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Old 08-11-2009, 06:18 PM   #1
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handlebar options

im looking at replacing my current handlebar with something else sometime soon. i currently have an aftermarket bar with a bend similar to stock. i'd be ok with a little more radical bend, but something not too low because i dont want to put weight on my wrists. my back is not the best, so clipons or very low bars arent something i can easily do.
also something that would allow me to continue using my bar end mirrors would be great. i hear that the renthal fat bars are too small on the inside of the tube for bar end mirrors.

also also, man i should have a garage sometime soonish... finally... looks like we found THE house. waiting to hear from the seller now if the offer has been ok'd
after that its something like a 45 day wait for the loan to go through
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yeah, that looks like a pretty decent ergo
which bars are those?
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:51 PM   #4
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Check out Renthal Ultra-Lows. Aluminum bars will help vibe issues, too.

As far as using your bar-end mirrors, you will probably have the same issue with any aluminum bar. You can get an adaptor to make it fit. I forgot what it's called, but it's a pretty common $10 item in the dirtbike section.
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yeah, that looks like a pretty decent ergo
which bars are those?
Those look like Renthal ULs.
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Henry had some that looked like lighting bolts on his FZ1
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Henry had some that looked like lighting bolts on his FZ1
I'll bet they were Suburban Machinery bars. http://www.suburban-machinery.com/hbindex.htm

I'm gonna try these, after I get tired of the Clubmans.
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you could go with some vortex clip ons or any clip ons really if it feels to low put som handlbar risers on it to bring them up a few inches
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i had been looking at suburban machinery's bars and they looked pretty good, but a bit low for me.
i had figured that renthal would be the company to go with. i havent found much of a selection of them online. does anyone know if Motorcycles Unlimited stocks them?
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nm, i found them online. i just didnt know what to search for.
if Motorcycles Unlimited sells them i'll still buy them there.
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I've got a used black set that are pre-drilled.
They're a bit lower than stock but not bad.
I'd take $25.00.
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awesome
im working until next tuesday. if you still have them and scheduling permits, i'll lighten your load.
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fyi Motorcycles Unlimited set up my SV if i'm not mistaken. Patrick?
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i've never seen your sv that i know of, but in any sv post, you have the answer. im sure yours was very well sorted out and was something that most sv's should aspire to be
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^thus why the suspension, engine, and ergonomics rocked!!!


Get those Renthals. The ergo's were perfect for all duties be it commuting, smr's, and track days. That;s the only bike I regret selling and it was mostly due to the awesome control layout.
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yessuh

i fully intend to drop at least another grand and a few years into my bike before it belongs to someone else
(but dont tell the wife about the money :P)
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