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  1. rckujedd
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    Ok Guys & Gals,

    I'm going to get new bars on the bike by feb so I want to see if anyone has changed out the bars. Just to uncomfortable for this short girl..

    I welcome any ideas.

    Thanks
    Chris

  2. Kremer901
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    I put a post on my bars in the mod section. (sticky)

  3. viltirizhman
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    It's really not that hard, I purchased a set of Baron drags (check out my album in profile), it took me longer to get all the equipment off the old ones than it was putting them on. Try to keep the clutch assembly, brake caliber etc... together as you take em off. So you don't lose anything. Also, Mikey told me this and it saved a time and aggravation, make sure you put some thread lock (I used Med strength) when installing, as he said, "you don't want to be going 70 mph and say why are bars loose"? I love my new ones, especially on long trips, it feels much better ( I put 1 1/4 thick) ones on and they build lots of confidence in the curves! Hope this helps

  4. rckujedd
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    Thanks,
    I know the drag bars are cool looking but with my short torso and arms I end up leaning to much. I'm thinking something that will pull back a bit.

    Ride safe
    CG

  5. yohnnjdherocg
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    hey chris, my wife is only 5 feet tall, so i ordered these, they will pull back your bars as much as any, and keep your stock bars.
    cgi.ebay.ca
    also this corbin solo in the close version will get ya an inch closer to the bars and also an inch closer to the ground.
    corbin.com
    i lowered joanne's bike with a pacific coast star lowering kit so she could reach the ground better. it brought the bike down 1.75 inches.
    see pick, ridewell. yohnnjdherocg

  6. Hunejpe1
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    hey chris, my wife is only 5 feet tall, so i ordered these, they will pull back your bars as much as any, and keep your stock bars.cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...m=260320446629also this corbin solo in the close version will get ya an inch closer to the bars and also an inch closer to the ground. www.corbin.com/yamaha/yr8s.shtmli lowered joanne's bike with a pacific coast star lowering kit so she could reach the ground better. it brought the bike down 1.75 inches. see pick, ridewell. yohnnjdherocg
    Did you have to change any of the cables when you put the risers on?

  7. fupar
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    I installed 14" apes on my bike.

    I ended up switching back to the OEM handlebars last night. Not because I wanted to. The extended cables, that the apes required, are shipped dry. (You have to lubricate the cables, prior to installing them. I just couldn't get enough lube onto them.)

    But I'll tell you this. For the short time that I did have the apes on, I loved it. When you turn corners, it feels like you have power steering.

    With the apes, I did not have to lean over to reach both grips. (I'm only 5 foot 5).
    I am not giving up on my apes. I just have to figure out a better way to get them lubricated.

    Check out other riders in your area. Ask to sit on their bikes. It is very hard to determine if a set of handlebars is gonna fit you and your bike, by just looking at them online.

    Good luck, and don't give up.
    Once you find your fit, you will not want to go back to your old handlebars.

  8. macrozzfan
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    the bars from a honda vtx1800c supposedly offer an extra 5 in. of pullback and look close to our stock ones. if you search forums there are posts on it.

  9. yjmmjyajmez
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    fupar, they make an aerosol cable lubricant that attaches the one end of the cable and forces the lube down into the cable. I just spray WD40 onto the cable end itself, then slide it in and out of its housing, working the thin WD down into the housing. It takes a bit of work but soon the cable moves freely. Then i worked light oil into it the same way.

  10. yohnnjdherocg
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    huneybee, i did not install yet as they are yet to arrive, but i will give an update, i suspect i will have to change throttle, brake and clutch line but not sure, will let all know when i do. it is still the cheapest and easiest way to go as any new handlebars will require new cables and lines if there is much pull back. with this here set up, everything can stay put on the original handle bars without removing, like i say, may have to add new lines though if originals arent long enough. ridewell. yohnnjdherocg

  11. fupar
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    fupar, they make an aerosol cable lubricant that attaches the one end of the cable and forces the lube down into the cable. I just spray WD40 onto the cable end itself, then slide it in and out of its housing, working the thin WD down into the housing. It takes a bit of work but soon the cable moves freely...
    Sounds like good advice. I'll give it a try.
    (I'd really like to get back to my apes.)

    Quote:
    ...Then i worked light oil into it the same way.
    What light oil did you use?

