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Title: Changing the handlebars. What do i need to buy?
Post by: filterMan on May 17, 2018, 11:45:26 AM
I'm sure this question has been asked before but I couldn't find the answers to my questions by searching.

I'm thinking of changing my standard clip-ons for higher bars, I'm finding the low position a bit too low for my old joints on longer journeys. I need to know what to buy exactly. I know I need risers and new bars and probably new longer cables but I don't know the exact items that I can buy or what my options are or where to get them from. Is there a guide or a previous post someone could point me to? Also if I could buy at least some of the parts used if I don't like the new position then I wouldn't have blown a wad of cash.

Any help appreciated.

Thanks Al


Title: Re: Changing the handlebars. What do i need to buy?
Post by: Drewski on May 18, 2018, 09:27:29 AM
Honda made various similar style bars to the CB-1s for other models that should fit. I can't remember which models exactly but the VFR800s are 41mm so might be a good place to start. The MKll CB-1 also had higher bars as standard. It will be easier to go this route than finding a top yoke or drilling yours for risers.
I havn't got a clue where they are but somewhere I have a set of what I think are VF1100R bars that are the same size.


Title: Re: Changing the handlebars. What do i need to buy?
Post by: Spurlock on May 18, 2018, 10:15:43 AM
My bike had Honda NT650 Hawk bars installed when I bought it. They are a bit farther back and higher than stock and I find them really comfortable. The original bars along with throttle and clutch cables came with the bike, so I assume you will need to change cables to do the swap.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/CB-1/i-WkK6HFN/0/fdf24cf8/O/DSC07750.jpg)

-Bill