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Old 12-17-2007, 12:04 PM   #1
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help with handlebar swap

I'm looking at the possibility of putting some drag bars on my bike, but my stock bars are kinda weird. it looks like all of my switches require a 1" bar, and it steps down to 7/8" for the grips.

I'd like to go with a 1" bar, so I'm wondering what I'd need to do to convert to 1" grips. Just a 1" throttle assembly and set of 1" grips, or do i need some kind of adapter for the left grip as well?
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Old 12-17-2007, 12:34 PM   #2
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Old 12-17-2007, 12:36 PM   #3
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It would probably be cheaper to just replace the risers with some 7/8" ones.
I may have a set off one of our SV650 racebikes that I'm pretty sure would work.
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I'd have to see some pics. I'm sure someone correct me if i'm wrong, but generally there are 7/8" steel bars and 1+1/8" aluminum bars. the aluminum bars have thicker walls since the aluminum is softer than steel. Can you post up some pictures??
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Typically most street bikes have either 7/8" or 1" bars.
While there are a few exceptions that's pretty much the rule.

I'm assuming they're for his Hyosung, and since I'm not overly familiar with that bike, I'd need to see it.
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Hyosung? Hoe sung all the way to the bank with yo money?
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Hyosung? Hoe sung all the way to the bank with yo money?
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I'm looking at the possibility of putting some drag bars on my bike, but my stock bars are kinda weird. it looks like all of my switches require a 1" bar, and it steps down to 7/8" for the grips.

I'd like to go with a 1" bar, so I'm wondering what I'd need to do to convert to 1" grips. Just a 1" throttle assembly and set of 1" grips, or do i need some kind of adapter for the left grip as well?
what? handle bars that are made for 1" and then step down to 7/8" !?
goofy assed .

We can make a set and powder coat 'em = semi cheap
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you can switch to 7/8" risers = fairly cheap
or
you can switch all the hardware to 1" grips etc, this path = costly though
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Hyosung? Hoe sung all the way to the bank with yo money?
no matter the brand name, at least he's riding on two.

Give us some more info on the bike and let us give ya a hand in resolving this.
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yes, it's my hyosung.

and yes, there's a 1" to 7/8" step for just the grips. the stock risers are welded to the bar. I'm looking to go w/ some 5" risers, probably a 1" drag or short z-bar (like this or like this)

i'm already planning on replacing the throttle sleeve, thinking about going with an internal throttle, just wondering if when i step up to a 1" bar i'm going to need some sort of adapter for the new left grip. thinking of something like this for the grips

the main thing i'm worried about is being able to retain my stock switches, otherwise i might as well just order one of the pre-assembled/wired internal setups.

scooter: either way though, i'm probably gonna need to talk to you about getting powder coating done. i know i'm at least gonna want to do my wheels, the new bars, probably the fork tubes, the passenger pegs, and i don't know how much else right now.
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now that i've written that and am thinking about it, it does sound a bit odd. i'll pull the handlebars apart this evening and do some measuring and make sure that the info i was given on them is correct.
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well, it looks like the grips and switches are all 7/8", just the brake/clutch levers that attach to the 1". those should be easy enough to attach to a 7/8" bar w/ adapters, so it looks like a 7/8" bar is the way to go. now if i can just find the grips i want in 7/8"...
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yes, it's my hyosung.

and yes, there's a 1" to 7/8" step for just the grips. the stock risers are welded to the bar. I'm looking to go w/ some 5" risers, probably a 1" drag or short z-bar (like this or like this)

i'm already planning on replacing the throttle sleeve, thinking about going with an internal throttle, just wondering if when i step up to a 1" bar i'm going to need some sort of adapter for the new left grip. thinking of something like this for the grips

the main thing i'm worried about is being able to retain my stock switches, otherwise i might as well just order one of the pre-assembled/wired internal setups.

scooter: either way though, i'm probably gonna need to talk to you about getting powder coating done. i know i'm at least gonna want to do my wheels, the new bars, probably the fork tubes, the passenger pegs, and i don't know how much else right now.
I would recommend keeping all the stock 7/8 , and changing the risers and bars to 7/8". that would be easiest and cheapest. as far as internal throttle, your probably limited to 1" and pretty spendy.
just let me know when your ready on the coating, I'll do ya a bulk deal
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well, it looks like the grips and switches are all 7/8", just the brake/clutch levers that attach to the 1". those should be easy enough to attach to a 7/8" bar w/ adapters, so it looks like a 7/8" bar is the way to go. now if i can just find the grips i want in 7/8"...
or swap to common 7/8" levers from pretty much any yap bike. that eliminates any adapters, kinda wanna shy away from cobbling if you can help it.
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ended up going with a 1" bar. the guy who owns the Hyo dealership i bought my bike from has a harley and recently converted his bars to 1 1/4" and went with all new hardware. I'm gonna use his switches, etc. to convert to 1" controls. should be interesting to see how it goes.
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^^ cool, let us know how it works out, shouldnt be that much of a .
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i've got a full write-up of what i'm doing with my bike over at another forum i'm on.. http://www.alternativecruisers.com/i...p?topic=4893.0

soon as i get my bars in (should be later today) and get the test fit done my next step will be figuring out exactly what i'm going to be needing powder coated and i'll give you a call to get some info. only things i've really got decided is that i want to do my wheels in a gloss red, and the bars, risers, and other misc. parts i'm going to want to do in black.
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i've got a full write-up of what i'm doing with my bike over at another forum i'm on.. http://www.alternativecruisers.com/i...p?topic=4893.0

soon as i get my bars in (should be later today) and get the test fit done my next step will be figuring out exactly what i'm going to be needing powder coated and i'll give you a call to get some info. only things i've really got decided is that i want to do my wheels in a gloss red, and the bars, risers, and other misc. parts i'm going to want to do in black.
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well, finally got it back together and running...

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