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    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?


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    Quote Originally Posted by gprjersey07 View Post
    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?
    You can buy bars for <$40 on ebay etc.. The OEM bars are UGLY with or without the crossbar.

    If you use the OEM cover you may have issues with aftermarket bars.

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    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

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    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.

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    Ok cool I will have to check it out. Thanks

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    what clamps did u use the oem ones look crap

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    one of my buddies used stock clamps but just polished them. They came out really good

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobbyq View Post
    what clamps did u use the oem ones look crap
    Sand blast the army green paint off of them... Get yourself a polishing wheel for a bench grinder and some white polishing clay. The actually clean up decent. wash them off with soap and warm water... Clear coat them... They look like the came from the factory...

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    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..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inkaddict View Post
    Sand blast the army green paint off of them... Get yourself a polishing wheel for a bench grinder and some white polishing clay. The actually clean up decent. wash them off with soap and warm water... Clear coat them... They look like the came from the factory...
    speak of the devil he's "that guy" i was referring to

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