Handle bars for an 85

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Handle bars for an 85

Post #1 by Easter » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:22 pm

Just realized today when my new bars arrived that the 85 (at least the dressers) have One inch bars. Further complicated by reducing to 7/8 for the controls and grips. So anyone know of a nice low rise bar with both one inch center and 7/8 at the outer ends? OR--some other solution?
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Re: Handle bars for an 85

Post #2 by Track T 2411 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:25 pm

I've seen 7/8" bars shimmed to fit in 1 inch clamps...
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Re: Handle bars for an 85

Post #3 by OhioBill » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:49 pm

I used the shims when I put the 1200 forks on my 75.
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Re: Handle bars for an 85

Post #4 by Sugs » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:07 am

Renthal Fatbar maybe, but it says the clamping area is 1-1/8" or 28.6mm. Not sure if that would work for you.
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Re: Handle bars for an 85

Post #5 by Easter » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:09 am

Thanks all, guess I will try the shems.
Bikes at present:
80 GL1100 Interstate: Now a Cafe Racer called DRAGON WING.
81 GL1100 collecting dust with about 300,000 miles, known as BLACK BEAUTY
2008 (I think) GL1800 Nice bike but as exciting as the family sedan!
76 GL1100 yes, 1100 with 1000 heads and cams, being customized
A fleet of parts bikes awaiting resuscitation or customization or abandonment :IDTS:

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Re: Handle bars for an 85

Post #6 by salukispeed » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:28 am

Will some strips of 1/16 aluminum rolled into four pieces to fill the gap very much like crank bearings work? Be sure to put the top clamps on the correct way and tighten the front bolts first then the rears to finish the clamp forces. I believe there are dots that identify the front side. the gap is always at the rear on these.
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