  12. fupar
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    the bars from a honda vtx1800c supposedly offer an extra 5 in. of pullback and look close to our stock ones. if you search forums there are posts on it.
    I forget which ones I installed on mine. I think it was either the VTX 1300, or the VTX 1800. I'll check on it, and post it here. Whichever one it is, it gives me 14" of pullback. Here's a couple of pictures of the apes. (Sorry about the quality of the pictures.)

  13. fupar
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    fupar, they make an aerosol cable lubricant that attaches the one end of the cable and forces the lube down into the cable. I just spray WD40 onto the cable end itself, then slide it in and out of its housing, working the thin WD down into the housing. It takes a bit of work but soon the cable moves freely. Then i worked light oil into it the same way.
    When I bought my extended cables, I had also purchased the cable luber and a couple of lube cans. Maybe I did the lubrication wrong.

    I had one end of the cable sticking out about 1" of the cable housing. I put the cable luber onto the last 1/4" of the housing, putting the 1" of cable and the stopper inside of the cable luber. (I hope I didn't confuse you.) But the more that I tried, it seemed like the lubrication just sprayed all over my hand that was holding the cable luber.

    I had even bought a second cable luber from the stealership, thinking that maybe there was something wrong with the 1st one. The second one did allow the straw to go into it a lot further.

    I saw a picture of a cable luber on the internet today, showing the cable luber holding onto the cable housing, with the cable sticking out several inches out of the cable luber. Like I said, maybe I did it wrong. I will attempt lubing it again. If I can't do it the way I saw on the internet, I will try it your way.
    Thanks again for the advice.

  14. BikMac
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    Not to derail this thread, but...

    Does anyone have the Nostalgia Bars on the 650 Classic. If so, please post a pic and what do you think of them?

  15. redki
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    Ok Guys & Gals,I'm going to get new bars on the bike by feb so I want to see if anyone has changed out the bars. Just to uncomfortable for this short girl..I welcome any ideas.ThanksChris
    Chris,
    I put on the VTX 1800C bars. See post: Avon Cobra 240 Tire first impressions

  16. yjmmjyajmez
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    Sounds like good advice. I'll give it a try. (I'd really like to get back to my apes.)What light oil did you use?
    I used "3in1" oil. A lighter oil will work down into the cable itself, so even a sewing machine oil will work fine. The WD40 is just to flush out any substance which may bind the cable inside it's housing, such as rust or dirt.

  17. fupar
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    ...The WD40 is just to flush out any substance which may bind the cable inside it's housing, such as rust or dirt.

    So, shoot the WD-40 through the housing, then put the light oil into the housing? Will there be any problems having both oils in the housing together?

  18. yjmmjyajmez
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    No problems. The WD40 is very thin and evaporates quickly. It's main ingredient is a fish oil. The lighter oil and the WD40, together, will be fine.

  19. yohnnjdherocg
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    hey chris, my wife is only 5 feet tall, so i ordered these, they will pull back your bars as much as any, and keep your stock bars.cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...m=260320446629also this corbin solo in the close version will get ya an inch closer to the bars and also an inch closer to the ground. www.corbin.com/yamaha/yr8s.shtmli lowered joanne's bike with a pacific coast star lowering kit so she could reach the ground better. it brought the bike down 1.75 inches. see pick, ridewell. yohnnjdherocg

    hey all,
    just to let all know, i've received these risers from ebay and let me say, if your thinking of ordering them, save yourself the grief, the chroming is crap, they are stained, and definitely not going on wifeys bike. it is also turning out that the dealer is difficult to deal with. he calls himself
    "saveyourbuy" on ebay,
    and i suggest you stay away from him. this item"s chrome comes with rust and stains in the chrome, plus one ding in the casting. made in hong kong as the listing suggests.
    cgi.ebay.com
    obviously, the chinese have no quality control laws in their country and feel they can sell us just about anything. my frustration with chinese products has reaches it's peak, we lost a puppy to bad dog food a couple of years ago, melamine killed his kidney. not to say all chinese are bad, just got me real frustrated here. happy holidays, ridewell. yohnnjdherocg

  20. IntjRaiter
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    Thanks for the heads-up Johnny!!

    That kind of stuff is always good to know before anyone else goes off and gets screwed over. I am really sorry to hear you got hosed on the risers, but really I'm just sorry to hear about your puppy!! I'm a dog lover myself, and I don't think I'd ever forgive those bastards if that happened to MY dog!! (YES, I know not all chinese people are responsible for this, and NO I don't hate all chinese people) I'm with you Johnny... DOWN WITH INFERIOR PRODUCT QUALITY!!!

    -Indy

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