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bar conversion

Discussion in 'Rider Skills Help' started by tidcombe, May 5, 2013.

  1. tidcombe

    tidcombe Registered User

    anybody done a straight bar conversion ??? whats ride like and does it interfere with the fairing ??? Mark
  2. ianrobbo1

    ianrobbo1 good looking AND modest Club Sponsor

    Yes, great, no!!:-0)
  3. tidcombe

    tidcombe Registered User


    dude, that's a cool looking bird but do U ave any probs with clearance on the fairing ?? tidss0s:
  4. 4_4_2

    4_4_2 Registered User Read Only

    short, sweet, and to the point!@tu*
  5. ianrobbo1

    ianrobbo1 good looking AND modest Club Sponsor

    LOL No sorry about the yes no bit, just in that kind of mood!!:-0)
    In answer to your question, the answer is no, it IS a real pig to set up :bang: and get everything as it should be, and in MY particular case the switches "just" touch the loose fitting tank cover, NOT the tank, and I can and do use the bag with it with no problems, the angle of the bars is very different to standard as well as being slightly more "up" and back at you, giving a "Bandit" type seating position.:dunno:
  6. lukenkarl

    lukenkarl Registered User Read Only

    I've just done the straight bar conversion.@tu*

    Robbo is right :yo:, its a right twat to set up the correct angle for the bars.

    Dont cut off the ends as it says in the instructions. You need this for the adjustment of the brake and clutch levers. If you cut it the banjo bolts snag on the top of the forks leaving no room for adjustment and they are in my opinion too high for a comfortable grip on the lever.

    Get yourself a new clutch hose and some new throttle cables made up 30mm longer than standard. This will save you a lot of headache fitting.:bang:

    The ride is more upright than standard and in my opinion more comfortable, but you are still slightly leaning forward onto the bars (unless your arms are 3 foot long).

    The new set up doesn't interfere with the fairing at all but I have a double bubble screen and I had to cut and shape this to stop the kill switch turning off on sharp left handers and the headlights going onto full on right turns.

    Anyway if they touch anything then its an MOT fail, I have been told.

    Finally, leave yourself an good day to do the work..get some valium and good luck.

    Oh yes.. and make sure where ever you store your bike it has a larger than normal door...mine fits just..only just. The new set up is wider than standard..I'd say 2" either side.

    I will be taking some pics of the bike over the week end and will post when I can

    Hope this is of some use to you and others thinking of taking the plunge.
  7. DCxx

    DCxx Registered User Read Only

    ive just had jaws bar conversion done, but ended up getting 2inch longer throttle cables ,new clutch cable and front brake. WOW theres no going back this kit is superb. I was in two minds of selling due to aches but now its a keeper, been out all day riding no aches. Thx John @tu*
  8. lukenkarl

    lukenkarl Registered User Read Only

    Maybe the 'kit' should now come with these :dunno:
  9. DCxx

    DCxx Registered User Read Only

    Had venhills do cables, posted on Monday morning came back Wednesday. theres normally about 5 day turn around. must be cause me bikes silver :-0)
  10. silverfox.xx

    silverfox.xx quocunque jeceris stabit Club Sponsor

    Yup, must be they know it'll take two days longer to get anywhere on a silver one.
  11. timbertops

    timbertops Registered User Read Only

    straight bar conversion,

    go to : need help ? bike car, computer, whatever, try here, forum, look for straight bar conversion, loads of info, pics etc,
  12. Bluelagoona

    Bluelagoona Not ready for me coffin yet. Club Sponsor

    Can I ask were your original bars std or on risers ?
    Reason I ask is I bought a straight bar conversion but found the riding position little different than using risers only the wrist angle improved but reach was about the same.
  13. ianrobbo1

    ianrobbo1 good looking AND modest Club Sponsor

    My straight bars are on to the forks "no risers" I found on a few birds I've done twisting them in the holders sometimes helped, the riding position is so different to match it against one with no straight bars is a lot pointless, in my case "and many others" riding the bike with a "bandit" type mentality makes the graduation from dropped bars to straight easier, that said although riding the bike becomes easier "IMHO" to shove the thing around if your a short arse like me can become a bit more of a pain, but hopefully you will spend more time riding it than shoving it.

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