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    Handlebar conversion Mk1 completed
    on: February 14, 2021, 07:26:07 pm
    February 14, 2021, 07:26:07 pm
    What says Happy Valentines better than working on your bike all day? 😉

    So, I’ve ditched the hideous plastic bar covers and the Honda ape hangers.

    Bars comparison



    Fitted temporarily with bar backs straight. Clearance issues with screen and hydraulic reservoirs



    Used the Vario barbacks adjustability to tune the position.
    A few shots of the end result with flash for detail and without to see what it looks like under real light.










    Nothing stretched, ended up at a very similar height to original bars.
    Hardest part was getting the new heated grip on the left bar. Block of wood and a hammer sorted it.
    Threadlock on the bolts holding everything together.
    Definitely wouldn’t work by stacking two 50mm risers on each side.
    Vario barbacks were essential.

    Happy with the result. Need to buy a few bolts to hopefully refit original bar ends, but the Renthal ones will do for now.

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    Re: Handlebar conversion Mk1 completed
    Reply #1 on: February 14, 2021, 07:45:08 pm
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    Re: Handlebar conversion Mk1 completed
    Reply #2 on: February 16, 2021, 08:50:13 am
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    In daylight




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    Re: Handlebar conversion Mk1 completed
    Reply #3 on: February 16, 2021, 10:10:40 am
    February 16, 2021, 10:10:40 am
    That has made such an improvement to the look with losing all that plastic, great job Bikespod.  :047:   Have you had a chance to try it out? Must be different to steer having lost quite an “over hang” if you get what I mean.

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    Re: Handlebar conversion Mk1 completed
    Reply #4 on: February 16, 2021, 10:23:54 am
    February 16, 2021, 10:23:54 am
    Thanks Goggins. It is pretty much the same riding position. Within 5mm I think. Haven’t had a chance to take it for a spin yet, but looking forward to it.

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    Re: Handlebar conversion Mk1 completed
    Reply #5 on: February 18, 2021, 05:32:50 pm
    February 18, 2021, 05:32:50 pm
    Added a crossbrace for extra options mounting stuff in the cockpit.

    Also decided to buy an original screen. Brand new £50. I don’t mind feeling a bit of wind when riding. Looks good i think and I now have acres of options for adjusting the bars with the Vario barbacks and no fouling issues.

    Will play around with the position after a good test run.

    I can now choose between a straightish back, sitting more upright, or leant more forward with more weight over the front.
    Win win.





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    Re: Handlebar conversion Mk1 completed
    Reply #6 on: February 18, 2021, 06:03:06 pm
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    How many locks!?!?!?  :016:
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    Re: Handlebar conversion Mk1 completed
    Reply #7 on: February 18, 2021, 06:04:19 pm
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    Never mind, I just checked where you live.....
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    Re: Handlebar conversion Mk1 completed
    Reply #8 on: February 18, 2021, 08:42:29 pm
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    Bikespod

    I think it looks really good :028:

    a lot better than the jet ski bars, nice one

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    Re: Handlebar conversion Mk1 completed
    Reply #9 on: February 18, 2021, 10:40:17 pm
    February 18, 2021, 10:40:17 pm
    Thanks for the positive responses.

    Voodoo, that’s under half of them.
    3 up front
    4 at the back. One 19mm chain thru a wall anchor
    DataTag, alarm and a tracker.
    Pick axe handle in a handy place. 😉

     



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