Thread: Stock handlebar options
06-26-2008, 07:50 AM #1
Stock handlebar options
I like the look of aftermarket handlebars. I was wondering if anyone has ever powdercoated their stock bars and used an aftermarket crossbar? Seems like it would be easier and maybe a couple bucks cheaper than buying aftermarket bars and modifying them to fit. Anyone see any reason not to try this?
06-26-2008, 08:01 AM #2
06-26-2008, 08:02 AM #3
I didnt plan on using the OEM handlebar cover just was going to powdercot the stockers and use an aftermarket crossbar. I thought modifying aftermarket bars would be a pain in the ass to use stock trim so I was just looking for an easier way
06-26-2008, 08:05 AM #4
Its not hard with the stock trim. Just have to drill one hole for the bolt that goes through the bars. If I can do it anyone can.
Aftermarket grips are a whole different story. I just stuck with OEM ones on both side.
Last edited by mrbtd; 06-26-2008 at 08:23 AM.
06-26-2008, 08:19 AM #5
Ok cool I will have to check it out. Thanks
06-26-2008, 12:27 PM #6
06-26-2008, 12:33 PM #7
one of my buddies used stock clamps but just polished them. They came out really good
06-26-2008, 02:55 PM #8
06-26-2008, 03:00 PM #9
yeah +1 to mrbtd
you are talking about more work then it would take to just swap them with new ones.. to install a crossbar, powdercoat... etc.
I got my pro-taper bars for like 60 bucks and mounts for like $30..
then I also got the UMI throttle and ODI grips...
and i messed up the hole, because there was a gap like 1/8 of an inch from the end of the grip and the bar plug... and so I had to take the bars off and redo them.. and I could install new bars in like 10-20 minutes... it is really easy
and that 10-20 minutes includes:
Taking off old bars, Taking off all the parts
Taping hold in new bars/Drilling holes
Install pieces onto new bars
Installing new bars and torquing down..
06-26-2008, 03:00 PM #10
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