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  1. Jun 22, 2016 #1

    child_of_fire

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    How involved and or difficult is it to swap handlebars for a gen1 max and what bars do folks recommend?
     
  2. Jun 22, 2016 #2

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    It's not too difficult, but it depends on a few things.

    What type are you looking for?
    Personally I prefer the look of the 'drag bars', ..not the straight, but with a lil angle.

    Some bars can interfere with the 'ttank' if you turn the bars too much. (Just moving it around, no trouble with riding. ) risers can address this.

    If u have shorter arms, this may not be as comfy as stock as well, although you can get risers to address this too.

    Some bars 'may' require different length cables..mine are stock length, but there are some twists and curves in the cables. (They were on the.bike when I got it)

    I believe Sean Morley sells different bars (and other goodies) ;) Maybe he'll chime in and be more help.

    All in all it isn't a difficult job though.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Jun 22, 2016 #3

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    A 'superbike' shape/'bend' is usually a good place to start. You really need to go to a well-stocked store and try some out by holding them in-place, and seeing if the reach to the bars, and the distance they 'rise' from the handlebar mount is to your liking. You can loosen your handlebar clamps and pivot them down to get a better idea of where the prospective bars will 'sit' on your bike.

    If you try this, be sure that you adequately tighten the bars when you return your bars into usable position. And this is most IMPORTANT! Be sure to pump your clutch and brake levers until you get firm levers again for the brake, and that the clutch will totally disengage when you pull it in. You potentially could be introducing air into your lines if you pulled either lever while they were rolled-backwards while you were trying other bars.

    This is especially possible if your fluid levels in the brake and clutch reservoirs are low.

    Alternatively, you could totally-remove the handlebar clamp, and try to keep the handlebars upright, and use some towel and duct tape, zip ties, or a willing participant to hold them out of the way. I just don't know how-much freeplay there is to do this. Any time you mess with your hoses and cables, you have to be 100% sure you aren't going to pinch them. Move the bars fully side-to-side and ensure all is OK before you return to the road.
     
  4. Jun 22, 2016 #4

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    I like the superbars that I got from Sean. They are a little wider and pull you forward a little bit - so more aggressive riding position and a little more control.

    They also do not require any mods to existing throttle and brake lines.

    Install was pretty straightforward.


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  5. Jun 22, 2016 #5

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    Superbike are by far the most popular of what we sell. Pictures added.
     

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    I am used to the Stock bars and I like them But I have a set of Sean's Super bike bars that I may try out.
    Drag bars make me lean farther forward than I want even with risers but a Lot of guys Love them.
    So it really depends on what you like.
     
  7. Jun 23, 2016 #7

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    Ive had stock, drag, broomstick and now ProTaper dirt bike bars (not sure of the bend, its like a drag bar with a slight rise) and so far i like the ProTapers the best, for now, lol.
     
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    +1...I have the Carmichael bend protapers...much more control and they reduce the vibes quite a bit...no control adjustments required...
     
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    Out of these pictures, which one is the Superbike? What is the pullback on it?
     
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    I also think its the middle bar in pic 1, and the 3rd from the left in pic #2. The super bike bars on a bike are in pics 3 and 4. Here are some better pics after i swapped to a black set. They are swept back about 3 inches or so.
     

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    Super bike bar pic
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  12. Nov 9, 2019 at 2:56 PM #12

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    anyone ever run the T Bars you see on the "club" style bikes? i like the idea of the bars even with my shoulders and spaced apart. not a fan of the look on the Dynas that seem to be popular now but from a functional standpoint it seems like a good way to ride
     

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