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So I have these handlebars that that come up from the risers. I gives a feeling of being on a beach cruiser. I noticed the other day when I riding that if I lean WAAAAY forward when I shift my weight in the turn the bike is a lot more stable. Question: Anyone know of any good flat bars for a 99? Screw clips on, they scream squid to me.
 

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Yep, definitely a lot better when you get your weight a bit forward. That's why I'm getting clip-ons. They don't scream squid to me, just good handling and track days ;)
 

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Like you, I think a flat bar would be perfect.
After searching all over for the past year, I finally found a truly flat bar.
I just ordered a LSL drag bar in aluminum. There is no rise, and the rake is about the same as stock. They also make it in Stainless.
 

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Like you, I think a flat bar would be perfect.
After searching all over for the past year, I finally found a truly flat bar.
I just ordered a LSL drag bar in aluminum. There is no rise, and the rake is about the same as stock. They also make it in Stainless.
 

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That's exactly what I'm looking for, Devi. Thanks. My friend, the racer, rode my bike once and said, "This thing has a shitload of available power but wobbles like a drunk baby." He said the balance felt off. I finally narrowed it down to the bars. Thanks for the help guys.
 

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I've recently found myself in a dilema.... I'm in the middle of a brake swap and found that the lines are a bit short. I can A) Order new lines (at $90) or B) Put a lower bar on (less than $90)

Easy decision. Here's my questions for ya'll. Does anyone know the stock bar's rise and pull back? From my quick eye-ball ruler enhanced look I got about 5 inches pull back ( to the very ends of the bars. the rise is hard to get due to the akward angle up, but at the MC perch it's about 2 1/2 inches. These arn't accurate by any means, I'm just trying to figure out if the Street bars will be low enough for what I need, or if I need the drag bars. Thanks to anyone for input.
 

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The stock bar rise is about 1.5 inches. IIRC, the rake is 4.5 inches. I have been looking for something lower or even flat for over a year. Many companies offer bars that are nearly the same as the stock bend.

I cut a 1/4 inch from the bottom of my risers. And I hope the flat bar helps with the front end weight.

Bob at Chain Reaction is doing a deal to get 15% off anything from Speigler/LSL. So the bar price is even cheaper. :).
 

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I need to go lower as well, but I found that trimming 1/2" off the end of each bar knocked back the "wobbles." I'm going to fabricate some adjustable lower bar clamps so I can go forward as well.
 

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Are you planning on a design with notches or teeth that allow offsetting the bar using the stock head mount holes and slotted bar mount holes? If so, count me in on one, please. :pow:

I can even ship you a chunk of 2 inch aluminum plate to use. I seem to have a lot of aluminum these days, and you can whip this out via CNC faster than I can on my old Kearney and Treaker 3c mill. ;D
 

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I need to go lower as well, but I found that trimming 1/2" off the end of each bar knocked back the "wobbles."
I have been doing this for years on my dirt bike although I have not suffered from the wobbles on Speedy. I love this thing. Feels very well planted. You might not be running enough sag. Try loosening your shock spring a turn or two.
 

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I cut 1 1/4" off each end of a Renthal 'ultra-low' and I like the difference. Not that I know what it feels like to rail through corners to any great extent, but feels better on the highway ramps and once I'm going in a straight line, holding 80 feels better than holding 70 with the stock bars.
I'd like to see pics of flat bars mounted.
Cheers
Barry
 

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Devious said:
The stock bar rise is about 1.5 inches. IIRC, the rake is 4.5 inches. I have been looking for something lower or even flat for over a year. Many companies offer bars that are nearly the same as the stock bend.

I cut a 1/4 inch from the bottom of my risers. And I hope the flat bar helps with the front end weight.

Bob at Chain Reaction is doing a deal to get 15% off anything from Speigler/LSL. So the bar price is even cheaper. :).
I'm leaning to the Street bars, accordingto Speigler, they'd be a bit taller than the stock, but would have an inchless pull back giving me another inch on my lines. I may try having the risers cut also. I think the street bar will be lower than the stock though, 1.5 inches may be from the riser tot he initial bend, but they have an awkward upward bend that increases the rise at the MC perch. Does that make sense to anyone else?
 

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I just ordered the HAG 7 lowrise bars from Wildhairaccessories. Talked to Ilsan, real nice and helpful guy, even got to brush up on my german with him. He mentioned that the drag bars probably wouldn't work well on the triple because of the 4" pull back. The LSL's are a bit more at 4 3/8" pull back. The Hag 7's are pretty low at 1" rise with 1 1/2" pullback. With barends and shipping it was $115. Of course I'll be posting pics when it's done.
 

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I just got around to trying to put these on the bike... if you use barend mirrors make sure they will work before you order. :poop: The LSL aluminum bars (they were out of steel) have a very small ID and Napoleons will not work with them. I learned this this afternoon when I went out to put the bars on.
 

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Yep, They aluminum ones are out of stock, so I canceled my order.

I bought some Stainless tubing and will bend up a few custom bars and make my own bar ends - than powdercoat the whole assembly. I will let you know what I find works best for me.
 

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Devi, you want the black ones I got. I'll make you a good deal on them. :eboy: Before you say yes read on.

I got the LSL in black.

First thing. The ID is much smaller than stock, you need to order bar ends to fit, I think they are 14mm.

Second, They are WIDE, really wide, I'd say at least 4 inches wider than the stock, maybe more.

Third, You cant slide the controls in (at least on my '02) even if I took the fly screen off they would still hit the tank and there is no combination of geometry prevent it.

:eek:wned: Unfortunately I mounted mine and the black anodizing is scratched where they were clamped so I cant send them back. If anyone wants them I'll give you a good deal on them.
 
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