much harder without your help

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I included a shot of the lsl frame sliders You all probably know of these but I don't here them mentioned much.
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Nice Job...

Did you drill the holes in the bars or grind the tabs off the switch panels? I like the levers. Were did you get them?

So you still have the vibes? I was thinking of getting the renthals (mediums) just to eliminate the vibes. If they don't I might stick with the stock bars for a while.

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Thanks,

Yeah, I did drill the holes. I have to admit it was made much easier with the advice on Mister Mikes web site. Putting the tape on the bars and then dry fiitting the switch housing to make a mark on the tape was a good idea. I rubbed a pencil on the end of the tab so it came off on the tape. Be careful to have the switch rotated around the bar correctly as well as the right distance from the end. Like they say measure 6 times. I got the levers at http://www.motomummy.com/ They seem to run a tight ship and also threw in a pair of grips with the deal.

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OK, you guys have finally worn me down. I'm pulling the trigger on the Ultra Lows, bar ends, and CRG mirrors. I would like to upgrade my grips, too. I've looked at a lot of Pro Grips and I've noticed that they are all closed end. Do you just cut the end out, or are there some open ended ones that I should look at?

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OK, you guys have finally worn me down. I'm pulling the trigger on the Ultra Lows, bar ends, and CRG mirrors. I would like to upgrade my grips, too. I've looked at a lot of Pro Grips and I've noticed that they are all closed end. Do you just cut the end out, or are there some open ended ones that I should look at?
We knew you would eventually cave in! As far as grips go, there are plenty of them which are open ended. Here is a small sample. link

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I ordered some "anti vibration" inserts from these guys http://www.fasstco.com/products/insert.shtml

I'll let you know how they work

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I ordered some "anti vibration" inserts from these guys http://www.fasstco.com/products/insert.shtml

I'll let you know how they work
Please do, as I am very interested myself!!!!

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Has anyone tried something called 'bar-snake' for vibration reduction?

I wish I had something clever to say, cause this seems it would be a good place to put it.
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I ordered some "anti vibration" inserts from these guys http://www.fasstco.com/products/insert.shtml

I'll let you know how they work
Oooh! Oooh! Please let us know ASAP how they work. Going to be doing a long haul in about a month, and I'd love to get the vibe down before that (without going with new handlebars). If you give them a good review, I'll probably order some quick.

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Oooh! Oooh! Please let us know ASAP how they work. Going to be doing a long haul in about a month, and I'd love to get the vibe down before that (without going with new handlebars). If you give them a good review, I'll probably order some quick.
D'oh...Looks like those anti-vibe inserts are just for aftermarket bars? Maybe I'll try the bar snake

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I hope they are not too long. Fasst makes stuff for off-road bikes.
Off-road bars are a bit longer in the straight section.
The 919 bars might be a little short, hope not.

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I give the whole idea a 50/50 chance of working. I should know by the end of next week.

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Just to follow up,

The bar inserts fit perfectly and seem to help with the buzz.

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Just to follow up,

The bar inserts fit perfectly and seem to help with the buzz.
Can you use a different bar end with those bar inserts or are you stuck with the plain looking black cap that they come with?

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Update on Renthals. . .and Oberons

This is an update since my initial request for "where to get" the Renthal road handlebars at the beginning of this thread.

Here is my set up with the Renthal Ultra Low and the Oberon bar end mirrors, which double as bar end weights for a clean look. And since I upgraded my brakes to the bigger 954 calipers and front radial master cylinder, that solved the "empty" 919 mirror mount which is attached to the stock 919 master cylinder. The 954 master cylinder dosen't have a mirror mount. I matched the "no mirror mount" on the left side with a 929 clutch lever perch. Note that the 954 clutch perch will not work due it having a hydraulic clutch. Both levers have the eletrical connections for brake and start. You can look into 600RR/1000RR controls if you want that clean look. Ebay is a great place.

More mods are creeping along. . .

If anybody is interested, I do have black bar end weights for the Renthal bars. They are not from Renthal but they are from the UK. The external diameter is 7/8" (same as the bar), internal (insert) is 13mm. $15 with free shipping.



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is there any renthal bars with crossbar, that are similar in height as stock bars? I'd like to put some on, but dont want any lower then stock.

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Renthal Street Fighters have the crossbar.

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