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I have I believe the stock bars on my 76.
I want to raise them up so I'm sitting as straight up as possible.
I'm far to old for the crotch rocket position..my back doesn't like it.
I'm long thru the body.
I held the end of a tape measure in my hand, sat up in a comfortable position and measured from my hand to the grip and got 6".
Looking online they give the bar thickness but not the height of the bars..and how do you measure the rise? From the clamp area to the curve where the grip starts? Image
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I do not know but I know the 78/79 bars are higher and much more comfortable to me. I also have risers under them that I think were part of the Fulmer tour package to clear the fairing. Works well for me but I think you would probably have to change the cables.
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Whiskerfish wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:03 pm I do not know but I know the 78/79 bars are higher and much more comfortable to me. I also have risers under them that I think were part of the Fulmer tour package to clear the fairing. Works well for me but I think you would probably have to change the cables.
I expect I will..and the brake line that is brand new. :cry:
I never noticed how low they were until I sat on it in the garage on the center stand..
I am leaned over a lot more then I am on my 1100 and the 76 is going to be my road trip bike so I want to be as comfortable as possible.
I thought about risers but the bars are quite high off the triple tree now..
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I bought a 2005 Honda 750 Spirit about 10 years ago and really like the bike with the exception of the handlebars which were "close to" drag bars. I found their dimensions and got some that were 4" taller and had a little more pullback. Of course that meant that I had to buy longer throttle and clutch cables and longer front brake hose. The new bars changed the personality of the bike in a good way.

Here is a chart with some typical handlebar dimensions. Hopefully it will help.
https://www.vulcangadgets.com/files/bar ... ments.html
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rjdoles wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:07 am I bought a 2005 Honda 750 Spirit about 10 years ago and really like the bike with the exception of the handlebars which were "close to" drag bars. I found their dimensions and got some that were 4" taller and had a little more pullback. Of course that meant that I had to buy longer throttle and clutch cables and longer front brake hose. The new bars changed the personality of the bike in a good way.

Here is a chart with some typical handlebar dimensions. Hopefully it will help.
https://www.vulcangadgets.com/files/bar ... ments.html
that is perfect. thank you. anim-cheers1
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I was able to use Rox risers, 1.75in, on my '79 without changing any cables or hydraulic lines.
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determined the bars are the oem ones.
ordered a set of 12" apes.
the stock bars have a 6" rise and with my rough measurement another 6" would put my position where I want it.
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My brother installed the pullback brackets, they brought the bars up an inch and back a little more. I've owned 78 and 79, I think they look tall but find them comfortable so haven't tried to swap them.
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I mocked up the new bars today..they are perfect. I'm sitting in a much more comfortable position.
so the tear down started.. If all goes well tomorrow I'll have the engine out.
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1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
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1983 Shadow 500. (sold)
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I take advantage of the argument to make an appeal, does anyone have a handlebar, preferably original for LTD, tall, original American, complete with wiring, levers and tubes for my 1976 LTD? I'd rather find it in Europe, to save on the high shipping and duty costs.
Thank you in advance
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A bit of difference. I think the throttle cables will reach but the clutch cable definitely won't.
I still need to mark and make the holes for the wires and the locating dowel for the controls.

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1982 1100 std.
1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
2002 Shadow American Classic(sold)
1983 Shadow 500. (sold)
1978 Goldwing. future cafe project.
2019 Can-Am ryker (boss's new ride)
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