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Handle Bars Sizing

Post #1 by Funkdoctor » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:44 pm

I am attempting to purchase this handle bar from Cognitomotto.com was trying to see if this should be an easy swap. Or will I need to buy some adaptive pieces to make it fit. It is offered in 7/8 and 1 inch.

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Re: Handle Bars Sizing

Post #2 by low-side » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:19 pm

If this is for a '78, your bars are 7/8". You'll need custom length clutch and throttle cables to use those bars.

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Re: Handle Bars Sizing

Post #3 by ericheath » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:33 am

I would recommend using the width measurement and transfer it to your current bars to make sure you’ll like it.

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Re: Handle Bars Sizing

Post #4 by pidjones » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:50 am

Pretty pricey for common painted bars. I bought several through Amazon similar style. The main problem with the lower bars is not the length of the clutch cable, but rather the routing. It gets really awkward if using the stock clocks. Throttle cables can be delt with without changing the length as long as you don;t mind them poking out some. Make sureveverything gets routed according to the drawings in the service manual.
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Re: Handle Bars Sizing

Post #5 by Funkdoctor » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:14 pm

Thanks for all the info. Definitely thinking a mechanic should do this.


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