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post #1 of 12 Old 11-27-2006, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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Straight aluminum Bars

Im looking for either a straight bar 7/8 inch with stock width maybe a little shorter, or a bar with maybe like 1 inch pull back but no rise or anything else

Anyone know a good site for aluminum bars or anything like that?

Also how do you think it would affect seat position, handling, etc

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Im looking for either a straight bar 7/8 inch with stock width maybe a little shorter, or a bar with maybe like 1 inch pull back but no rise or anything else

Anyone know a good site for aluminum bars or anything like that?

Also how do you think it would affect seat position, handling, etc

Thanks
on what bike??

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Coerce bars are pretty close, small amount of rise, only slightly wider than stock bars, but I kind of wish they were lower as well.

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I'm looking for bars for the 9'er sorry i didn't make that clear in the original post

The look I'm going for is kind of Cafe racer-ish but modern? if that makes any sense, kind of minimalist thing

I'm thinking straight bars and a single napoleon style bar end mirror or something like that

My brother has a suzuki VX-800 with straight bars (idk where he got them and we no longer talk) but they look great

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Just a thought but if i went out to say home depot and bought a 7/8 inch aluminum tube would that work? I know its not the most legit thing but I'm pretty sure its the simplest and also the cheapest.

If quality metal is an issue i wouldn't mind the added weight of say steel or w/e

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If you are going for that cafe racer look you would want a set of clubman's. The straight across bars are commonly referred to a drag bars which are popular with the HD boys.

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Open any catalog and look in the bar section and you'll find drag bars.

JP Cycles has some.

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Careful with the Drag Bars! I have a set and they hit the tank when I put them on. I think your best best are the Suburban Machinery bars, though then you are jumping from $20 to $160. On that note, if you want to buy my drag bars, let me know Seriously!

Don't use any material that wasn't made to be used for handlebars. Handlebars go through a lot more stress than you might think, so they are made for that.

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Careful with the Drag Bars! I have a set and they hit the tank when I put them on. I think your best best are the Suburban Machinery bars, though then you are jumping from $20 to $160. On that note, if you want to buy my drag bars, let me know Seriously!

Don't use any material that wasn't made to be used for handlebars. Handlebars go through a lot more stress than you might think, so they are made for that.
How long were are your drag bars and you think throwing a 1 inch raiser or 1 inch and 1 back raiser would help the tank hitting problem?

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I can give you measurements tonight. Another thing to note is that I am using a completely different front end than the stock 919, so that might make a difference. Another thing is that if you really want to run the drag bars, you can always weld a chunk of metal on the steering stops, you'll lose turning radius though.

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Yeah I wouldn't want to lessen my turning radius at all due to the fact i live in the city and need it to maneuver at slow speeds through gridlock or park my bike in some very tight spaces. I'm using a stock front end with the forks raised 10 mm in the triple.

Also how much would you wanna get rid of the drag bars for potentially?

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